Nov. 23 UPDATE: Added a 10/2012 report from California:
KPTV Portland, Oregon
Nov. 20, 2013 Something in the sky Wednesday morning had people in the Portland metro area looking up and asking, “What is that?”
The Fox 12 newsroom received several photos of objects passing through the sky above Oregon shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday.
One FOX 12 viewer wrote she noticed “a strange line in the sky” in Beaverton.
“As it continued down, the trail behind it started to spread out as you can see in the pictures. Then it lit up like a fireball,” she wrote.
SLIDESHOW: Photos from FOX 12 viewers
Another witness on Marine Drive said he spotted three objects in the sky around 7:15 a.m.
“I ran inside to grab my camera after I saw the first two and when I came out this one was breaching our atmosphere,” he said.
Read the rest of KPTV’s report where they try to pass it off as a contrail.
This isn’t the first time for Portland fireballs – on October 30, the same phenomenon occurred, but that time it was passed off as a meteor:
A fireball in the sky above the Pacific Northwest led dozens of people to report sightings to the American Meteor Society on Wednesday.
The FOX 12 newsroom started receiving reports of a bright light flashing across the sky around 6 a.m. Wednesday.
AMS experts said it appears the decent-sized meteor entered the Earth’s atmosphere in Washington state, traveled in an east-to-west direction and landed in the Pacific Ocean.
“It went from one horizon to the other, never fading,” said one witness.
A report out of Tigard said it “traveled east to west across the entire visible sky – very long.”
Another witness, out of Gladstone, described it as “the longest lasting shooting star I’ve ever seen.”
There were also reported sightings in British Columbia, Alberta, Montana and Washington. Because of cloud cover in the Seattle area, there were very few reported sightings there.
More on the Oct. 30 fireballs at KPTV.