|Occurred : 12/3/2014 20:00 (Entered as : 12/03/14 20:00)
Reported: 12/4/2014 7:27:40 AM 07:27
Location: Altoona, PA
|Roman candle-like fireball streaking across Altoona sky.
Was on Plank Road by Wal-mart traveling north-west towards Altoona. Suddenly a bright, large blue-white 'fireball' shot across the sky in front of me, appearing to come from a large cloud, shooting down at about a 15 degree slope from the horizon, traveling west. I estimate whatever it was landed near the Logan Township/ Newburg area, or possibly even farther past the mountain. Did not make a sound. It was only visible for around 2-3 seconds before disappearing. Was very disappointed I didn't have time to capture video.
I would describe it as looking like a large bluish Roman candle. It is quite possible that this was some sort of firework, but I've never seen a Roman candle that was large enough to be visible from that distance and also shot down from the sky. Also I didn't see any other lights or fireworks aside from the 'fireball' previously mentioned.