UFO Sighting Report - Canada
November 20th 2008 : Whitecourt, Alberta
Whitecourt, Alberta Meteor/Fireball Sighting
Date: November 20, 2008
Time: 5:30 p.m.
I found information about you here:
I thought I would send you an email about a sighting me and two others had in the Whitecourt area in Alberta.
Here is a Google map of exactly were we saw it.
The two with me were an 82 year old pastor and a 70 year old. Gentlemen not taken to fancy. And men with sharp eyes and wit. The sighting occurred at 5:30 PM MST in full dark.
We had just finished hunting on a lease sight and were slowly driving out over a bumpy field, heading West, when the driver of the truck, the 70 year old, pointed to something in the sky and said "Look at that". I was in the back seat of the truck and had to duck down to see. Off to our left (about 1 o'clock) I saw a very bright fireball with a green glow trailing it coming straight down to the earth. It disappeared behind a tree line (see map). It looked like it fell into the field behind the trees (the location of which I have on the map) maybe 500 yards ahead of us.
My first impression was that someone had fired an emergency flair. It was much brighter than any flair I have ever seen, the green glow was amazing, but the slow speed in which it fell towards the earth led me to believe this. Both men in the front seat asked how a flair was shot and I said it would have come pretty much straight up and straight back down. Both men then said it looked like it had started out as a falling star far in the NW sky and had zoomed across the sky before making its decent where I had seen it fall.
It was at this time I decided what we had seen was not a flair but something unidentified instead. We drove up to point B on the map and stopped the vehicle and opened our windows to listen. We did not hear anything and continued to discuss what we had seen. Both older gentlemen (I am 40) talked about how it had zoomed across the sky, getting larger, before it made its decent. I did not see this but both men agreed they had seen the same thing.
I know the older men were shaken and the driver asked the pastor if the bible said anything about UFOs. The pastor, who has an incredible memory of the bible, said it might and that it says "The heavens will shake".
No one mentioned driving out into the field where it looked like the UFO had gone down even I am sure it was on all our minds. We drove away instead.
What we saw never seemed to act intelligently except for the fact that its decent slowed as it neared the ground. I do not think a meteor would slow its decent.
I did a check on other similar sighting in the area and I found this page:
There is more than one sighting on this page that sounds very similar to ours.
[Note: This fireball/meteor report is included for reference purposes - John @ UFOINFO.]
Thank you to the witness for their report.
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