Last night I turned in late to bed, around 2 AM, eastern time, and doing my security check I noticed a lot of what appeared to be lightening bugs flying around the top of the mountain behind my house. Lightening bugs? It's winter and in the mid - 20's!!! I went outside to see what was going on and witnessed an epic meteor shower in progress with what I would estimate to be around 20 to 30 per second meteors pouring out of the NW sky traveling to the NE, and that is with cloud cover last night. It looked like Star Wars on steroids or multiple machineguns blazing away with tracers! They were emanating from about 8 to 10 fingers above the horizon, estimated because of another mountain in that direction. Occaisonally I saw glowing stuff falling down from the sky into the woods, that would hit tree branches and then go straight down to the ground. This was kind of scary with all the fires we have had here in East Tennessee recently, though it had rained the day before. Also all the foxfire on the mountain was activated and glowing with it's weird green glow, several hundred spots, kind of unusual too, don't know if that's connected or not. I debated calling the county fire department, but decided to wait to see if anything actually caught ablaze, not wanting to roll those guys out of bed without good reason, as most are volunteers and work day jobs. I woke my wife up at 2:30 to have a look, she was stunned by the display, and stayed up watching until around 4. This continued unabated until 5, when I finally went to bed. Not a word of any such activity reported by any media this morning, and no reports of any activity in any space weather web sites. Any Monkeys see this last night???