|Occurred : 7/4/2011 20:30 (Entered as : 7/4/2011 8:30)
Reported: 7/5/2011 4:14:04 PM 16:14
Location: Cottonwood, AZ
Duration:2 or 3 min.
|Glowing Red & White Yellow Fireball, Light panned back and forth
My boyfriend & I were around 14th St. & Cherry St. in Cottonwood AZ. in the middle of an empty desert lot, surrounded by small Mesquite trees. Beautiful thunder and lightening was all around. We saw a couple of warm up Fireworks.
Then we saw one, that looked like a warm up Firework, Chinese Lantern style I suppose, it seemed to rise and come forward and I thought it was a large Firework Ember coming toward the field we were in.
Then I said OMG that is a huge FIREBALL with a white center and red around it "My boyfriend said the center was yellow, I thought it was white..," then I said; "Wait no, it's a huge Meteor!!!"
I was watching to see where it was going to land. But then it changed from moving to the right of us, to slightly turning and lowering coming East toward us!!!
My boyfriend got out of his lawn chair, and I was trying to figure out which way we should run, and how in the world we could dodge this large METEOR in time!
Right at the state of Uh Oh...it then pulled up and started to fly over head. NO SOUND! It looked like the red light on it was panning left to right, the whole thing moved left and right, NO BLINKING, just panning.
I ran for my binoculars in the car, and still all I could see was bright light. Then it faded into the distance…
We talked about it for HOURS trying to figure it out! Was hoping to find someone else who saw this too...
((NUFORC Note: Witness provides no contact information. We do not know whether the sighting occurred at night, or in the morning. The source indicates a time of 08:30 a.m., although we suspect that the sighting was at 20:30 hrs. PD))