Eyewitness: Meteor made 'hissing noise' as it passed

One Twitter user claims to have heard a hissing sound as what is believed to have been a meteor passed over his New Jersey home:

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I actually heard the #meteor today as well. It was making almost a hissing noise as it flew brightly overhead. I saw it around 7:55pm EDT.

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'Meteor' seen in eastern US

There have been sightings of a possible meteor on the US Eastern Seaboard.