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. 

Spaceweather.com 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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