Dozens of people reported seeing what they thought was a meteor falling in the Midwest sky late Monday morning.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch says some reports on social media described the sight "as a flash that fell from the sky and disappeared a couple hundred feet above the horizon."
The newspaper says Tom Stolze, who runs the website O'Fallonweather.org, posted a video of a bright light falling in the sky to the northwest of an outdoor camera in O'Fallon, Missouri.
As of Tuesday morning, the American Meteor Society had received 154 reports of a fireball seen over Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas and Kentucky and Michigan.
"It looked like one of the more expensive fireworks shooting down instead of up. I could have sworn it landed in the field I was driving by!" one observer from Wendelin, Illinois., in the eastern part of the state, said on the society site.
One person wrote, "I saw a streak of white light followed by a burst of yellow/orange before the object disappeared."
In Ballwin, Missouri, one person said it was "orange (that) flickered and flashed rapidly, then went out."