Three fireballs lit up US skies Monday, but one might be fake

November 5, 2014 4:46 PM

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Three fireballs lit up US skies Monday, but one might be fake

Three brilliant fireballs - two from space and one apparently made by humans - lit up skies over the U.S. on Monday, prompting hundreds of reports by surprised skywatchers.

The first fireball - the general name given to objects that shine brighter than the planet Venus as they streak through the sky - appeared over Arkansas at 9:30 a.m. CST; the second was spotted over Chicago at about 6:30 p.m. CST; the third appeared over West Virginia at about 6:22 p.m. EST. The obj...

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