A loud noise was heard in four counties, which was probably caused by a meteor, experts say

Ian Dryhurst, 42, was in a car with his wife Wendy and their nine-year-old twin sons William and Maximilian when the family saw a “bright light” shoot through the sky yesterday (Saturday) afternoon. (SWNS)

It was discovered that the loud sound heard in the four countries was probably caused by a meteor.

Witnesses in parts of Devon, Dorset, Cornwall and Somerset heard a sound boom around 3pm on Saturday afternoon.

Ian Dryhust, 42, also filmed a bright light crossing the sky in his shots with Dashca while driving around the same time in Jersey.

Experts have confirmed that the loud bang was probably related to a fireball meteor seen in Jersey.

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The British Geological Survey released a tweet on Saturday afternoon about a “probable sound event” over Somerset, Devon and Dorset.

Meanwhile, Richard Kacerek, co-founder of the UK Meteor Observation Network, told Yahoo News: “This is the meteor we see in pictures and videos.

The meteor was captured by a camera over Jersey in the Channel Islands.  (SWNS)

The meteor was captured by a camera over Jersey in the Channel Islands. (SWNS)

“It seems that the reports we received support that this was a fire meteor. The loud bang heard after this event seems to be probably related. “

He added that seeing a fireball by day is “extremely rare” and that it would have to be “a very large class of car to be visible during the day.

“We are currently going through a fairly quiet period of meteors, at least another month until the Lyrid meteor shower reaches its peak,” he added.

Note: The UK security camera records a sound boom

Dryhurst was one of many people in Jersey who spotted a fireball as did his family. a a “bright light” shot through the sky yesterday.

When the family returned home, they checked the car camera footage, which confirmed that they saw an unusual object spreading across the sky.

“It happened so fast, so at first I wasn’t sure if it was just an unusual reflection of the windshield or the sun was playing tricks on us,” he said.

“But my wife and I and our sons somehow looked at each other and said, ‘What was that?’ “.

He added: “We were very lucky to be able to get it in front of the camera.”

Jersey police and the Coast Guard were called after reports of an alleged sighting of “meteors.”

The island’s port captain said that after the inspection, and judging by the pictures on social media, he was pleased that it was actually a meteor.

At about the same time, a loud sound was heard in the counties of south-west England, which was even recorded by a security camera in a residential street.

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Dozens of people opened up social media after being stunned by the loud noise, which apparently shook some houses.

Beekeeper Sarah Beegee, 50, of West Dorset was one of those who heard a sound boom over her home.

She said: “I have just arrived at my Apiary to give the beehives a check and refill their food when they hear a loud banging, pounding, followed by another almost immediately.

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