What caused earth-shaking noises in Peabody Tuesday? Drones and dogs are on the case

"I actually thought something was coming through my house."

Loud booms rocked Peabody Tuesday, and authorities are bringing in drones and canine units to help figure out what was going on.

Police posted on Facebook early Tuesday afternoon that there were “loud noises and disturbance heard and felt” near Goodwin Circle and into downtown around 11:30 a.m. and noon.

The department noted that it had been in contact with the city’s fire department, the Lynn and Lynnfield fire and police departments, Aggregate Industries, and Rousselot, a manufacturing company, and no one knew anything about the noise.

The department announced Wednesday morning that the canines and drones were being brought in, and asked residents not to approach the working canines if they came across them.

Pauline Baldwin, a Peabody resident, told WCVB her home began shaking.


“I actually thought something was coming through my house,” Baldwin said, according to the news station. “My house was shaking. I ran from one end of my house to the other; that is how scared I was.”

Anyone who may know something about the incidents is asked to call the department’s non-emergency line at 978-531-1212.

We have been in contact with the Lynn & Lynnfield Police and Fire departments, as well as our own Fire Department and…

Posted by Peabody Police Department on Tuesday, February 23, 2021

There will be law enforcement drone teams and EOD canine units in the area today to assist in our investigation to…

Posted by Peabody Police Department on Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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