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Fireball Rockets through the Midwestern Skies

This post was written by Amy
on April 15, 2010 | Comments (2)

This morning as I was getting ready, I was listening to the Eau Claire, Wisconsin, news station and heard that what people were calling a meteorite (although they were not confirming that it was such a thing) was spotted rocketing through the sky in at least five states and that a sonic boom was also heard. The LaCrosse (Wisconsin) Tribune states that many from the area called in and witnessed a what they called a meteor explode and heard a sonic boom. The photo included in the article is quite a sight to see.

Was it a meteorite? Was it a UFO exploding? The article states that there is a meteor shower going on at the moment, so it could be an explanation, but I will be very curious to see what comes of all of this.

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#1 
Written By Anna
on April 15th, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

Amy- About a month ago, my husband and I were driving near Red Wing at about 9pm when we saw the entire sky light up. It was as if a giant bolt of lightning had hit somewhere close, but there was not a cloud in the sky (plus, lightning generally only lights up a portion of the night sky, not the WHOLE sky). We heard on the news that it could be seen as far away as Hudson, WI. The idea of a meteorite was bandied about, but after that initial 10 second news item, we never heard another peep about it. Perhaps it was the same phenomenon?

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Written By Amy
on April 15th, 2010 @ 3:28 pm

Anna, maybe what you and your husband saw was the same phenomenon. I’m glad that this latest is getting more press and isn’t just a 10 second news bit. Thanks for sharing!

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