Fake Photos of Meteor Over Los Angeles Being Circulated on Twitter

November 7, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

At least two fake photos of the meteor that was reported by thousands of people on Wednesday are being shared online, mostly on Twitter.

One photo is of a yellow streak that looks somewhat believeable, but is actually from a French Tribune article from November 2012.

The other is a “rendition” shared by a Twitter account called “BeachBumPhotos.” It’s also posted on a website called Southern California Weather Authority.

Thousands of people saw the meteor or fireball, so it did happen.

“I saw it! Huge flash of light, followed by a streak of light for a few seconds, and then it was gone. Scary but beautiful,” Russ Haigis , a San Diego resident, told Epoch Times.

“It happened so fast taking a pic was impossible,” he added.

If you have any pictures or videos, let me know.


See a real photo and video here

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