Mysterious Booms Reported in Kentucky and Illinois

Mysterious Booms Reported in Kentucky and Illinois

For people in western Kentucky, they have reported hearing mysterious, loud, shuddering booms for two days in a row. The story first came out on Saturday evening that it had been occurring. Individuals from counties all across the western part of the state along with residents of southern Illinois were complaining about how they had all felt and heard the same mystery sounds. The police and also a number of public safety investigators have been working on trying to get to the bottom of just what is causing such bizarre noises. Meanwhile, residents of both states can do nothing but wait.

One man, Leon Cunningham, has resided in Livingston County for almost 30 years and he stated that he knew what normal sounds and sights were that went on around where he lived. However what happened over this past weekend was something entirely different. He heard sounds that he had never heard before in his life. Cunningham explained that the noises just went off like large booms. They were extremely loud and shook his whole neighborhood. In fact they rattled all the houses around the area and in his house, several items ended up falling from the shelves they rested on.

Cunningham continued by saying that after everything seemed to settle down, rumors started up. The entire town began rushing outside, wanting to know what had happened. People were asking questions back and forth to each other but no one had any answers. Cunningham explained that the individuals in his neighborhood were scared and confused and had no idea if or when they would experience another booming noise. They were all obviously upset about the incidents and that they were not getting any answers.

The mystery continues to keep the townsfolk on edge. Livingston County Emergency Management Director Brent Stringer explained that any rumors going around have already been ruled out as causes. The booms did not come from any seismic activity, severe weather, blasting at rock quarries or explosives going off at gun shows. Stringer stated his office would continue looking for the source of the sounds and search until they either actually found out what caused the booms or they ran out of options.

Such sounds like this may occur but it is not a reason for a whole town to panic. Yet sometimes individuals can demand answers quickly so they might turn to the Internet for answers. A person may end up on websites which are more focused on conspiracy theories than actually science.

However it is worth noting that there have been numerous reports of other unexplained booms which range all the way from Delaware to Arizona. There has, as of yet, been no one who has had the ability to explain just what they might be.

These booms are happening all over the Earth and the reasons behind them may be diverse. Some can be explained away by military planes breaking the sound barrier; others due to meteors striking the ground; some are even from giant blasts at quarries or several different types of explosions. There have been many strange noises that people have heard only to discover later they had heard trains going by or the military performing maneuvers.

Regardless, whatever caused those strange booms in Kentucky and Illinois; hopefully Director Stringer and his team will be able to find out the origin of them so the residents of western Kentucky and southern Illinois can rest a little easier.

By Kimberly Ruble


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13 Responses to "Mysterious Booms Reported in Kentucky and Illinois"

  1. tavin   January 25, 2018 at 9:17 am

    its proly aliens trying to abducted us like you never no like when i heard about it i was thinking about aliens so

  2. Dustin   February 2, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Depending on where people live in KY, they may be hearing artillery and other sounds from Ft. Campbell. There has been an increased amount of training going on the past couple of weeks. I live near post so I hear it all the time but I have been told that people hear the artillery all the way out to Houston County, TN which is about 30-40 minutes away from post.

  3. Jackie Lightfoot   July 10, 2014 at 7:29 am

    If they live anywhere near an interstate it could be a semi truck blowing out a tire. Happens a lot. It does shake the house.

  4. linemanswife   July 4, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Tannerite or someone could be shooting small propane tanks. Neither is uncommon in my neck of Kentucky! Always a loud, ground shaking, window rattling explosion. I can’t believe the police in IL and other parts of KY haven’t figured this out already! *eye roll*

  5. rod   June 18, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    also happening in new zealand atm

  6. David Fiser   April 30, 2014 at 10:03 am

    i think it has something to do with the obama administration and all those idiots that voted for him

  7. Pamela Wilson Haley   April 30, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Well this is not new new’s it’s been going on here in KY.Maybe it has something to do with the Ledbetter / McCrackin county bridge dropping 3 ft over night. Humm.

  8. Harry   April 28, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Maybe the sky if finaaly falling because of pollution. the boom probly came from the sky adjusting it self because of holes in the ozone layer.

  9. Dennis   April 27, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Evidentally these are being heard worldwide according to the internet along with strange trumpet sounds in other areas of the world.

  10. dave   April 27, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    I live in mt Vernon ill and I herit here saturday and it was very loud…we live on a earth quake could be the earth shifting befor the ig one

  11. Tamara   April 27, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    one explanation could be pocket of natural gas or even build up of air underground that is exploding through the surface near the area. it is not seismic activity so it would not register as an earthquake. it could however have enough force behind it to shake surrounding areas. look around and see if you notice any new holes in the ground. they don’t even have to big big holes. it would explain the shaking as well as the extremely loud booms. just a though. I am definitely not an expert on the subject. it just seems to me a plausible explanation.

  12. Amber   April 26, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    I live in saint louis missouri and about 1 week ago my family and i were sitting in our living room with the windows open and we heard the giant boom it sounded so close that i ducked out of instinct then ran outside to find my entire street filled with my neighbors it shook every house almsot sounded like a transformer blew up but nothing … several neighbors called 911 thinking it waa some sort of explosion the cops came in troops and brushed it off as “it must have been a firework” so when we all clearly stated that was NOT a firework they brushed it off…

  13. dennis   April 8, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    My wife and I live in Pontoon Beach, IL. About 20 miles from St. Louis, Mo. In Feb. 2014 about 1:30am we heard a loud boom. Similar to a very loud thunder or sonic boom. I’ve been hearing about these booms being heard. Did anyone else in the area hear this? A few neighbors said they heard it and many others did not.


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