Reports Report 5450es (Event 5450-2017)

Name Elizabeth G
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks As I mentioned previously, the ground shook when the fireball appeared to make impact, which I believe may have been in the Bridgton, Maine or perhaps Sebago Lake area. I spoke with several people between Windham, Raymond, Casco, Naples and Bridgton, and all people I asked verified feeling a shake in the ground at exactly the time I saw the fireball. This was unlike anything I've ever seen before. If you were to hold a quarter in your fingers and hold it up towards the sky, the fireball was about the size of a quarter (in relevant size comparison for visual purposes), which to me would indicate that it was of a huge size in realistic measures. The brightness of the fireball was virtually blinding. It was bright white and left my vision with a 'spot' - like you get when someone uses flash photography. It was incredibly fast (obviously), no tail that I could see, but I would bet dollars to donuts it made impact somewhere!
Address Raymond, ME
Latitude 43° 52' 45.73'' N (43.87937°)
Longitude 70° 27' 55.86'' W (-70.465518°)
Elevation 95.555m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-26 17:38 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-26 22:38 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 122°
Facing azimuth 270.27°
First azimuth 261.68°
First elevation 28°
Last azimuth 311.7°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -25
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Yes
Remarks There was a "boom" when it left my field of vision, which at that time appeared to be heading towards impact. In case there's no question as to any feeling, there whole ground shook, which I verified by asking my entire store full of customers if they also felt any vibration, and they all said yes. My store had about 20+ customers at the time, and they all verified they felt a sudden tremor.
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks As soon as the fireball came into vision, which is instantaneous, there was a bright white flash (like lightning) that lit up the night sky. Our skies over Raymond were 90% clear when this happened.
Observation No
Remarks -