More Loud Booms Reported In GA; Reports In Other U.S. Cities Too Columbia County, GA --Columbia County officials say that more people reported hearing mysterious booms over the last few days. Some people said the blasts were so loud that they were awakened from sleep. Local experts still don't know what the cause is, but now the reports aren't limited to just Columbia County.Early this week, reports starting flooding into the Columbia County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) about loud booms in the area."Appling, Harlem is the typical area we are looking at here. Of loud booms, rumbling. Now we're hearing about pictures being moved on walls," says Pam Tucker, who is the director of the Columbia County EMAA man who lives on Louisville Road, near Grovetown, says he also heard the mysterious booms. He wouldn't speak to us on camera, but he told us the blast shook his house early Tuesday morning. He says when he walked outside, his driveway had new cracks in it. Since he lives near a rock quarry, he figured that's what it was."We have already checked and our seismologist says that there is no activity on any of our equipment, as far as earthquakes. We've already called all the rock quarries, there was no blasting during any of those times," says Tucker.Friday afternoon, Tucker says she may have found a lead on what the cause of the booms could be. In a YouTube video, people are shooting at a device called an Earth Shaker. It's full of gun powder and when it explodes, it's apparently powerful enough to shake the ground. But this week there have also been other reports of loud booms in other cities, some in Arizona, Rhode Island, Alabama, and Texas. Could there be another explanation?Tucker says, "I'm concerned because we do have a lot of credible people who are telling me these things. Law enforcement, fire, county employees, citizens, all of who are credible because they are people I know, people who go through our training. You don't have clusters of people that are all telling you the same thing and it's not happening. Something is making those loud booms, what it is, I don't know."Several theories are popping up about methane gas pockets exploding underground, military testing, and the fact that we are a few weeks away from the end of the Mayan calendar.We were contacted Friday morning from a newspaper reporter in central Arizona who saw Thursday's posting about the Columbia County story on The reporter tells us there were similar occurrances there during the same timeframe as the occurrances in Columbia County. Read that reporter's online story here.We have also found other online stories similar to Columbia County's occurrances. Click the links below to read those stories:,77412?category_id=4&town_id=1&sub_type=stories -noise-baffles-residents--police?instance=home_news_lead_story

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