NUFORC Sighting 130446

Occurred: 2016-10-04 22:37 Local
Reported: 2016-10-04 20:02 Pacific
Duration: 4 seconds
No of observers: 2

Location: Boonsboro, MD, USA

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object, Left a trail

Bright light came straight down with no lateral movement stright down. Had sparks following it and lit up a large portion of the sky. Seemed to hit the ground. Did not Resemble a meteor pattern with its looks or flight path.


We received a number of other reports of the same event from New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Other witnesses also suggested that the object did not look, or behave, like a meteor. However, we suspect the event was caused by a classic meteor. Video footage of the event is posted to the American Meteor Society website. PD PD

Posted 2016-10-11

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