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Fireball above North Carolina. (Credit: Stuart McDaniel)

Fireball UFO over North Carolina

A fireball UFO appeared over North Carolina at approximately 10:00 pm on Wednesday, August 29.

According to local Fox affiliate WGHP Fox8, multiple witnesses reported seeing the fireball shooting across the sky. A website listing recent meteor and fireball sightings indicates that people from cities all across the state reported seeing the object. Fox8 reports that “most people reported seeing a ‘bright light’ or ‘green flash’ across the sky between 9:45 and 10:15 pm.”

But Ashvegas.com, a website covering local news for the North Carolina city of Asheville, reports that a fireball was above that city “at about 10:48 p.m.” on that night. The site also reports that this fireball “was spotted in a five-state area including North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Kentucky and Virginia, with most spottings seemingly clustered around Asheville, Charlotte and Greensboro.”

With a range of sighting reports spanning approximately an hour, it is plausible that more than one fireball UFO appeared in the sky above North Carolina. Although the object or objects were likely meteors or other space debris entering Earth’s atmosphere, a positive identification has not been make.

Meteorite collector Stuart McDaniel is one witness who was able to capture the fireball on video (see below. The still image of this fireball at the top of this post is from McDaniel’s video):

What do you think this fast-moving aerial object was? Leave your comments below, or on the Open Minds Facebook page.

About Jason McClellan

Jason McClellan is a UFO journalist and the producer/co-host of the web series Spacing Out! He is also the web content manager and staff writer for OpenMinds.tv, and a co-organizer and technical producer of the International UFO Congress. As a founding member of Open Minds, Jason served as a writer and editor for the now defunct Open Minds magazine. He has appeared on Syfy, NatGeo, and, most recently, he co-starred on H2's Hangar 1: The UFO Files. ------ Follow Jason on Twitter @acecentric and subscribe to Jason's updates on Facebook.

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