Many in Michigan didn't know what to think after hearing a loud bang that followed a flash of light in Michigan. A friend of mine near Detroit in Troy, MI heard it. She wrote:
okay so i’m lying in bed (near detroit) dicking around on my ipad and then i see a huge flash of light that comes into the bedroom and makes a ring of light on the wall and then a giant crash that shook the house.. did i just witness a freaking meteor— kristen drum (@kristendrum) January 17, 2018
Reports say a meteor did entered the Earth's atmosphere over Michigan and was exactly as people reported. A quick flash of light and then a loud bang.
U.S. Geological Survey says it registered a force equivalent to a magnitude 2.0 earthquake. Several videos were shared on social media by dashcams, survelliance and iwitness phones. As above, they show a bright streak of light and then several loud booms. (TIME)
Some Youtubers actually went and found one of the alleged sites of where it hit. How scary!