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Mysterious ‘boom’ heard in Central Maine

Maine State Police dispatch told CBS 13 they got a number of calls from all over Central Maine around 10 p.m. Sunday. (WGME)

Did you hear a loud boom last night?

A lot of people did and investigators are still trying to figure out what caused it.

Maine State Police dispatch told CBS 13 they got a number of calls from all over Central Maine around 10 p.m. Sunday.

Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety said state police dispatchers checked with the Federal Aviation Administration about whether there were any planes down, and with the National Weather Service on an earthquake. They also monitored various fire frequencies, but as of Monday morning, he said, “There’s no explanation as to what residents were calling about.”

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there weren't any earthquakes reported during that time.

Viewers on our Facebook say towns like Hallowell, Farmingdale, and Gardiner experienced their houses shaking.

Central Maine Power says it did have a substation fire right around that time, which knocked out power to about 4,000 people, but they say it was not related.


Beth Brogan with the BDN contributed to this report.


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