UFO Sighting Report - USA
April? 1989 : Gulf of Mexico, Corpus Christi, Texas
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Gulf of Mexico, Corpus Christi, TX
Date: Possibly April unsure 1989
Time: A.M. hours
Number of witnesses: Two
Number of objects: One
Shape of objects: Teardrop
Weather Conditions: Clear, warm
Description: I was on the beach, looking out over the water, when a giant ball of light came streaking from what would have been the East/Northeast direction. It looked like a comet. It was very bright. It continued moving across from my left to my right until it disappeared, looking as if it "hit" the water in the Gulf. The friend whom I was with also witnessed this event. I have investigated this, but have not been successful, perhaps because I don't have the exact date. I know someone else MUST have seen this- it was huge. It must have only lasted for up to 10 seconds. I did not attempt to research this until a few years later, when the Internet was more widely used. Could this have been the 1989 FC Asteroid?
UFOINFO Note: This is unlikely to be the 1989 FC Asteroid as according to http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/impact.html "On March 23, 1989 an asteroid named 1989 FC with a diameter about 0.3 miles and a kinetic energy of over 1,000 one-megaton hydrogen bombs passed within 430,000 miles of the Earth. This asteroid was not discovered until it had passed its point of closest approach, and only after calculating backwards its orbital path."