Evidence of Meteorites can easily be found in a variety of places. Meteors strike the Earth regularly and finding evidence of such strikes can be rewarding. So, what should we look for as such evidence? Certainly, large impact craters are not likely to have gone unnoticed by others. Yes, there are some, and visiting them can be rewarding in itself, but is pale in comparison with personally finding evidence of a meteorite.
Before we get to the search for evidence, we should know what a meteorite is. In outer space we have asteroids and comets. When one of these bodies enters the Earth’s atmosphere it becomes a meteor. Once it is on the ground it becomes a meteorite.