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Bright light

Im from Ottawa too and yes I was in my room around 1 am and there was two bright lights minutes apart that went through my window but there was brighter than car lights and there was also no cars I could see I had just walked into my room when I saw it and I tried to go asleep but I saw it again after that I fell asleep though. They were about two minutes apart

Bright Red Objects in the Sky.

We saw it too in Bradford, Ontario, Canada, just north of Toronto. We saw many of these large red firey star looking objects in the sky to the east at about 9:30 pm eastern time on Saturday, August 13, 2011. They were in the sky only for a few seconds and then each of them slowly disappeared. Never before saw anything like this. What were they?

Bright Red lights

We saw 5 bright red lights in the sky about 11:45 pm in Iceland. 

seen them too

10:39pm 8/13/11 seen 3 red circles in the sky going northeast. 1st two headed up toward space turned white and then was out of view. the last one followed same path and  disappeared a min later. took photo with cell phone BUT image shows as white boomerang and not reddish orb. http://wtv-zone.com/onegal/UFO2011.gif

Strange lights over bradford

I saw many lights over Bradford around 9:30pm last night I have never seen any thing like it before they faded away I have not read anything on it yet

Strange orange star

I work nights at mcdonalds, mostly stuck I'n the drive thru, faceing east I have a great view of the night sky. Now I ended up looking out at 1125pm so just over an hour and a half ago. I see a star but this star was 3 times the size and looked like it was burning. Like instead of the light glare I usually see this looked like a fluttery flAme that why I say it's on fire. A couple of us saw it but it was gone 3 min later I didn't get to see how it disapeared. Anyone else catch this?

So Perseid Meteor Shower

So Perseid Meteor Shower Peaked August 13th, 2011 http://iya2009.com/perseid-meteor-shower-peaks-on-tuesday.html. This says from a NE direction I never saw any. clear night even. Sweet to see something. Definitly was not a metor though.

Star

I work I'n alliston. Ontario right in-between to main plane flight paths. We get crazy flying objects around here. It's to bad I'm stuck inside all night or I'd have been. On here sooner lol

bright orange star

I saw the same bright orange star around 10:30 pm Est and i am in Holiday, FL..

Strange orange star

were bouts did you see it.. i saw an orange ball drop at the back of this house two houses away from us around 12pm and 2.am in manurewa clendon this morning.it was completly quiet.i thort it was a falling star.then there was this tornado looking cloud coming down from no were.but there wasnt any clouds around we were drinking and smoking outside after the david tua fight.any one else see this aswell

Flying object in sky

Tonight from about 7:15 - 7:25 pm, central daylight time, we witnessed a a white oglong looking object moving slowly ese to wnw across the sky. By the time we ran in and got the binoculars and they defogged, we were losing it in the western sky and the haze. It was oblong and white. Not sure if it was a satellite, a weather balloon or what. It looked like it had orange on it, but that was probably the sun reflecting.

Strange Light falling from the sky

My friend and I were sitting on my porch last night (8-11-2011) between 10:15PM and 10:45PM when we saw a strange light greenish-blue-silver looked almost like fireworks coming down from the sky and it seamd like it came down somewhere around clearwater beach or indian rocks beach...My location from which I observed that is Feather Sound area (The club condos to be exact) It looked very bright and big, because we could tell that it didn't come down near us but very far away (clearwater/indian rocks beach) you could compare the size to a quarter if your holding it infront of you with your hand stretched out...so it must of been big since the distance that we tought it came down was far away....
Does anyone know what it was or what it might be ( Meteor?)
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Meteor at Indian Rocks Beach

Last night I was at Indian Rocks Beach at around 11pm. Not 50 feet away I saw what first looked like a firework before it explodes, but it was moving in a SE to NW direction and falling from the sky but not very high up. In fact it looked like it may have landed on shore somewhere right in front of us. Definite sttreak of blue green and red. beautiful. Never saw anythng like it.

meteor

I was driving to work last night(8/11/11) at around 10:40 pm Inverness FL and witness a object flying downward towards the ground at a high speed with a extremely long green tail. The object lit up and caught fire I did seem to expect to see a hugh crash but it went out of sight as it came to the ground. I have never seen anything that awesome before. The whole thing happened so fast and I was driving but sure wish I could have caught that on my camera.

