MYSTERY booming sounds have been shaking houses and terrifying residents after “flashes of light” were spotted across America.
Experts have been left baffled by a spate of seismic booms from Arizona to New York that appear to have gathered pace over the past week.
The string of phenomena was first reported last Thursday morning when locals in three separate Tennessee counties reported hearing loud booming noises.
Two homeowners said the booms were so powerful that they briefly lost power as a result of the tremors, Mysterious Universe reported.
Similarly unexplained explosions have been reported happening in isolation over the past years, but rarely with this frequency.
On Saturday, loud bangs were reported in Rhode Island, where Jeremy Braza’s doorbell captured a video and audio of a loud noise over a three minute period.
Rhode Island resident Jeremy Braza
“The whole house shook,” he told TurnTo10.com. “It woke my wife up, woke up all my children.”
The following night an explosion was heard in New York, accompanied by a mysterious flash in the sky.
“What the heck was that boom or explosion in park slope Brooklyn?”, asked Matt Wasowski on Twitter.
Another wrote: “Extremely loud boom in Brooklyn…..? Wtf??????”
Some speculated that the boom could have resulted from a manhole explosion, but the true origin is yet to be explained.
These booms were followed by “strange cannon-like sounds” in Harahan and River Ridge in Louisiana, where they have also kept residents up at night.
Residents say the sounds have been going on for weeks, and nobody seems to know what causes them.
While Philadelphians were rocked by a series of mystery booms a week ago, and again on Tuesday.
Mysterious Universe speculates that the phenomenon could be caused by cryoseisms or “frost quakes”, which could come about in extreme cold climates.
But the explanation doesn’t wash in areas where temperatures don’t typically plunge low enough for that to happen.
“Could these anomalous sounds be sonic booms caused by undisclosed aircraft activity?,” the author asks.
“Any guess is as good as any at this point.”