posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 06:57 AM
Used search to find this story, and nothing came up.
I live in this general area, and I also heard this loud boom yesterday at around 6pm EST. It was a big enough boom to shake the windows of my house.
Apparently, USGS said that there was a small blip around that time (the article doesn't mention it, but it was mentioned on the news last night) that
registered between a 1.2-1.4 range; nothing to write home about. The fact that this was heard in several counties in my area makes me wonder what
happened yesterday. There were dozens of phone calls to the Sheriff's department, local police, and News 4.
I'm not writing off a possible sonic boom, but our most local airbase- Niagara Falls, has not responded to news inquiries as of yet.
On a more anecdotal level, several people were commenting on my Facebook feed that they also saw lights in the sky right around the time that this
happened. I'm also wondering if we had a large meteorite break up in the atmosphere above our area. I checked heavens-above.com and didn't see
anything noteworthy for our area at that time of day (I primarily use the service to track Iridium flares).
Just an interesting mystery.
I'll add more information to this thread throughout the day as I hear more from this area. I'll link some stuff from USGS in a few
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 14-1-2013 by truthseeker1984 because: edited to add content.