I was on my way home traveling east to west when I noticed a plane with its headlights on. I knew planes had headlights but I didn't know that it would emit a spot light type of beam. Immediately after seeing the plane I turned right heading in a south to north direction, when I saw a bright orange light that looked as if it were flickering like it was on fire. It was descending in the same direction that I was traveling, S-N. About 10-13 seconds later it faded away. I assume that it had to have made land contact, because it was was cloudy out and dense overcast so the object must have been lower.