|Occurred : 11/8/2012 22:30 (Entered as : 11/08/12 22:30)
Reported: 11/9/2012 7:15:58 AM 07:15
Location: Fort Collins, CO
|Neon Green Flash Crashes South of Fort Collins
I was driving south on US-287 just south of Fort Collins around 22:30 MST and I noticed a green light flash across the sky slightly east of my direction of travel for aprox. 2 seconds.
The light had a trajectory similar to a meteor burning up in the atmosphere, but was a distinctly neon green color and was substantially larger.
My first thought was some sort of firework that ignited late, but its speed was also similar to something crashing to Earth.
The direction of travel was from East to West and looked to intersect my southbound direction of travel. I, however, saw no signs after the flash indicating what happened.
The shape of the light I would describe as similar to the booster rocket assemblies used for Discovery and other spacecraft, except traveling in reverse.
I heard no noise (my car has substantial engine noise), smelled nothing other than my heater (it was cold), and felt nothing
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))