2017 has been a weird one, you guys. We were all so caught up in the political circus happening in different countries, the weird weather, and about a zillion sexual assault arguments this year that it's possible you missed a slowly developing story that just keeps getting weirder and weirder.
Over sixty separate incidents of an unexplained and very violent boom have been reported from locations all around the world this year. Most of the reports have come from the east coast of the United States with a particular cluster in the Northeast.
We had multiple reports of the two loud booms on the west side of Lakewood. Agents checked the area but nothing found.— Lakewood Police (@LakewoodPDCO) November 21, 2017
I heard what I described in a text to my wife as a cannon shot in McMinn County, TN about 3:53 p.m. Eastern time. I thought it was a very loud muzzleloader, but now you have me wondering if the sound would carry that far.— Erik Larson (@Erik_L1965) November 14, 2017
Re: loud boom heard: we do not see anything indicating large fire/smoke on radar or satellite; nothing on USGS indicating an earthquake. We don't have an answer, and can only hypothesize with you. 1) sonic boom from aircraft; 2) meteorite w/ current Leonid shower?— NWS Birmingham (@NWSBirmingham) November 14, 2017
Possible it could be part of that Chinese Space Station skipping into the atmosphere? Hear it is doing just that currently.— Dean Chamblin (@Dean4Storms) November 14, 2017
My money is on a meth lab going up or someone deep frying a turkey.— Shepherd (@SShepherd04) November 22, 2017
It was an earthquake it's just usgs isn't reporting it so it doesn't scare the ppl. Everyone should look up Dutchsinse on YouTube. The only one who can predict earthquakes and sonic booms— V4Vendetta (@FlyingPilot34) November 15, 2017
And that’s how many sonic booms in the last couple of weeks??? Something else is going on— Dana (@barefootinAk) November 15, 2017
war in heaven .like skip in to the earth now and then. rev:21— Robert T (@RobertT94882563) November 15, 2017
The results of some sick shade I threw at my sister...?— nattywoohoo (@nattywoohoo) November 15, 2017
We're honestly kind of hoping the booms really are the result of people throwing the shadiest shade, but we know that's probably not the case. Maybe it's those invisible jets Trump ordered zooming around the world?