People all over the southwest (in particular the cities of Las Vegas and Ventura) saw a pretty terrifying event in the nighttime sky, a bright fireball or meteor speeding through the sky and then breaking up into a number of pieces:
This has been explained as space debris from a Russian rocket, instead of a natural space event or aliens.
It seems like humans are causing all kinds of scary-looking UFO sightings of late. Remember the fireball with the halo around it, spotted in THESE EXACT SAME STATES and Siberia on separate occasions? Should we be comforted to know this was space debris versus an asteroid, or should we be just as concerned? After all, the strongest earthquake to ever happen in Reno, Nevada occurred the same night of this sighting.
What else might visit us this week? Two large close flybys of a meteor have been expected this month - one apparently occurred on the 20th, and another is expected on Christmas eve.