Explosion, flash seen over Metro Detroit on Tuesday night
Reports of loud boom around Southeast Michigan
DETROIT – Reports are pouring into WDIV tonight of a loud explosion and bright flash in the night sky over Metro Detroit on Tuesday at around 8:15 p.m.
We've taken dozens of calls with people seeing the spectacle, which many are calling a meteorite. Local 4 staff also witnessed the flash and heard the noise. No official confirmation on the cause of the anomaly, so far.
Meanwhile, people are taking to social media to share their accounts, including actual video of the flash and boom. Here's a collection of reports found on Twitter and Facebook:
Here's a tweet from Local 4's Jason Colthorp with video from Kevin McCombs:
Video from a Nest camera
VIDEO: A meteor (or something) just landed in Detroit/Windsor area a few minutes ago, seeing reports that it shook houses. (📷: IG/moorethrottle) pic.twitter.com/q8XSCG9JVr
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) January 17, 2018
Here's a popular tweet circulating:
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