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EK Big Bangs


Mystery surrounds a succession of loud bangs heard across East Kilbride and beyond this week. Baffled members of the public reported hearing explosion noises near to the Kelvin Industrial Estate on Monday and Tuesday night, 7th and 8th December.

Speculation grew rapidly online as to what the source of the noise was with locals suggesting thunder, fireworks and even a meteorite hitting the town.

Many people had suggested the noise could be sonic booms from fighter jets flying overhead.

The Royal Air Force operations centre where asked to check what aircraft they may have had in the East Kilbride area at the time of the reported incidents.

However the RAF have ruled out this theory.

A spokeman said: "There was no RAF or US Air Force activity that corresponds with the reported incidents."

Police said the nature of the noise remains unexplained.

A spokeswoman said: “At around 8.40pm on Monday, December 7 police were called by numerous members of the public reporting loud bangs or explosion noises in the East Kilbride area near to Kelvin Industrial Estate. Numerous enquiries were carried out to establish the circumstances including checks with utility companies. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the nature of the noises but there were no reports of anyone having been injured.”