Mystery Boom Shakes Residents of Sharon, Pennsylvania

Mystery Boom Shakes Residents of Sharon, Pennsylvania


Another mysterious boom rang out loud and clear late last month in Sharon, Pennsylvania

The suburb is not the first area reporting unexpected sonic explosions as of late, of course, as the strange sounds have been reported all across the country in rising numbers for at least the last year.

According to the Sharon Herald, On the 24th a local Hubbard-West Middlesex road resident reported hearing a loud boom at roughly 7:30pm so loud it shook the neighborhood. The sound was so loud it prompted the witness to call and report the instance to Mercer County 911:


“…a loud sonic boom shook the house; it was not like a transformer blew. All of the neighbors came outside to see what happened, so many people felt it.”

Police were dispatched to the area but were not able to find the cause of the strange boom.

This was not the only location to have reported hearing a bizarre boom in the span of 24 hours. According to Earth Files, a resident of St. Johns, Indiana (375 miles away from Sharon, PA) reported hearing a boom so loud it shook his entire house, startling both he and his dog.

Only a few days before the explosions on the 24thand the 25th a similar boom was reported to have shaken an area from Mercer to Grove City.

Officials have not been able to give an explanation for the strange sonic booms, blaming the sounds on weekend holiday festivities. This theory has not convinced those experiencing the strange booms as reports continue to roll in from all across the country.

Have you heard one of the mystery booms? What do you think is causing them? Share your thoughts with us on Facebook, tweet us @WhoForted, or leave your comments below!


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  1. Dave J

    06/11/2013 at 4:47 PM

    Ok, these booms are getting a bit strange. More and more often as well. I was sceptical over the origins in the beginning. (Sonic booms, Gov’t testing…) Now I want to know.

  2. Jon

    06/11/2013 at 4:53 PM

    I bet uncle sam has a new plane they are testing! There is a air force base about 20 miles away in youngstown, and another one near pittsburgh about 40 miles from this city. There is just too many people hanging around area 51 with cameras these days. It makes more sense to do testing where there are less prying eyes, or at least no people looking for ufos 24 hours a day. Once you get up over the mountains of pa there is very few people around to even notice a loud sonic boom. Southern ohio is very sparse as well, and not too far away.

  3. Bill

    06/15/2013 at 10:57 AM

    UFO lost its muffler.

  4. jeremy

    06/27/2013 at 1:06 AM

    so , over the last few years especially with popularity growing around shows like Sons of Guns where they use tamerite(sp?) targets , these targets are loaded with an explosive that is completely legal and easy to make ,they are detonated by a concussion(fire work , fire arm round etc), the ingredients for this compound are easily bought at a hardware store , also some sporting goods stores sell pre loaded targets , i have been following these booms for some time now and the areas that these are happening are rural areas …my guess is some Good Ol’ Boy having himself a good time with target practice

    • FJW

      12/28/2013 at 8:38 PM

      I used to hear those sounds in Warwick, NY. A year or two later there was a mysterious earthquake just a few miles away which was highly localized and strong enough to break a few Windows 3 miles away. I also Heard these sounds at Harriman State Park in Orange County, NY while kayaking. They seemed to be coming from “everywhere”, if you know what I mean, even though i did hear them more in one direction tan the others. It was very hard to tell. When the earthquake, there was a concurrent earthquake of similar magnatude in Plattsburgh, NY about 300 miles away! I have long been interested in UFO’s, and it so happens that there has been phenomena of that type near Warwick. There is also a field of ancient Stone formations near there which the first settlers discovered. Some believe Indians made them, but no one really knows for sure. The field of stones seems to be in the geographic center of a whole theater of wierd phenomena in the Hudson Valley, but the phenomena are not actually focused there. Anyway, I now live in western P.A., so I was amazed to read this article. It really brings it home for me in more ways than one.

      • RWR

        01/27/2014 at 6:44 PM

        I’m in Warwick NY, And just began googling explosion sounds in orange co, ny after hearing a series of them at about 7:30 pm tonight. no idea what they were. almost like thunder, but there are no storm clouds. thanks for your reply to this post. it’s nice to know i’m not imaging it.

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