Glowing Object Flies Across Phoenix Sky
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By: Erisa Nakano
PHOENIX - Many residents around Arizona have reported seeing a "glowing object" fly across the night sky Wednesday.
Some experts believe it was either a fireball or a bright meteor. ABC15 started getting reports of the object around 7:45 p.m.
Our multimedia journalist Brien McElhatten captured two photos when he saw a glowing orange light before an object started streaking across the sky.
One photo shows how the glowing light looked in Chandler. The other image was taken as McElhatten kept the shutter open to show the object streaking across the sky.
â€It had a big old tail, and it was so bright. I couldn't believe what I was witnessing," Valley resident Holly Pickard told ABC15.
Law enforcement in the Valley also saw the object.
"We received four calls (total) regarding the light in the sky," a Phoenix Police spokesman told ABC15. "Our air unit, myself, and other officers also observed it as well. We all made our wishes and went back to work."
A spokesman with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said their aviation unit did confirm seeing the meteor over Deer Valley Airport, but there haven't been any reports of an impact site.
Many of our viewers are also sounding off about it on the ABC15 Facebook page.
Sharon Roesch wrote, "It was huge and incredible- we were driving and too much in shock."
Althea Keegan wrote, "It had a green tail and burned out just as I had my camera ready to snap a picture."
The ABC15 newsroom confirmed that there have been similar reports in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.
Did you see it? Let us know what you witnessed in a comment below.