Wednesday, November 18, 2009


If you watch the local news, you've probably already heard about, but I'm going to say it again...

HOLY METEOR! - Bright flash turns night into day (Gallery Viewer)

I was hot tubbing with Laura around midnight last night - yes, midnight, that is when everything mystical happens - when all of a sudden...HOLY METEOR!

(this isn't the meteor I saw - it was even bigger and prettier!)

We were both facing away from it when all of a sudden there was a crazy bright light behind us. We both thought it was a car pulling into the driveway at first, but when I turned around and saw no car, and immediately thought someone was shining a spotlight on us in the hot tub - perverts!

But then I looked at the sky, and the entire sky was lit up like it was the middle of the day. Then, the brightness sucked itself in to one burning, fiery ball falling out of the sky.

Plane crash!

was my thought, but then I saw that it was something falling out of space.


Seriously, for a split second, I did think it was aliens.

Then I realized it was the biggest, prettiest, most incredible meteor I had ever seen in my life. It was a massive ball of brilliant light burning through the sky with a trail of orange sparks and fire. This thing seriously had to last at least five seconds for me to have to turn around, look for it, and still see it streaking across the sky!

It was incredible, it was beautiful, and it was a little bit scary when I thought it was going to crash into the earth (and when I thought it was aliens).

Either way, I know it was something that was a once in a lifetime thing. A never in a lifetime thing for many, even, and I got to see it!

(This is an actual picture of the aftermath of the meteor I saw (didn't know meteors left visible aftermath in the sky))


utahlawyer said...

So sad I missed it. I am going to stay up all night from now on.

Crystal Ross said...