On Friday, a resident from Billings, Montana shared a video on Twitter showing a trail of smoke in the sky where the balloon was last spotted.
Military helicopters were also spotted in Bozeman, Montana, but according to the uploader, “it might have been part of a military funeral.”
However, the City of Billings, Governor Greg Gianforte, and the Montana Department of Emergency Services confirmed on Friday night that there was no explosion in or around Billings, Montana.
“We are aware of the video shared on Twitter and claims of a “massive explosion” over Billings. However, our PD, Fire & airport have NOT been called to any incidents related to this video and there haven’t been any plane crashes picked up on radar,” according to the statement.
“We have confirmed with [Montana Disaster Emergency Services] and Gov. Greg Gianforte that there have not been any explosions in, around, or across Montana. They are aware of the video and it can not be substantiated,” the city added.
Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder told NBC affiliate KULR-TV in Billings that they are trying to verify if the video is legitimate.