That’s DJ at a roadside parking lot just off Interstate 94 on the Minnesota side of the border near Hudson, Wisconsin.
I’ve captured her in a photograph from May 5th describing the path of what she believes was a meteorite. She saw it while cruising down the freeway on a weekday afternoon in 2007.
Turns out quite a number of folks reported seeing the fireball. DJ called a weather person to report the observation and ended up being quoted in newspapers and some TV reports.
That’s how I found her. Once you’ve been quoted in the media, bingo, you are marked for life and even the simplest online searches – the only kind I do – can find you. And it helps that DJ is a very welcoming person who is comfortable describing what she saw.
What she saw was a fireball in the sky landing just north of the freeway somewhere, well, somewhere over there.
Yes, somewhere in that patch of rolling countryside with some scattered housing and a golf course.
Didn't take long for the meteorite hunters to get in contact with DJ, and one asked if DJ would lead her to the site. Meteorite hunters get very excited about the space rocks because the market value for the rare ones can exceed the value of gold – by a lot.
Sure, DJ, said to the meteorite hunter, we can take a looksee, and what they found were rocks. Lots of rocks. Like this.