Andrew Wilkins was enjoying dinner in a St. Johns pub and was taking in the scenery over the harbor of the city when it was interrupted by a flash of light green in color.
SKY LIT UP WITH GREEN LIGHT COMING DOWN AT 45 DEGREE ANGLE
He said that the whole of the sky lit up and the light was coming on an angle of 45 degrees. Wilkins said that he stopped eating and just stared at the moving ball of light as it was falling down. The light crashed in a region opposite the harbor at some point in the region of the Southside Hills, which is for the most part uninhabited. He said that he had tried to make out if he could hear a crash but the chatter around him in the pub has stopped him from being able to make out any sound that might have accompanied the flash of light. He went on to say that the light had been like a big green ball of fire and the first thought was that perhaps it was a firework. He then ruled it out being a firework due to the way that it was shooting down horizontally.
Krista Godfrey had been sitting in her living room on the same night and was looking out over the city. She said that from her home she can Signal Hill on a clear day but that night she saw something very different. Godfrey said that sometimes lights from planes catch her eye and she happened to look up and she also thought it might be a firework. However, she then realized that it was shooting downwards not up. She thought it might have been related to a meteor shower as she had seen talk about the Orionid meteor shower. This is the biggest meteor shower that has been associated with Halley’s Comet, and it generally shows up for a week during late October. The shower can offer up to 70 meteorites each hour at peak times. She went on to say that it was the biggest thing she had ever seen and she kept on waiting to find out if a noise would come with it but it didn’t.
LIGHT ALSO CAPTURED ON CCTV CAMERA
A CCTV camera managed to capture the light as it streaked down over the harbor sky and it caught the light seemingly ending in a flash behind the hills. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said they had taken calls about a mysterious light crashing down close to the harbor but said that they did not have any reports of injury or fire. Andrew Wilkins said that he was very pleased to have seen the final moments of the strange light before it disappeared. He went on to say that he had seen meteor showers before but he had never seen anything so bright or something that had crashed down on Earth.