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Home surveillance camera captures mysterious boom in New Orleans, Louisiana

Mystery boom in LA
The mystery surrounding the strange explosion-like sounds heard by residents in the metro area continues to grow. Late Monday night, several were heard in Lakeview, one of which was caught on camera by Eyewitness News.

A story that began in Mid-City, has taken crews to Harahan, River Ridge and Wagaman. Now we go to Lakeview, where late Monday night, the mysterious 'booms' were heard again.

"Loud boom, woke up startled, I thought a train car exploded," said Mariah Sandoval.

The surveillance video shows a flash of light, followed by the loud bang.

"If it was some kind of transformer, you would think Entergy would be out here," said Sandoval.


Loud boom, rumble heard in Panama City Beach, Florida

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A lot of folks contacted us today after hearing a loud boom and rumbling sound early this afternoon a little after 1pm. Many people thought it might have been an earthquake. A quick check of the USGS (United States Geological Survey) ruled that out.

While we do not have a definitive answer what caused the rumble can likely be narrowed down to a few possibilities...

1. A sonic boom from a military jet over the Gulf of Mexico. While no aircraft were flying out of Tyndall... planes could have been flying over the Gulf from either Eglin or MacDill.

2. An explosion from an ordinance over at Eglin on the test range

3. Maybe a sonic boom from a meteor entering the Earth's atmosphere.


Mysterious boom rattles residents and homes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mystery boom in Philadelphia
A mysterious boom has left residents in South Philadelphia rattled after many were awoken overnight by the loud sound. The boom was reportedly heard around 2 a.m. Tuesday. Those who heard it turned to social media to try to figure out what it may have been.

Many reported the boom was so loud it shook their windows and houses. Some even called police to report the mysterious explosion-like sound.

"I was asleep," said Kacie Campbell, a Pennsport Resident. "A pretty deep sleep. It was this loud noise that woke me up out of nowhere."


Strange sounds heard in Tennessee after Blood Moon eclipse

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On January 21, 2019, YouTuber 'bmh072k12' uploaded footage of strange sounds they heard in the sky after the recent eclipse of the moon:
Very strange sound. To us it sounds like a dragon breathing.

Comment: See also: Super blood wolf moon: A total lunar eclipse meets a supermoon this Sunday


'Weird loud noise' heard in Upstate South Carolina

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On January 8, 2019, YouTube user 'Autumn Clark' posted a video recording of weird noises she heard in skies of Upstate South Carolina:
Loud noise continued for several minutes. Never heard a sound like this around here in the almost year I've lived here. Btw it's not a plane.


Strange sounds heard in Pennsylvania's sky

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On January 6 & 7th of 2019, YouTuber 'pennsylvaniaguy19' shared two videos of 'annoying' sounds he heard in the skies of Pennsylvania.

In the first video, he reports that he'd been hearing the 'slow droning, humming sounds' from around 9 am through 3 pm:

The next day, he posted another clip from his neighbor's property:


Strange noise heard in the skies of Malacca, Malaysia

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On January 9, 2019, YouTube user 'suraya' posted video footage of strange noises he heard in the skies of Malacca, Malaysia:

Bizarro Earth

Strange sounds heard in Greenland's skies

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YouTube user 'Finn Enoksen' uploaded video footage of strange sounds he heard in the skies of Greenland on January 4th:


Mystery 'sonic' booms are hitting Desert Hot Springs, Southern California, almost daily (Update)

Desert Hot Springs booms

A big mystery is surrounding Desert Hot Springs tonight after a series of powerful explosions has rocked the city. They shake windows and some residents describe them as small earthquakes.

The blasts began a couple of months ago and as recently as Monday night, the big booms have been shaking the foothill community.

Comment: They've been regularly heard throughout Southern California, along with many other parts of the US, off and on for some years now.

In a city of 27,000 people, no one knows what they are or where they are coming from. But they sure do hear them and feel them.

"They're like a big explosion. Totally like boom!" said Desert Hot Springs resident Regina Robinson.

Almost every evening big blasts rock several areas of the city. The Desert Hot Springs Police has received call after call. Everyone saying the same thing.

Comment: That strongly suggests something non-local, either atmospheric or deep underground. We suspect that most of these booms, particularly in an earthquake-prone areas like SOCAL, are seismic in origin.


On December 24th, Brian Blueskye of the CV Independent reported that residents of Desert Hot Springs are still hearing these baffling booms:
It's been a while since I've personally heard one, but other residents are still reporting them, often leading to discussions among the Desert Hot Springs Neighborhood Group on Facebook. People are demanding answers from Desert Hot Springs Chief of Police Dale Mondary.

Unfortunately, Mondary doesn't have any.

"Most of (the booms) don't get called into the police department at all," Mondary said. "I just notice them on social media when I'm tagged in those posts."

Mondary said he has no idea what's causing them.

"We have not been able to pinpoint a specific area," he said. "Honestly, part of it relates to our geographical location: We're surrounded by a mountain range, and the sound reverberates. People will call and say, 'I heard it right here,' or they post on social media, 'I heard it right here.' Then across the town, someone will say, 'No, I heard it from right here.' So that's obviously part of our problem. When we go and check these areas out, we find absolutely nothing-no signs of any explosives going off."


'It gets louder and quieter': Strange sounds heard in Cleveland, Tennessee

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On January 2, 2019, YouTuber 'Stephen Lee Henderson' shared a video of strange sounds he heard coming from the sky in Cleveland, Tennessee on January 1st.

The weird 'woooooo' sound scared him enough that he ran back to his home after hearing it.