Bashiok engaged in a bit of thread hijacking to point out this interesting news item; a huge, bright, ball of flame streaked across the sky over the Midwestern United States on Thursday night. No word yet if the Meteor crashed into an ancient, crumbling Cathedral built atop a much older Monastery, thus to awaken ancient evil, but we can only hope.
CNN)—Authorities in several Midwestern states were flooded Wednesday night with reports of a gigantic fireball lighting up the sky, the National Weather Service said.
The fireball was visible for about 15 minutes beginning about 10 p.m., said the National Weather Service in Sullivan, Wisconsin, just west of Milwaukee.
“The fireball was seen over the northern sky, moving from west to east,” said the NWS in the Quad Cities area, which includes parts of Iowa and Illinois.
“Well before it reached the horizon, it broke up into smaller pieces and was lost from sight,” the service said. “Several reports of a prolonged sonic boom were received from areas north of Highway 20, along with shaking of homes, trees and various other objects including wind chimes,” it said.
Below you can see a couple of artist’s conceptions of this piece of falling sky. Click through for video from the CNN report, which has cool security camera footage of the night turning to day as the fire scorches overhead.
Embedded video from the CNN report.