In July 2013, thousands of onlookers from San Diego to Las Vegas to Phoenix and everywhere in between became witness to an unidentified object soaring through the night sky. Streetside spectators captured footage of the glowing object which appeared to change colors as it soared toward earth at a gradual pace. Even the California Highway Patrol and Federal Aviation Administration witnessed the account, and were unable to provide an explanation.
Curt Kaplan, a spokesperson for the National Weather Service, offered the following explanation. “From all the reports coming in, it probably was an isolated type of Meteor.” If a rare type of meteor is the culprit, it could appear to change color during its slower than usual descent toward earth, just as described by skyseekers that strange night. So there you have it, a perfectly reasonable explanation of the nights events, endorsed by a trusted government branch.
Or is it?
If this airborne object was in fact a meteor, it would presumably move in a relatively constant path. Never mind constant, this meteor acts borderline erratic, seemingly unsure of its path all together. The object in the sky can be seen falling, staying still, moving horizontally, and then downwards once again.
Also, isn’t it strange that no meteorite evidence turned up on the earth’s surface? Could it be possible that the meteor burned to dust in the earths atmosphere before impact, as meteors sometimes do? It’s possible, but it sure seems unlikely given its size. Do recall it was spotted visually from multiple states.
Not to mention, the government doesn’t exactly have a truthful history of when it comes reporting the happenings of our ever crowded skies. Maybe even they don’t know the real truth, so why not just report the aircraft as a meteor, which will at least avoid widespread panic.
What was the object spotted entering earths atmosphere that July night, and where did it ultimately end up? Natural explanations may be given to appease, but not until examining the full body of evidence can a well-reasoned conclusion be made.