Huge fireballs brought people to tears as they lit up the skies of Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida – with some fearing ‘Armageddon’
Earlier this month a huge and incredibly bright comet tore through the sky to the amazement of many witnesses in the southern states of the US. The American Meteor Society reported receiving 50 sightings of the giant fireball across six states. One moved witness said they thought it was the end of the day: ‘I found myself looking for a mushroom or Armageddon cloud’
An incredibly bright object from space tore through the sky, making a crash landing on Earth after lighting up the night sky over several southern states as it descended.
More than 50 sighting reports across Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida were recorded by the American Meteor Society of a giant fireball flying through the sky.
Witnesses said they saw a bright falling object light up the sky ‘like a firework’ at around 4.30am last Friday.
Multiple recordings of bright bursts of falling light Flashes of green, blue, orange and yellow light
A huge fireball lit up the sky earlier this month, with witnesses reporting sightings across at least six southern states.
A witness from Gulfport, Mississippi said it was ‘unbelievable’ and ‘huge’.
‘It was the size of a car when it went behind the trees,’ they added.
Dash and ring cameras across the South captured other-worldly scenes and later circulated online.
Several additional witnesses said it was the largest and brightest falling object they had ever seen.
One from Frankston, Texas said they had ‘seen shooting stars but nothing like this.’
‘It was very clear and very vivid. I could see the heat coming forward and circling the flames and trailing a trail of fire behind its path.’
Another witness in New Orleans said they were horrified by the incident and thought it was probably the end.
‘The scale of what I saw prepared me for a catastrophic event. I was driving on a freeway when it happened and I found myself looking for a mushroom cloud or Armageddon,’ they said.
A person in Cheneyville, Louisiana, said the comet looked like it had landed in some field, although it’s not yet clear exactly where it landed.
Although the witnesses did not feel an explosion or any other kind of tremors, they emphasized the scene they experienced earlier this month.
‘There was no explosion that I’m aware of but there was a flash, a flash like a firework going off that lit everything up for a while,’ they said.
Most witnesses reported seeing an incredibly bright flash of green, blue, yellow and orange light
Doorbell cameras across the South caught the early morning meteor zipping through the sky
In Alabama, one witness said the meteor nearly brought tears to his eyes.
‘I’ve never seen anything like it. This was no shooting star. It was something very big and outstanding. I cannot describe the sight it was.’
Last week, it was reported that witnesses across Louisiana had glimpsed a mysterious meteor – with some theorizing that what they saw was alien life touching down in a UFO.
‘It’s not a meteor, it’s an alien ship wandering through our space and time,’ one man said of the doorbell footage.
‘The UFO must have stopped for a poboy,’ joked another man, referring to a sandwich from Louisiana.