Mystery boom wakes people up Wednesday morning

It rattled windows, shook the ground, and woke people up from Comox to Campbell River and everywhere in between.

It rattled windows, shook the ground, and woke people up from Comox to Campbell River and everywhere in between — an early-morning boom caught the ear of residents across the region.

Around 6 a.m. Wednesday, people took to social media to inquire about a loud, thundering noise that awoke people, pets, shook houses, and rattled glasses from Campbell River, Cumberland, Comox and even Quadra Island.

19 Wing confirmed they did not have any flying activity at the time of the noise, and a variety of other agencies, including NORAD, local fire departments and the RCMP denied any activity in the area.

NORAD was conducting a training exercise Wednesday in the sky over B.C., but flights were around the Canada/U.S. border near Princeton, and concluded near Vancouver.

An unconfirmed report noted TimberWest may have scheduled a blast into a rock in the Wolf Lake area near the base of Mount Washington. The rock may not have been able to be removed by conventional drilling.

Calls to TimberWest were not returned by deadline.


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