By Mike Perleberg
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Did you see something in the sky Thursday morning? Many people across the Midwest did.
A possible meteor streaked over the Ohio Valley. It happened about 7:05 a.m. with the streak of light going left to right across the sky.
More than 280 witness reports have been submitted to the American Meteor Society from Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. Even as far North as Michigan and Wisconsin, and as far South as Tennessee.
The fireball appeared to break up, according to the account of one witness in East Enterprise.
Another person in Lawrenceburg witnessed the extraterrestrial object.
“Although I did not witness any trailing affects after the main object disappeared, there was a definite trail of light behind the object as it moved across the sky. Some of the light seemed almost as sparks, or at least an irregular pattern,” the Lawrenceburg witness account stated.
Rod in Versailles said the meteor had slight lights trailing and burning out behind it just before it disappeared
Mike Haney with the AMS said September has been a busy month for fireballs in the United States. Thursday’s sighting was the 13th significant event this month.
More information on the fireball can be found at http://www.amsmeteors.org/2013/09/large-fireball-spotted-in-midwest/.