|Occurred : 4/8/2014 22:30 (Entered as : 04/08/14 22:30)
Reported: 5/7/2014 10:05:39 AM 10:05
Location: Kingman (~30 miles n on 93), AZ
|Bright ball of light getting sucked up into "vortex" outside of Kingman, AZ.
We were driving north along 93 from kingmam, headed toward vegas. I think we were in the vicinity of several forest preserves. There was limited light pollution, we could see the moon and several hundred stars clearly. I believe the moon was a quarter moon, but youll have to verify the date.
The moon was on the left side of the vehicle. Up in the sky, in front of the vehicle, but over toward the left some (colorado river side) we observed an extremely bright ball of light that was brighter than the moon, and about the same approximate size. It appeared out of nowhere. In an instant, the ball of light dropped vertically downward at super speed, then was "sucked up" into what appeared to be clouds. The clouds were parted in the area the ball of light entered, the clouds surrounding the immediate vicinity of the light were illuminated, there appeared to be no cloud movement. The ball of light dimmed to where it could no longer be seen. I cant say how far the ball of light vertically dropped, but if you hold a ruler to the sky, it was probably about 5 inches. The drop lasted 2 seconds. The suck up and fade out lasted another 2 seconds. Definately not a shooting star because: way too fast, trajectory of drop was straight down and didnt follow curvature of the earth similar to what shooting stars exhibit, was in front/below clouds and was sucked up into them.