loud boom or explosion

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Emily Rugburn

United States

#1 Sep 20, 2008
At about 10:30 tonight, I heard a very loud explosion. At first I thought it was fireworks, but it wasnt. I am in Round Lake Park by the way. Now I spoke with some friends in Cambridge Courts trailer park and they have no power now. I also spoke with a friend in Lake Villa off of Deep Lake rd. and it shook their house.
Did anyone else hear or feel this and does anyone know what happened? It sounded like possibly a plane crash, or a power plant exploding. It was unreal. I thought we were being bombed for a second, it was that loud.
Emily Rugburn

United States

#2 Sep 20, 2008
Oh also, my friend in Round Lake at Cambridge Courts did see a bright light behind them with the loud explosion noise, and then 5 minutes after that is when they lost all power in their area.

Aurora, IL

#3 Sep 21, 2008
I heard, what I thought were fireworks at that time. They continued for a while, so I figured someone was having a party.
Emily Rugburn

United States

#4 Sep 21, 2008
I thouhgt that at first too, didnt pay much attention to it, but when the really long loud boom happened, it made me jump and run outside to see if I could tell what it was. 5 minutes later, all I heard were tons of sirens.
John Langdon

El Paso, TX

#6 Jun 6, 2009
"I live in Kenosha and from 2140 through 2150 this evening we heard a series of cyclical explosion type noise. The noises sounded repetitive and continuous. During the last few seconds the noises sounded one after the other and reminded me of the noise created from a carpet bombing used in vietnam.
Old Washington Boy

Fort Wayne, IN

#7 Jun 8, 2009
Mr Crab wrote:
Yeah there was a party that night. It was called lights out hosted by ComEd..
It was by invitation only so if your lights stayed on you weren't invited..

Libertyville, IL

#8 Apr 15, 2013
I also did hear a loud boom, single explosion at around 9:58 PM. I noted the time. very loud and interesting that it was also heard in Round Lake. Must have been very big. Why don't the people whom work for us tell us what it was.
wall street

United States

#9 Apr 15, 2013
shhhhh, did someone hear that, I farted
Conspiracy Theory

Round Lake, IL

#10 Apr 16, 2013
sounds like a good 'old fashioned' transformer shorting out. bright flashes, loud pops, power loss. It happened much more frequently years ago.(especially if a squirrel stepped across the terminals!)
wall street

United States

#11 Apr 16, 2013
Conspiracy Theory wrote:
sounds like a good 'old fashioned' transformer shorting out. bright flashes, loud pops, power loss. It happened much more frequently years ago.(especially if a squirrel stepped across the terminals!)
I'd like to throw some of my neighbors barking dogs over those terminals.
long grove loud boom

Lake Zurich, IL

#12 Apr 25, 2014
10:30 pm. Heard loud boom. Shook house. Heard a ton of sirens after. Have no idea what it was.

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