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Cheverly resident Rachel Audi says she's heard the booms for years.
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Cheverly resident Rachel Audi says she's heard the booms for years.

Since the late 1990s, Cheverly, Md., has been rattled by mysterious "booms." Locals say some booms have been sufficiently loud to rattle entire households. Sabri Ben-Achour tries to get to the bottom of the mystery and discover the booms' "identity"...

[Music: "Boom Boom Pow" by The Black-Eyed Peas from Boom Boom Pow]

**These residences have reported hearing booms between July 1, 2008, and Nov. 7, 2010.:**
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