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Meteorite-like object lights up the night sky

Last Updated Sep 5, 2017 at 6:46 am PDT

Possible meteorite that came down near Nelson (Source: Twitter @RafaelPern)
Summary

'It looked like a ball of fire': witness

'It was way more intense than thunder, but not quite like an earthquake. It rattled the windows': witness in Nelson

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – If you were looking east at around 10 p.m., you might have caught a glimpse of what some people are describing as a meteorite falling to the ground.

Tashia is in Nelson. She says she was tucking her son into bed before she saw the sky light up. “We felt it. It was way more intense than thunder, but not quite like an earthquake. It rattled the windows.”

Laureen was in Langley and spotted it. “It looked like a ball of fire. It was quite large. It came streaking through the sky and just kept going. I said ‘that’s going to hit something’.”

People from as far away as Calgary have also noticed the phenomenon.

We still don’t have an official word on what it was, or where it landed.