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