A Maine police officer, on duty, had no clue that he would spot a big glowing fireball that night. In fact, Portland police Sgt. Tim Farris was looking for speeders. He was in front of Central Fire Station when his dashboard camera made the video of the big fireball, suspected to be an alien spaceship.
Oh My God! I know. That’s what Farris said.
Portland Maine Police Department posted the video on its Facebook page.
“You never know what you are going to see on duty. Sgt. Farris was looking for speeders while parked in front of the central fire station and was able to observe some visitors “from away”….far away,” said the department in the Facebook post.
“The meteor (or alien spaceship) was caught on camera at approximately 0050 hours. Let’s hope the visitors are friendly. They could just be some of Stephen King’s friends on their way to visit him. Whoever they are I’m sure we could win them over with a whoopie pie.” it added.
The video has crossed 6,70,000 views since yesterday; with more than 10,600 shares.
The fireball was witnessed firstly in Maine. People from Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Ontario (Canada) and Québec (Canada) also reported the sighting, reports MassLive.
“The giant ball of fire was (seamed) extremely close going down below the treed horizon. I waited a minute because I thought I’ll see fire erupting beyond the end of the lake but nothing,” said Julian K from Ontario, Canada.
“There was a 3-5 min delay from the time I saw it to the boom I heard and felt , very loud and shook the home , unlike anything I have ever experienced before,” said Craig C. from Canton, ME.
Last month, Fox News reported a similar fireball spotted in southern California.