The night sky over a large swath of Michigan briefly lit up as bright as day on Tuesday, sending many residents into a panic over what could have possibly caused such a burst. Was it an alien invasion? A huge explosion? An actual incoming airstrike just days after that terrifying false alarm in Hawaii?
It turns out, it was merely a rare meteor -- roughly six feet wide -- burning up as it entered the atmosphere at about 28,000 miles per hour, according to The Washington Post. Nevertheless, amidst the confusion in the immediate aftermath many people took to social media, posting videos of the mysterious incident and publicly wondering what the hell had just happened.