Did you hear it? Mystery boom reported across Scottsdale

A loud boom was heard throughout the east Valley early Sunday morning. Some people shared on social media that they felt a vibration in Old Town Scottsdale.
Published: Jan. 29, 2023 at 3:42 PM MST
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SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Many people in one east Valley city say they heard a loud boom or explosion early Sunday morning. Some took to social media saying they felt a vibration in Old Town Scottsdale. Others said their houses shook, and they saw a flash and heard planes shortly after the boom.

Andrew Chi and Andrew Spokes live in south Scottsdale near Hayden and Thomas roads. They were watching TV early Sunday morning when they heard the blast. “It was a very loud boom, like thunderous boom, house shaking, earth rattling,” said Chi. “It was just a horrendous boom like I jumped up out of my seat. It wasn’t like thunder, just a loud crash,” said Spokes.

There has been lots of speculation about what caused the boom. “My thought is something from the sky. If its a meteor, my googling says, they mostly explode before impacting the earth, so we are not going to find anything,” said Nicole Smith.

What caused this boom or where it came from is still unknown, but Scottsdale police confirmed with Arizona’s Family that they received multiple calls Sunday morning around midnight about the loud noise. Police say no injuries or damage were reported. Arizona’s Family also reached out to APS and SRP, and other utilities to see if they know about the big bang, but they are not aware of any damage or incidents.

Scottsdale police are asking anyone with information to contact the non-emergency number at 480-312-5000.