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Something shakes northwest Louisiana
Northwest Louisiana authorities are investigating the source of whatever shook people's residences and businesses about 11:40 p.m. Monday.
The Webster sheriff's office now is entertaining the possibility that it may have been a meteorite, possibly in the Dixie Inn area. There have been a large number of reports stating that they saw something come down instead of something blow up, a spokesman said.
And a woman reported hearing what sounded like debris hit a shop on Bellevue Road in the Dixie Inn area.
Loud Explosion in Webster Parish
Residents in Bossier and Webster are reporting a loud explosion.
Webster Parish Officials say they currently believe it was a meteor north of Minden shortly before 11:30 PM Monday.
According to people near Doyline and Minden their houses shook knocking pictures off the walls.
There is also reports of a fireball after the explosion.
The Sheriff's office has informed us that everything is under control and no risk to the public.
No word on exact location as of this hour.
We are getting reports that people heard an explosion just before 11:30 p.m. from areas including: Minden, Doyline, Haughton, South Bossier and Shreveport. Callers are also reporting seeing a bright light flash in the sky when they heard the boom. Officials with the Webster Parish Sheriff's Office tell us they have crews searching for the source of the noise.
Originally posted by Sissel
reply to post by loam
All I have to say is that I hope it landed on my estranged husbands house. A girl can dream, can't she?
Are you in North Louisiana?
Originally posted by Manhater
Sounds about the same time the vibrations were out here. To me it sounded like the Incredible hulk was walking around and with each step ,my bed would vibrate and jump. Boom, Boom, Boom, (Booms being the steps), Previous night about the same time, there booms but not as loud and as close as they were last night. Tonight it's pretty much quiet.edit on 16-10-2012 by Manhater because: (no reason given)
Monday night at around 11:26 pm, some type of atmospheric phenomenon occurred to the southwest of Dixie Inn, in Webster Parish, approximatey 4 miles southwest of Minden, or 28 miles east of Shreveport. The initial event occurred at Latitude/Longitude 35.578 N, -93.351 W. There is a lot of speculation about what might have occurred, but regardless of what occurred, a large flash was observed, citizens were shaken out of bed and windows were shattered during the late night hours October 15th.
The first image captured by the radar occurred at 11:28 pm cdt, with subsequent images captured at 11:37, 11:47, 11:56 and ending at 12:06 am cdt. Based on radar analysis, the unknown phenomenon appears to have initially been as high as almost 7000 feet above ground level. The sampled radar imagery is very similar to what is usually seen with smoke plumes associated with wildfires, except that it was less elongated and more concentrated as it traversed the area from southeast to northwest at approximately 10 mph.