Omg I got freaked out

Omg I saw it to I saw like a huge ball of fire falling from the sky I was in central florida and out of nowere I saw it I saw it so close but it was soo huge I just pray to God no one got hurt or nothing got damaged I just wish someone could find out what was it

meteor over jersey shore 8/11 about 10pm

me and my girl friend and my daughter were sitting on my porch over looking the ocean in seaside park n.j and about 10pm we saw a ball of fire falling threw the sky at a slow speed, i went inside and go my telelscope and it was in fact a ball of fire, it lasted about 10 minutes and just decinagrated. about 8 minutes later we saw another one, much bigger and faster and it lasted about 5 minutes till it decinagrated

I saw something too!

Last night (8-11-11) My daughter & I were driving from Sea World (in winter park area) headed back home to Ocala at about 10:50pm & we saw something shooting across the sky. It was coming from left to right at about a 45% angle headed to earth. When we saw it it was very large & about at a street light hight, so I'm not sure if it could have burned up before it hit the ground. It looked like a metor maybe. But didnt see anything on-line as to what it could be. Anyone else know?

falling object

Holiday, Florida at 10:40 P.M. 08/11/2011
I witnessed around 10:40 PM (traveling from north to south) a bright object, possibly a meteor, falling from my home in Holiday, Florida . The object was bright white and from my vantage point the size of a star in the sky. It appeared like a fizzling out firework at first but, was much to high in the atmosphere. It moved much slower than a normal shooting star does taking about 3 seconds to move an inch in the sky. It left a large trail behind it. I watched as it went behind a cloud then back into my vision. The object began to fade a bit and then continued to fall out of my field of sight due to many trees in my neighborhood. -Kathleen

Largest meteorite ???

I was driving westbound on Interstate 4 approximately 18 miles east of Tampa Florida around 10:35 p.m. on Thursday 8/11/11 . I saw a large streak of bluish green and then white light due west of me. It started turning orange glowing as it got closer and closer to the ground. It was so large that numerous cars in front of me actually hit there brakes as it seem to explode / disintegrate right in front of us. I described it to my wife as a glowing VW as it fell to earth. Not sure how close or far it was because it was so fast. May have landed in the gulf of Mexico, would love to see video of this dramatic crash down

Large meteorite

I may have seen this one too. I was driving west on the crosstown expressway in Tampa, @ that same time. It looked like it landed about 200 Yds off to the south of the crosstown right near the 78th st. exit. couldn't believe how close it was . It seemed to burn out just 10 - 20 ft off of the ground . it was very bright orange the fire seemed to be about 2-3 ft in diameter, but I imagined the meteorite to be the size of a bowling ball. It is all my son has talked about since. Very cool.

shooting star

Glad someone else saw it too,
at first I thought it was home made fireworks,
but then I realized, fireworks do not travel down
at super sonic speeds. I saw it glowing red hot and then
white hot and it exploded above my car about 1000 ft up.

Wow thats a first for me in 45 years :).

shooting star

Glad someone else saw it too,
at first I thought it was home made fireworks,
but then I realized, fireworks do not travel down
at super sonic speeds. I saw it glowing red hot and then
white hot and it exploded above my car about 1000 ft up.

Wow thats a first for me in 45 years :).

Bright lights on night of august 11

Was on the way home from Tampa Airport around 10:40 and saw it drop toward the north. It was just as everyone else described. Blue with green hue and orange tail. It through off large amounts of spark like explosions as it fell about 3 times but it did appear to get larger rather than smaller as it fell. From my perspective it did go completely dark about 30 degrees from the horizon. Largest shooting star or whatever I have ever seen. Quite impressive.

FIREBALL

I saw a fireball falling last night at 10:30pm. I live in Deland, Florida. It Looked like a giant fireball and it went west. I thought for sure it hit lake county.

Meteors - Your Eyewitness reports!

I almost got hit by that damn thing. It landed about 100 yards from the west end of the Gandy Bridge. Recorded the event on my facebook page. I couldn’t have been more than 600 feet from it when it splashed down. It was around 10:36PM when it happened. When I first saw it coming in, I thought it was much further away. I couldn’t judge the distance. I thought it was a fast falling airplane on fire. That was the first thing that entered my mind until I started to pass it as it hit the water at the same time. That’s when I knew right away how far I was from it. Too bad it didn’t happen in the daytime because I totally would have dove in for it. E-Bay here I come. I’m glad it didn’t hit the road and get someone hurt, including me.

i saw it too

I thought I was losing my mind seeing things. Most beautifulthing I have ever seen last night around 1040pm in melbourne driving down post rd toward wickham rd.

