The skies over Northwest Kansas Tuesday night were like a scene from a science fiction movie. A bright light sped across the sky, followed by a loud explosion. Osborne County Sheriff Curtis Miner tells KSAL News that it was not an unidentified flying object, or anything sinister. It was a large meteor.

The Sheriff says that the meteor entered the atmosphere, and as it burnt it broke up into three pieces. It also broke the sound barrier, causing a sonic boom that shook homes in Osborne.

According to Miner, the National Weather Service Office in Hastings, Nebraska, also received reports of the meteor.

No one was hurt, and their were no reports of damage. The Sheriff adds that pieces of the meteor have not been recovered.