NewsChannel 5 receive reports Thursday night of a fireball streaking through the sky near St. Charles.
As of 9:15 p.m., the American Meteor Society had recorded six reports from people who spotted this fireball in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Tennessee between 4:17 p.m. and 4:35 p.m. CST.
The ball of fire was also spotted over parts of Iowa, according to the Des Moines Register. They say the National Weather Service spoke with several people who saw the long flash of light.
"We're looking at the reports, also," Kotenberg said. "The interesting thing about it, Venus was visible in the sky just after sunset."
He told the Des Moines Register the NWS won't provide an official report because it appeared in the upper part of the atmosphere and was not a weather phenomenon.
WHO-TV, also in Des Moines, posted video of the light from an amateur meteor spotter.
All of the fireball spotters say there was no sound accompanying the fireball.
So what's a fireball? According to the AMS, a fireball is another name for a very bright meteor, one with about the same brightness as Venus in the morning or evening sky.
If you saw the fireball, the AMS wants to hear from you. File a report online, with as many details as you can remember.