Possible meteors seen in Missouri, Illinois

Full story: Columbia Daily Tribune

Dozens of people in eastern and south-central Missouri and parts of Illinois reported seeing flaming objects falling from the sky yesterday evening.
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meteorite hunter-buyer

Chicago, IL

#1 Feb 5, 2007
This event had nothing to do with a meteor shower. More likely, it was a large individual meteor or meteoroid that broke up as it entered the atmosphere.

If sonic booms were heard, there may have been meteorites produced close by. Jacksonville IL and the surrounding area seems to be a likely search area so far. Anyone with information, please email me at biscuit_40@yahoo.com
Oliver

Winchester, IL

#2 Oct 31, 2008
I saw a flash of blue/green light with a ball of bright light heading towards the ground as I was going home from Jacksonville, IL...approximate time was 7-7:15 p.m. on 10/31/08. It was traveling from NW to SE.
Lyra in DeKalb Illinois

Bloomington, IN

#3 Nov 1, 2008
I also saw a huge, wide ball of light shooting across the sky in the early evening while Trick-or-Treating here in DeKalb, Illinois.
Larry F

Lake In The Hills, IL

#4 Nov 1, 2008
I saw a bright meteor, it left a streak about 12 inches long (a ruler held out at arms length) and that tail of sparkling specks glowed for about 3-5 seconds after the bright meteor dot flared out. It was at about a 60 degree angle up from my horizon, I was facing N and the streak was from NW to NE. It was awesome. Palatine, IL. About 7-7:15pm Halloween night.

Since: Sep 08

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#5 Nov 1, 2008
wish it woulda hit the top of cox hill in chaffee mo
Dennis K

Northbrook, IL

#6 Nov 17, 2008
What I saw very closely resembles what Larry F saw. At about 7:05 Halloween night it travelled from west to east. There was one main object, plus three or four smaller ones, all with trails of sparks. I saw it for about 2 seconds before it disappeared behind a building. I was in Roselle, Illinois facing north.

Since: Sep 08

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#7 Nov 17, 2008
at the time the leonid meteor shower was going on its just about to end.
jeremy

United States

#8 Nov 22, 2008
I saw a brilliant meteor on nov 20 thursday night at about 11:30-12at night. It faintly lit the ground and had a trail that was faintly visible about 1 min after the the meteor broke up and it covered about 3/4 of the sky. It was so bright it probably would have been faintly visible in broad daylight. Definitely the brightest meteor I've ever seen. Oh I'm in east central Missouri and the meteor was traveling from the NW to the east South east. I live in town and the first thing I said while it was streaking across the sky was HOLY @^#*.
Tom

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Nov 23, 2008
I saw a huge meteorid on 10/31/08 at about 7:00 p.m. from the St.Paul, MN area.
Trista

United States

#11 Nov 25, 2008
My Husband and I saw a this on Nov. 20th at about midnight - give or take - it appeared to land in the Mississippi River (we were driving and saw this to the right of us...the tail had color to it). Though it probably didn't land in the river, it was amazing to see. It sounds like this has been seen all over the world on 11/20/08. People from Canada, the US, and Korea all saw it.
Griese Dieck

Cape Girardeau, MO

#12 Nov 25, 2008
Trista wrote:
My Husband and I saw a this on Nov. 20th at about midnight - give or take - it appeared to land in the Mississippi River (we were driving and saw this to the right of us...the tail had color to it). Though it probably didn't land in the river, it was amazing to see. It sounds like this has been seen all over the world on 11/20/08. People from Canada, the US, and Korea all saw it.
Here is a link to a closeup picture of the largest meteor to actually strike the Earth in recorded history on 11-20-2008
http://news.google.com/news...

( http://www.prepaidlegal.com/hub/cgb )
Cynthia

Oak Park, IL

#13 Jan 2, 2009
My husband is driving to Iowa tonight on 88 just east of DeKalb and saw what he thought might be a small plane going down but believes it to have been a meteor. The biggest he has ever seen.
Anyone else see it?
psycopye

Warrensburg, MO

#14 Feb 1, 2009
I saw a large bluish green meteor on jan 28 2009, between 2330 and 2400, the trail lasted for about 3 seconds after word and it light up the sky brighter than lightning. it was traveling east south east, i was looking east. i didnt even relize i was talking when i heard my self say, oh my god thats the coolest frickin thing i ever seen. I live in California Mo. just outside of jeffcity.
caitlinc palatine il

United States

#15 Feb 1, 2009
last night around 5 or 6 i was driving with my cousin on nw hwy and we see a ball of light shoot down going very fast with a tail of smoke that was pretty long and it took about 3 sec for it to hit down we tried looking for whatever it was and could find nothing

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