Residents 3,000 miles apart from New York to London had a surprising day as their windows and homes shook on both sides of the Atlantic following a massive explosive boom. According to The Daily Mail: “A loud boom was reported by a number of people in upstate New York on Saturday afternoon at the same time as a similar noise was heard more than 3,000 miles away in the UK.
Residents in locations including Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Clarence and as far north as Niagara Falls took to social media to report the unusual noise at around 4:45 p.m. EST.
People described it as loud enough to shake their homes and rattle windows.”
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They went on to say: At the same time as residents in New York State reported hearing noises, hundreds of Twitter users in the UK reported hearing similar sounds – that also shook their windows.
An audio recording of the ‘loud bangs’, taken by a woman as she sat at home in Croydon, south London, might shed light on what is really behind the unexplained noise.
Some people in Great Britain have suggested that unusual weather conditions might be the source, but the Met Office today dismissed the claims.
Others on Twitter suggested that it could be traced back to controlled explosions or military exercises. Meanwhile, conspiracy theorists took to social media to claim that aliens were to blame.
Claudia Angiletta said that she was watching TV at home when the unexplained sounds started.
She told MailOnline: ‘I was just at home watching TV when I couldn’t hear the program due to the loud noises. It was very distracting as it went on for ages.
Officials on both sides of the proverbial pond could not put their finger on what caused such a massive explosive sound. In New York, they could only vaguely pinpoint an almost undetectable 1.5 earthquake, in the UK: a firework. 
That didn’t stop people all across social media from commenting on their own theories, though:
Here is alleged audio of the incident:
So what do you think the boom was – alien, manmade, or something else?
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