Two Mysterious Explosions Felt In Peabody Under Investigation

PEABODY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Officials in Peabody are pulling out all the stops as they try to figure out what caused two unidentified loud booms this week.

Hundreds of residents from Salem to Peabody told police they heard and felt two explosion-like sounds at around 11:30 a.m. and noon on Tuesday in the area of Goodwin Circle to downtown Peabody.

Police spokesman Captain Dennis Bonaiuto said the Peabody Police Department would send up a drone Wednesday to see if anything obvious could be spotted that might help them figure out what prompted the booms.

Police said on Facebook that Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) canine units would also be in the area Wednesday to assist in the investigation to determine the origin of the loud noises that were both heard and felt.

"If you see a law enforcement canine, please do not approach or interact," PPD said. "We will continue to inform the community when we have more to add."

Some residents commented on PPD's Facebook post that their houses shook violently and their ceilings cracked.

Captain Bonaiuto said they have also reached out to weather experts at Salem State University to see if the mysterious noises could be explained by weather phenomena.

WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal reports:

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Written by Brit Smith

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