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Meteor Splashed Down In Lake Michigan After Lighting Up The Chicago Sky

By Kelly Bauer | February 6, 2017 8:48am

CHICAGO — A meteor lit up the sky over Chicago early Monday before splashing down in Lake Michigan.

The meteor was seen by people throughout the city — with reports as far north as the Rogers Park area and as south as South Shore — about 1:26 a.m., according to reports on the American Meteor Society website.

It's final destination? The bottom of Lake Michigan, according to the Field Museum.

Outside the city, people reported seeing the meteor in Wisconsin, Kentucky and even Ontario, Canada, among other spots.

"It was very cool to see this event. It was a very bright light that caught my attention," a Hyde Park viewer posted. "Incredible sight."

An Uber driver wrote he was driving north on Lake Shore Drive when he and two passengers saw the meteor, while another person said they saw the meteor and it was "beautiful."

The meteor was caught on video across the Midwest, according to ABC7: