Fireballs and Booms Reported Down Atlantic Coast

Fireballs and booming noises, similar to the Texas Fireball from February 15th, were reported in Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina around 9:45 p.m. Sunday, March 29th. Witnesses described brilliant, streaking colored lights followed by an explosion-like sound.

One person making a report in Carroll County e-mailed a local TV station to say she “spotted a large fireball in the western sky. It started out being about star brightness, then increasingly got brighter and greener. As it got green, it had an orange sparkling tail…We saw it go almost all the way to the ground before losing sight of it in the trees.”

Another from Durham, N.C., described the following: “I remember seeing something greenish and changing colors. It was leaving a trail (not sure of the color). I never saw it hit the ground either because it faded, got covered by trees, or burnt out.”

Yet another wrote: “I was driving South on Interstate 83 between 9:30 and 10:00 (Sunday) night when my wife and I both saw a streaking green light fall from the sky. It looked like a shooting star, but it was definitely falling to the ground and not shooting across the sky.”

Virginia residents from Hampton Roads to Richmond reported seeing “great balls of fire” lighting up the sky in shades of yellow, white orange and blue.

Many reports also describe a thunder-like sonic boom noise as well.

These reports are very similar to the March 4th and 5th California sonic booms, the March 9th New York booms and fireball sighting, and the host of sighting from around the world that occurred within several days of the now famous February 15th Texas Fireball.

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