Trooper, Driver Report Mysterious Object Falling From Sky

A state trooper and a driver said they saw a glowing green object the size of a whale fall.

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A state trooper and another person reported a large object falling out of the sky in Litchfield on Tuesday, but authorities in northwestern Connecticut said they didn't find anything after

The Republican-American of Waterbury reports that a person driving in Litchfield at about 2 a.m. on Tuesday reported that a green, glowing object the size of a whale fell from the sky and crashed into Bantam Lake.

About the same time, a state trooper 10 miles away in Warren called dispatchers to report that something fell out of the sky and landed near Bantam or Morris, authorities said.

Morris firefighters made several passes up and down the lake in a boat looking for a possible plane crash, but didn't find any debris.

Jon Nowinski, of the Smoking Gun Research Agency, said there have been several reports from the Wallingford and Meriden area recently of small glowing objects, which they believe are meteors.

None have been described as large, however.

Nowinski said reports of meteors or fireballs are common this time of year because of clear skies and people staying out later because of warm weather.

Authorities called off the search, leaving the mystery unsolved.

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