The Herald Bulletin

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September 26, 2013

Ball of fire sighted in Madison County

Meteor sighted by hundreds across the Midwest

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“It was just a ball of fire,” he said. “Then I thought maybe it was a meteor, space junk or something. It just looked like something entering the atmosphere and burning out.”

Most meteors are tracked by NASA if they pose some form of threat, Millis said.

“It is very rare that they actually reach the ground to do any damage,” Baker said. "Actually, it is extremely rare. A lot of the world is uninhabited or covered in water. There really is nothing to worry about, but it is cool if you saw it.”

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