BERKELEY (CBS SF) – Residents living in some Berkeley neighborhoods have been kept up at night over mysterious booms heard in the area over the past few weeks. It’s an unsolved mystery that even has police scratching their heads.

Rachael Marzoline told KPIX 5 about the boom she heard two nights ago. “I’d say it was around one in the morning, scared the hell out of me. I jumped out of bed,” Marzoline recalled.

Joel Bryant said he heard the booms at least eight different times in the last month. “We’re puzzled by it,” he said. “It’s not as crisp as a gunshot. It sounds like an aerial bomb explosion.”

Berkeley Police tell KPIX they can’t solve the mystery either, which has led some residents to Twitter, using the hashtag #BerkeleyBoom to report the sounds.

Additional booms were reported Tuesday night.

According to Berkeleyside, the booms were first reported on February 26th. Most of the booms reportedly took place between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Despite numerous calls to police, authorities have not been able to determine what is causing the booms.

“I hope you guys can figure it out because it’s scaring the heck out of us,” said Marzoline.

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