Highland Residents Report Hearing Loud Explosions
Several residents have inquired about two loud explosion sounds that happened Thursday night. Officials with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office Substation said they received calls and investigated the area, but did not find the source of the booms.
Did you hear two loud booms Thursday night along Duck Lake Road near Wardlow? You're not alone. Several Highland residents have reported hearing the same sounds Thursday at 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Det. Jim Bowie with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office Substation in Highland said the women that clean the station reported hearing the booms, and that there was at least one call last night following the sounds.
"We had a patrol go out and respond, they said they talked to several neighbors who all heard the noise, but no one could pinpoint where the noise came from and no one saw anything," Bowie said.
The deputies checked the area near Seven Harbors, where the caller lives, and the areas along Duck Lake Road but did not find anything that would have given off that kind of sound.
Leah McPhearson, who lives in the area, said her entire neighborhood off Wardlow heard the sounds, "it shook our house and woke people up."
Some residents on the White Lake-Highland Patch Facebook page said the noises reminded them of a home explosion that happened in Highland in the early 1980's.
"Last time that happened a friends house had blown up," Kathleen Culpert Kirchner, said. " It was in Highland years ago. (We) thought a car hit our house. They lived over a mile away too."
Did you hear the mysterious sounds Thursday night?