An explosive sound puzzles down river residents

This sound, this explosion that so many people heard has a lot of people scratching their heads and now just here in Flat Rock but in Monroe County and even in Taylor. And the question they're asking is what exactly did we hear?

People guessed from the outlandish: 

"My neighbor came over after he found out it was a meteor and told us."

To the more plausible: 

"I though it was a car accident, we've heard pretty big bangs like that before."

Speculation is running rampant down river in the absence of a legitimate explanation for what people heard.

What did it sound like? 

"Dynamite."

What did it feel like Wednesday night?

"It was more like a percussion wave."

"Windows were shaking."

"A gun shot going off in the house."

"Me and my fiancee were sitting in bed playing video games and the whole house shook when it happened."

So, where did it come from? Some say Huron Park in Flat Rock, others say the gravel pit in a town nearby.

"My neighbors were thinking it's that they were doing some blasting."

"That's what I thought when I initially heard about it."

Flat Rock police fielded several calls from their city and from Monroe and Newport and they don't have an explanation either. That leaves people to their imaginations.

"Somebody posted it could've been a meteorite. It could've been this, the sonic boom was so it was terrifying."

So, just so you know, there's no proof a meteor struck somewhere down river or Metro Detroit for that matter, that according to Flat Rock's mayor. He says nobody has any idea at this point what the sound was or where it happened, but he's working with Wayne County to get to the bottom of it.

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