Twitter was abuzz about a possible meteor sighting in parts of the United States on Thursday night, with many stating that they heard a 'sonic boom'. 

Several local journalists also tweeted that they were getting reports of a meteor sighting from locals in southern and midwest US. 

Local meteorologists also tweeted that they were investigating if a loud sound heard in the region was indeed from a meteor exploding. 

Some meteorologists also shared a purported image of the fireball said to have been taken by a NASA camera.