Mystery fireball captured on film

By | February 16, 2009

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UPDATE – 10:07 p.m.

The U.S. Strategic Command said there was no connection to the sightings over Texas and Tuesday’s collision of satellites from the U.S. and Russia.

“There is no correlation between the debris from that collision and those reports of re-entry,” said Maj. Regina Winchester, with STRATCOM.

A similar incident occurred Friday night around Jackson, Ky., with police inundated with calls about explosions, flashes of light and even earthquakes that officials said also appeared to be falling debris from the two satellites.

Officials from New Mexico to Houston reported calls about the falling debris Sunday morning.

…. Comment: We heard it loud and clear in Penelope. It shook our house and windows. I hope no one was hit by the debis -wacontrib

Mysterious debris said to look like a meteor or fireball in the sky has been captured on film over Austin, Texas.

A television station was filming a marathon at the time. The footage, also shown in slow motion, coincides with numerous sightings of falling debris in the area.

The American Strategic Command has said there is no connection with the debris from a recent collision of satellites.  – bbc

What was that? is the question that a lot of Texans are asking after a mysterious fireball streaked across the skies of the Lone Star state on Sunday morning.

Within seconds of the sightings, the calls started streaming in to a number of law enforcement agencies from Dallas all the way to Austin. Some of the callers described what they believed was a plane crash, but a search for any crash site came up empty-handed.

Austin television station KVUE reported eyewitness accounts from the north side of the city, where one golfer described the event as “a real bright ball that had an elongated goldish tail on it.”

Coincidentally, NOAA’s office in Jackson, Kentucky reported that it has received calls on Sunday from local residents concerning a possible explosions and or earthquakes across the area. It has also warned of a possible satellite debris falling across the region.  – sciencemode

“The house shook.  It was like an earthquake,” said Mart resident Joyce Schneider.

Around 11 a.m. Sunday, News Channel 25 was flooded with calls from viewers who say they saw fiery streaks in the sky.  The shaking and loud noise could be attributed to a possible sonic boom from the falling debris, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Roland Herwig.

“The noise was loud enough to hear over the chainsaw,” said Charles Torres who was working outside at the time of the incident.

While the cause has not been officially determined …  On Tuesday, a decomissioned Russian military satellite collided with a working satellite owned by the U.S.-based company Iridium, sending debris into orbit around the planet. That’s a huge sigh of relief for some residents who didn’t want to watch history repeat itself over Texas skies. “It reminded me of the Space Shuttle [Columbia].  It was a little scary,” said Ron Sipe near Riesel, about 15 miles southeast of Waco. – kxxv

7 thoughts on “Mystery fireball captured on film

  1. Helen Brown

    I am no expert on this, but I’ve been trying to find out
    what this is. I seen one back around Mid-November 2008; here in North Carolina at around 9:30 at night.
    We are about 45 miles north of Charlotte (Near High Rock Lake)just out East of Salisbury, NC.

    Only the one that I saw was very large, and brighter than
    the one that you have photographed here. It also resembled
    a comet with a tail behind it. It traveled from the East to
    the West, and come and went fast enough that all I could
    do was make the comment WOW!

    My husband told me Oh! that it was nothing but a jet. I
    made an immediate reply NO it was traveling to fast to be
    a jet.

    Thanks for listening to me,
    Helen L. Brown

  2. Joe Fattal

    I don’t know, but I see a relation between that UFO and the Iranian satellite that was launch last week. I am not saying that Iranian satellite blew up. But, I see a very good coincidence.

  3. Zodulak

    Monday, February 16, 2009 (Earth Year)

    40.12123430923409873432409873430874XZM MW Rotations

    Greetings Earthlings:

    I am Zodulak, Viceroy of Planet Kolob, the Master Governing Planet of Milky Way Galaxy and Magelanic Clouds. Upon the counsel of the most wise and hip Milky Way Galactic Congress, we have made what is, in all probability, our last visit to your planet for many Earth years to come.

    Upon entry into your atmosphere during the previous Earth day, one of our highly reliable spacecraft was struck and destroyed by your space junk, hence, the fireball reported in your media. Ours was intended to be a benevolent and routine visit. With all due respect to your species–you’re a bunch of slobs!

    You must understand that you and your planet have a very bad reputation; moreover, you live in the galactic provinces—in a trashy galactic suburb known as the Orion Arm. But what is more, your bad reputation is fully and scientifically justified as is evidenced by your abysmal environmental status, your abundant space trash, and your trash television. How your species ever produced Mozart is a wonder to the whole galaxy!

    Cease to worry about alien invasion, Earthlings; Nobody’s interested!

    —Zodulak, Supreme Viceroy of Kolob and Milky Way Galaxy

  4. TanyaK

    Hmmm, that was interesting. Looks like somethings will always remain mystery.

    I myself has been trying to solve the mystery of the legend that forces you to have “earn it before

    having it”, for a wile now. Could not understand much though.

    Let me know in case you get to understand the mystery of the Old Hound and the Legend

    By the way, good writing style. I’d love to read more on similar topics

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