A Brainerd man said he saw the meteor streaking across the sky that landed near Rock Spring in Walker County, Ga., on Wednesday.
Wesley Schultz, who lives on North Moore Road, said, "I was in the backyard bent over painting a concrete table and benches so I was looking upward. I saw an object as bright as anything I've ever seen traveling north to south.
"It didn't last more than a fraction of a second and was gone. I later heard it entered the atomsphere at a whopping 33,000 miles per hour.
"My first thought was I was having eye problems - they always ask if I've seen flashes of light, but this was no flash, more like a fast-traveling flare. I haven't heard anyone else say they saw it, but there's no doubt in my mind that I did."
Andrew Clark said he saw it also while walking with a friend up Barton Avenue after dinner at Las Margaritas. He said, "It was moving very fast. From my vantage point it looked as though it had originated above Normal Park School and was headed toward Lookout Mountain or St. Elmo.
"Initially. I thought it was some sort of flare or 'a souped-up shooting star.' My friend insisted I make a wish on it. This was probably sometime between 9:30 and 9:40 p.m.
"The distinctively neon green orb was dashing across the sky, making a beeline toward Lookout Mountain. I made a joke to my friend that this was probably a Bill Chapin publicity stunt to promote St. Patrick's Day at Rock City. We laughed and didn't give the green blob a second thought until I read an article about it."
Chris Kidd said he saw the meteor over the Varnell/Ringgold area on Wednesday night. He said, "It was a very bright green shooting star that went north to south, but it was longer than a shooting star and slower in speed, in my opinion."
NASA scientists have been seeking to find someone who saw the meteor that broke into small pieces as it ended its journey of hundreds of millions of miles in North Georgia. The meteor was tracked by NASA's Huntsville tracking camera.
The path was over Tunnel Hill, Ga., and then into central Walker County.
No pieces of the meteor have apparently been found yet.