FAA believes early morning flash in sky was meteor - Northwest

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    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

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    FAA believes early morning flash in sky was meteor

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Thousands of people in Northwest witnessed a bright streaking flash in the pre-dawn sky Tuesday morning. At around 5:30 a.m. KHQ-TV began receiving reports of a bright flash in the sky. The Federal Aviation Administration, after talking to air traffic control operators and pilots, believes the flash was a meteor.

    More at link, including pics and videos: http://www.khq.com/global/story.asp?s=7891748

    Don't think they've found it yet...
     
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    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

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    Another article...

    SPOKANE -- People all over the Inland Northwest report seeing a giant fireball or very bright lights in the sky around 5:30 this morning. The FAA confirms the streaking light was a meteor entering earth's atmosphere.
    Some people say they heard a rumble along the the lights which shook their houses.


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    "I'm convinced it was a meteor," said Geoff Chester, spokesman for the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C. "It was a classic description of a fireball."

    More at link: http://www.krem.com/topstories/stories/krem2_021908_fireball.9d674de.html
     
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    Oh man, no matter what it was, my hubby and I LOVE things like this! It was awesome!
    Dang-it I wanna see stuff like this (and Northern Lights) down in GA (NA).
     
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    My husband and son saw this...hubby says he knew it was a meteor, but I just read on Fox that some thought it was alien-related.
     

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