If you live in Collier County, Florida, you probably heard the earth groaning and felt the earth move last sunday at around 11.00 AM. However, the source of this noise remains unknown.

As you remember, less than two weeks ago, the Naval Air Station in Key West had jets training over the gulf, something that most likely contributed to earth shaking noises then. However, representatives at the Air Station in Key West—they said they had no training on Sunday. Moreover, loud booms around Naples could be originating from blasting work being done to excavate nearby land for The Isles of Collier Preserve residential development as I already reported here. But, the vice president of the construction company said: “I even heard two blasts living down on Marco Island on Sunday, and those have nothing to do with anything we’re doing in Naples“. So what’s up in Florida? And who should we believe? – NBC 2

NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral

A few reports from Collier County residents:

It was the equivalency of a sonic boom“, “I was outback with my wife, sitting in the lanai and then all of a sudden, boom!“, “I kind of heard a slight rumble, then I heard a louder rumble and the windows started to shake – Naples, “It was like an explosion almost, off to the distance. I didn’t know what it was” – North Naples, “I live on 3rd Avenue Southwest and 15 minutes ago there was a huge explosion. It like shook our sliders and shook part of our house“, “Two loud booms we heard coming southwest of Marco Island, is that sonic booms or is someone blasting?


  1. Something shook me out me out of a sound sleep at about 11:15 pm in Naples Fl, on May 18, 2015. I jumped up, grabbed a weapon and my phone and investigated – nothing was amiss.


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