Was there an explosion?

Betty of Norton Shores asked, "Can you find out what I think I heard was an explosion (between 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. Monday, June 24). I live on Pontaluna Road in Norton Shores. A neighbor on Grand Haven Road also heard it. "
Mark Brooky
Jul 3, 2013


At first, I thought it might have been that F-18 jet fighter that landed at the Muskegon County Airport late last month. It was very loud, and maybe that was a sonic boom created by the jet.

But the dates don't line up. The jet left on June 20, according to airport officials, so it's not the culprit.

Norton Shores Police Chief Dan Shaw said he heard the "explosion," too. However, there's no reports on record about it.

"With that, we have no idea what cause the sound of an explosion," Shaw said. "No reports of injuries or damage in the area either."

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I live on the south end of Lake Harbor Road and heard the same explosion sound two different times a few hours apart. It made me jump both times because it was so loud! It's pretty crazy that no body reported anything!


did you report it?


It most likely was a large meteor that entered the atmosphere and because of its speed and heat build-up it exploded between 90,000 and 30,000 feet above the earth leaving nothing but tiny dust particles in the air that went undetected and no visible evidence that it ever happened except for its audio footprint that was only detected by human ears as far as we know at this time.

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