It turns out that the reverse meteorite which shot into space from the surface of the Earth did not burn up, as regular meteorites do. Actually, it returned to the surface by making a pinpoint landing in a McDonald's parking lot.
"I didn't see anything," reported a customer who was there at the time.
"I didn't see anything either," added a manager who was working the shift.
Analysts have posited that the meteorite, which has been called an asteroid by some, may have emitted some kind of force which erased the memories of the people in the restaurant.
"This is like science fiction, but it is non-fiction," quipped the cousin of one of the analysts. Then he turned and continued, "Two apple pies, please."