A giant green fireball assumed to be a meteor freaked out residents in Wisconsin and IowaÂ Wednesday night. The fireball lit up the night sky like it was daylight and reportedly caused multiple sonic booms over the state.
The object blazed across the skies at around 10 p.m. CDT, spurring a frenzy of calls to local media. The National Weather Service reports it was probably a meteorite that shook houses under its path. Meteor showers were expected over the area over the past few days.
Not only was the meteor in Wisconsin a shocking sight in the sky, it also probably scared a number of people who didn’t even see it just from the noise alone. “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,” The National Weather Service said in a statement.
It is unknown whether any portion of the meteorite actually hit the ground – if it was a meteorite, of course. You know there are plenty of folks out there who will be going all conspiracy theory over this thing!
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