I Saw a Falling Star

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 470 People

    The Country

    I grew up in the country and there were many nights that I'd go outside and wish upon falling stars. I love to watch them and every now and then on my way back from the farm, I'll see one go across the sky. It brings back memories from my younger days at home.
    deleted deleted
    Jul 18, 2011

    Monday night, Aug 18 2014,

    around 10:10pm in Vancouver, we were sitting on a park bench talking when suddenly everything around us suddenly went bright white. Both jolted into looking at the night sky, we see green sparks trailing off a large mass tumbling through the atmosphere above us, turning red...
    sombrehippie sombrehippie
    22-25, F
    Aug 21, 2014

    Saw A Shooting Star In Same Area Twice

    I was walking my dogs a couple nights ago, and saw what appeared to be a falling star. It was a bright light that fell very quickly from way up in the sky and fell directly down. The weird thing is that tonight I went on another walk, and while in the same area, I saw what...
    Pea77 Pea77
    Dec 5, 2012

    The Most Romantic Memory I Have.

    I was young, it was my first summer love.  I can still remember the night, I was at my friends house during the Leonid Meteor Shower, August 4th 1993.  I had just lost my virginity, two days earlier and was convinced I was in love.  All night I saw shooting stars...
    TheOtherMe TheOtherMe
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 30, 2008

    Burning Up

    All a shooting star is...just a tiny tiny rock, or even a piece of sand in the solar system that comes into the Earth's atmosphere, and is moving so so so fast that it burns up immediately. The bigger the rock/whatever it is, the brighter, bigger the streak of light across the...
    lifewater124 lifewater124
    18-21, F
    Dec 19, 2007

    Living n Hollywood, I 👀 them fall all the

    time leaving the night clubs (viper room)!
    pyeito pyeito
    31-35, M
    Jan 7, 2014

    Wishing On Falling Stars

    I saw a falling star once, and it was beautiful, and magnificent...but at the same time, it made me want to cry. I was outside for quite a while one night, staring into space, and the brightest star in the milkyway bust into a brilliant ball of light and flew across the blackened...
    jjslair jjslair
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 12, 2008

    Meteor Showers

    I am fortunate to live on top of a hill in the middle of nowhere, so when meteor showers are due we take blankets outside, lay on the grass and shout "ooh" and "aah" just as if we were at a firework display.
    chovhani chovhani
    46-50, F
    Sep 19, 2007

    Yesterday Night!

    I was lying in bed. Listening to bad music and being bored with myself. I was facing towards my wall. At some point I decided to turn round, so that I can look outside the window. Just a moment after I did that, I saw a falling star :) At first I...
    MsIndievidual MsIndievidual
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 28, 2009

    12:16PST Seen In Eastern Sky

    I was out having a smoke and zooooom.  A falling star or meteor stretched across the sky very fast for maybe a second.  I'm in Orange County California in the City of Irvine/Tustin...
    jbrjaw101 jbrjaw101
    1 Response May 4, 2009

    Insane Falling Star

    I have seen quite a few of these as my head is constantly turned upwards at night. The most memorable one: I was probably about 13 or 14. It was a bright point in the sky. It looked as if it wasn't moving, but you could tell it was no normal star or any other light for that...
    Crystos Crystos
    26-30, M
    Aug 17, 2011

    It Was So Great!!!!!

    in previous days i saw a fantastic falling star, it was so close and flaming but it falls so fast and i hadn't the chance to pick a photo of it but it was the most amazing thing that i saw in all my life , i felt so happy and i cant forget how it looks like and that was the first...
    silentpain1 silentpain1
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 20, 2011

    Cosmic Butterfly

    i was living rough in the early years of the 21st century and was laying on my sleeping bag out in the fens watching the leonid meteor shower one of the meteors came directly down into the atmosphere and burned up and exploded above creating a multi coloured butterfly wing effect...
    keith64 keith64
    46-50, M
    Jan 21, 2011

    I've Seen Several "Shooting Stars"... (But that isn't what they are. :-) )

    O.k. So we all know (or should!) that they aren't stars. Stars don't fall or shoot across the sky. What we're seeing are meteors - small particles or fragments of rock or space-debris which burn up as they enter the Earth's atmosphere. And they aren't as uncommon as people think...
    BowieGirl BowieGirl
    22-25, F
    Oct 20, 2010

    It Was Awsome !!

    There i was sitting outside... feeling a little bit higher than low... when i looked up after hanging up the Ph...and i took a deep breath opened my eyes and looked to the sky and....and.... I SAW A FALLING STAR !!   SHOOTING STAR !!  PPFFFTT  WHATEVER.... it...
    caroli9 caroli9
    41-45, F
    2 Responses May 11, 2007

    When I first saw one I have wished someone in

    my life and the next day one of my dads friend asked me out...
    ariejadran ariejadran
    22-25, M
    1 Response Dec 13, 2015

    "We Saw A Little Star That Went On And Off And Kept Jumping . . ."

