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Possible meteor lights up midnight sky

(Indianapolis-AP)- Residents of Indiana and neighboring states called police agencies after they saw a bright blue light in the midnight sky.

The light that was sighted shortly before 1 a.m.  Thursday was likely a meteor or space debris, the National Weather Service said. 

Weather Services offices throughout Indiana, and in Chicago and Haines, with the Indianapolis office.

Haines said he had no confirmation it was an actual meteor, adding it may also have been falling space debris.

Police agencies as far north as Jasper County, in northwest Indiana, and as far south as Evansville received calls from people who had seen the object.

A dispatcher at the state police post in Peru, about 65 miles southwest of Fort Wayne, said calls came from Grant, Fulton and Wabash counties.

An air traffic controller at Indianapolis International Airport said he had received no reports from pilots.

Haines said there is little chance of someone on the ground being injured from falling space debris.

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