Mysterious object spotted across Central Texas sky Saturday

Many viewers reported spotting a meteor splitting across Central Texas Saturday night. This is a photo from one of our viewers in Round Rock. (ReportIt / Carol McDonald)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — We received many calls and emails about a mysterious flying object that split in the sky at about 9:15 p.m. on Saturday. It is believed that object was a meteor.

“In Westlake tonight watching the full moon there was a bright light that streaked across the sky,” one KXAN viewer said via email. “…Sort of east/west – and fast, steady, not choppy – not a plane or helicopter.”

Mike Prendergast, a storm chaser with, spotted the meteor Saturday night near Dallas and pulled out his camera. He said the main part glowed bright blue before burning up.

(Video Courtesy: Mike Prendergast /

The American Meteor Society received multiple reports of the meteor spanning from Texas to Florida.

I saw it in Georgetown,” another viewer commented on our Facebook page. “…Two objects flying side by side…way to fast to be a plane, and then it disappeared. Glad others witnessed it as well because my FB friends did not seem to believe me.”

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