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NY-PA-NJ-MD Meteor Fireball Indicated by Internet Traffic 18FEB2011...Or More Thunderstorms?

The Following are inquiries to ELPALLSKY which suggest a significant meteor event...
From Jeanne J. via Email...My husband and I were driving north on Rt 55 in Cumberland/Gloucester Friday(Feb. 18, 2011) evening at about 10:00 PM when we saw a large, very bright  object falling from east to north.  It was very exciting.
Jeanne JablonskiFrom Stacey C. via Email... I did see this. I thought I was crazy at first and no one believed me for days, but I live in East Windsor, NJ and I was leaving our Shop Rite and I was at the stop light and that was when I saw this huge ball of fire with a trail of fire behind it go down behind the trees. It scared me because it looked like it was heading towards my kids school. I had no idea what I had just seen. I came home to tell my husband who said it sounded like a meteor, but he looked at me like I was crazy...LOL. then when I told everyone at the bus stop they laughed at me. So I forgot about it until Thursday when one of the girls from the bus stop sent me an e-mail telling me I was right, with an attachment about the meteor.
Thanks for your time and so cool to have seen such a thing! Stacy C.
 From Janet A. via email...Saw what looked like a fireball in NW sky while driving through central PA with my family on Friday, ( Looked like a white ball falling from sky. It was beautiful.) Feb 18, sometime after 10:00PM.

From Laura In PA...Thought I saw a meteor in southwest sky (bigger than the occasional "shooting stars" we usually see)at about 10:45pm while driving home, but no one else here (Central PA) seems to have seen it. "Fell" behind the mountain ridge, so...
Norristown, Pennsylvania arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Internet Traffic Indicating Numerous Fireballs Over US...UK... 18JAN2011..." by searching for flashes of light in sky newburgh. 
Perrineville, New Jersey arrived from bing.com on "elp allsky:" by searching for green fireball in sky 2011.
14:05:40 -- 8 hours ago
16:50:07 -- 5 hours 26 mins ago
Thorofare, New Jersey arrived from google.com on "elp allsky:" by searching for bright flashes like lightning in sky nj.
16:59:21 -- 5 hours 17 mins ago
Flemington, New Jersey arrived from google.com on "elp allsky:" by searching for what caused the light flashes in nj.
17:22:41 -- 4 hours 54 mins ago
From Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News...Tokyo
Poughkeepsie NY, bright blue flash with "thunder" ~3 seconds later at ~6:15pm. (EST) Assumed not lightning/thunder... no clouds.
Email From Bill in CT...There were lots of flashes in the sky last night in general NYC area up through Springfield, MA. There were a few bands of winter thunderstorms that went through around 7pm. The flashes were quite beautiful from where I live in southern Connecticut. I am not saying that were not an meteors. But the storms were unusual for this time of year and sure would explain the flash queries.
Email From Anonymous...Location: Lordstown, Ohio . saw LARGE streaking object of light(lights) traveling southwest approx. 10:05 est. 2/18/2011
Herndon, Virginia arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: NY-PA-NJ Meteor Fireball Indicated by Internet Traffic 18FEB2011..." by searching for meteorite in sky on 2/18/2011.
09:17:50 -- 2 hours 24 mins ago
Manchester, Connecticut arrived from google.com on "elp allsky:" by searching for hartford, flashes in the sky last night.
09:17:46 -- 2 hours 27 mins ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: NY-PA-NJ Meteor Fireball Indicated by Internet Traffic 18FEB2011..." by searching for shooting star over pennsylvania feb 18, 2011.
11:15:37 -- 33 minutes ago
Cliffside Park, New Jersey arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: NY-PA-NJ Meteor Fireball Indicated by Internet Traffic 18FEB2011..." by searching for new jersey february 18 2011 flashes in the sky.
11:16:42 -- 33 minutes ago
Hershey, Pennsylvania arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: East Coast Meteor Bolide Eyewitness Reports DEC28, 2010" by searching for meteorite 12-28-10.
11:17:19 -- 33 minutes ago
Baltimore, Maryland arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for unusual objects with fiery tails in the sky on 2/18/2011 in baltimore maryland.
16:18:54 -- 14 minutes ago
From Carol In Baltimore MD...Around 6pm Friday evening, while it was still light out, my friends and I watched 5 or 6 objects with long double stranded fiery tails shoot across the sky and then appear to head straight down to earth.They fell behind the clouds and we didn't see them come out below the clouds.this went on for 10 minutes or so.They seemed to come from a northerly direction and were heading southwesterly. They did not come simultaneously, rather one after another. We were in the Essex neighborhood of Baltimore county, Maryland.What were they?




  ***Readers in PA-NJ and surrounding areas...If you saw a bright meteor/fireball the evening of 18FEB2011, please e-mail me at wxtx01@gmail.com, or post to "comments" below. The chat window is also standing by for your reports if you wish. Thank you!***

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