(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) Loud booms that echoed across south Texas Wednesday were reported by multiple agencies to be from the impact of a meteorite that hurtled through the sky and struck ground near Hidalgo County.
Law enforcement agencies received hundreds of calls from panicked residents who reported hearing loud explosions and seeing bright flashes in the sky. By late afternoon, Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra confirmed that the blast felt from the impact was from a meteorite striking west of McAllen, near Mission, Texas, but noted that the “the exact point of impact is unknown.”
DEVELOPING: Image from the Geostationary Lightning Mapper posted by the National Weather Service of a large flash at the scene of a crashed “meteor” west of McAllen TX.
Reports of large explosion/impact. https://t.co/JVDl9lhXmB pic.twitter.com/Or8ByTZD4M
— Utsuro_Bune – prolix politics & wry wit ⚖️📜 🇺🇸 (@UtsuroBune66) February 16, 2023
Guerra and other law enforcement and emergency responders in the south Texas area reported no extensive damage or casualties, as of Wednesday evening.
Mission Police Chief Cesar Torres had requested air support from the Texas Department of Public Safety, according to ValleyCentral. Torres said that his department had received calls from hundreds of residents from the town, which is located just north of the Mexico-U.S. border, who “heard the earth shake.”
Multiple federal agencies are reporting a small meteorite that made an impact west of McAllen, Texas. Residents in the area reported a loud explosion. Prayers 🙏
— Mayra Flores (@MayraFlores2022) February 16, 2023
The meteorite crash came on the heels of several high-profile incidents, ranging from Chinese spy balloons, possible UFOs, derailed trains and toxic explosions, which have been left largely unexplained or addressed by officials.
Prior to Wednesday’s meteorite strike in Texas, a truck filled with nitric acid tipped over Tuesday in Tucson, Arizona.
Truck filled with nitric acid tipped over in Tucson, Arizona:
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 14, 2023
The National Weather Service explained Wednesday’s aerial display and boom in Texas with an image from its Geostationary Lightning Mapper after receiving reports of a possible meteorite/fireball.
“For those asking what these images mean: It means there was a flash in the atmosphere that was bright enough for our NOAA satellites to detect at or around 5:23 p.m. today,” the NWS stated.
Interesting that Google has an animation for the McAllen Texas meteorite… 👀 pic.twitter.com/fcuWXtoJwC
— ✮ Mr. Mugen ✮ (@iam_mugen) February 16, 2023
“Lady tells me: ‘For a One World Order, there must be a one world problem,” tweeted podcaster Dennis Michael Lynch in response to the meteorite strike. “So when Global Warming fell short, they changed it to Climate Change. When that didn’t work, they tried Covid. But Covid turned out to be like a flu. Now it’s UFOs. Don’t fall for the BS. Is she wrong?”
i might have to work on a second one 😂 any ideas
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) February 16, 2023