11:45:00 PM

BREAKING METEOR FIREBALL NEWS WESTERN VIRGINIA 11SEP2011...Eyewitness Reports Needed !!

Recent Internet Chat Intercept Indicates A Possible Large Meteor Event With Possible Impact In Western Virginia


Confirmation Reports Needed ASAP On This Event !!!

UPDATE !! CONFIRMATION OF THIS EVENT BELOW...MORE REPORTS NEEDED...
Email From:
Jarelle B.-Fredericksburg, Va:
Around 7pm me and my sons were walking back from the dump. Out of no where this small bright light appeared growing in size brighter and brighter. My sons 7 -5 asked if that star was about to blow. And then it just vanished. It lasted about 20 seconds. No other stars, just a full moon. Still a little day light actually. Knew it wasnt a plane though. I,d say the time was 7:06. Going North East.    thank you Jarelle!!

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12:49:00 AM

Another North Texas Meteor Fireball 10SEP2011 ~8:30-8:45 P.M. CDT

Email From:
Theresa W.-Sachse, TX:
I saw a huge fireball tonight in north Texas at about 8:30 p.m. It was bright, larger than a shooting star. It was clearly seen in Sachse, Texas.

Anita E.-Plano, TX:
Walking my dog at 8:42 pm when I say a shooting star. Strange to see something so bright fall so close to a city like Plano, Texas. Funny before I saw it I was thinking about me being out of work and when I used to teach.  I was musing about the lesson of gratitude and how I made each student keep a gratitude journal.  I had passed out little notebooks and pencils attached.  I asked them to keep it at their bedside and every night before the went to sleep to write three things they were grateful for that day. Sometimes nature works miracles in our lives.

Jim P.-Allen, TX:
At an Allen, TX restaurant last night and saw a very bright white fireball streaking across the sky around 8:39pm. It was extremely bright white with an orange tail trailing behind. The venue was loud so sound was impossible to discern. My wife and I both saw it and we looked around for confirmation from the others around us but no one appeared to have seen it. I called 911 to report it and was told no one else had called it in. I was facing north and the light was travelling in a north western direction as if it was falling to the earth it may have landed in McKinney. I've seen a meteorite while in Austin before and it turned up landing near the town of West, TX. If that holds true here then what we saw last night could have landed in OK

Greg-Longview, TX:
White falling star witnessed at 8:39pm. I was in my vehicle driving NNW on Loop 281 in Longview Texas near the Alpine St exit. There were no visible stars in the sky and this was very bright and appeared to be falling straight down north of town. Largest one I have ever witnessed.
 

Cherish F.-Plano/McKinney, TX:
Hello, I saw your blog this morning. I was searching google after seeing a bright blue streak in the night sky. My family and I were headed home from Plano,TX to McKinney,TX.
We were headed North on Hwy 75 Central Expressway. We had passed Parker Rd. and I believe that is when I first saw it. It was so bright and bluish. It left a long streak in its trail. I was dumbfounded! I have NEVER seen anything like it. My husband did not see it unfortunately. He didn't look in time. It was on the West side of the highway. It streaked from South to North. It was amazing to say the least and very impressive!
Hopefully this is helpful information! So glad to see others saw it!
Thanks, Cherish F.
Robert M.-Tyler, TX:
Driving north just north of Tyler, TX on Hwy 69, about 8:40 PM, though I didn't think to look at the clock at the time. Green fireball, flickering and small trail visible. Plummeting straight down from my perspective. Visible through the top left of my windshield for about 3-4 seconds. Could not tell if it burned out or disappeared behind the treeline. As an aside, this is the third similar fireball I've witnessed over the past month or so. First was in Longview, tx, early am about a month ago. Second was just after sunset at my home in Nacogdoches, tx about 2 weeks ago. Are these certainly meteors? I ask because I've never seen anything like them before now.
Suzanne-Unknown Location:
My husband and I also saw the large fireball. We were facing north, and the trajectory was to the west. Larger than any we've ever seen. It was approx 30 degrees above the horizon. Very startling.
YC Bell-Unknown Location:
I saw the falling star between 8:30 pm and 9pm Sept. 10, 2011.
It was by far the brightest meteor I have ever seen.  It continued to burn past my line of vision which was obstructed by a two story house directly behind my home. I would estimate that  if it would have landed it would be just north near the soil conservation site 3rd reservoir just east of Hardin in McKinney and south of Virginia - Unless it was just so bright that it appeared closer than it actually was.  Also we reasoned that if it actually landed, conditions are so dry that it would have started a grass fire which none happened near here. It was falling east to west.


Kandice D.-Livingston, TX:
Around 8:30 or 9:00 last night I was headed to livingston tx down highway 59 when a friend a I seen this strange rather large green blue light falling absolutely straight down and then disappear.. Any reports on what it could had been?


Jennifer H.-Plano, TX:
Yes I saw the same thing and I live in Plano. It was huge….

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12:38:00 AM

Green Nova Scotia, Canada Meteor Fireball 09SEP2011 ~10:55 P.M. ADT

Email From:
Angela R.-Middleton, Nova Scotia:
Saw a bright green fireball towards the Bay of Fundy, near Middleton Nova Scotia. It lasted maybe 3-5 seconds, was bright white at first then flared out in a bright green ball of fire.

Brian W.-Cutler, ME:
I too saw the meteor reported over Fundy Bay Sept 9 2011 from the Cutler Maine coast. I was on the deck marveling at the waves from passing storm Katia under the nearly full moonlight when I observed the meteor passing to the south west basically opposite the transatlantic route for aircraft. It was an intense green color and large in size compared to any other celestial objects I have ever witnessed. The time coincides with your mark. An exciting and marvelous sight indeed especially in conjunction with the crashing surf. I am glad to see someone else saw this rare spectacle. I did not hear any audible noise from this object but it certainly would have been drowned out by the surf.

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12:20:00 AM

South Carolina, North Carolina Large Meteor Fireball 08SEP2011

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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