I was out walking my dog at about 10:30 PM. I observed an object emitting a beam of light from NW to SE in the direction of an unknown, unlit object direction in SE sky.
Between the local object and the unknown object was an array of local, small colored lights arranged in a diamond shaped array. I went inside for a half hour and when I went out and looked skyward they had stopped firing at the object in the SE sky.
According to the local news tonight, a large unknown object had exploded overhead in Springfield, MO area loud enough to be heard in the entire area in and around this area.
They broadcast that it was a meteor that had been destroyed in the atmosphere. This the US governments stand on what happened.
I missed the loud sound because my husband is profoundly deaf and had the TV turned up really loud. The local objects were in the same area of the sky tonight, but were not emitting light beams tonight.
There were no sounds tonight that I have heard. This confirmed what I saw last night and tonight.
Source and special thanks: UFO Casebook