Florida Bright Object seen.

Around 10:36 PM EDST 8/11/11 I saw what looked to be a large meteor coming down at approximately a 45 deg angle South to North, WNW of SR-207 & I-95 In St. Augustine Fl.. Visually it was quite bright white more of a ball with not much tail, could see it well through heavy haze. After it dropped below the horizon, saw 2 or 3 rapid bright flashes at that location where it went below the horizon.

The Flashes after going below the horizon were something I haven't seen before with meteors.

Falling Object August 11, 2011

My son and I were driving westbound in Melbourne, FL and saw something falling from the sky at 10:30 p.m. (immediately looked at the clock.) It started out bright white and turned orange as to got closer to Earth and seemed to break apart. Looked to be either roundish or oval, possibly even two separate pieces at the point where it broke apart. What a sight to behold...wow.

Southland NZ

At around 6pm on Monday 8.8.11 a friend and I were driving south from Five Rivers to Otautau, Southland NZ, and saw a bright green/blue "thing" fly across the sky - at first thought it was a shooting star but it was too big and colourful. We both looked at each other saying "Did you see that?!" Can't seem to find any more information than this site...???

Burning Object in Sky

Was traveling in Lakeland, Florida on Old Combee Rd. Just before I got to 33 I saw what appeared to be an oversized falling star in the sky. It was blue and then other colors as well - it got bigger and then appeared to explode with fire across the sky. There is no way this was a falling star. It seemed so big I expected to feel and impact and it was so firey that I almost turned my car around and went the other way.

I came about 600 feet from getting hit by it.

I almost got hit by that damn thing. It landed about 100 yards from the west end of the Gandy Bridge. Recorded the event on my facebook page. I couldn’t have been more than 600 feet from it when it splashed down. It was around 10:36PM when it happened. When I first saw it coming in, I thought it was much further away. I couldn’t judge the distance. I thought it was a fast falling airplane on fire. That was the first thing that entered my mind until I started to pass it as it hit the water at the same time. That’s when I knew right away how far I was from it. Too bad it didn’t happen in the daytime because I totally would have dove in for it. E-Bay here I come. I’m glad it didn’t hit the road and get someone hurt, including me.

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From Orange City in Central

From Orange City in Central Florida.... Was facing West in my car. Saw what must be a fireball - it was southwest from my location and falling down towards the ground. It was a huge orange glowing ball. It became visible from behind the clouds and made the clouds "glow" all around it. Only saw it for 1 to 2 seconds. Did not hear any noise. It disappeared behind the tree line. Very beautiful but also a bit scary!!

I saw it on 11 August, 2011.

I saw it on 11 August, 2011. I was driving just inside the eastern boundary of Orange County Florida on State Road 50, moving west, when I saw a red fireball, pretty close, on the south side of the road. It lit up the clouds.

Blue/Green ball in Tampa

Was sitting on the front porch, which faces west, in Tampa, Fl around the T-N-C area at about 10:35-10:45 PM. Saw a really large blue/green ball with a trail fall from the sky to the west. Thought it to be a falling star at first but grew larger in appearance as it got closer and did not burn out but rather appeared to burn stronger as it approached. Was startled and waited to hear something hit. No sound. No news on it yet. Assuming it to be a meteor.

Blue/Green Streak with Orange Tail falling fast over Tampa Bay.

8-11-2011 10:40pm Est.
The front of my Townhouse faces Downtown Tampa, Located about 3 miles East from Channelside.
I was walking into my dark Laundry room to swap the wash into the dryer before bed.
A bright light outside caught my eye as I was walking near the window.
It was an extremely bright, Big, Blue ball of light with a Green streak and orange tail falling towards the North at a very high rate of speed.
Just as it was about to fall behind the roof of the Townhouse across the street from me, The Sky lit up like a bolt of Lightning..... And then it was Gone!!
I was listening for a rumble, boom, or explosion,..... But Nothing.

the first thing that crossed my mind was a missile over Macdill AFB lol

Was it a Meteor?
Did anyone else see it?
I wish I could see it again!!!
I wonder if any security or weather cameras caught it?

