On Halloween night, Washington area residents reported seeing a ball of fire streak across the sky between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Witnesses described a flash of light leaving their surroundings in either an orange or bluish hue before returning to darkness. One driver told a local meteorologist he could clearly see the inside of a passing car as if it were daytime. Experts agree the phenomenon was most likely a meteor, probably the size of a grapefruit, that had managed to survive entry.
In unrelated news, the "Golden Record" aboard Voyager 1 was recovered last night from a crater in the woods of Northern Virginia. The record offers greetings from Earth in 55 languages.
In other unrelated news, a woman living near the crater was reportedly abducted by a man resembling her dead husband. Authorities are investigating.
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