ADDITIONAL REPORTS NEEDED !!!...Large Widely Seen Meteor Fireball North Carolina 08SEP2011
Email From:Eric K.-North Topsail/Surf City, NC:
Not sure if this was a "fireball" or not. Kinda looked like fireworks that never exploded. I was sitting on the beach right near the border between North Topsail and Surf City, NC. Saw the "fireball" far in the distance out at sea. Moved a lot slower than a shooting star..... was maybe yellow or orange, can't remember. First thought is that it could be a flare..... Camp Lejeune is nearby and we see helicopters fly over all the time, but we didn't hear or see any sort of helicopters, and if it was a flare from a ship at ocean, we didn't see it go up in the first place.
Cody C.-Greenville NC:
I saw a green flaming object falling from the sky at 7.57 pm 9-8-11 , as far as i know just me another person saw and we are located in greenville, north carolina
Wendy C.-Siler City, NC:
I saw this same "fireball" as Eric and Cody. In fact, I live in Apex, NC and was driving home from Siler City, NC. At the EXACT SAME TIME that Cody saw it - about 7:57 pm, I was passing by Pittsboro on Hwy 64 and saw it in the sky out in front. I knew it wasn't a plane because the lights were clustered together. It moved left to right across the sky slowly, so I didn't really think it was a meteor. My first two thoughts were either a flare, or a helicopter that was farther away than I realized. I could see a mixture of colors flashing and when I went beneath the old 64 overpass, for a moment, I could completely discern a single red light and a green light. Then suddenly, it just began to drop from the sky straight down, trailing a green streak behind it and then literally disappeared from sight. I heard nothing, saw no smoke...nothing. However, as I continued to move foward, I did see what appeared to be 2 helicopters coming in the distance and one using its spotlight as if it were looking for something. I even considered it could be a hot-air balloon crash somehow because we have so many of those in this area.
Wendy C. Apex, NC
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