Is it a meteor, or…? US social media explodes after huge blast is heard in four states

Representational image © Steven Watt
Residents of four US states – Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee – have anxiously reported a loud blast. Their first suggestion was a meteor, but more frightening versions followed.

Some said, though, that they saw the actual meteor, and in some pictures, one can see a bright flash of light in the sky.

Other posted to Twitter that their saw “huge burst of light coming down,” and it looked like “100 feet off the highway, not 100 miles.”