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Police Dash Cam Films 'Fireballs In Sky'

Bright Lights Seen In Sky Over 5 States

POSTED: Thursday, July 8, 2004
UPDATED: 4:00 pm EDT July 8, 2004

A large meteor shower is probably what lit up the sky over parts of five states Wednesday night, according to experts.


The National Weather Service and media outlets received numerous reports of fireballs in the sky around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. The lights flashed across the sky shortly after 9 p.m. in portions of Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Tennessee.

Some of the fireballs were captured on a dash camera in a police car in Rowlett, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. The officer was on a traffic stop, and the left side of the shot shows several streaks of bright light.

After discussions with Federal Emergency Management Agency, the weather service determined that residents probably saw a meteor shower.

No debris or crash site have found, and there have been no reports of a missing aircraft.

Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.

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