posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 11:47 AM
In September, 2010, dozens of residents of Chandler, Arizona (east metropolitan Phoenix) reported hearing very loud “boom” noises. The sounds
were only heard for a period of about 6 hours on a Sunday night. To my knowledge, the source of the booms were never determined and the story faded
Now, apparently, they are back. More booms were heard last night (6/5/11) in the same area. While there is some agriculture in the area, Chandler is
more of an industrial city. Witnesses have speculated the sounds are anything from car backfires to methane gas explosions from nearby cow
Strangely enough, no damage was reported so I would rule out any type of purely malicious behavior (like planted bombs).
Witness quotes from previous boom event:
"Felt like blasting in a mining town."
"My husband and I were in different areas of our house and heard the first boom. We were afraid something had hit our house and ran outside to find
out what was going on but could not find or see anything. My husband then heard 2 more loud booms throughout the evening."
"First boom was loud and I felt the ground move. Second boom was not as loud and I felt no movement. Biggest boom was right before 9 p.m. and it
rattled the walls in my house and sounded like a huge explosion. Definitely something going on!"
"Sounded like a cannon from the southeast"
"I met several neighbors outside after the boom trying to figure out what it was. It sounded like something hit the roof. The other neighbors seemed
to have experienced the same thing."
"We heard and felt three hard jolts Sunday evening between 6 and 9 o'clock. We thought at first that it was our air conditioner. Two neighbors to
our east and two neighbors to our west also heard and felt the jolts."
"One loud boom probably at 6:30..shook the house and my dogs freaked!! Thought an explosion, sonic boom or something hitting a house. Very surprised
to see nothing on the news. It was BIG."
BOOM! What Happened In Chandler Sunday?
Booms Are Back! Chandler Hears Explosions
Google Map of Chandler,
Do any of you fellow ATSers have any theories?