Scientists say the massive boom heard over Puget Sound this week was likely an exploding meteor.

  • A dozen people called in reporting the massive boom heard on Wednesday night about 7:00 PM over Puget Sound on the northwestern coast of Washington.
  • One witness reported, “Huge boom that shook the house. It was the loudest boom I’ve ever heard.”
  • A home surveillance camera caught a streak shooting across the sky. The boom sound occurred about three minutes later.
  • The American Meteor Society says, “The more I read the more inclined I am to believe this was a fireball, a meteor that is larger and brighter than normal. I’m certain now that this was a meteoric event.”
  • Because there was a boom, it’s very likely there are small, rock-sized pieces of the meteor somewhere on the ground.