A mysterious sonic boom hit New Jersey this afternoon.
According to media reports, a sonic boom shook southern New Jersey and could be felt in parts of Long Island.
It is still unclear what caused the sonic boom, but some speculated initially it was an earthquake, while others say it was military aircraft that caused the tremors.
— USGS (@USGS) January 28, 2016
People took to Twitter to speculate on what they believe was the cause of the sonic boom. While there were some who expressed serious theories of the incident, others chose to take a humorous route, of course.
Dan Skeldon, Meteorologist
That’s why I’m inclined to make an educated guess and say that it was military exercises/sonic boom this time too. But I’m speculating.
— Dan Skeldon (@ACPressSkeldon) January 28, 2016
“Sonic Boom” pic.twitter.com/NirW25yHJt
— StormForce_1 (@StormForce_1) January 28, 2016
— Dan Leppold (@dolostone) January 28, 2016
This person’s mother-in-law
@weatherchannel it’s ok, my mother in law just fell down.
— Garbageman/Rockstar (@AJBattaglia) January 28, 2016
Of course, the Chris Christie jokes
earthquake, sonic boom, or chris christie falling over….south jersey may never know
— Lisa (@lmarie879) January 28, 2016
— Michael K. Osta (@MichaelOsta) January 28, 2016
sonic boom in south jersey? lmfao. probably iron man 😛
— Lycan AK (@akaemands12) January 28, 2016
Also, there were references to Guile from Street Fighter
South Jersey be feeling that sonic boom from Guile pic.twitter.com/VskmidDl4L
— Marshall Stratton (@marshallstratto) January 28, 2016
Was about to tweet a pic of Guile from Street Fighter in response to sonic boom news but then I realized that’s exactly what the aliens want
— Drew Lazor (@drewlazor) January 28, 2016
— Chris Snyder (@tofer) January 28, 2016