EUGENE, Ore.-- Millions of people in the Pacific Northwest witnessed lights streak across the sky Thursday night, leaving onlookers wondering what they could be.
Videos of the lights were posted on social media from Canada to Corvallis and everywhere in between. Many speculated it was a meteor shower, a satellite, or even a UFO. The National Weather Service in Portland suggested the lights were from The Falcon 9. The National Weather Service retweeted astronomer Jonathan McDowell who said the launch failed to make a deorbit burn and reentered the atmosphere after 22 days in orbit.
The National Weather Service said this is not an official answer but it fits the bill. They are waiting for confirmation about what these lights were from their own sources.
KEZI 9 News reached out to the North American Aerospace Defense Command, the government agency that controls the air space over Canada and the United States, they said the information they have aligns to the National Weather Service.