NUFORC Home Page
Web Report Indexes : by Event Date | by Location | by Shape | by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center
Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/1/2011 17:10 (Entered as : 21/01/11 17:10)
Reported: 12/1/2011 2:39:04 PM 14:39
Posted: 12/12/2011
Location: Gastonia, NC
Shape: Fireball
Duration:20 minutes
Looked like a slow moving object, burning up on entry and had a large orange tail moving south south west.

((ADDENDUM FROM WITNESS))

I noticed the object when I was on my way home in the passenger seat. So I told my friend, who thought I was joking about it, I convince him that I'm not kidding and to pull over so we can get a good look at it driving about 1/5 a mile east of where I initially saw it. There were jets in the sky around the same time, The trail of the object was much much shorter and fatter and the was a very bright orange which seem to engulf the front of it as if were burning, compared to the jets that were flying by. The jets also had trails but those were skinny longer also orange due the light of the sun from the time of day, and seemed to be moving across the sky faster than this object as the object but the object was too far for me to confirm that it wasn't jet, but if it wasn't ufo related I would say that it was more likely to be some for debris or a satellite as I am sure it seem to descending or falling down from a very high altitude perhaps 2-3 miles from where we were moving south south west of vantage point.

This occurred at the time and date listed on the report 12/1/11 at about 5:10 pm est

I came in as soon as I got home and looked up on the internet to see if anyone had posted anything about but found nothing related to it but searching for it did lead me to your site and I decided that I would report about it there.
That's all there is

Thanks

((name deleted))

((END ADDENDUM))