A strange ray of light seen in the sky across northern California has left witnesses asking what they have seen. USA Today reports that a few eyewitnesses in Redding reported that we saw a circular object quickly in the sky early Wednesday night before the strike in the sky appeared. Scott Carroll, a meteorologist of the National Weather Service in Eureka, said that pictures of the strike indicate that it started in the sky and traveled down to the ground, but he could not say exactly what caused it. NWS in Eureka suggested it could be a meteor that speculates on Twitter: “We think it may have been a #meteor sometime between 5:30 and 1
7:40.” Carroll agreed that it could have been a meteor, but said it could also be junk from a satellite. There were also unconfirmed reports of a possible crash and fire in the Fall River Mills area of Shasta County. The curly pattern of the beam was probably due to the shifting of wind patterns, “Carroll said.