|Occurred : 8/4/2017 22:00 (Entered as : 08/04/17 22:00)
Reported: 1/20/2018 10:33:15 AM 10:33
Location: Ocean City, MD
|Two fireballs observed over Atlantic Ocean from Ocean City, Maryland, hotel balcony.
While on vacation in Ocean City, Maryland, wife and myself witnessed unusual sight over Atlantic Ocean while sitting on balcony of hotel room. Date was either 8/3/17, 8/4/17, or 8/5/17 (don’t recall which of those three nights) approximate time 22:00 hours.
Witnessed a fireball traveling parallel to the coast, heading from the north to the south, about the speed of a normal aircraft. Seemed to be within a few miles of our location. It turned east over the ocean, appeared on a trajectory to higher altitude, again at normal aircraft speed, and extinguished after about 10 seconds. No aircraft warning or marker lights were visible nor could we hear any sound. Fireball was visible for approximately 50 to 60 seconds total.
A second identical sighting was witnessed 5 to 10 minutes after the first.
Note that Dover Delaware Air Force Base. Is not far north of our location. Unsure if it might have been afterburners from jets conducting nighttime training.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the event is approximate. PD))