Possible meteorite wakes many in SC
Posted: Feb 13, 2012 8:36 AM EST
GREENVILLE, SC (WYFF) - Emergency dispatchers from across the Upstate and The National Weather Service office say they got numerous calls overnight from people who heard a loud explosion followed by lights streaking across the sky.
The National Weather Service said it got a call from Greenville police around 2 a.m.
Police said they had been getting calls about lights in the sky and a loud boom.
They said after they started getting calls they checked the security camera at the National Weather Service and saw a flash of light at 1:42 a.m.
A National Weather Service representative said it could have been a meteorite.
The National Weather Service say they also got calls from Cherokee County. One of these callers said they saw an object breaking apart in the sky.
In Spartanburg County alone, dispatchers took approximately 75 calls, and reports are coming in from as far away as Lexington, NC and Carrollton, Ga.
Firefighters with the Reidville fire department in Spartanburg County witnessed the light show first hand. They tell us it happened at approximately 1:55 a.m.
The National Weather Service is also taking reports and gathering information on the event.
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(As of 8:54 am Tuesday, there are no updates.)