|Occurred : 2/6/2012 06:40 (Entered as : 02/06/12 6:40)
Reported: 2/6/2012 2:21:20 PM 14:21
Location: Hamburg, NY
|Bright light drops from the sky and crosses over the Thruway in Hamburg, NY.
While driving to work in the morning at approximately 6:40 AM on 02/06/12 on the NYS Thruway (eastbound) just west of exit 56, I noticed a bright white light off to my left side (west over Lake Erie). The light appeared to be very fast moving and also appeared to be dropping down in altitude. I assumed it was an aircraft headed for Buffalo-Niagara Intl Airport. However, I then realized that it was moving too fast and in a more easterly direction and could not be headed for the airport. It appeared to be headed for the ground in the near vacinity. It passed directly in front of me as I was passing the Home Depot which is off to the right side when eastbound on the Thruway. It was an extremely bright light and made no sound that I heard.
I watched it pass by and go off toward the McKinley Mall. It appeared to pass over the mall and disappeared from sight. I assumed that it must have been a meteor, but I can not confirm that. Maybe something else????