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WF Residents Hear Mysterious Loud Boom

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Numerous Wichita Falls residents reached out to Newschannel 6 concerned about a loud boom they heard last night in the Bonny Homes neighborhood.

Anastacia Elizondo was hanging out with friends at her house when she heard something she has never heard before.

"It was just boom and it shook the house with the noise. I think it was the noise that shook the house and that's it," said Elizondo.

Elizondo said, they thought something had actually hit her home.

"We all ran out to see something and there was nothing there. We just couldn't see anything. We went out back too," said the resident.

However, she and her friends weren't the only ones who were shaken up.

"I couldn't describe what it was. I figured it was a very strong explosion quite a ways away," said Larry Joe Ikeler, one of Elizondo's neighbors.

Shane Shadwick, a resident who lives a few streets away said, "We didn't see any smoke or anything. We didn't see any fires, we didn't really hear any sirens."

Sheppard Air Force Base officials said, their planes didn't cause the noise. Monday was a federal holiday and no one was flying. Officials also said ,their planes don't fly in this area at any speed that could trigger a super sonic boom. The Wichita Falls Fire Department didn't respond to any incidents that could be related and even Wichita Falls police officers who went to that area last night found nothing but dead ends.

"We investigated it. I wasn't notified of anything so I'm not really sure if it was really anything that happened but I'm looking into it to try to find out what it was," said Manuel Borrego, the chief of the Wichita Falls Police Department.

What's even more strange is that Electra residents also heard a loud boom a little over a year ago and in the past few years people all over the country have reported the same loud boom on the web. All of the noises still remain a mystery.

Some residents wondered if an earthquake could've triggered it. The U.S. Geological Survey did record a 4.1 magnitude earthquake in East Texas around 5:00p.m. However, nothing was recorded in Texoma.

 

Tanya De Jesus, Newschannel 6