|Occurred : 9/28/2011 20:55 (Entered as : 9/28/2011 20:55)
Reported: 9/28/2011 10:43:32 PM 22:43
Location: Vancouver, WA
Duration:2 1/2 to 3 minutes
|Slow moving flaming fireball moving east to west SW Washington, 9/28/11 20:50
I was walking my dogs around my urban neighborhood heading due south. A completely clear night. All the buildings within at least 5 blocks are 2 stories or less. There were no trees or buildings obstructing my view. At approximately 10 O‘clock in the sky at a 40 degree angle above me I observed an ember colored object appearing about ½ the size of a full moon which was slowly traveling East to West. I watched it as it approached towards me and I turned the corner heading due west so I could follow the object. It kept the same pace as me directly parallel and 12 O’clock above me heading west for about 90 seconds or a little more than ½ the length of the city block as I slowly walked while staring at it. At that point it changed velocity. The direction was then WSW and I watched it for another 30 seconds as I continued walking to the end of the block and it got smaller till it disappeared at about 2 O'clock. It reminded me of a hot ash from a campfire! just fizzling out.
The object appeared spherical but with what looked like an orange flame flickering around it. It looked like it was flying very steady except the “flame” made it appear to jump around a bit, kind of like a small lighter only the light was bright orange/red like a fireplace ember. There was no discernible noise from the object. There was sparse local car traffic in the area and I could hear people talking a block away outside the local bar. There were people coming or going from a yoga studio on the block as I passed by. There was a large passenger airliner that passed in front of and just under it heading in a SE direction towards the local major airport. There was a small prop plane passing overhead at 90 degrees but I was not paying much attention to it so I don’t remember its direction. The entire sighting lasted between 2 and 3 minutes.