American residents have been left confused by mysterious firework -like explosions across the country for weeks.
However, the daily late-night sounds became louder and longer, according to resident Kim Foote.
Ms Foot, a longtime resident of the Crown Heights neighbourhood of Brooklyn noticed the bangs starting after sunset and carrying on until early morning.
The 42-year-old who is working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic said: “It literally sounds like someone is setting off bombs or explosives.
‘It’s summer and we live in New York City. But I’ve never heard this many fireworks, this often, in my 10 years in this building.”
She added the noise has been occurring “every night, until at least 1 a.m. It’s annoying.”
New Yorkers are now uniting together against the sound of the illegal fireworks that have been tormenting residents across boroughs.
The city of Brooklyn has reported a huge number of noise complaints in the last few days, reports Los Angeles Times.
This month, 6,385 complaints have been received compared to the 27 registered last year in June.
“These are much bigger than bottle rockets,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.
He added: “We don’t have a clue how these fireworks showed up all at once.”
The issue isn’t limited to New York, residents in Los Angeles, Baltimore, the Bay Area and Boston have all registered complaints against the mysterious explosions..
Although fireworks are illegal in New York, during the July 4 holiday season there is usually an exception – however, compared to every other year the rise in the amount of fireworks is unexplainable.
Theories have been surfacing around the increase, some have proposed that residents who have been stuck indoors for months in lockdown are simply lighting fireworks out of boredom.
Others suggest that due to the cancellation of popular firework displays, businesses may be selling fireworks underground – however firework companies have disputed the charge.