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

National UFO Reporting Center
Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/5/2012 17:00 (Entered as : 12/5/12 17:00)
Reported: 12/5/2012 4:29:17 PM 16:29
Posted: 12/20/2012
Location: Westerly, RI
Shape: Fireball
Duration:1/2 second
Intense yellowish white fireball with greenish tint.

Driving west on Route 1 in Westerly approaching Dunn’s Corners. Sky to the west beautiful late evening sunset with band of clouds in the distance.

Intense object the size of an M&M held at arm’s length appears about 70-degrees off the western horizon and shoots due west and disappears behind the band of clouds about 30-degrees off the western horizon. Light a very bright yellowish white with distinct green tint. Incredibly fast and visible for a second or less. Looked like a Roman Candle, but much faster and if it was, it blinked out in an instant just as it aligned with the edge of the cloud band. Seemed to me like it was a long way off and disappeared behind the cloud band, which I would estimate to be 20 to 30 miles away.

Have seen a lot of shooting stars, but this was faster, brighter and the light was very constant - no flaring or sparkling. No tail noticed.