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Peter Davenport at the National Reporting Center reports, "We received numerous reports that one or more red/orange changing to blue ovals were seen over Andrews Air Force Base on July 26, 2002." Their existence was first indicated on radio station WTOP because several listeners called in confirming the sighting. NORAD radar spotted a sphere and fighters were scrambled, but the they had disappeared. The 113th Air Wing keeps pilots and armed jets on 24-hour alert at Andrews to respond to incidents as part of an air defense system. Fox and MSNBC reported that "Renny Rogers of Waldorf claims, " Just before two in the morning, he saw a large blue ball of light streaking across the sky. But it was the military jets that really startled him. The jets were right on its tail."
I spoke with contacts at NORAD. They have no role with meteor activity.
Despite investigation, they are not sure how the stations you cited came up
with the information. The bottom line is that there was no NORAD-FEMA
communication about meteor activity. US Strategic Command, a Department of
Defense command, tracks man-made space debris, but we have not found a good
federal contact for meteor activity. I hope this answers your questions.
FEMA Public Affairs
Originally posted by astrocreep
At about 3:30 (EDT) am this morning (7-13-04) a large explosion over East KY and West WVA brought me and my family out of bed in a panic. The first thing we did was check the weather but no clouds or storms close by. I did see a faint flash of light reflected through a mirror facing the window just a half second after the explosion but wasn't looking out of it as we were still trying to gain composure. I thought at first it might have been thunder but waited to see and no others were heard. If it was a lightening strike, it was a fluke and it was right on top of us.
With all the severe weather we've had this year, I have gotten to the point that most of the time thunder doesn't even wake me now but this was a brief instant explosion and then all was quiet again. I went outside and saw nothing and heard nothing else. I can't say it was a meteor. It could have been a sonic boom which is what it sounded most like to me. What ever it was, it was almost deafening.