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January 12th, 2011
08:00 AM ET

Possible meteor over Mississippi

Where were you at 8:45pm central time last night? Well...Scott and Paula King of Mississippi were looking out their window this. Suspecting a possible meteor they sent in this video to us. Reports of the meteor were received in Mississippi and Oklahoma. What do you think? Did you see the light?

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  1. windi robinson

    nasa confirmed it to ...meteor

    January 14, 2011 at 3:38 pm |
  2. Matt

    On my back porch smoking a cigarette at about 8:45 pm on 1-11-11 in Hammond, LA. Off to the north I saw the meteor. I knew what it was right away. It was greenish-blue in color and seemed to explode as it entered the Earth's atmosphere. Never seen one that big. No noise, but very bright.

    January 12, 2011 at 11:10 pm |
  3. Julie

    I saw something similar last night, I thought it was a falling star and it looked like it landed less than a mile from me, but I never heard it hit and never could find it. It all happened so fast. It scared me at first. I thought it was a bomb or something because I just caught it falling and it seemed so close. I am in Louisiana though.

    January 12, 2011 at 9:00 pm |
  4. kathleen mcelroy

    it was seen bright and big from the Hallsville Texas area... I immediately called Channel 12 TV (CBS) hotline in Shreveport, La. and was told that Barksdale AFB was doing flare tests.... heckva BIG flare.... did the men on the moon see it, too?!!

    January 12, 2011 at 5:02 pm |
  5. Philip

    I saw it up in the air in front of me in Memphis, TN while driving South. It clearly looked like a meteor to me, because it was a very large mass of flame falling toward the ground.

    January 12, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
  6. Shelby Griffin

    Some of my friends and I, were on facebook discussing the "big flash" for some time last night. I live in Hattiesburg, MS, some of the others on the discussion were from TN and said they saw the light and heard the sound as well. Some of the police scanners in Rankin County said the meteor landing in Leesburg, MS however the Clarion Ledger (newspaper website) said it landed in Goodwell, south of Crystal Springs, MS. This is all very odd. I'm not very smart when it comes to science and space but it's extremely odd that a meteor off that size, causing people from Oklahoma to Florida to see/hear it, yet no one can find it or for that matter saw it coming. Why weren't we warned? What if this thing were big enough to do some real damage?

    January 12, 2011 at 4:22 pm |
  7. Kevin

    i saw the light last night (1-11-11) i was out for a walk in Waveland, Ms. and saw a flash out of the corner of my eye and when i looked i saw just enough to see an orange ball with a light green tail then it was gone i thought it was a flare

    January 12, 2011 at 11:47 am |
  8. Patricia Abraham

    Sitting in front of my window on the computer around 8:45 last night when I saw a bright blue flash and heard something. Freaked out at first but then it didn't happen again so I didn't worry about it anymore.

    January 12, 2011 at 11:13 am |