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Mysterious ‘Booms’ Heard Across Southern Illinois Puzzles Experts, Residents

By Gina Blankenship, Daily American News – “Social media was abuzz this weekend following what is begin described as a ‘loud boom’ that was heard all over Southern Illinois Saturday.

The source of the noise is unknown and, according to some, has been recurring for the past several weeks.

Loud and mysterious booms are being heard and felt around the region. For more than a month, the noise has been compared to a sonic boom, tannerite, shotgun, dynamite or cannon. The theories surrounding the source of the ‘loud bangs’ range from fracking to supersonic jets, meteors and even the end-times. However, an official explanation has not been given, leaving residents baffled. Wanting answers, many have turned to their local media.

‘The first time I heard it, I waited to hear sirens. I dismissed it assuming I would find out what happened later on the news,’ said Lori Wharton Libby. An accident was not to blame for the noise that day nor was anything on the news regarding what she heard.

Libby, who is a secretary for Cornerstone Community Church, started a thread on the WSIL News 3 Facebook wall asking for answers. Her inquiry resulted in more than 200 comments from people who have also heard and felt the noise.

Many have experienced it frequently over the past several weeks.

‘We tried to put the facts together,’ said Libby. ‘We knew it wasn’t a gun or cannon. The noise is loud enough to scare our dog under the bed. People from as far east as Harrisburg and north of Mt. Vernon have heard and felt the same noise that I described.’

The West Frankfort Police Department said that they have not received any complaints regarding the issue.

Further investigation finds these unidentified noises are taking place all over the country. Around the beginning of January people from Utah, Massachusetts, Alaska, Tennessee, Indiana and Florida have been contacting their local authorities and news media outlets regarding unexplained loud booms.

One website, Earthfiles.com has links to several news and police reports around the country wherein noises and vibrations identical to those being heard and felt in our area have been reported. Still an official explanation has not been given.

‘At this point, nobody seems to know,’ said University of Evansville physicist, Jeffrey Braun, PH.D. ‘The geologists say it’s not in the ground. The Air Force says it’s not in the air. The astronomers say it’s not from space. So we are running out of options.'” Read more.

  1. 03/23/2013 at 2:54 AM

    Reblogged this on Family Survival Protocol.


  2. 03/23/2013 at 10:39 AM

    There were loud unexplained noises in Rhode Island as well. Both my grand son and I heard the most incredible sound of the Shofar. This occurred about 3 months ago. I don’t live close to a Synagogue, nor I could not tell exactly which direction it came from, except for up. It gave me chills it was so beautiful. I immediately went on line to see if anyone else had heard it, but found nothing. Later, however, I ran across information on the Prophecy in the News web site. There was an article in one of their magazines about this same thing happening in other places around the globe. They sent me a copy free of charge, very interesting.


  3. Serenity
    03/23/2013 at 12:48 PM

    So there was no offical explanation or any explanation at all to what this noise was or what is was caused by. This is quite interesting. What is it? :)


  4. 03/24/2013 at 1:14 PM

    Seems to be happening a lot. Is this one more thing we will just accept and grow numb to?


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