Oklahomans reports seeing lights in the sky

Sunday, December 2nd 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Streaks of brilliant light in the night sky were observed by Oklahomans across the state late Saturday.

Dozens of Oklahomans reported seeing three or four long streaks of light moving across the sky shortly after 10 p.m. Witnesses said the streaks produced sparks as they moved from northeast to southwest.

The Associated Press received telephone calls about the lights from Oklahoma City, Tulsa Enid, Edmond, Owasso, Shawnee and McAlester. Broadcasters reported that the lights were seen as far away as Denison, Texas and Wichita, Kan.

Witnesses said the lights appeared white and blue. The National Weather Service in Norman said the descriptions were consistent with a man-made object, probably a satellite or space junk, re-entering the atmosphere.

The weather service was attempting to contact the North American Air Defense Command to identify the object.

NORAD monitors satellites and other space junk that re-enter the atmosphere.