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10 more unsolved Arkansas mysteries
10 more unsolved Arkansas mysteries

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - We've shared with you10 unexplained mysteries of Arkansas, but don't think it stops there. Thank you to Brandon Howard with Highlands Today for the story.

10. Fire in the sky

On the evening of March 9, 2000, a litany of Arkansans reported seeing "balls of fire"falling from the sky. Later that night, a large fire sprung up in parts of Pulaski, Lonoke, and Jefferson Counties. The blaze scorched a path one mile long and 150-feet wide.

The question on many residents' minds: were the two incidents linked?

On the night of the fire, local authorities were besieged by reports of the fireballs in the sky. One caller even told the Jefferson County sheriff's department that he saw a mushroom cloud-like explosion in the vicinity of the fire.

The Democrat-Gazette ran a follow-up story about a week later. The paper reported that authorities hadn't yet found the precise cause of the fire, but were convinced it wasn't connected to the "meteors." The story did little to dispel the rumors, though.

Still the curious account from a local TV reporter lingers more than a decade later.

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