FAIR LAWN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Friday night was far from the first nervous one for residents of Fair Lawn, New Jersey, who have been plagued by loud booming sounds for about a week.
As CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported, the source of the nuisance is a mystery.
“We were, like, looking at each other like, ‘What was that?’” said Danielle McManus.
It happened twice in the past week to McManus and her family. While inside their home in a usually very quiet Fair Lawn neighborhood, things went bump in the night.
“If we didn’t know any better, it almost sounds like a cannon,” McManus said, “It was so deep and just like, echoey.”
Elsewhere in the neighborhood along the Passaic River, residents say they have heard loud booms as early as 6 p.m. and as late as 2 a.m..
“It was, ‘Pssh, pssh, pssh,’” one young boy said.
“I was like, ‘Grr! Grr! Brr!’ like that,” another said.
“I heard the noise, so I came out here,” added Susan Kuqi of Fair Lawn. ‘Sometimes, you know, people dump garbage. It sounded like a garbage truck.”
Fair Lawn police searched for the source of the noises up and down the Passaic, including along the Paterson side.
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