Jul 24, 2001

You can read CNN's official account of the "occurance" but here are some highlights:

CNN Military Affairs Correspondent Jamie McIntyre was at the Pentagon looking westward out his office window around 6 p.m. when he saw a flash in the sky headed toward Earth... In Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, Chief Frank Sesno was driving when he heard "what sounded like a sonic boom..." One person described it as a "ball of flame..." Witnesses said they saw a fireball fall into a corn field... Fire Chief Jerold Ross investigated a scorched section of a corn field measuring 25 feet by 20 feet... State police said their phone banks had been lit up with calls from northern Maryland to Upstate New York... The Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California received word of "a bright fireball" that appeared at approximately 6:15 p.m. EDT... People in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York reported hearing sonic booms...

And of course...

"It was heading inland."

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