    One morning (on 070806) five of us teachers were travelling to school while it was still dark .We worked at a scool 112km away from where we lived and had to head out early in order to be there on time (07h00) in the mornings. On this specific morning all of us in the car noticed...
    kitsgamesandads kitsgamesandads
    61-65, M
    Apr 12, 2011


    I remember way back when i was 12 years old when I used to go outside with a blanket and count the falling stars that I saw. They always used to scare me, a tiny fear in the pit of my stomach.... just because I knew and understood that in the vastness of this universe, one little...
    Sparklepaws Sparklepaws
    18-21, M
    May 22, 2008

    Yeah All the Time!

    I see them on pretty much every clear night. They're nice. ok. The most falling stars I saw and counted in one night during a walk to the supermarket, was twenty-eight. I wasn't taring upwards the whole time though, just trekking in the dark. I have seen some huge...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 11, 2009


    I ssaw my FIRST shooting star yesterday morning! It was AWESOME! I was standing in line, and my friend looked up at the sky behind me and said, "Look!" I turned around and there it was streaking across the sky! It must have flew for a good 30 seconds! I had enough time to make...
    Icansee Icansee
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 16, 2010

    several years ago, I saw my first falling 'star.

    ' We are all the way in Texas and those are rare. Turns out it was most likely a meteor thing that landed in Canada. We saw it on the news that night, how small of a world it really is.
    greyscales greyscales
    18-21, F
    Jun 25, 2014

    From the Distance

      This happened long ago... when my life was simpler.. and more filled with joy...   When I was just finishing college  I met this most amazing man. I was 27  and he was a few years older than me. He wasn't GQ but he was easy on the eyes still. He was a...
    Greengal777 Greengal777
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 22, 2008


    I'm always glimpsing up at the sky, searching for that one moment in time where my hopes and my dreams are just a glimpse away... They say to wish on a falling star and well because of how rare you catch it, you never know it just might come true? Call me supersticious, I...
    LadySoulist LadySoulist
    22-25, F
    Apr 22, 2008

    The Corkscrew Meteorite

    I live in the NorthWest side of Pennsylvanis right up by Lake Erie. My family and I have had the pleasure of viewing many different meteorites since we have lived here. I remember riding my bicycle to the gym one evening and while viewing the Orion above me a meteorite seemed...
    lebgjodie lebgjodie
    Mar 9, 2013

    I Have Seen a Few Falling Stars In My Life But Nothing Like This....

    Last night while I was driving home I was just contemplating life in general same ole same ole....I saw the most beautiful sight I have ever seen. Like I said I have seen a few in my life but not like this. It was beautiful it was clear and it was huge, to me it looked like I...
    dennz dennz
    51-55, F
    Sep 5, 2009

    The Big and Bright Star I Ever Seen In My Dream

    I was in my home alot people during that time, I was site down the poaple in my home run out side and I hear them wiper to each other, and I ask a lady next to me what are going on all about, oh they watching a falling star and they can feel the warm hit from it as well she said...
    sok sok
    Sep 19, 2008

    Night Sky Delight

    It was during the summer....I was in my home town...It's a remote town and my entire family (save dad) were there... We were singing old folk songs and sharing melons and strawberries.. We cousins decided to sleep on the terrace, since it was so hot.. We lay there, under the...
    xSilverWillowx xSilverWillowx
    18-21, F
    Jan 19, 2011

    Go Where There Are No Lights

    You can see them falling all the time when you get out of town, out of the city, and away from light pollution and into a place that has nothing but the moon and stars to light the night. Better yet, camp for the night on top of a mountain and just fall asleep watching the...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 25, 2008

    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

    Are they falling or shooting? I guess if there’s a difference I’ve seen both. Zooming through the sky and then you make a wish.
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 21, 2008

    Totally Marvellous

    it was christmas evening, and i had gone out with my fiancee for a stroll we were 11 miles from hastings, when i saw it shooting down, i was surprised at its brightness it was a golden yellow colour i was fascinated.  
    thehippy thehippy
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 29, 2009

    I Am Pretty Much Sure It Was a Falling Star.

    I was about 12-13 years old. My home and grandma home were very close ( Infact we were neighbors). I was in my grandma home.My elder sister and her friend were facing towards me. We were sitting just outside the door.They were talking to each other. I was seeing their faces...
    Somexyz Somexyz
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2008

    The Lake

    Just about every year I go to a lake that my dad took us to when I was younger.  I will go sit on the shoreline at night and fish.  Every time I see about 5-6 shooting stars, and it is absolutely spectacular.
    Roscosan Roscosan
    26-30, M
    Feb 12, 2009


    i've seen loads of falling stars, my fav one was one i saw over a place called rough tor, it was lovely, so pretty, and they move so fast, just makes you think wow how magical.
    lushandlippy lushandlippy
    18-21, F
    May 6, 2008

    The Shooting Stars Of Weymouth

    There is one time in my life where I have seen shooting stars and the memory takes me back. In year 9 I went away with my best friend at the time and her family to a caravan holiday. As we were no where near the city I was for the first time able to see and appreciate the stars...
    CalypsoChisisi CalypsoChisisi
    18-21, F
    Dec 11, 2012
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