An Aiken County resident describes to WJBF that he saw a fireball in the sky, after a loud boom was heard all over the CSRA around 3:00 a.m., Friday morning. Dr. Gary Senn, the director of the DuPont Planetarium at USC-Aiken stopped by our noon Newscast and spoke with our Mary Morrison about the possible causes. You can also let us know what you heard or saw.

UPDATED: Mysterious Boom Rattles CSRA

An Aiken County resident describes to WJBF that he saw a fireball in the sky, after a loud boom was heard all over the CSRA around 3:00 a.m., Friday morning. Dr. Gary Senn, the director of the DuPont Planetarium at USC-Aiken stopped by our noon Newscast and spoke with our Mary Morrison about the possible causes. You can also let us know what you heard or saw.

By Sheena Bodie
Published: March 20, 2009

UNDATED—A loud noise was heard shortly before 3 a.m. Friday morning in Aiken, Richmond and Columbia counties.

Local law enforcement agencies also report hearing the boom, but no one knows what caused it.

Chris Turner, and Aiken County resident, told WJBF News Channel 6’s Sheena Bodie what he saw and heard, in a phone interview. We have also been informed that two Aiken County Sheriff’s Office deputies reportedly saw a fireball in the sky.

According to the Director of the DuPont Planetarium at USC-Aiken, Gary Senn, the cause of the boom could have possibly been a meteor. Stay tuned to WJBF Newschannel 6 and WJBF.com for more on this developing story.

Let us know below by leaving a comment to let us know what you saw or heard. You can also report meteor/fireball sightings to the American Meteor Society’s website.

If you happened to capture a photo, video, or cellphone video, please email producers@wjbf.com .

UPDATED: Mysterious Boom Rattles CSRA | WJBF

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