Description: I know this might be old news, but I just wanted to share this with you if you were still interested. Last month (January, 2014), my uncle and I were driving towards Moore (I live in Oklahoma) from Oklahoma City. We were on the highway and spotted something that resembled a fireball falling from the sky to our left about a mile away. I thought I was imagining it, but my uncle immediately asked, “What is THAT?”
I thought it could be just a falling star that I had never seen before. But just like other sightings say, it was too small to be a star. Then I figured maybe it could’ve been a falling jet or airplane, but then it just vanished, just like that before hitting the ground.
I went online, thinking it could have been a sun flare entering the earth’s atmosphere. But I couldn’t find anything that explained what I thought it could be.
I would really like to know what my uncle and I saw that day. Do you have any idea what it could have been? If you don’t have an answer for me, I understand. I hope my sighting story helps you in any way.
Note: This sighting fits characteristics of a meteor. A search of the American Meteor Society website (http://www.amsmeteors.org) showed that there were 7 meteor sightings in OK, AR and MO on January 23, 2014. One of the locations was Jay, OK and the sighting time was 7:46 PM CDT. The fireball in this report could have been the same object (meteor). The time discrepancy could be due to witness recollection given that the sighting occurred nearly a month ago.Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory.