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Louisiana: Loud Boom Heard and Felt, But Source Is a Mystery

By    |   Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 08:38 PM

People in Louisiana reported hearing a loud boom on Monday, and the National Weather Service spotted a debris field on radar, but a source of the mysterious sight and sound hasn’t been reported.

Radar showed debris rising 1,000 to 1,500 feet in the air after the loud boom, according to KCEN-TV.

The boom was heard at about 4:30 p.m. on Monday, and the debris field could be seen through 6 p.m.

KCEN-TV reported that no seismic activity was recorded in the area; nearby gas and oil operations reported no evidence of explosion; and nothing at a nearby military base could explain the event.

Amateur astronomers say a meteor could be the culprit.

“IF it was a large meteoroid fragmentation a LOUD BOOM would result. IF media witness reports are correct, and IF this event was meteor related, the detonation occurred near Greenwood, LA and Waskom, LA areas at 18-25 miles above the Earth,” a Lunar Meteorite Hunters blog post said.

A viewer told KSLA-TV that she saw the sky light up a bright orange color and what appeared to be fire sparks above the tree line.

Linda Stewart, who lives in Greenwood, Louisiana, described the loud boom to WLOX-TV: "My couch came up off the floor a little bit, my back wall felt like it was going to cave in, it was so loud!"

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People in Louisiana reported hearing a loud boom on Monday, and the National Weather Service spotted a debris field on radar, but a source of the mysterious sight and sound hasn't been reported.
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