Hundreds of individuals witnessed what seemed much like a meteor shooting across the sky of North Florida on a Saturday Night.
“The best way I can describe it is it looked like a large firework. But then there was a big ball of fire behind it and as quickly as we seen it — it was gone,” said Tracie Stradley, a witness.
Eddie Whisler, a museum director at Jacksonville’s Museum of Science is history is almost as excited, if not more, about this event as witnesses do.
“We know very well what it is that flew over Florida the other night and burned up in our atmosphere,” Whisler said.
Whisler continued that its size was probably as much as the size of one or two cars: Loud enough to create sound, and tiny enough to burn up before touching the surface.
“Something that’s going to make a boom or a sound is going to be something natural. Some type of rock,” Whisler said.
Events like this are frequent but often undetected because most of the earth is uninhabited.
In reality, events like this occur at many points of time in earth but mostly go unnoticed since most of the earth is not habituated.
Scientists actually forecast fewer meteoric events than normal this week in the northern hemisphere.
However, the local stargazers have got their share of having a sight of their lifetime.
“Just like the brightest, prettiest. It was actually gorgeous,” Spadley said.
To complete the investigation, the American Meteor Society is now looking for more eyewitnesses to describe what happened this weekend.