Mystery boom in north Texas: Local astronomer suspects meteorite

Mystery boom in north Texas: Local astronomer suspects meteorite

[Ed. – The flash before the boom does sound distinctive — and unlike the other mystery booms we’ve been tracking, where authorities verified that the noises were not sonic booms from aircraft, or indeed anything man-made.  Just call us your Mystery Boom Central.  All the fun, right here, dudes.]

A mysterious “boom” rattled a North Texas neighborhood and residents have no idea what exactly it was or what it could mean.

Residents in North Oak Cliff said they heard an explosive noise around 8:34 p.m. on Wednesday night. Some reported seeing a flash first, then the loud noise.

Resident Isaac Martinez managed to capture a short video of the event from his security cameras.

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“Out of nowhere, just this pow!” said Phillip Washington, who heard the noise from his Kings Highway apartment. “Just this huge explosion.” …

“It was immediately apparent that something had fallen from the sky,” said Ron DiIulio, an astronomer at the University of North Texas.

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