A powerful noise believed to be a sonic boom from a passing aircraft swept over Nantucket Wednesday night, shaking houses and rattling the nerves of island residents in mid-island neighborhoods and areas of the south shore at around 9:45 p.m.
The source of the boom remains a mystery and there are no confirmation as to what caused this boom at this point. We have to assume that it was a sonic boom caused by a military aircraft. The police testifies the source of the noise was a “sonic jet.”
A similar incident occurred several months ago on the evening of Wednesday, March 21, when Nantucket residents reported a loud noise that shook houses. – ACK