Last Tuesday, a meteor broke up and landed south of here, near the town of Cullman. Dr. Bill Cooke of Marshall’s Meteoroid Environment Office called it a true fireball. It was large enough that it generated a shockwave on a seismograph in Huntsville.
The meteorite hunters are here in force, looking for fragments. Some are from Marshall, some are professional meteorite hunters. Good luck to them.
At least no one was hurt this time, unlike in Sylacauga in 1954, when a meteor hit Mrs. Elizabeth Hodges.
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