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BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) — For many years the ‘booms’ have confused people and there are many theories about what causes them in our area. Monday people from different parts of New Hanover and Brunswick counties said they felt and heard the booms.

Amber Brooks said she was at her home in Bolivia when she felt some shaking.

“The dogs kind of went crazy. I heard rumbling coming from the beach and it just grew and grew,” said Brooks. “I want to say it was four or five booms.”

Brooks wasn’t the only one who experienced this. Viewers took to our Facebook page to talk about the booms, writing that they felt and heard them all over the Cape Fear. Some described them as sounding like thunder or explosions and feeling like the earth was shaking or their windows were about to shatter.

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