Meteor hits North Texas

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When we bring in February in Dallas, Texas we do it with a bang! Around 8pm Wednesday night people were posting on facebeook what appeared to be a meteor streaking across the North Texas sky. It sounded like a sonic boom that had a fireball being visible from parts of South Oklahoma clear to San Antonio. The FAA told TV station KWTX in Waco that it was a meteor.
“My house shook and I heard a bang which seemed strange since there is not a storm outside or anything,” commented John Medina.
Channel 8’s Facebook page comment read:
In Carrollton, James Gates said he “heard a light boom and my house lightly shook… then I heard dogs barking.”
Dawn Caddell Delarosa was out sitting on her porch about 15 miles west of Denton. “It was HUGE. It was very low,” she wrote. “It came from the Southwest, went in front of our house. Both my husband and I yelled, ‘OMG, it is going to hit that plane?’ It looked like it got east of Denton when it exploded/broke apart. We could see all the little ’embers’ blasting southeastward. Those poor people in the plane. I bet they thought it was the end of their life.”