A bright light in the sky over Lancaster County attracted the attention of at least a few people Thursday night.

What caused the light was uncertain as of press time.

Three people called the Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era shortly after 10 p.m. to report seeing the light.

About the same time, several people from Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Connecticut posted on Twitter that they saw an object, which they described as a "fireball" or "meteor."

"Huge, huge, huge meteor just fell over White Hall, Md.," one person wrote. "Exploded in huge flash. Green tail. Yellow fireball head."

Amanda Kimmich was folding laundry on the second floor of her house on Pitney Road in Lancaster Township when she happened to look out the window and saw a bright, white flash of light in the sky.

"It was really unique," she said. "I've seen fireworks, and this seemed bigger than that. It kind of gave me goose bumps."

The bright flash moved across the sky before it got out of Kimmich's sight, she said.

"It wasn't just a stationary flash," she said.

Several miles to the north, in Manheim Borough, John O'Donnell was in his front yard looking north when he saw a light in the sky.

"It was a big flash of blue light, and it flashed three or four times before this bright silver ball floated down to the ground," he said. "It seemed like it was right over top of us, but a little to the north."

When the ball O'Donnell was watching dipped out of sight, he said he "definitely heard it hit the ground. The sound was kind of faint, but I heard a thud."

Cooper Reedy was in front of her home in Witmer facing south when she saw a bright flash reflected in the side of her boyfriend's car.

When she turned around, she saw a multicolored ball falling from the sky.

"We kind of thought it was a firework at first, but it never exploded, and it was way too big," she said. "It was gigantic."

A man working in the tower at Lancaster Airport said he noticed a flash of light out of the corner of his eye to the north around 10 p.m., but he couldn't identify the source of the light.

A shift supervisor at Lancaster County-Wide Communications said around 10:15 p.m. he had not received any calls about the light in the sky.