Reports Report 5332r (Event 5332-2017)

Name Dean D
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks Very large, spherical in shape, no fragmentation, silent, moving at very high rate of speed in horizontal path. Direction was South Westerly direction. I'm a seasoned Electronics Tech and use logic to troubleshoot problems every day. I'm also a hobby star gazer who has seen his share of meteors ripping across the sky. This object, if a meteor in the upper atmosphere must have been enormous in size to appear so large from ground view. I've never seen a meteor appear so massive in size as this object was. I know it's almost impossible to determine an objects altitude without equipment, but it truly appeared to be no more than 1500ft-2000ft above ground. Had to be moving faster than the 767mph sound barrier, so if in the atmosphere why no boom if its pushing air out of its way? Not saying it was a UFO, but it certainly did not appear to look like your typical meteor. I saw no indication it was burning out or fading in intensity as one would expect a meteor to do as it dissolves over the horizon due to atmospheric friction. It appeared to look very powerful due to massive size and speed. There was an attorney from the town of Ware who also reported seeing this object at same date and time. I would love to discuss it with this person. To that witness, please feel free to email me: I hope more folks who seen this object on Dec 19, 2017 17:17 EST report it.
Address Barre, MA
Latitude 42° 21' 43.72'' N (42.362145°)
Longitude 72° 6' 51.74'' W (-72.114372°)
Elevation 239.891m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-19 17:17 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-19 22:17 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 95°
Facing azimuth 177.16°
First azimuth 121°
First elevation 42°
Last azimuth 225.33°
Last elevation 41°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -28
Color White
Concurrent Sound
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Delayed Sound
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Persistent train
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Terminal flash
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