Multiple reports came in Monday night after a loud boom was heard around the area.
Many have reported hearing the noise from southern Virginia Beach into Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Suffolk around 6:30 p.m.
Some say they had hanging photos fall off the walls after their houses shook. No damage or injuries were reported.
The National Weather in Wakefield said in a tweet Tuesday morning the loud noise heard across the area appears to have been a sonic boom that was "perhaps ducted/augmented by a temperature inversion due to persistent low cloud cover yesterday."
This was an explanation that WAVY TV-10 Chief Meteorologist Don Slater shared on Monday night.