Mysterious Boom Deard Near Kokomo

By Nina Settappa

June 18, 2010 Updated Apr 17, 2008 at 7:06 AM EDT

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) - Residents in Howard and Tipton counties
reported hearing a loud explosion, sending police and firefighters

Some residents reported seeing bright lights in the western sky just after hearing the blast around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Police believe it's possible that the boom and lights may have been caused by a meteor or other atmospheric disturbance. Immediately after the boom, there was a slight metallic smell in the air in downtown Kokomo.

Searchers found no debris in the area about 40 miles north of Indianapolis. Most of the reports were centered on U.S. 31 and County Road 300 North in Tipton County.

Police say authorities at Indianapolis International Airport and Grissom Air Reserve Base reported no aircraft missing.

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