Reports Report 650a (Event 650-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 650-2012
Observer
NameNathan M
Experience Level1/5
RemarksThis happened while driving back to my mothers after forgetting an item. It shocked me so much, that I slowed the car and watched for impact. I\'ve never seen something so amazing and frightening all at the same time. If the wooded area to my right was an empty field, I know I would have seen it crash down. It had to bee about 100ft in the air, and going rather slow. I say slow, because I had time to watch it fly across the road. A part of me would have expected it to some down in a flash, but this one seemed like some element was slowing its decent. It looked HOT! White in color, surrounded by a blue glow and tail. I really wish I had searched to check it out. It was dark, and I have a feeling it would have traveled a few football fields before crashing. Really crazy stuff. For the record, I\'m 22. I\'m not shitting you. This was something I\'ll never forget.
Location
AddressBrainerd, MN
Latitude46° 25' 10.1'' N (46.42°)
Longitude 94° 18' 46.08'' W (-94.31°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-05-11 21:00 CDT
UT Date & Time2012-05-12 02:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth186.54°
First azimuth184.76°
First elevation34°
Last azimuth215.8°
Last elevation22°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
ColorBlue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
RemarksI was in my car and listening to my radio. What a shame. I wish I could have heard something.
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length-1°
RemarksIf this is talking about the trail left behind, then it was a darker blue then the glowing white/blue that I saw falling from the sky.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
RemarksIt was just about to hit ground, but it flew into the trees / forest to my right. It was very close to impact. Shockingly close.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-