Residents in five states witnessed a massive fireball fly through the northern sky Wednesday night. Beginning at about 10 p.m., the unidentified ball moved over parts of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Ohio. It was visible for about 15 minutes. Area authorities and weather services were flooded with reports from bystanders.
While no one has officially determined what caused the fireball, a meteor shower called Gamma Virginids is occurring from April 4 to April 21 with peak activity this past Wednesday and Thursday. Some think a large meteorite caused the remarkable fireball.