March 23rd, 2013
09:06 AM ET

Reported meteor lights up East Coast - and social media

By Chandler Friedman and Greg Botelho, CNN

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The streaking ball of fire Friday night above the East Coast did not, for now at least, signal the end to civilization as we know it.

Though you might get that sense from social media.

The sky lit up along the U.S. eastern seaboard with reports of "a thin streak of blue-greenish-white" from people like Chip Guy, who was driving in eastern Maryland when he and his family he spotted it.

"It didn't last more than eight or nine seconds, then it disappeared," said Guy, a spokesman for Sussex County, Delaware. "Frankly, I didn't think too much of it."

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  1. Beth

    Looks like a Romulan vessel to me

    March 24, 2013 at 7:03 pm |
  2. TIM

    Who cares. Not even interesting. Just another black ops craft that had stability issues

    March 24, 2013 at 6:52 pm |
    • Facts

      AGREED.

      March 24, 2013 at 6:53 pm |
  3. TIM

    Definitly a man made craft.

    March 24, 2013 at 6:48 pm |
  4. XGordon

    This worries me. Too many are passing to close to us.

    March 24, 2013 at 2:21 pm |
  5. Planetologist

    Definitly a space craft. I've been researching different types of alien craft since the mid 1960's. it appears to be a Nebula Class cruiser from the Rigel System. Interesting.

    March 24, 2013 at 2:17 pm |
  6. Kent

    It looks more like a UFO to me.

    March 24, 2013 at 10:50 am |

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