Massive fireball reported across Midwestern sky
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April 14, 2010: Late in the evening, a massive fireball was observed by many people over several states of the American Midwest, including Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. It moved from west to east until finally breaking up into smaller parts, according to the National Weather Service of the Quad Cities area.

So far, the National Weather Service has not provided a definite explanation. However, they suggested that there is a meteor shower called Gamma Virginids that occurs from April 4 to April 21, with peak activity expected on April 14 and April 15, and according to them a meteoroid could account for the observed phenomena.



Game and Story Use

  • Meteoroid, Schmeteoroid. As any enthusiast in the field will tell you, this was of course an UFO.
    • So what were the smaller parts allegedly "burning up"? Escape pods with the surviving crew members who now attempt to blend into the Midwest?
      • Or worse, seed pods scattering extremely dangerous alien life forms around the area - perhaps the same life forms which were responsible for the destruction of the spacecraft in the first place?
        • I mean, if your spacecraft had been infected by the equivalent of the xenomorphs from the Aliens series, wouldn't you try to crash your spacecraft just to have chance to take them with you? Even if they end up being capable of surviving even that?
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