What was this mysterious boom and rumbling felt in Maratimes and parts of Quebec on March 18 2014? Most probably a meteor explosion!
George Hayes, a cattle farmer from Shigawake, Que., said he and his wife were awoken by something that sounded like thunder at around 4 o’clock [ET]:
It sounded a lot like thunder, it was just about 4 o’clock [ET], and we’re in calving season here, so any little noise we usually awaken, and this was a loud rumble of thunder as if structure on his farm falling down. My wife and I both woke up.
Morever, their animals had been disturbed. They were all outside, scared and baffled!
I went out to check on the animals and they had been disturbed, they all ran outside and they were as startled as we were.
Here other reports of this fireball explosion:
From Charlottetown: It was just this great big orange ball. It was like the sun was dropping out of the sky.
From Fredericton: I looked out the window and caught it out of the corner of my eye. This ball of fire came down out of the sky. I’ve got two big fir trees out here on my front lawn, and the light showed between those two trees, and I mean, it came down out of the sky. It wasn’t just up over above the trees. It was like somebody had fired a flare out of their gun or something.
From New Brunswick’s Keswick Valley Fire Department: On my way home from a fire call in Chateau Heights around 5 a.m. this morning, I witnessed what I thought was an airplane falling from the sky. There were flames and sparks and then it just disappeared. Not like any [meteor] I’ve ever seen before.
More information about this event here and here.
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