2/16/2012 5:49:59 AM
Appearance / Description of Object(s)
Started out as yellow streams of light. Then it became a brighter yellow (like a fireball). Then seemed to 'explode' into eight or more small yellow/white 'balls' and then became bluish as they fell towards the ground. They moved slowly, almost like parachutes. I lost sight when they fell behind a tree.
Size of Object(s)
Relative size: the trails started out at about 8 inches each, very narrow (approx. 1/4-1/2 inches). When it merged it wasn't longer, just wider maybe about 1-1 1/2 inches. The balls that fell from the light were about the size of a half dollar.
Description of Area / Surroundings
Suburban southeast Miami. We're approx. 1/2 mile from the Florida turnpike. There is a nuclear power plant approx. 15 miles southeast of here, there's also an airbase (Homestead, FL) in that area. There's a municipal airport northwest of here (approx. 6-10 miles) and another one in the southwest (though I'm not sure how far). It was just before dawn.
Full Description & Details
I was returning home from walking my dog. I first thought I was seeing those planes that leave a trail of smoke, but it was still pretty dark outside. I was also thinking meteorites or comets. Then the four lights merged into one large fireball. I thought it was an explosion, but then this 'comet' just continued moving at about the same slow speed. Next, little 'balls' seemed to explode from the 'head' of the trail of light (they arched up and out). There were at least eight. They started out as yellow/white lights, like I've seen in fireworks, but they became bluish as they moved towards the ground, almost like parachutes (but round). I lost sight of them when they continued falling behind a tree. It started out to my right (southwestern sky) and moved towards the center and left.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
Possibly, but it was strange how it merged and then seemed to explode and fall slowly towards Earth. Looked like an inverted fireworks explosion.
I have an MBA and I currently work as an editor.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
I used to read a lot about UFOs, but haven't read much lately. I believe there are others 'out there somewhere.' However, that being said, I think a lot of 'sightings' can probably be explained, but not all. I just thought this was really unusual, and would love to get an explanation.
Your Location:Cutler Bay, FL USA