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‘Meteorite’ Ignites Numerous 911 Calls

October 5th, 2011 by WCBC Radio

Numerous 911 calls in Allegany and Mineral counties at 4:22 a.m. Tuesday apparently stemmed from a “meteorite passing through the area.”  A 911 spokesman said that tapes were reviewed and while no objects were visable there were dozens of calls reporting loud booming sounds and bright flashing lights. While calls of a similar nature came into the Mineral County 911 center from the Keyser area, the Times News reports that there apparently were no calls made at that time to emergency centers in Garrett, Washington, Bedford and Fayette counties among other locations. Allegany County Commissioner Bill Valentine was an eye witness to the event.





One Response to “‘Meteorite’ Ignites Numerous 911 Calls”

  1. October 05, 2011 at 9:40 am, Benjamin M. Strozykowski said:

    Not to be too pedantic, but did anybody actually find the “meteorite” impact? If not, then it’s a meteor, not a meteorite:

    http://www.mentalfloss.com/difference/meteor-vs-meteorite-vs-meteoroid/

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