What Are All Those Loud Booms in Manchester?
Manchester police have received about 19 calls from residents between Aug. 17th and Aug. 20th about loud booms, sounding like explosions, late at night in one neighborhood.
No, it has nothing to do with Snooki and JWoww, at least that we know of.
The incidents seem to be happening in the Pine Lake Park section of the township.
Point News reporter Tom Mongelli spoke with Manchester Police Chief, Brian J. Klimakowski, who said patrols have been stepped up in the area, but there has been no remnants of explosives or fireworks found. They also have found no damage.
They are currently investigating it as criminal mischief.
What is clear is that the noises are scaring people. (Understandable, you hear a loud noise near your home, it's natural to want to know what it is, and make sure it's nothing dangerous.)
There has been speculation on Facebook page Jersey Shore Hurricane News that it's being caused by everything from kids playing pranks with fireworks to fault lines to military testing at the Joint Base in Lakehurst.
A US Air Force Staff Sergeant has told Point News via e-mail,
At least one unit is using Pyrotechnics on the ranges which MIGHT be what the residents are hearing, but the Range Control experts don't find this a likely scenario...The joint base works very hard to ensure training has minimal impact on its local communities."
If you have any information on these incidents, you can call Manchester's non-emergency police line at 732-657-2009.