When I was a kid and about 10 years old, a bunch of us kids used to lie on the grass and look at the sky for shooting stars.
Once, a large object came from over the horizon directly at us not really high that was ablaze and was going fast.
I remember I thought It was a meteorite, but it came at too flat of an angle to come directly from the sky.
It appeared and disappeared in an instant.
It seemed like only the front was ablaze.