There sure have been a lot of fireballs in the sky here lately.

Just last week, a giant fireball was seen streaking across the sky in Texas and Oklahoma. As is usually the case, the fireball was a meteor that landed harmlessly in a field in Central Texas.

And now we have yet another fireball sighting. Folks in northeastern Oklahoma reported seeing the fireball at around 3:30 am on Friday morning, according to KTUL.

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However, this time around, the fireball caused a sonic boom (as if seeing a giant ball of fire streaking through the sky isn’t frightening enough). No need to worry, though. It’s suspected that the fireball was actually a meteor and not some sort of alien aircraft entering the earth’s atmosphere.

All kidding aside, even though the fireball hasn’t been confirmed as a meteor as of this posting, it’s most likely a part of the annual Gamma-Ursae Minorid meteor shower. The shower has been active since January 15 and is expected to last until January 25, according to Space.com.

So, there’s a good chance we haven’t seen the last of these fireballs here in the near future. I’m not gonna lie, though. I’ll probably still freak out a bit if I happen to witness one myself…especially if that thing is accompanied by a sonic boom.

And in case you’re wondering, yes, I’ve watched a whole hell of a lot of apocalypse movies in my life. I guess you could say I’m a glutton for punishment.

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For each state, we’ve also included details of famous UFO sightings in that state. Of note is that almost three-quarters of all UFO sighting reports in the United States occur between 4 p.m. and midnight, and tend to peak between 9 and 10 p.m. Food for thought next time you're out scoping for alien life. Keep reading to see which states have had the most UFO sightings.

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