National Weather Service says it appears a meteorite lit up the sky over southwest Wisconsin Wednesday night

The National Weather Service out of La Crosse says it's receiving numerous calls about a bright light and loud boom in the area.

The NWS says it appears that a meteorite was the source. They say it would be larger than your typical shooting star to make it this far into the atmosphere.

The NWS says the calls are mostly from Crawford, Richland and Vernon Counties. The calls are also keeping dispatch centers busy.

People say they saw a "fire ball" or "bright light." Some say their homes or windows shook.

The NWS says they are not sure if the meteor had landed but they say it was visible from as far away as Missouri and Chicago.