18 March 2010

Mississippi Fireball 14MAR2010

Fireball streaking across sky in MS

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) A bizarre daytime occurrence had the phones ringing in WLBT's newsroom Sunday.
Viewers calling with wide spread reports of mysterious fireballs in the sky and loud booms baffled state agencies and eye witnesses alike.
"It didn't last but maybe three or four seconds, and it was gone," said Phoronia Coring.
She was driving north from Tylertown Sunday afternoon when something strange in the sky caught her eye.
"I looked sort of to the east of 55 and it was just this fire ball that was falling out of the sky and it made you think of a falling star expect during the day, and it was just bright red," said Coring.
The Madison resident said it was around 1:45 p.m. while in traffic on I-55 in Brookhaven when she saw it.
Then she said a smoke trail lingered in the sky for about 15 minutes.
"As soon as it disappeared I called my husband. I said 'Stanley you won't believe what I just saw'," said the shocked motorist.
And Coring was not alone.
WLBT received numerous calls of the sighting.

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