Report Indexes : by Event Date  by Location  by Shape  by Posting Date
|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 11/18/2014 20:30 (Entered as : 11/18/14 20:30)
Reported: 11/20/2014 12:55:03 AM 00:55
Location: Eagle River, AK
Duration: 2 minutes
Characteristics: The object left a trail
|Absolutely stationary fireball around 300 feet over the inlet.
Large, fireball stationary and smoking.
Estimated 300 feet above the ground, 1 mile away, the size of a small building or boat.
Mistaken for a street light because of the size and color and relative brightness of the fire.
Completely stationary, smoking, a large spherical fire without visible flames really, the size that would be expected from the estimated size and distance, but certainly burning with lots of smoke.
At first sight, after realizing it was not a streetlight, the first thing I assumed was that it was a plane, on fire, that was flying directly in our direction, but on further inspection, I realized it was completely motionless.
After a little over a minute of watching it, the thing collapsed on itself, rolling in less than a second into a singular point, it seemed, in the center and disappeared leaving only the smoke plume.
My friend, his friend I had just met, my friendís girlfriend and I weíre there and saw the object for around two minutes. His girlfriend though didnít see it, it was so unassuming, as I said it looked from our perspective exactly like a streetlight, the same size and color. It was only after seeing the smoke and flickering fire that I realized it was so much farther away.
It should be noted that the object was either directly above the Air force base, or over the inlet past the base.
It was absolutely not an aircraft, however, and wasnít so much flying or floating as just completely still, like a bonfire burning on nothing at all.