NASA scientist cites evidence for meteor plummeting over Petersburg
(Updated November 28, 2015 @ 2:35 p.m.)
PETERSBURG – Amongst the rumors and speculation pulsing through Petersburg’s streets and social media news feeds last weekend, a Johnson Space Center NASA scientist points to data that suggests a falling meteor shook Mitkof Island last Saturday morning, which could mean many Petersburg residents woke up to the flash of a fireball and the blast of a sonic boom.
John Havrilek witnessed what he described as a blinding streak of light and the sound of an explosion.
“It was amazing,” Havrilek said. “I was born around the time thunder and lightn...