|Occurred : 7/27/2013 22:15 (Entered as : 07/27/2013 22:15)
Reported: 7/28/2013 7:06:02 PM 19:06
Location: Chagrin Falls, OH
|Single constant, bright orange fireball flying silently south to north on a cloudy night, below the cloud layer.
My wife, aunt, son and myself witnessed a very bright amber/orange ball moving at about the rate of a jet plane descending toward a local airport. It flew below a thick cloud deck and was in clear view. There were no flashing lights, or headlights or the typical red & green nav lights we see on planes. It was silent and appeared as a "fireball" for lack of a better term. The light it emitted was constant until the last 2 or 3 seconds of the event. It traveled from the south, due north directly overhead.
We watched it approaching, move overhead and then away from us - again, no flashing lights or landing lights of any kind. As it flew toward the north, it got dimmer and dimmer until it just vanished - like a match burning out.
I might surmise it was a meteor; but it was below the cloud deck and unobscurred. A meteor at such a low altitude would be moving extremely fast. This object moved at a rate similar to an airplane we saw concurrently! coming from the east, and at a higher altitude. So this object was moving slower than a jet coming in on approach.