East Texas - A lot of East Texans are wanting answers Wednesday after a mysterious blast was heard over three counties.
Just after 10 p.m. Tuesday night, reports began to come into the KLTV 7 newsroom
from Rusk, Harrison and Panola Counties of a monstrous blast that shook the ground and shot flames into the night sky.
"It was a big boom," says one Tatum resident.
"It felt as if it was a small scale earthquake," said another.
"An explosion and a big bright light," said another.
From Hallsville to Longview to Tatum, East Texans say they heard a huge explosion, then the ground began to shake.
"I thought it was thunder but it did not sound like thunder. It was a big loud boom, like it was an explosion," says Tatum resident Arely Ramos.
Many discounted a transformer blowing.
"It wasn't a transformer or Eastman flare thing going off, because we're used to hearing that. It literally shook our house. Shook it pretty hard, enough to startle all of us," says Hallsville homeowner Danielle Walker.