Coal, not meteorite, found at New Jersey beach by fmr. Action News reporter

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (WPVI) -- A former Action News reporter and her sister have come to the bottom of a mystery in Ocean County, New Jersey.

Nora Muchanic says she was walking with her sister Jean on Silver Beach around 4 p.m. Friday when they came across a crater in the sand.

They dug out a black rock embedded in the bottom of the crater.

Was it a meteorite?

The American Meteorological Society received nearly 580 reports from across the East Coast about a bright falling fireball last Wednesday.

Nora and her sister took the rock to the Franklin Institute where they determined it was not a meteorite, but a piece of coal.

Those who were hoping for another outcome are saying: Bah, humbug!

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