Last night, citizens across the Britain, from London to Aberdeen, complained about loud mystery booms that shook windows and left pets as spooked as their owners.
The mystery booms were reported around 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. GMT, and many took to Twitter for answers and to voice their concerns. Some were concerned that the mystery booms were sonic booms from jets carrying out routine military exercises. However, the Ministry of Defence denied any knowledge of jets being scrambled.
Recently, Russian military aircrafts have been caught in NATO airspace actively carrying out military exercises. According to the Mirror, a Metropolitan Police spokesperson said that apart from fireworks display in Croydon (South London), they were unaware of any ongoing incidents the bangs could be related to.
Others thought that the loud noises might be due to unusual weather events, such as space weather, electrical storms, or ferocious thunder storms.
But the Met Office said today that there had been no reports of such weather last night.
A spokesman told the Mail Online, “It definitely wasn’t meteorological.”
On social media, many speculated far and wide.
Another mystery explosion heard, this time near Catterick – we just dealing with sonic booms here lads? @rrrichy
— Lucas Smith (@LucasCSmith) November 30, 2014
— Stoo Radford (@discostoo) November 30, 2014
Anyone else hear these unexplained bangs or booms around 10PM last night? I did and thought it was odd having fireworks in the fog!
— Steve Cooper (@stevec00ps) November 30, 2014
@Jonusluc @VirtualAstro I heard series of booms- sounded like fireworks but could see nothing @ around 5 pm,Evesham.
— Jo Gilliver (@JoGilliver1) November 30, 2014
— George C. Benson, Jr (@BenstksC) November 30, 2014
Despite the mystery booms being heard across the length and breadth of Britain, no one has claimed responsibility for them.
[Image via Google Images and Webb Aviation Aerial Photography]