Meteor Explodes Over Ohio, Kills Two 2013

The skies over Ohio lit up late Friday night when a meteor exploded over Columbus.

Several witnesses say the event was so bright that it lit up the night sky and cast shadows on the ground, according to the American Meteor Society website.

Also, loud booms were heard with the explosion and a visible contrail was seen swirling in the sky right after the meteor blew up.

The event was captured in northeast Ohio on a NASA all-sky camera in Hiram, Ohio, at 11:33 p.m. reported the meteor hit the atmosphere at 114,000 m.p.h. and was visible in 14 states.

Fragments from the fireball reportedly hit  a home in northern Adams County, Ohio, a few miles outside the city of Peebles causing a house fire. 
Those reports are unconfirmed. The six alarm fire left fireman battling the blaze into the early hours of the morning. It is unknown at this time if the residents made it out safely. 
A neighbor said the meteor crossed over the city and hit near the Locust Grove Cemetery just four miles from the Great Serpent Effigy Mound. 
Update: As of the morning of September 28, 2013, a home outside of Peebles, Ohio, in the Locust Grove area of Adams County burned to the ground last night, the two residents of the home, an elderly couple, Jane and Lyle Lambert, died as a result of smoke inhalation. 

The fire is believed to have been caused from the meteor, or pieces of the meteor, that hit the home. The state fire marshal is investigating the fire.

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  1. Local fire department volunteers who fought the blaze are saying the fire appears to have been electrical in nature. An official fire marshal statement is expected to confirm this later in the week. The blaze was further fueled by oxygen tanks in the home used by an elderly resident for breathing difficulties. No evidence of any impact has been substantiated and the timing of the incident is considered coincidental.

  2. I'm really sorry that these people lost their lives. I highly doubt it was a meteor strike. Since God made the heavens and the earth, and since he is not allowed in this country, I don't think he can throw a rock that far.

  3. FALSE REPOT SADLY, but almost. Just a coincidence

  4. Let's all trust the expertise of volunteer firefighters that usually have less than a high school education.

    1. You apparently have no clue regarding the training firefighters receive.

  5. If this was in Russia, we'd have 10 angles of it from dashboard cams.

  6. insurance companies blame meteor

  7. Lol at the god comment. Way to use this tragedy to push an agenda. And the last time I checked, almost every street corner in towns have a church and all of our dollar bills have "in god we trust" on them. To say god isn't allowed in this county is a little ridiculous.

  8. If God is Almighty, can He make a stone bigger than He can lift?

  9. there is NO way this meteor caused this house fire. Adams County is 2 hours away (south) from Columbus.