It’s January. That means it’s time for…the return of the mystery booms!

It’s January. That means it’s time for…the return of the mystery booms!
(Image via WSOC TV 9)

[Ed. – We pride ourselves on bringing you all the latest updates on the mystery-boom phenomenon.  The mystery booms seem to occur in December, January, and February, and have been especially noticeable since 2014.  But we don’t pretend to know what that means.  The booms have been verified in the past to NOT be related to military training or other human activity known to the local authorities.  It remains, well, a mystery.]

Mount Holly [NC] neighbors want to know what was behind a sound that was so loud, it shook houses and left windows rattling throughout town Tuesday night.

Mount Holly police received roughly 30 911 calls between 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., reporting a loud “sonic boom” type noise.

One woman who spoke with Channel 9 said the sound was so loud it rattled her windows, and she was certain that someone had hit her car parked on the street in front of her house. Another man said he thought there was an explosion at the plant a block away from his house.

Another woman who called dispatchers to report the noise said, “We just had an explosion…It sounded like we were in downtown Fallujah.”

Continue reading →

Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

You may use HTML in your comments. Feel free to review the full list of allowed HTML here.