Alright. This is getting just a little weird. This past summer I started noticing loud "bangs" that occurred late at night (after 12 always) almost on a weekly basis. These "explosions" were usually muffled, and sounded like large fireworks. Most weren't loud enough for my parents to hear from their bedroom, but that wasn't the case last month. I'm sitting at the computer about 1 AM reading a MySpace Blog, when out of the pitch-black night a series of deafening explosions accompanied by bright flashes seem to resonate from the small field next to my house (it should be noted that I live just off of a busy road with a few small businesses, and a small field with some trees about the size of maybe two good sized house lots separate the main road from our house). There was about six or seven separate explosions about a half second apart, all with flashes. I was scared enough to jump out of my computer chair, running and screaming for cover to the other side of my house with my arms and hands flailing all the way. Totally freaked out, I ran to my parents room and of course, they heard it too. Equally stunned as me, I kept shouting that we should call 911. After looking out the windows towards the field, there was nothing abnormal to report. My father calmed my frantic mother and myself, and assured us to go to sleep and that it was probably just a transformer (however, we still has power, so I was leery to accept that answer). I ended up going to bed, having not the slightest idea of what they were. So now, a while has passed without me hearing of them again. But, what happens last night? Same exact thing! Now I'm getting kinda freaked, as I could hear these lesser explosions even tonight. From talking with neighbors, they have similar accounts, but no one can figure out what it is. So I ask, does anyone have any ideas on what these smokeless, yet extremely loud and bright explosions could be? Truthfully, I haven't the slightest clue, and they are really freaking me out.