Thursday, February 9, 2012

Strange Light Spotted over Texas

Last week, the sky above Texas briefly lit up with a mysterious pulsating light. "It kept getting bigger, and the color kept changing," Little River Academy Police Chief Troy Hess told Austin's American-Statesman newspaper. Hess happened to capture the intriguing light with his dashboard video camera during a routine traffic stop, but he was far from alone in his sighting. Witnesses from Oklahoma City to Houston reported seeing the light, cities some 450 miles apart.

The FAA has examined the footage and declared that what witnesses saw was "most likely" a meteor or other natural space debris burning up upon reentry to the Earth's atmosphere. Others seem to disagree. Just ask Texas resident Lloyd Lawrence. "I saw the object in question while driving in, just outside of Big Spring. It was yellow with no trail, moving slow. Did not appear to be a meteor."

I'll update on this event if and when more information becomes available.

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