Scottish Power has insisted loud bangs heard in Cellardyke were not caused by faulty overhead cables.
Residents in the Toll Road area reported hearing noises ranging from loud cracks to muffled sounds at all hours of the day and night since the start of lockdown.
One villager captured on video what he believed was an electrical discharge over a property. The footage showed a flash accompanied by a loud noise.
Engineers from SP (Scottish Power) Energy Networks checked overhead cables in the village last week and the energy provider has said no faults were discovered.
However, local residents told The Courier that the noises had since ceased.
Daryl Wilson, secretary of The Royal Burgh of Kilrenny, Anstruther and Cellardyke Community Council, said: “As far as community council are concerned the issue was related to an electrical fault and since being identified there have been no further noises.”
A spokesperson for SP Energy Networks said all of the firm’s maintenance work on overhead lines was fully up-to-date in the Cellardyke area.
“In 2019, we refurbished the transformers feeding the Anstruther and Cellardyke areas and we have plans to upgrade a substation in Cellardyke next year,” said the spokesperson.
“We also respond immediately to any issues that could affect our network, as we did recently in the Toll Road area.
“Following a full inspection, our engineers confirmed everything was fine and in full working order. To make best use of their time on site, they took the opportunity to replace some small components that would likely need replaced in the near future, making sure we continue to keep the power flowing for local people.”
Before the video footage was captured, the most popular theory among locals to explain what was behind the bangs was that someone was setting off a bird scaring device.
Despite extensive inquiries, Fife Council’s environmental health team were unable to pinpoint the source of the racket.
The noise even resulted in the fire service being called out to the village, but the crew was unable to determine what had caused it.