The mysterious sound woke people up across Hull and East Yorkshire
Baffled families were woken by a mysterious loud bang
heard across East Yorkshire early this morning. Dozens of people from Hull to Withernsea took to social media after hearing the noise echo through the skies at about 3.30am.
Others posted about the sound from as far away as Cleethorpes and Derby. Many believed a thunderclap was to blame but the Met Office said there was no storm in the area at the time.
Writing on the Mail's Facebook page, Alan Key said the noise "woke us up and scared us to death. People say it was thunder but to me it sounded more like an explosion."
Friends in Beverley and west Hull told Mr Key they also heard the sound. Karen Holdstock, who lives in the Greatfield estate, said it woke her too.
Martin Hardcastle said it sounded like "amazingly loud thunder"
at his house in Withernsea and Ruth Clarkson reported it in Patrington.
Michelle Ketley posted saying she was frightened by how sudden it was.
She wrote: "I've been thinking about it all morning. I was shaking when it woke me up and I'm not scared of thunder at all. It was very bizarre."
Twitter users have also been discussing the sound today.