A small New Jersey town is being rocked by mysterious booms — prompting a slew of shaken residents to call 911 to report the unsettling sounds.
“It just sounds like a bomb dropped from a plane,’’ a caller in usually quiet Mullica Township told an emergency operator, according to a recording of the call obtained by NBC-TV affiliate WCAU.
Another person in the Atlantic County community reported, “There was just a tremendous explosion nearby.’’
A third caller added, “This has been happening once a week. I mean, it’s almost blowing our houses off their foundation.’’
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The residents said the booms have been occurring off and on for weeks, and emergency calls have been coming into the township from about a 10-mile area.
Local cops say they have no idea where the sounds are coming from — but they are investigating.
“At this point, it is a mystery,” Mullica Township Police Chief Brian Zeck told the station.
“And we’re currently trying to triangulate the area of the sound.’’
Zeck told NJ.com that a loud noise reported Tuesday likely came from a detonation at a nearby National Guard site but that previous booms don’t appear to have originated there.
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He added that while hunting season in the state began over the weekend — when an uptick in the booms was reported — the noises that residents are describing aren’t from firearms.