My wife and I and a friend were sitting in the backyard around 8:35pm 03/15/09 when our friend pointed at the sky. When I looked up we saw a pill shaped blinking lighted object streaking across the sky to the northwest at high speed. It was low enough to be in the clouds and was totally silent. I called my father about it. My daughter was staying the night with him. They both saw the same thing around the same time and traveling in the same direction. They were in Huntsville about 25 miles south of us. They heard a loud noise, looked up and saw a pill shaped object going northwest, blinking on and off. They said the noise was very loud for an object at that altitude and reverberated. When it came over us it was silent.