Residents in Denver neighborhood curious about mysterious booms

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DENVER — Strange noises in another Denver neighborhood have a lot of people asking questions.

A couple of weeks ago, there were similar complaints from Wheat Ridge. Now, it’s a neighborhood much closer to downtown.

The people in and near Athmar Park aren’t sure what is causing the sounds. And a lot of people don’t know where they are coming from.

One man, who lives in Westwood, said he thought his neighbor’s home had exploded.

The sounds have been a hot topic on Next Door in the Athmar Park neighborhood.

Some people blame trains. Others say they are sonic booms or construction.

“You know I always thought it was a trash truck you know dumping a big dumpster,” Joey Salazar said. “I’ve heard it every night and I don’t really know what it is.”

Fred Capra believes the talk of noise is being blown out of proportion.

“I wish I could tell you it’s a big conspiracy but it’s not,” he said.

His neighborhood is nearby Sixth Avenue and Interstate 25, which brings a lot of traffic.

Andy Grant said he and his wife “did hear some loud kind of bang noises a few nights back. [We] just assumed it was either gunshots somewhere or a car backfiring.”

The Wheat Ridge Police Department said it still doesn’t know what’s been causing mysterious sounds in its community.

Anyone with information or who hears them is asked to call 303-237-2220.

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