Isn't this how War of the Worlds started?
Check out the video of the massive fireball that appeared over several Midwestern states last night.
CNN said the fireball was visible for about 15 minutes, beginning about 10 p.m., over Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin:
"The fireball was seen over the northern sky, moving from west to east," said the [National Weather Service] 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.
There's no official explanation of the fireball yet, but a meteor shower called Gamma Virginids usually occurs from April 4 to April 21, with peak activity expected on Wednesday and Thursday.
Oh, sure. That's what the Cigarette Smoking Man said.