Social and conventional media reports from a broad area suggest something – perhaps a meteorite? – made itself known just before 8 pm Tuesday night.
Judging from initial feedback, this may have been most noticeable in the Montreal area. “What was that mysterious boom?” asked the Montreal Gazette:
Although there is no official conformation of a meteorite, a spokesman for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada says all signs point to a meteor event.
“I’ve heard of reports south of Ottawa, through Cornwall, the Montreal area, folks down in northern New York state as well, said Andrew Fazekas.
“It’s really just observations from regular everyday folks that they heard a sonic boom that was preceded by a blue flash of light high in the sky that lasted maybe one or two seconds.”
TV station WPTZ reports fielding calls from viewers in their Plattsburgh/Burlington area wondering what they’d heard too. The comment field for that report says most thought it was thunder.
Social media comments from Montreal leaned more decidedly in favor of meteorite. Tweets quoted by CBC include this news flash from Paul Therrien: “Baby Superman landed in the West Island. We must find him!”
Did you notice anything odd in the sky last night? Where were you and what did you think it might be?