SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) -- Big booms and shaking were felt along the North Carolina coast Tuesday that have some people worried. Now, folks are booming with big bang theories on what they say causes the mysterious rocking and rolling along the coast.
"Anything that can shake the houses, not just one or two houses, but a whole neighborhood and it can be heard from Southport to Bolivia and Sunset Harbor, it has to be something big," said Bolivia resident Erick Myles.
Folks across the Cape Fear say the mysterious booms are back and this time they seem stronger than ever. People say they had different experiences depending on where they were at the time.
"It's kind of freaky to me because I heard it but I didn't see anything," said Southport resident Jamie Hoffmann.
"I didn't hear the booms but I felt shaking twice," said Boiling Spring Lakes resident Ruth Finley.
Everyone we talked to said this was not the first time they have experienced the unknown sound and shaking. Some folks even say they hear the booms every week. One thing is for sure, people say they want answers.
Seismologist say nothing registered on the Richter Scale Tuesday in our area and the military says it is not responsible for the sounds or shaking.
Although scientists and authorities can't seem to pinpoint where the noise is coming from, residents have their own theories.
"I know that there's an explanation and it has to be military," Myles said.
"The ocean," said Hoffmann. "Something with the ocean."
"I think they're earthquakes," said Finley. "Tremors."
Some people we talked to said they were very concerned with the booms now that we're nearing the end of the Mayan calendar which some people believe marks the end of the world. They say the confusion surrounding the booms only builds up their theory that we're nearing the end of days.