Mystery explosions rattle windows, houses, and residents through - WDAM - TV 7 - News, Weather and Sports

Mystery explosions rattle windows, houses, and residents throughout Marion County

Posted: Updated:
  • Most ReadMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • City of Hattiesburg employee fails to register as sex offender

    City of Hattiesburg employee fails to register as sex offender

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:04:34 GMT
    A City of Hattiesburg employee is behind bars for failing to register as a sex offender. Public Works employee Martaze Denzel Hammond, 35, was arrested Wednesday by the Forrest County Sheriff's DepartmentMore >>
    A City of Hattiesburg employee is behind bars for failing to register as a sex offender. Public Works employee Martaze Denzel Hammond, 35, was arrested Wednesday by the Forrest County Sheriff's Department after exceeding a 90 day period in which to register as a sex offender.More >>
  • Lamar Co. man sentenced in federal court on drug charges

    Lamar Co. man sentenced in federal court on drug charges

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:31:27 GMT
    A Lamar County man has been sentenced to nearly 8 years in federal prison on drug charges. Tommy Lucas, 48, was sentenced to 95 months by U.S. District Court Judge Keith Starrett Thursday morning. LuacsMore >>
    A Lamar County man has been sentenced to nearly 8 years in federal prison on drug charges. Tommy Lucas, 48, was sentenced to 95 months by U.S. District Court Judge Keith Starrett Thursday morningMore >>
  • Four arrested after attempted correctional facility drug crime

    Four arrested after attempted correctional facility drug crime

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:21:06 GMT
    Four suspects were arrested Thursday during an attempt to commit a crime at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution. According to prison officials, officers responded to a fence alarm around 5 a.m.,More >>
    Four suspects were arrested Thursday during an attempt to commit a crime at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution. According to prison officials, officers responded to a fence alarm around 5 a.m., July 31, 2014, at the SMCI campus located in Leakesville, MS where officers found two packages. K9 personnel picked up a trail of the suspects which lead towards Wildcat Corner, located at the corner of High School Road and Hwy. 57 near Leakesville.More >>
The folks in Marion County have been reporting large explosions over the last month that have rattled windows and shaken houses. Speculative explanations have ranged from UFO's to meteors.
 
In early December many residents from the Bunker Hill and Improve communities reported hearing a loud explosion. So many calls came into the Marion County Sheriff's Office that deputies were dispatched to looks for what was described as a plane crash, meteor, even a UFO.
 
Above the usual New Year's fireworks, residents again heard an explosion that shook houses across the county last night.
 
Foxworth resident Jamie Toney said Wednesday, "Last night I heard a big ole loud boom like and explosion. It basically shook the house and rattled the windows and I've got numerous reports on Facebook since they know I help, volunteer with the fire department. They asked me, ‘What did I hear and where it was coming from around Columbia, East Columbia, Bass Tree Farm, and Bunker Hill, Stringer Road and that vicinity.'"
 
Toney said he wasn't able to explain what the explosion was. The sheriff's office believes the most likely explanation could be Tannerite or exploding targets; a binary explosive available at most sporting goods stores which makes a loud boom when shot with a high powered rifle.