Fairbanks residents witness bright unknown object falling from the sky

Residents of Fairbanks witnessed a bright unknown object fall from the sky.
Residents of Fairbanks witnessed a bright unknown object fall from the sky.(Storyblocks)
Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 5:04 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - A bright blue light, that has been described as an unidentified falling object, has been seen by residents across Fairbanks and Wasilla Monday morning.

On January 4th at approximately 9:30 a.m. several witnesses from Fairbanks and Wasilla reported seeing the bright blue light rapidly falling from west to east across the sky.

According to the eyewitness account of Fairbanks resident Cassie Ross, “What I witnessed today traveling on Badger Rd. headed towards Fort Wainwright, was a sudden bright blue light with a yellow trailing light rapidly falling from the sky. I did not notice or see it appear in the sky until it was about mid sky height within my range of view driving. It fell really fast, was bright blue, and I initially thought it was perhaps an engine falling from an aircraft and was watching for an explosion of something landing, but there wasn’t anything to my knowledge. It was on the right side of the road near Lakloey area.”

This sighting occurred at the tail end of the Quadrantid meteor shower. According to the International Meteor Organization, this first major meteor shower of 2021 peaked between January second and third. This shower is most easily viewed in the northern hemisphere and occasionally produces bright fireballs like the one witnessed across Alaska.

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