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Loud explosion heard in Rankin and Hinds counties, Mississippi

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Lowe Street in Richland, where one resident said the explosion type noise was heard.
Saturday night many residents in Rankin and Hinds counties heard what they're describing as "an explosion".

We contacted officials and were told by the Richland Police Department that they received a lot of calls Saturday night inquiring about the loud explosion type noise. We were told officers searched several areas of the city and did not find what caused the loud sound.

A resident on Lowe Circle in Richland said she heard the noise between 9-9:30 p.m. Saturday night. The resident said the noise sounded like thunder.

We received several Facebook messages asking if we knew what the 'explosion' was. Some viewers said it shook their homes and from comments the noise, whatever it was, was heard from Richland, Brandon, Pearl, Florence, Jackson, and Star.

A viewer, who called into our newsroom, said her sister heard the sound and she lives in the Crossgates area of Brandon. The caller said her sister told her the noise sounded as loud as five or six transformers blowing.

Our news crew searched several locations in the city of Richland, but was unable to locate evidence of an explosion.
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Overhead meteor? Mysterious explosion in Wellington, New Zealand

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What happened in the Wellington suburb of Strathmore is unclear, according to police.
Was it a meteor? A gas cylinder? Or perhaps a bomb?

Nobody seems to know. But the one thing that is certain about the loud bang that shook the Wellington suburb of Strathmore last night is that it was not Superman.

What is widely being treated as an explosion in the eastern suburb about 9.30pm, is being put down by police as an unexplained mystery.

Ahuriri St resident Kevin Cree said a lot of police cars cordoned off the end of his road last night.

Armed Offenders Squad members and police dogs were also called but, by this morning, there was no clue about what caused the blast.
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Mysterious loud booms - attributed to 'frostquakes' - rattling North America

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Cold booms? Frost quakes? A winter-time meteorological phenomenon has scientists debating whether blasts heard across North America are, indeed, cryoseisms. Most agree that the loud, inexplicable booms are associated with cold, rainy conditions.

These ice booms have rattled houses in Georgia, caused the earth to shake in Montreal, and led law enforcement from several Oklahoma counties on an unfruitful search to locate the ruckus.

"It was this very loud boom that happened all of a sudden," Marjorie in Idaho, who asked that her last name be withheld, told RT. "My son and I went to look to see where it came from. It sounded like a door slamming very hard or something big falling down on the patio. But we couldn't find anything. We watched the news later to see if anyone knew what it was, but no one did."

"It was so loud the house shook. My kids ran in yelling, 'what was that mommy?'" Tracy Walker, of Kennesaw County, Georgia, told WAGA.

Residents in these areas thought the booms could be fireworks, gun shots, or blown transformers. But meteorologists have offered a less threatening, more fascinating explanation.

Comment: These unexplained loud booms have been increasingly reported all over the world. Mainstream science keeps trying to keep the lid on the phenomenon by explaining away such occurrences as natural, thus 'nothing to worry about'...

However, Sott.net has covered many similar stories of unexplained booms. We think that at least some of them may be the result of unseen and undetected meteors exploding upon entry into the atmosphere. Others could be due to seismic activity, specifically an electrophonic component to the thousands of small quakes reported everywhere as being on the rise.

Loud Booms are escalating across the USA in January 2015

NASA map downplays sharp rise in meteor fireball impacts over last 20 years

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Mysterious booms rattle homes in Oklahoma

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A spate of mysterious booms that has been shaking central Oklahoma returned for a second day Friday, again rattling houses and frightening livestock.

Oklahoma Geological Survey research seismologist Austin Holland said a series of booms, much like a sonic boom, rattled the Norman area starting at 11:19 a.m. Friday. Numerous others had been reported Thursday in the same area at about the same time.

Friday's booms weren't "quite as frequent" as Thursday's, Holland said. "It's quite interesting."

The windows of Anthony Young's home in the town that's the outskirts of Oklahoma City rattled. "We thought some nut was out here, you know, with explosives," Young told KOCO-TV. "It sounded like thunder, you could feel the ground shake, but it was nothing like an earthquake"

Both Holland and National Weather Service meteorologist Matthew Day didn't have an explanation for the booms.

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Loud booms are escalating across the USA in January 2015

Meteor fireballs loud booms and strange sky sounds reported over Oklahoma

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Loud Booms are escalating across the USA in January 2015

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Loud booms are actually usual on New Year's Eve. However, I think that all the rockets and fireworks have already exploded two or three days after! So what are these mysterious booms heard and felt across the US in the first days of 2015?

