Sighting Reports 2011Orange Fireball Followed by V Shaped Plume Seen in Night Sky.
Date of Sighting: October 1, 2011
Description: My wife and I were driving home from dinner and I noticed an orange fireball rising up from the horizon. It was traveling almost perfectly from north to south. All you could really see was the V-shaped plume of fire behind it. If you extended your arm fully out in front of you, the plume appeared the size of your pinky fingernail. It was traveling straight at a steady pace. What was really odd was that after it traversed the sky and went out of site, about 20 seconds later, another one appeared from the same origin, traveling the exact same path and pace as the first one. Even stranger, this happened a total of four times! I have separate videos of each, but attached is a small sample of some of the steadiest video that I have, with a good point of reference (tree & streetlight) so you can get an idea of the pace it was moving at.
Comments Received October 4, 2011: I saw a large orange sphere about the 1/8 size of the moon traveling from southeast to northwest. My sighting lasted 5 to 10 seconds with a trailer of fire. (Sighting occurred in Commerce Township, Michigan on October 4, 2011 at 8:05 PM EDT.)