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Geologist W. H. Hobbs analysed the fireball over western Michigan and northern Indiana on Thanksgiving Eve, November 26, 1919. His account is published in Michigan Academy of Science Papers, 1921, Vol. 1, pages 253-268, 1923. 
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1919 Ottawa County meteor.  A huge fireball, followed by a second one smaller in size, exploded upon impact with the water's surface



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On Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1919, at 7:45 p.m., while Ottawa County families were settling in with thoughts of Thanksgiving Day, a pair of meteors momentarily lit up the dark sky before violently crashing into Lake Michigan. The impact of the heavenly missiles striking the water caused tremors sending frightened residents fleeing their homes into the streets.
According to A. W. Gunn, an attendant at the Grand Haven Lighthouse, the phenomenon appeared to be a "double meteor or falling star," which struck the water "15 miles south of Grand Haven." A huge fireball, followed by a second one smaller in size, exploded upon impact with the water's surface.

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