"I thought it was a UFO," one Barnstable elementary-school student told the newspaper.
The "large, bright, long duration fireball" was reported by witnesses to be brighter than the moon, which is nearly full, according to Mike Hankey of the American Meteorological Society, who writes that the meteor apparently entered over southwest Vermont and headed north.
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- Dozens report meteor sighting on Cape, N.E. (Cape Cod Times)
- New England Fireball (American Meteor Society)