Mystery Boom Rattles NJ Community

And it's not the first time

By Shelley Laurence and Ted Greenberg
|  Friday, Oct 5, 2012  |  Updated 4:55 PM EDT
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An unexplained boom in Ocean County, NJ rattles homes and nerves. NBC10's Ted Greenberg says this isn't the first time it's happened.

NBCPhiladelphia.com- Ted Greenberg

An unexplained boom in Ocean County, NJ rattles homes and nerves. NBC10's Ted Greenberg says this isn't the first time it's happened.

Police in Manchester Township, NJ are investigating a mysterious boom that shook block after block in the Ocean County community Thursday night. Residents say it felt and sounded like an explosion.

“It was so loud that my windows were rattling" said Jayne Yereance. "I really thought the house next door blew up. That’s how bad it was.”

Residents say there have been similar incidents since the summer. Police are trying to determine if they're connected, but investigators don't yet know where the sounds are coming from or who is responsible.

There's been no damage and no one's been hurt, but many people are on edge.

 "I really wish they would knock it off so we can stop jumping out of our skin” Marissa Bartles said.

The Lakehurst military base is nearby, but authorities don't think that's the source of the booms. Military officials tell NBC10 there were no explosions on the base Thursday night.

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