|Occurred : 12/14/2020 00:00 (Entered as : 12/14/20 00:00)
Reported: 12/25/2020 1:57:16 AM 01:57
Location: , OK
|Fireball resembing color of other meteors that night fell perfectly straight down as if it was a drop, delivery, or disguised landing.
On, or around, December 14th. The events span hours on 287 in the late evening/night until maybe 03:00-05:00.
I was heading south on US-287 from Denver way towards either Cactus TX or Guymon OK to pickup a meat load. Pretty sure it was Cactus due to the date on my most recent freight bills, but i must have passed by Guymon along the way after I left the shipper to end up on Us-412 e/b. I remember Guymon because it was the other load pickup location from Dec 7th or 8th that I keep wanting to confuse this report occurance with.
On the way down 287 I remember watching what looked like sporadic 'meteor'? showers. Not many.. just one here or there within some random span of 10 or 15 minutes, but at least for an hour (if not two) I can vaguely recollect about 5 to 7 meteor fireballs (light in color like a white or light blue).. From their trajectory, distance and speed I assumed at least one was heading towards Santa Fe, the Jicarilla Apache lands, or somewhere around Alamosa by way of looking at my gps when i zoomed out for one in particular. Others seemed more South on my route at what at the time seemed like Amarillo because they were so seemingly far away.
These occurances didnt alarm me at all, especially at first. However, after I received my load and weighed and was heading east on US-412, on the straight stretch from Hardesty, Balko, and May, maybe 20 to 30 minutes past Guymon as I remember it, I seen one of the same colored comets or meteors within 1/2 mile to 2 miles falling at low altitude (maybe as low as 50-100 yards before I lost sight of its impact point) south of US-412, but it was much closer, and now that it was closer I knew its size was much smaller. The only thing that had alarmed me, and still does, is that all night long the others had fell diagonally/slanted approach.. but this one fell straight down. Straight as can be. The otger thing i found odd at the time was sign i passed on 412 for some kind of observatory or scientific study station within 10ish minutes of where I seen it fall straight down.
Upon researching the county today (which is roughly how i found this site) I didnt discover anything super odd except an occurance of numerous elk surrounding a bear at a feeder. Though, to note, there is the Pantex Nuclear Facility south of the area where I had seen at least one of the diagonal comets/meteors going (towards Amarillo).
I hope I didnt waste your time in reporting this, but Ive never seen one fall straight down like that, esoecially in an area with such obscure side road naming conventions; Theyre all numbers. I wish I had more exact times and dates.