In this day and age, there’s no telling what could cause a loud explosion. But thanks to technology and the number of people who have home security cameras, it appears that a massive meteor crashed somewhere possibly in Michigan with such force that the resulting “explosion” was heard in neighboring states.
Breaking 911 reports:
MICHIGAN — Residents in several cities reported seeing a large flash, a bang or an explosion in the night sky Tuesday night. The majority of the reports came from the metro Detroit area.
According to the National Weather Service, the incident is a possible meteor entering the atmosphere.
Videos posted online appeared to show the event.
— Chris🇺🇸 (@chrsb01) January 17, 2018
A METEOR just flew over Michigan and we’re losing our ever loving minds in the Millington household ☄️😳 pic.twitter.com/h0rwuLR3g7
— Makayla Millington (@makaylam14) January 17, 2018
Possible meteor event near Canton, MI….Camera 2 clip happened around 8:08pm pic.twitter.com/WbknbumEdi
— Melissa 😉 (@MelTXD) January 17, 2018
Detroit News reports:
Metro Detroiters from Ann Arbor to Rochester reported a flashing light and loud boom that is believed to have been a meteorite hitting the earth Tuesday around 8:15 p.m., sending authorities scurrying to find the cause.
The National Weather Service said they received multiple reports from around Metro Detroit of “a flash and a boom” beginning about 8:10 p.m. They could not confirm that a meteor had hit the earth.
“I saw an extremely bright light,” said Mike Tarkowski of Milford. “Everyone’s calling the police about it. I was sitting watching TV and it was pitch dark out. All of the sudden, the whole yard started getting brighter, kind of yellowish-orange, like a flashbulb, then got black …
“It was something big and it was something up in the air.”
The weather service in White Lake Township said the first report came in about 8:15 p.m. “Somebody was reporting lightning with thunder,” said meteorologist Cory Behnke. “We checked our observational data here, and I can tell you we’ve not had any lightning.”
— Andy Losik (@mrlosik) January 17, 2018
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