posted on Dec, 13 2013 @ 10:49 AM
Yup, my vote is it's a meteorite. Neat. I doubt it's from the same one but who knows... from your description of the shock wave, it may well be.
I only saw a fuzzy cam image from Spwy and Alvernon so couldn't make an educated guess as to it's trajectory and where it broke up.
I'm a Chicago transplant too, but that was when I was a kid, so I'm almost a native... you should've seen the night sky in those earlier years as
people told me that the 70's and 80's were when it got "so much light pollution." It still beats back east, though, for sky watching.
Welcome to the desert and it's weirdness. Oh, by the way, we have another poster who saw what sounds like a pterodactyl right near Pusch Ridge...