|Occurred : 4/29/2011 22:05 (Entered as : 04/29/11 22:05)
Reported: 4/29/2011 11:08:18 PM 23:08
Location: Gainesville, FL
|Went out to the porch of my 3rd floor condo to smoke a cigarette and the first thing that I saw far away in the distance (hard to judge how far since it was night-time) was the greatest falling object I have ever seen in my life. The strange thing is that the object was rectangular.
Coming down from a NW toward the NE direction at a very shallow angle +/-140degs.
The rectangular shape was not thinnest in the direction of travel, but perpendicular to it.
The object was engulfed in white flames while yellow flames just streaked off from behind. You could tell that small fragments were braking off from it.
I immediately waited for a big bang, but it never happened. I take this to mean that the object was very far away even though it seemed close because of its large size.
Probably fell in the Atlantic close to Jacksonville???
I logged-in a 911 call in Alachua County, Fl. If it was a meteor, it was very strange, slow and large????