We’re three months into 2013, and the appearance of the mysterious booms cropping up around the world shows no signs of slowing down. This time, they’re shaking up, both emotionally and physically, residents of Flint, Michigan.
According to the locals, the noises have been happening off again and on again for over a year now, but as the new year pushes on, the noises have gotten louder and almost more aggressive. They frighten pets, rattle the windows, and upset the children.
“It shakes you, you feel it,” Flint resident Sheila Kopek told MLive. ”It’s loud enough that it will make you jump. It’s weird.”
As you can imagine, after a year, the noises have not gone without investigation, but neither the local power company or fire department have any clue what could be causing the rumbles, and none of them have responded to anything that could remotely be related to the booms.
Juan Lara, a 67 year old local, says that they sound like “explosions” and occur in the afternoon every few weeks.
“For a minute there, I thought we were being attacked,” he said.
If you’ve been paying attention to our previous coverage of Mystery Booms, you’d see that so far this year, they’ve occurred in Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Utah (solved), and California to name a few. What’s causing them? Are they even related to one another? No one seems to know, but the theories aren’t in short supply.
One thought behind the Flint booms is a slow methane buildup in the sewer systems. Enough of the gas collected over the course of a few weeks would certainly set off quite an explosion if sparked, but the lack of any damage reported by the city snuffs that theory. Another idea is that the noises are coming from gas tanks exploding in cars crushed at the local scrapyard. While this one would seem plausible at first glance, any junk yard veteran will tell you that gas tanks are always removed before crushing vehicles.
As usual, there’s also theories ranging from HAARP, government weapons testing, and the gradual awakening of the Old Ones. We’re just going to go ahead and stick with our original theory: the canon man.
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