Ingham residents are still trying to work out what caused a bright light and a large bang over the town on Wednesday night.

Local man Andrew says the region is still buzzing over what caused the strange sound and light show.

He says there is no shortage of theories about what it was.

"For me I thought it was something breaking the speed barrier and or coming into the atmosphere and yes I didn't really think about it too much at the time but I think definitely there was something either flying through the air or something coming into the atmosphere," he said.

He says people in the town are convinced it was a meteorite.

"I thought that a fuel drum or something had blown up underneath my house and I went outside, investigated, and I spoke to my neighbour and they said they saw a white light and they definitely heard the noise as well," he said.

"Yes I didn't know what the noise was but it was very loud."