In the early morning sky a mysterious event occurred.
Over 36 residents observed a large, glowing fireball the size of a full Moon, traverse the sky slowly.
The overwhelming opinion was that it was a meteor.
This opinion was backed up when a huge gouge, 300 cubic yards in size, was found in a near by hillside with trees blown over 300 yards away.
However, there was no meteoric rubble to be found.
This gave rise to a theory that a build up of subterranian gases had been ignited by electrical charges caused by the rapid escape, thus forming a fireball that streaked across the sky.
There were also conspiracy theories involving the military and aliens.