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Did You Hear a 'Loud Boom' in Marblehead Early Saturday?

Marblehead residents reported hearing a loud bang in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Salem and Marblehead police officers searched the area of Ocean Avenue early Saturday morning for evidence of what could have caused the large boom that prompted residents across the area to call 911.

According to Sunday morning's Salem police log, At 1:34 a.m., police received multiple calls regarding a "loud bang" on Ocean Avenue. They were unable to locate the source.

Many of our readers in Marblehead also reported hearing the sound, which has some town residents wondering whether or not it is coming from the harbor.

We even received word of the noise on our Salem Patch Facebook page.

  • Anybody know what the hell that big boom cannon-like noise was I just heard?? 1:30 a.m., near Salem State?
  • What was the loud explosion sound with a flash near Salem State between 1:30 and 2:00 AM??? It shook my house!

This isn't the first time we've written about mysterious explosion noises being reported in the area late at night.

Theories offered so far have included youngsters with powerful fireworks, cannons from boats in the harbor, malfunctioning electrical transformers, UFOs and the shifting of tectonic plates under the city.

Do you have a theory about the unexplained noises? Did you hear them from your home in Salem early Saturday morning?

Let us know in the comments section below.

Joe Whipple January 07, 2013 at 03:25 PM
I heard it at 1:30 in Marblehead, on Atlantic Ave. — thought it might have been in Salem. I thought it might be a chemical plant explosion.
Owen Boss (Editor) January 07, 2013 at 04:36 PM
I heard it too! It sounded to me like a car hit a tree or utility pole near the High School.
Zane Boner January 08, 2013 at 09:24 AM
In Evansville Indiana and other places in the world the same thing happened
Lissa January 08, 2013 at 10:21 AM
Loud "BOOM" heard here tonight (Midnight 1/8/2013) in the northeastern part of my county & some of the neighboring county of Southern Indiana.
lorie January 08, 2013 at 12:44 PM
heard a loud boom last night, neighbors heard it too. Atlantic Ave area near Clifton Ave.
Mike January 09, 2013 at 09:55 PM
Heard it in Salt lake Utah twice around 09:00pm
Corey January 10, 2013 at 05:09 AM
I'm from Evansville that's crazy I heard them too. The only rational explanation i have is it is aliens. They'd have the technology to easily create these booms traveling fast. If you haven't notice look up at the sky. I have been tracking several objects their with random movement that a plane or satellite couldn't create as well as some rapid movement in the sky they are UFO by definition unless its the US government. I have been tracking them for months all over the sky at random times.

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