Skip to comments.Reports: Giant Fireball Streaks Over Colorado Sky....
Posted on 11/10/2009 7:49:44 PM PST by TaraP
DENVER -- Dozens of Denver's 7News viewers called the newsroom Thursday evening to report a giant fireball seen streaking across the Colorado night sky. Many of the callers all said the fireball looked as thought it crashed into the earth somewhere on the Front Range.
It was spectacular," said Keith Cabaniss of Longmont. "I was sitting on the porch and saw it come from the east headed west to southwest. I was at the right place at the right time."
A research scientist at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science confirmed that the fireball seen by many people was a meteor, according to Julia Taylor, spokeswoman for the museum. It was not immediately known if, or where, the fireball crashed into the earth.
The meteor was seen around 6:30 p.m. as far away as Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and Wyoming, according to eyewitness accounts passed to 7News.
It appeared so large that one Ken Carl resident said that she could even see the flames from the fireball.
The Poudre Fire Authority dispatch center said that the first calls about the meteor came in at 6:35 p.m. from eyewitnesses who thought that they saw a plane crash.
The Federal Aviation Administration investigated but concluded that there were no overdue planes, according to a dispatcher. A plane crash was ruled out by the FAA.
Many viewers who called 7News claimed the fireball was one of the most spectacular sights they had ever witnessed.
The flight control tower operators at Jefferson County Airport said that they saw the fireball at 6:21 p.m. and it "lit up the entire control tower." It was then seen streaking across the Continental Divide, according to an airport manager.
KRDO-TV, the ABC affiliate in Colorado Springs, said they got calls from viewers who say the meteor looked as though it touched down near Pikes Peak.
While the sightings were far and wide, the researchers at the Museum of Nature and Science would not be able to get confirmation on the meteor until Friday morning when data could be analyzed, according to Taylor.
No, both his eyes were working!
Did not see or hear a thing.
Here....is this better?
Asteroid passes just 8,700miles from Earth - with only 15 hours warning
I saw one here in CO a couple of months ago. It was huge and green and falling south to north. From where I sit in the mtns it would have been over or beyond Ft. Collins. When I say huge I mean it looked like it was the size of a quarter held at arms length.
The article says “seen on Thursday evening” so the one MES401067 tonight isn’t the same one unless that was an editorial error.
He would force the entire PLANET into a posture of abject supplication before the Aliens! By the way, is the new V TV series any good? LOL.
Probably related to the asteroid that missed us by 8500 miles on Friday night and wasn’t discovered until 15 hours before flyby !
Gotcha.But I did see one last night flying across the sky it just keep on going and going pretty cool.
Of course I meant “years” and not Tears.” I’ve just gotten new bifocals, and am makin’ a huge number of typos!
[Maybe that is what caused the huge blackout in Brazil?]
Um, probably not. Think foreign hackers hacking into the energy grid.
Yes I heard they did in 2005 as well...
Hopefully it does not happen here.....
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