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Mystery booms heard in North Carolina, Michigan and Queensland

Mystery booms seem to be occurring with increasing frequency lately, with booms being heard just this week in North Carolina and Michigan. In both cases, authorities have been left baffled by what might be behind these earth-shaking noises which seem to emanate from the sky itself. This unexplained phenomenon is host to a wide variety of explanations including gas escaping vents deep within the Earth, anomalous meteorological events, sonic booms from tests of secret military aircraft, UFOs of course, and meteorites exploding in the atmosphere. While most of these eerie thunderous noises go unexplained, a recent mystery boom in Australia might have a simple, cosmic - and terrifying - explanation.

Death from above.

The boom was heard by residents throughout the Cairns region of Queensland, Australia marking the second time in two months that southern Australia has been rocked by anomalous explosions in the sky. The boom occurred around 10:30 pm on Saturday, October 7th and was reportedly so loud that it shook houses in the area.

Comment: Another boom was heard in North Carolina a week or so after the one reported above: Home-shaking, loud boom heard around Southport, Oak Island, North Carolina

A Cairns resident checked out the Australian boom and sent a video to the Cairns Post of a possible crater; no sign of a meteorite, just an ash-filled hole in the ground.


Home-shaking, loud boom heard around Southport, Oak Island, North Carolina

Oak Island welcome sign
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People in and around Southport and Oak Island heard and felt a boom Tuesday night that some said shook their homes.

Calls and emails started pouring into WECT's offices after the loud noise, which happened around 8:15 p.m.

One Brunswick County official said in a text message it was probably the Seneca Guns, but officials at Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point advised Brunswick County dispatch, which received numerous calls about the boom, that they were holding a training exercise Tuesday evening.


'Ear-splitting' boom rattles North Carolina homes - the source a growing mystery

Mystery boom in NC
© The Charlotte Observer
An "ear-splitting boom" that shook homes in Winston-Salem has prompted an official investigation into the mysterious source of the noise.

Police said they received numerous calls around 10:45 p.m. Saturday about an "explosion" that rattled windows and shook homes, reported Fox8 WGHP. The reports came from people living in a several mile-wide radius from Tommy's Lake Road to Bethania-Rural Hall Road.

Adding to the mystery: No evidence of damage has been found, media outlets are reporting.

Cloud Precipitation

'It's raining, but there's a noise': Weird sky sounds heard in south central Illinois

Strange sounds in Illinois
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Weird unexplainable sky sounds Tinley Park, IL:

Bizarro Earth

'Sonic boom' shakes homes, offices in St. Ives, England

St. Ives, England
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St. Ives, England.
A loud explosion was reported in St Ives this morning, shaking homes and offices.

Dozens of people have taken to social media to query the source of the 'sonic boom'.

It happened at around 11am this morning, with reports of the noise being heard in Carbis Bay and Halsetown.

Steve Cross, who owns Cross Estates in the town, said: "It was a massive explosion. Our office shook. I don't know what it is. A sonic boom, possibly.

"It happened at about 11-11.30am. The windows shook. Proper shake. The windows shook and doors shook. It was a big old bang. A single big boom."


Mysterious booms rattle single street in Temple Terrace, Florida

Temple Terrace, Florida
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There's a mystery unfolding in Temple Terrace-- at least along one street.

Neighbors describe repeatedly hearing what sounds like sonic booms rattling their homes.

It was all quiet when 10News visited Belle View Avenue in Temple Terrace on Friday, but residents here report hearing the noises at recently as yesterday.

"Usually it's two booms at once, like 'boom boom,'" said Rod Wray, an engineer who moved to Temple Terrace a few months ago. "It shakes the whole house and my chandelier glass rattles."


So, what caused those mysterious booms in northwestern Wisconsin? We don't know

Mystery boom in WI
Saturday night, Sept. 9, around 9:30 p.m., residents reported hearing mysterious booms across the region.

Posting to online social media, people said they heard the noise in Chetek, Cameron, Barron, Weyerhaeuser, Trego and even Hudson and Cushing. Some said it sounded like distant thunder, though there was not a cloud in the sky Saturday night.

Theories sprang forth. Was it a tiny, imperceptible earthquake, a shooting star, a jet breaking the sound barrier or just your crazy neighbors shooting some high-powered fireworks?

There was a 9 p.m. fireworks display in Barron for Fall Fest, and Barron County dispatch logs do report other fireworks in Rice Lake. But it is not likely that fireworks in Rice Lake would be heard in Chetek. Perhaps, coincidentally, there were others closer.


Mysterious howling, moaning noise heard in Scotland

'Werewolf' in Scotland
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For those of us who keep up with news of the strange and unexplained, it's clear that something is roaming the United Kingdom. Reports of big cats are nothing new to the northern U.K., having been reported for decades. In recent months, however, sightings of massive feline beasts have been pouring in, including reports of mutilated and/or completely devoured sheep and abnormally high numbers of missing house cats.

What could be roaming Scotland and northern England? If some strange news out of Scotland is confirmed, these unexplained events might be a very unexpected explanation.

Hotel night manager Paul Naylor was conducting his nightly rounds of his Outer Hebrides hotel on August 31st when an eerie noise stopped him in his tracks. Naylor immediately did what any of us would do and pulled out his phone to record the haunting sound:

Comment: These sounds are similar to other bizarre sounds heard around the world. See:


Mysterious 'explosion' rattles homes in Moranbah, Queensland

Queensland Police car
© Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Mystery surrounds a loud explosion that shook Moranbah homes overnight.

Just before 11pm, numerous residents reported hearing a huge 'bang' that seemingly shook their homes.

A Queensland Police media spokeswoman confirmed police were alerted to a potential explosion around 10.49pm.

"We received a call from someone saying they had heard an enormous bang that sounds like an explosion," the QPS spokeswoman said.


Creating radio-induced auroras with HAARP

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People travel north from all over for a chance to see the aurora. Soon, Chris Fallen will make his own.

Sometime around the darkness of the Sept. 19 new moon, the space physicist will travel to an antenna field off the Copper River. There, he will pulse transmitters on and off to create radio-induced aurora, also known as airglow. The UAF researcher will use the HAARP facility to attempt to do from below what the sun does from above to create a display of aurora.

"Energetic electrons ionize and excite gases in the upper atmosphere," he said. "They release photons when they de-excite again. Here, we're doing the process from below with HF radio waves."

The High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program is a group of high-frequency radio transmitters powered by four diesel tugboat generators and one from a locomotive. Using an extensive field of antennae, the transmitters send a focused beam of radio-wave energy into the aurora zone. There, that energy can stimulate a speck of the electrical Sun-Earth connection about 100 miles above our heads. UAF's Geophysical Institute, where Fallen works, took over operation of HAARP in 2015.