Deja vu! This apparently happened back in September, also!
A little ways west of Austin, someone spotted a falling star... falling all the way to the ground. It's not uncommon to see meteors zip through the sky (and lots of people saw this one), but to see one actually make impact with the earth? That's a once in a billion lifetimes kinda sight!
Since the witness saw the meteor or object burst into flames upon hitting the ground, we're quite surprised we haven't seen any news coverage, photos, or videos of this event. Here's the full witness testimony submitted to MUFON:
I was traveling on 12/2/13 at 2200 hrs, keep in mind I am in the middle of nowhere with no city lights, it was pitch black besides the night sky. I witnessed what appeared to be a shooting star. I immediately got the attention of my wife so she could see the shooting star also. Rather than the shooting star burning off like I have seen in the past this one continued to burn entering the atmosphere, with a bright blueish-white train the shooting star then turned a greenish color and hit the earth's surface. I clearly saw the object make impact with the ground because I was at an elevated viewpoint. Once the object made impact my wife and I saw it burst into a green-yellow-red glowing light (like a bomb would in a movie) behind a segment of trees. We were so baffled that we drove off the main road onto some country roads towards where we saw the object hit. After about 10 mins I realized there would be no way for me to accurately find the object without an aeriel view being that the night sky could distort the actual distance the object landed off the road. We gave up our search and now I have tried to contact anyone who will help me try and locate this object for historical and scientific purposes. I contacted the Chief Investigator, Fletcher Gray, he seemed to be very interested. Please contact me, I feel this is extremely important for the scientific community.
More than 30 reports of the December 2nd fireball were sent into AMSMeteors.org, here's just one of them, from Tracy in LaGrange:
It appeared to fall straight down. It was a bright green I only saw it a few seconds before it was obscured by trees as I was driving in to work. I was wondering if it actually struck Earth.
Although this was likely a meteor, it could have been space junk or some other object entirely. If you have information about what Texans saw on December 2nd, or you saw it yourself - please send TUS a report!
Fireballs from outer space usually dissolve in our atmosphere, however the past two years have seen record-breaking meteor impacts on the planet Earth, most famously in Russia on Valentines Day last year. Most of these impacts have received little to no mainstream media coverage. Of course you can find great coverage of these right here.
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