From Alabama to Michigan, Idaho to California, Russia to Denmark, experts and non-experts alike are trying to figure out whether these mysterious booms are coming from ground explosions, objects falling from the sky, or something else.
A boom in the state of Alabama, for instance, was heard and felt through 11 counties last Tuesday at around 1:39 CST. An earthquake event has since been ruled out, leaving both average citizens and experts puzzled and without answers.
Just one day later, a similar boom was heard in the state of Idaho, where law enforcement officials still have yet to provide any real explanation. The same thing happened last Saturday in Michigan – loud boom, and no explanation.
In Colorado, residents of the towns of Lakewood, Brighton, Lochbuie and Elizabeth reported hearing what many of them described as an “explosion” or a “sonic boom” around 9:00 at night. The boom was so powerful that it shook homes and left many people confused, bewildered and frightened.
“It was just like boom and the trailer shook, and I thought, ‘what the heck was that?’” said resident Ray Armijo in an interview with ABC7. “It kind of scared me a bit.”
Lochbuie Police Chief Tracey McCoy explained to ABC7 that there were no reports of property damage but acknowledged that many residents were shaken up by the mysterious boom. “Some stuff in my room visibly moved,” said resident Aleja Moronez. “Some posters fell off the wall.”
With the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and nearby Buckley Air Force Base both claiming that there were no operations going on at the time of the blast, residents of Colorado quickly developed their own unique theories. Some claimed that the sound was a meteorite falling from the sky and exploding in the atmosphere. Others argued that it could have been an earthquake, and some even joked on the Lochbuie Police Department’s Facebook page that it was an alien invasion.
In addition to Alabama, Idaho Michigan, Colorado, Russia and Denmark, similar booms have been heard in San Diego (November 2nd), Minnesota (November 3rd), Bend, Oregon (November 4th), and Tennessee (November 8th).
Whatever the source of these mysterious booms is, it certainly appears that they are all connected to each other. While experts may eventually discover where they came from, as of right now, all that we have is our own individual imaginations.