Yesterday, mystery booms have been reported across the US from Texas to North Carolina, California to Indiana and Georgia, so literally all over the country. Freaky, isn't it?

Lucy banks shared on the DSW Scanner's Facebook page: "Loud booms in Euless, Texas just now lots of them started off really loud and then got quieter." On the same thread Kim Walk Prazak reports another boom in Keller, Tx. Any ideas about their origin?

Jennifer Whitacker reports 2 loud booms again, the first was louder than the second in Indiana. Just remember that the New Madrid fault lies right under this state. Is the next big one around?

Comment: In all likelihood most of these blasts are overhead explosions of incoming space rocks and other seismic interactions brought about from our changing cosmic climate.

See: Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection

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Bingham County, Idaho rocked by two mystery explosions less than a week apart

Bingham County residents are reporting a second mysterious explosion less than a week after the first blast triggered several 911 calls.

Residents in the town of Riverside reported to the local media Sunday evening that they not only heard a loud explosion but the boom was powerful enough to shake their homes.

However, the Bingham County Sheriff's Office says that it did not receive any calls from residents about Sunday night's alleged blast.

This is in stark contrast to the explosion that several Groveland residents reported to the Sheriff's Office on Wednesday afternoon.

Comment: Most likely another overhead explosion.

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Unexplained loud boom shakes Louisiana's Natchitoches Parish

A loud boom has Natchitoches Parish sheriff's deputies searching for a source. Authorities say the boom happened in south Natchitoches Parish just after 5:30 Sunday evening. The incident reportedly shook several residences.

Deputies checked the area searching for a source but so far, nothing has been found. Authorities say they also checked with Fort Polk officials and no military training operations were held at Peason Ridge Sunday.

Comment: There have been other reports of 'unexplained' booms lately: Mysterious explosions and loud bangs heard all over UK: Listen to the recording and learn to recognize an overhead explosion

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NW Atlanta neighborhoods plagued by mysterious noise


A mysterious noise is plaguing a northwest Atlanta community and keeping some neighbors up at night.

"It sounds like a tornado siren roughly," one neighbor said.

Since it started about six weeks ago, neighbors in three different developments along Marietta Road in northwest Atlanta say they've heard the noise.

"It can go off at 1 a.m., 2 a.m., 3 a.m. and you don't know what it can be," said Wendell Burks.

"We are hearing sirens, maybe 10 times a day, late at night, at all hours," said Anna Wagner.

When Channel 2 Action News visited the neighborhood Sunday, we heard the noise five or six times.
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Loud boom heard in Camden, Maine a mystery

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For some residents who were awake, the loud boom around 1:30 a.m. Sunday was unmistakable. For others, who were asleep, the sound jarred them awake.

Following the single loud noise, nothing came across the police scanners indicating that first responders or police were investigating or responding to an emergency. A call to Knox County Regional Communications Center Sunday morning revealed that nobody had called in to report an issue, or hearing a loud boom sound.

But a post on Facebook brought out reports from others who heard it.

It's not clear where the boom originated, but there have been reports on Facebook of it being heard on lower Chestnut Street, Sea Street, Trim Street and Free Street. I know I heard it on Chestnut Street, near Highland Avenue, but the sound was in the distance as it came in from an open west-facing window.

Comment: The data provided by the article points to a frost quake not causing the loud boom. Sott.net has covered many similar stories of unexplained booms and proposes the hypothesis that instances of such booms without any other explanation are in all likelihood the result of unseen meteors exploding upon entry into the atmosphere.

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Source of boom heard around ArkLaTex not identified

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The source of a loud boom heard at points across the ArkLaTex from Marshall to Keithville to Haughton remains a mystery at this hour.

"My couch came up off the floor a little bit, my back wall felt like it was going to cave in, it was so loud!" says Linda Stewart, who lives off of Shirley Francis Rd. in Greenwood.

The reverberation was heard and felt by staffers at KSLA News 12 at the studios on Fairfield Ave. in Shreveport's Highland neighborhood at 4:27 p.m. The concussion rattled windows. Meteorologist Jeff Castle says the closest incidence of possible thunder at that time was in Monroe, to the east in Ouachita Parish.

Some reports say it shook the ground.

KSLA News 12 has checked in with numerous law enforcement agencies and across the area and we continue to work to track down the source.
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