|Occurred : 12/2/2011 17:20 (Entered as : 12/02/11 17:20)
Reported: 12/5/2011 10:55:31 AM 10:55
Location: Redding, CA
Duration:< 10 sec
|Brilliant light with controlled vertical descent.
I was driving home from work on Interstate 5 north and was about 1 mile before the Twin View Blvd exit. I glanced over to the left (west) and saw a very bright light at about 10 o'clock position.
This object then started to drop straight down and took about 5 seconds to disappear into the hills.
I don't think it was a meteorite because of its totally vertical descent and the time it took.
It was quite brilliant and much brighter than anything in the night sky.
I thought it might possibly have been a helicopter but if it was then I'm sure it crashed and I have not seen anything in our local news media to show that.