I saw it

Last night sometime between 10:30 and 10:40 while driving from Tampa to Clearwater on the Courtney Campbell, three of us in the car saw this thing. Looked like a comet or something but going down. It was big and had a tail and it looked like it must have gone down into the water. I don't know because there were no waves and I haven't heard anything else about it. If anyone else saw it, please let me know. I am interested in knowing what it was. Must've been others that saw it driving the causeway.

aug 11, fireball

I live in Myakka and was traveling east on Sr64 and saw. I have never witnessed anything like it. Perced is in the ne sky. This was in the wnw sky. And literally looked like it exploded over the bay or Tampa. Yet nothing on the news.

blue silent light

On the East coast Fl. 2009 2 people saw it for a brief minute silient blue green hu. The size of a light post slowly came in like a silent bubble then just disapered I said did you just see tha,t at the same time a tennis friend said, did you just see that I said what did you see he said a bkue silent blue bubble . That is what I sae We were facing E , We live on E coast of fl. in Jax Bch I did believe what I saw but I am glad someone else saw it. cause there were 2 other people there that did not see it

I saw it too-Huge falling star 8\11\2011, 10:40PM EST Sarasota,

In south Sarasota, FL, looking west, Biggest falling star I've ever seen, blueish green with orange sparks fell straight down almost to the horizon before it went behind trees, thought there might be a huge explosion!

I saw the

I saw the meteor...incredible..I'm in redington beach..the colors were incredible,and it lasted a solid 3 seconds until the actual meteor dissapeared behind some off shore clouds,at whict
h time it lit up the sky like a bolt if lightning,and almost had seemed like it exploded...very very cool..

Tampa

We saw the same thing. 2 helicopters followed with no lights on. Weird.

I saw it out the back sliding

I saw it out the back sliding door while watching TV. I ran out to my backyard when I saw it. I also saw the two helicopters flying too low without lights and shortly after there was also a low flying plane flying a pattern that is not normal for my area. It made me think the streak may have been a plane that was shot down by MacDill since I am due West of the base. It made me uncomfortable all night wondering what was going on.

Would love to see a photo or video if anyone captured it.

I saw it too

Very cool but startled me for a minute. Saw it from Town and Country. Thought it looked close to the houses on the next block. Wonder where it really hit then.

I saw it too!

I was on the beach at Anna Maria Island south of Tampa when I saw it. It lit up the whole sky and let off a green flash before it disappeared!

Huge fireball hit ground in FL!!

I was just walking in the apartment and saw a huge trail of fire falling out of the atmosphere here in Tampa fl! Never seen one before but the whole sky lit up! Insane! Armegeddon?

HUGE Fireball in Clearwater

I'd never seen anything like that b4 either!  I live in Feather Sound in Clearwater, FL and was sitting on my back patio ~10:40p Thursday night when I saw an enormous orange fireball falling across the sky.  CRAZY!  I didn't know what to think until I googled that the Perseid meteor shower was peaking.  Coolest thing I've ever seen.

Wow, Two big flame trails

Driving south on the M1 in South east Queensland. Nearly at my turn off at exit 69. Saw a large flame trail that burnt for about 3 to 4 seconds. Another less bright shorter burning flame trail followed a second or two after. Quiet spectacular and was a little alarming.
They were not shooting accross the sky in an easterly dirrection as I'm used to seeing.
They were heading pretty much stait down in a west /south west dirrection, and didn't appear to fizzle out.

Bright white light dropped from the sky

Did anyone happen to see the really bright ball of light drop from the sky tonight @ 9:22 pm....I live in NY and watched it fall out of the sky but heard no Boom, no swish noises...just a bright ball of light.....round, glowing and almost looked like a giant firework falling ....but it wasnt.

Bright Meteor 10 August 2011

I witnessed a very bright meteor race across the sky from the NE towards the SE during the evening of 10 August 2011 around 9:30PM.

It exhibited an orange coloured tail followed by the usual white track across the sky.

It covered about a 70 degree arc across the sky and traveled very fast. It started at about a 60 degree elevation and ended about 20 degrees above the horizon.

My observation was made from about 10 miles NW of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.