|Occurred : 5/20/2013 20:45 (Entered as : 05/20/13 20:45)
Reported: 5/20/2013 6:23:29 PM 18:23
Location: Jacksonville, FL
|Jacksonville, Fla spots red/yellow glow in night sky with changing, slower velocity and then going black
I am a science teacher and tonight, as I entered the house just after dusk, I noticed a large, bullet shaped object coming towards my part of the overhead atmosphere. At it's speed I first thought it to be a helicopter, due to size and altitude, but it had no noise and no visible tapering tail end. It was shaped more like a ahort bullet and glowed reddish/orange/yellow as if it were extremely warm. It was not a meteor. It did not travel in a straight path but rather moved slowly on an angle, as if to steer it self a bit and then straighten out again. I had enought time to call a witness to this from in the house.
As the oject moved over head it appeared to pulse with this heat while it seemed like it was losing some of that heat. It was moving slowly, like a slow helicopter speed. As it pulled away finally, after 2 minutes, it started to cool and slowly went black, not to relight. I looked to watch it then continue on it's way, as black stone looking object as if it never been lighted in the 1st place.
This object had no flaming, fireball tail and did not appear to be disintergrating. It just looked aglow and seemed to pulsate with reddish/yellow heat. Moving at a rather astonishly slow clip. Once black, it drifted out of sight to the north.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))