That mysterious fireball seen streaking across the sky Sunday was not falling satellite debris. The Federal Aviation Administration now says it was probably a meteor, not flying space junk.
Initially, the agency suggested it could be remnants of last week's outer space collision between two satellites. But whatever it was, it put on quite a show for some local residents.
"It took me by surprise," said Caldwell resident Connie Phillips. "It was quite large and it was falling and it was hot." Robertson County resident Jette Hicks also saw the unusual object. "It was definitely big. It was bright and it was red and yellow and had a big tail to it."
The event was seen across the state including sightings in Austin, Dallas and Waco.