Meteors, or shooting stars, have been popularized in modern times as celestial objects that could grant wishes. Remember that legend-turned-Disney movie about a puppet who became a real live boy? But in ancient cultures, such a thing was considered an omen of doom. Early Christians even believed that these streaks of light across the sky were angels who had been cast out of heaven for turning against God.
It is an interesting contrast in folklore, and people in certain US states were treated to such a sight. Last Monday at 6:20 pm, a large fireball was spotted across the skies as far south as Kentucky and as far north as Pennsylvania.
It is unclear where it landed. Meteorites are actually fairly common, with ten to fifteen falling on our atmosphere on a daily basis. But they are seldom seen, since most of them fall during daylight hours or in the ocean where no one can spot them.
Whether it is a good or bad omen, or just a scientific phenomenon is a matter of perspective. On that note, Mitch McConnell was just re-elected in Kentucky with a Republican majority in the senate. Is the meteor a sign of something?