Piece of meteorite said to have fallen in Cwmbran

First published in News

THERE are reports this morning that a large bang heard in Cwmbran last night was part of a meteorite shower hitting the area.

Argus readers are reporting hearing what they initially thought was an explosion at around midnight.

There was a meteorite shower reported over east Wales and west Shropshire, and it is thought that a piece of meteor fell in the the area.

One woman in Newport told the Argus she heard the noise and thought there had been a lorry crash. Gwent Police said they had three calls over the boom.

DID you hear or see the meteor shower? Email newsdesk@gwent-wales.co.uk , call Will Bain on 01633 777242 or tweet @ArgusWBain

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10:27am Tue 28 Aug 12

Bilbo Biggins says...

The misses woke me up around midnight cos she heard a loud bang. Anyone else hear anything?
The misses woke me up around midnight cos she heard a loud bang. Anyone else hear anything? Bilbo Biggins
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10:50am Tue 28 Aug 12

sophie rubyleigh ward says...

i would like to think there is proof of this but i am friends with someone who heard the bang and couldn't see a fire or anything so im sure it is true that it was a meteorite. but more evidence would be essential.
i would like to think there is proof of this but i am friends with someone who heard the bang and couldn't see a fire or anything so im sure it is true that it was a meteorite. but more evidence would be essential. sophie rubyleigh ward
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11:06am Tue 28 Aug 12

sophie rubyleigh ward says...

ive looked it up on other news sites and it is said to be that it didnt land in cwmbran it was the size of a golf ball and exploded over the area thats by what i have found so far maybe i will find more news on this but thats it so far.
ive looked it up on other news sites and it is said to be that it didnt land in cwmbran it was the size of a golf ball and exploded over the area thats by what i have found so far maybe i will find more news on this but thats it so far. sophie rubyleigh ward
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11:20am Tue 28 Aug 12

Blodma says...

I'm in Pontypool. At 11:15 pm I was outside and heard a loud double bang, with a longish rumbling fadeout. I thought it was a sonic boom - it was definitely an unusual sound.
I'm in Pontypool. At 11:15 pm I was outside and heard a loud double bang, with a longish rumbling fadeout. I thought it was a sonic boom - it was definitely an unusual sound. Blodma
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11:49am Tue 28 Aug 12

IanSlade says...

I am in Crosskeys, at 11pm
Last night I saw a big ball of light which was orange/yellow and turned to white as it flew through the sky, it had a heat trail which was ever so slightly green. I then heard a loud rumble just after it went over the mountain towards Cwmbran. It looked like a big star with a gas/heat trail. It was great!
I am in Crosskeys, at 11pm Last night I saw a big ball of light which was orange/yellow and turned to white as it flew through the sky, it had a heat trail which was ever so slightly green. I then heard a loud rumble just after it went over the mountain towards Cwmbran. It looked like a big star with a gas/heat trail. It was great! IanSlade
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1:29pm Tue 28 Aug 12

Radio Wales says...

My guess is we've upset the Martians...
Dum, dum,, Duum! I'm told it landed on Horsham common...
My guess is we've upset the Martians... Dum, dum,, Duum! I'm told it landed on Horsham common... Radio Wales
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3:45pm Tue 28 Aug 12

Man of Ponty says...

Meterorites burn up in the atmosphere and don't hit the ground or explode
Meterorites burn up in the atmosphere and don't hit the ground or explode Man of Ponty
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4:51pm Tue 28 Aug 12

WickWelsh says...

No, a meteorite hits the ground which is what makes it a meteorite. If it burns up in the atmosphere, it's a meteor.
No, a meteorite hits the ground which is what makes it a meteorite. If it burns up in the atmosphere, it's a meteor. WickWelsh
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8:19pm Tue 28 Aug 12

Cwbran-Cool says...

Facebook A man finds unusual stone/ Metal/Amber near woods by Caerleon
Facebook A man finds unusual stone/ Metal/Amber near woods by Caerleon Cwbran-Cool
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10:50pm Tue 28 Aug 12

intruder says...

Heard a double boom around 11:15 in pontypool and house shook slightly
Heard a double boom around 11:15 in pontypool and house shook slightly intruder
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