Reports Report 3491c (Event 3491-2018)

Observer
Name OLIVER O
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I honestly thought it looked more like it could have been a UFO crashing or quickly arriving....I’ve seen quite a few “falling/shooting stars” and meteor showers, and I’ve never seen anything like this in my life. It didn’t “zip” down like a typical sighting, and it seemed to almost change direction slightly as it came down (but it was still quick - approx one second and disappeared behind a large building that obstructed my view - but it had no appearance of dissipating and was quite large...I expected to hear/feel a tremendous impact even though it had to be at least 3-10miles away. Slower than any other sighting I’ve seen, but faster than any falling firework. It had a glow that looked to have a non symmetrical shape to it and almost seemed like some sort of craft that was approaching earths surface rapidly and had then used some sort of energy blast to slow enough not to “crash” into the surface. The sheer size of it is also what makes me so perplexed....it looked like it was the size of a 737 wing to wing tail to nose - but rounded like a “space-ship” in many movies. I would think a meteor of that size that looked like it must have impacted the earths surface would have caused a treamendous sound/vibration/shockwave...but NOTHING... although I was in my car w music playing lightly in the background. I would say this is the closest thing to a true UFO sighting I’ve ever had....and unless there is a serious impact area located immediately, I would sincerely believe it was in fact a “being” powered craft either slowing/arriving rapidly OR “crashing” while controlling it enough not to slam down. I hope others saw it.
Location
Address Aurora, CO
Latitude 39° 39' 37.35'' N (39.660374°)
Longitude 104° 51' 24.12'' W (-104.856699°)
Elevation 1691.436m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-09-07 00:05 MDT
UT Date & Time 2018-09-07 06:05 UT
Duration <1s
Direction
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 171°
Moving
Facing azimuth 284.88°
First azimuth 284.77°
First elevation 56°
Last azimuth 286.01°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -19
Color Light Blue, Green, Light Green, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
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Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
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Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
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Fragmentation
Observation No
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