Salem police officers searched the area of Ocean Avenue early Saturday morning for evidence of what could have caused the large boom that prompted residents across the city to call 911.
According to this morning's police log, At 1:34 a.m., police received multiple calls regarding a "loud bang" on Ocean Avenue. They were unable to locate the source.
We even received word of the noise on the Salem Patch Facebook page.
- Anybody know what the hell that big boom cannon-like noise was I just heard?? 1:30 a.m., near Salem State?
- What was the loud explosion sound with a flash near Salem State between 1:30 and 2:00 AM??? It shook my house!
This isn't the first time we've written about mysterious explosion noises being reported in downtown Salem late at night.
Theories offered so far have included youngsters with powerful fireworks, cannons from boats in the harbor, malfunctioning electrical transformers, UFOs and the shifting of tectonic plates under the city.
Do you have a theory about the unexplained noises? Did you hear them from your home in Salem early Saturday morning?
Let us know in the comments section below.