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Wantagh, New York (United States)

Sighted on Saturday 25. August 2012
Reported on
Shape: Fireball, Flash | Duration: 00:00:03
Source:

I look out of my attic window every night because the stars are so great this summer. The last few nights I had been seeing what had looked like "shooting stars". The other night I wasn't looking up I was looking at the house next door, (which is kinda close) when all of the sudden this bright orb from out of nowhere, it was completely in my field of vision it moved in an arc motion, it was big and bright and had a tail. the tail glowed like nothing I have never seen before. It arced and dipped behind the NW part of the roof of the house/tree tops. I knew it wouldn't explode for some reason. I sould have expected it to because it looked like it just dropped down to the ground. It was so close and low too!There were a few strange things about it, well maybe not strange but I feel I shall mention it anyway. The people that live behind where the orb would have landed are ALWAYS out in their yard drinking beer and being loud. This was the first time that I could remember that they weren't. Also there are always cars and/or people walking down our street. That night it was so quiet and calm. I wasn't scared when I saw this, it was almost familar in a way. I don't know maybe it sounds stupid but I felt it was just there for me.I checked the news and the local astronomy club the next day and no one reported anything. Just that Meteor showers would be coming up soon. Like I said no meteor would be that close fall llike that without an explostion.Well thats it except there has been some strange light higher in the sky tha look a little like planes but they seem higher than plane should be.There is a airplane path here and we see lots of planes at night. I also grew up 3 minutes from JFK so I know the difference between strange lights and airplanes. The planes near JFK flew so close over our house you could see the piloits in the cockpit and if the passengers had their window shades up or down!!Thanks for your time, hope it wasn't a waste. I do plan on doing a drawing. IF interested I can mail it to you, not good one the computerSincerely,Michele Godnick

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