Reports of an explosive "big boom" heard in parts of the area from Lock Haven to Williamsport, Pennsylvania around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday remain a mystery.
While some residents who contacted the Sun-Gazette on the matter have suspicions, no definitive answers on the source of the noise have been received.
"I was sitting in my living room and I heard a fairly loud but dull boom," explained Kim Owen, a Salladasburg resident.
Owen described the sound as having been "like the neighbor's car was parked on my porch, and then when they shut the door, they slammed it with some super-human strength."
"I heard the boom, and my closed, wooden front door rattled just a little bit," she said. "I didn't think much about it until a friend, who lives several blocks away, posted a note on Facebook asking if anyone had heard a loud boom."
Between the two of them, she said, they have generated 17 reports from others in the Salladasburg, Jersey Shore, Avis, Woolrich, McElhattan, Rauchtown and Williamsport areas.
Among those hearing the noise was Jen Eminhizer, also of Salladasburg, who said the noise sounded like that of a transformer explosion.
Eminhizer said she was in her home at the time and her husband went outside, but found and saw nothing unusual.
Asked what she thought it could be, Eminhizer said, "Honestly, I have no idea."
An Arizona witness driving along I-8 watched a white-blue light moving in a jagged pattern, then followed a "fireball" as it moved to ground level, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
"Just before it hit the ground, the object leveled out in a seamless motion, and it shot across the terrain... a white fireball (the light smaller now), and in a 'zipping' like motion, this object hovered and glided gracefully above the ground before disappearing behind some nearby desert terrain," the witness stated.
The following is the unedited and as yet uninvestigated report filed with MUFON. Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or manmade. If Arizona MUFON State Director Christine Dickey investigates and reports back on this case, I will release an update.
Did a meteorite fly over Cranbrook Wednesday night? Local resident Jennifer Doering is sure one did because she saw it around 9:45 p.m. and even saw it explode as it came close to earth.
Doering and her boyfriend were driving in their car when their attention was suddenly drawn to a bright light high overhead between the Highcrest Trailer court and Kootenay Orchards Elementary School.
"All of a sudden I could see this bright, bright light. It was like white lightning and it was really wide. Then it blew apart and it went more into a red, orangey colour and it appeared to land somewhere."
The pair drove around to see if they could find remnants of the exploded meteorite, which appeared to come down in the 10th Street and 14th Avenue area not too far from Parkland Middle School. But no remnants or extra-terrestrial material was found leaving Doering wondering what she really saw.
"It was as low as a helicopter would go. That's why it had to land somewhere in town."
RCMP spokesman Eric Ausman said no calls about meteorites or other unidentified flying objects were received at the detachment the night Doering saw the meteorite. Ausman said he was out walking his dog the same night not far from where Doering saw the space object, but he saw nothing unusual at all.
Chicago - Sightings of a bright orange and green light moving slowly across the skies early Monday morning has people in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana talking about a possible meteor.
The National Weather Service confirmed they received calls from residents in Wisconsin early Monday.
Callers to WGN radio describing the light hailed from Mokena, Orland Park, Matteson, Michigan City, Belvidere, Peoria and Wisconsin. The callers said around 4 or 4:10 a.m., they saw the big orange and green light streak across the sky.
Reports are beginning to arrive about what sounds like a rather spectacular fireball meteor over Central Maryland just before dawn Monday morning. Not sure how many people would be outside to see this at such an hour, but let's see what other accounts might come in.
Here's what we have so far.
"I had a major meteorite sighting over Cockeysville at 0445 hrs this AM. Large green fireball with pieces breaking off and burning off. From the northwest to the southeast. Way cool- first one ever!" - John Selway, White Hall, Md.
"I was headed east on Rt. 23 (East West Highway) in Forest Hill this morning at about 4:40am. When I reached the intersection at Conowingo Road, I noticed an amazing bright streak of green light falling diagonally through the sky. I lost sight of it as it appeared to go behind the buildings at the intersection. I've never seen anything like it in my life. When I arrived at work, I immediately started searching on atmospheric sightings and came across your blog. Can a meteor have this type of color?" -Michele
Sullivan - The National Weather Service says it received a number of reports of possible meteor sightings early Monday morning.
The weather service says its Sullivan office got a call from Rock County 911 dispatchers about sightings by two citizens and a sheriff's deputy. They said a bright green or blue light, followed by a flash could be seen north of Janesville around 4:00 a.m.
Dane County dispatchers also received a call with a similar description. The weather service says it didn't pick anything up on radar.
And, the National Weather Service office in Duluth, Minn., received a call from the Iron County Sheriff's Department reporting a citizen who saw a bright flash and then "something glowing in the woods."
Police and astronomers are investigating Thursday's blast from a falling object that damaged three homes in Duren Sawit, East Jakarta, which witnesses claim was a meteorite strike.
Forensics experts from the police and National Aeronautics and Space Agency (Lapan) investigators are combing the site, with the latter saying that while there was no conclusive proof the damage was caused by a meteorite, it was the most likely explanation.
Police ruled out earlier speculation that the incident was a gas canister exploding.
One house was moderate damage and two adjoining properties suffered minor damage after blast on Jalan Delima II. There were no reported casualties.
Lapan researcher Abdurrahman said no fragments of the projectile had been found but the deep crater in the floor of the house, the residual heat footprint and melted items pointed to a meteorite.
"I suspect the object impacted at high velocity, hit the floor, bounced back and hit the ceiling, then fell back down," he said. "It's extremely difficult to recover the fragments, what with the rubble and broken glass, and it being so dark in here."
Abdurrahman said any suspected meteorite fragment would be taken back to Lapan's headquarters in Bandung for analysis.
An unidentified object thought to be a small meteor fell from the sky on one of Bat Yam's beaches, just south of Tel Aviv, Saturday afternoon, Ynet has learned.
No injuries were reported, but witnesses said the object fell very close to the lifeguard booth and caused a small fire. The meteorite landed in a beach earmarked for religious visitors that features separate swimming times for men and women.
The beach was crowded at the time of the incident, and many visitors gathered around the object after it landed.
Police said the object was a meteor and sappers headed to the scene in order to look into the celestial object.
The boom was so loud it shook houses in Fayetteville and was followed by a bright flash.
A scene right out of a Stephen King novel or the latest sci-fi movie came to Fayetteville Saturday night, but no one is quite sure what happened.
A sonic boom from a plane? A fireworks explosive set off by kids? A blown transformer or street light?
Or could it be some unsuspecting creature that got "fried" by electricity from a power line and then vaporized on the spot?
Susan Rausch, who lives on Oakwood Drive in Fayetteville, jumped out of her seat when she heard the boom that caused the house to shake.
"I can't imagine what it could have been," she said. "It sounded like a gas explosion. It was so loud I jumped out and ran outside to see if I could see or smell anything. But there was nothing."
The loud boom and bright flash of light was seen, heard and felt by Fayetteville residents in a roughly a 2- to 3-mile circlular area centered around Hoag Lane by Wellwood Middle School and Redfield Drive near Immaculate Conception School, Manlius police said.
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