February 16th, 2009
03:12 PM ET

Texans report fireball in sky, sonic booms

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Sonic booms and at least one fireball in the sky were reported in Texas on Sunday, less than a week after two satellites collided in space and a day after the Federal Aviation Administration asked U.S. pilots to watch for "falling space debris," authorities said.

There were no reports of ground strikes or interference with aircraft in flight, FAA spokesman Roland Herwig said.

Herwig told CNN the FAA received no reports from pilots in the air of any sightings but the agency recieved "numerous" calls from people on the ground from Dallas, Texas, south to Austin, Texas.


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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. d. griffith, TX

    It's an UFO no, it's a sonic boom no, it's an economic boom sign in the sky and President Obama will sign it today!!!!

    February 17, 2009 at 11:04 am |
  2. kim tushay

    its a bird, its a plane, no, its the govt fighting over the stimulus pkg again!

    February 17, 2009 at 2:43 am |
  3. Jaspal Singh

    Could that be debris falling, like some, astroied or commet? Or if it's an UFO, can't we find out thru all of the settalites hovering aound the earth ?

    February 16, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  4. Don, WA

    At least the joggers in the marathon are allready running.

    February 16, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  5. lydia

    hey, I saw that thing in austin on sunday. driving north from south austin it was just like a really big flare zooming across very low in the sky. why can't anyone identify that thing? don't you all think it's a little weird that no one can say what it really was? Oh, and I'm not from austin but I did think it was interesting that everyone in austin is sooo cool that they just kept driving!

    February 16, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  6. Teresa, OH

    Just what we need now: an alien invasion : )

    February 16, 2009 at 9:48 pm |
  7. DJ Heinlein (Clairemont, CA)

    Did the modern day "Chicken Little" even bother calling the Myth Busters before crying wolf?

    February 16, 2009 at 9:34 pm |
  8. Annie Kate

    Sounds like ET went boom. If there is a debris field what happened should be able to be discerned. I bet it was something to see though.....

    February 16, 2009 at 8:42 pm |
  9. S Callahan New York

    Perhaps, people may want to consult the Books of Ezekiel, Daniel and Revalation to learn 'what' came through the sky.

    February 16, 2009 at 7:28 pm |
  10. Vanessa, TX

    whew....I was beginning to sound like "Chicken Little" ...you know, "the sky is falling, the SKY is falling" but as any other "thing" that falls from the sky you can def. bet there is gonna be some sort of cover up by the gov...lol

    February 16, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  11. Melissa

    lol. Its just a meteor guys. The sky is not falling.

    February 16, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  12. Jasmine-Spokane,WA

    Oh, that's really nice. Now we have debris falling to the ground, a plane crash, what next? Aviation is not having a good week.

    February 16, 2009 at 4:49 pm |
  13. joe bob

    oh boy, now i suppose we have a full hour of UFO hunters to expect from this.

    Haha yea right...this will be recorded as a siting and recorded as part of history

    February 16, 2009 at 4:45 pm |
  14. Melissa in MI

    oh boy, now i suppose we have a full hour of UFO hunters to expect from this.

    February 16, 2009 at 4:02 pm |
  15. Isabel Abreu, Brazil

    The sky is getting dangerous, in America!

    Sonic booms!!!! Fireball!!! Plane Crash!! OVINE between Anderson Cooper and Wolf Blitzer, on Inauguration Day!

    Mr. President, another problem: the airspace suggest care.
    Protect us, down here.

    February 16, 2009 at 3:54 pm |