Several reports state that the noise was heard on Saturday around 5 a.m.
According to numerous reports, a loud "sonic boom" early on Saturday morning woke up many residents of central Florida.
According to Fox 35 Orlando, the loud noise, which even shook some homes, was heard by locals around five in the morning.
One local claimed to have smelled sulfur afterward, but it's unclear whether this is connected.
The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle-6 successfully deorbited and landed at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility
around the same time the enigmatic noise was heard, according to the U.S. Space Force.
For the first time in more than 40 months, the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket successfully launched last week from the Kennedy Space Center.
According to the Kennedy Space Center's website, the purpose of this launch was to place
the TETRA 1 microsatellite along with two other payloads into geosynchronous orbit.
The side boosters touched down eight minutes after liftoff, becoming the 150th and 151st orbital class rockets to be recovered, according to SpaceX.