Discussion in 'General Forteana' started by Anonymous, Nov 16, 2001.
More on Richmond's mystery booms
And a sposisble solution But one which raises more questions than it answers - very odd.
And back to the Fort Wayne booms as mentioned above with the similarities between the two:
More on the Richmond blasts
And a resolution - smart arsed kids??
And it continues:
Actually a side panel reveals those teenagers have been released:
And over in MA:
You do wonder why this isn't being deemed a potential national security threat?
More on that:
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Funny how you don't think of mystery booms being deliberately set off by mystery persons, but it's quite a believable explanation, isn't it?
Its one of many causes I'm sure and this shows up how weird it is as this is another mystery boom from Richmond that appears to be purely natural:
It seems quite likely that the arrested pranksters had nothing to do with the booms.
Seems like the case is proved for a natural explanation:
Seems like the pranksters didn't get away scot free though - it has possibly saved them blowing themselves up at some point:
(right place for this?)
a thunderbolt falls april 1901
a sudden thunderstorm over witney brought not only peals of thunder, vivid lightning flashes, torrents of rain and large hailstones, but a thunderbolt which fell close to new mill. its greatly alarmed those in and around the mill with its teriffic noise resembling the roar of cannon, and smashed serval mill windows. we hear of no further damage.
(taken from the book "edwardian witney 1901-10" by charles & joan gott)
A couple of years ago two jets made a sonic boom at once directly over my house. The house SWAYED from one side to the other, and I nearly fell out of the chair, it was like an alice in wonderland kind of experiance. It sounded like an explosion and I grabbed the chihuahuas(we only had two at the time so I was able to carry them) in case someone's house exploded and we would have to evacuate. It was godawful.
www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty ... gboom.html
This last boom in on April 4 in San Diego was a really big one, being felt all over the county. San Diego county is huge, at almost 12,000 square kilometers - almost as big as the state of Connecticut.
The previous boom a few years back was eventually attributed to mortar practice at Camp Pendleton U. S. Marine base. San Diego County has several big military bases, including Camp Pendleton, Miramar Air Base (Top Gun), and Coronado Naval Base (huge ships, including Aircraft Carriers). So, the general local theory that these booms are caused by some kind of military activity is certainly reasonable.
Here's an article from the San Diego North County Times (NCTimes.com) about the April 4 boom:
NORTH COUNTY ---- A mysterious booming sound rocked the region Tuesday morning, causing a flurry of phone calls to authorities who couldn't explain the cause.
"It sounded like someone was dropping a 500-pound bomb," said Sgt. J.T. Faulkner at the Poway Sheriff's Station.
Officials said there was no definite evidence to link the blast about 8:55 a.m. to atmospheric conditions, earthquakes, sonic booms or explosions from artillery training at Camp Pendleton.
"We really don't have anything to confirm the cause," said Stephen Rea, emergency services coordinator for San Diego County's Office of Emergency Services. "There was no damage throughout the county."
The U.S. Geological Survey didn't register anything in the immediate area.
"We felt something shake our building," said Lt. Jim Bolwerk at the sheriff's communication center in Kearny Mesa, where dispatchers immediately fielded phone calls from concerned residents.
Cpl. K.T. Tran, spokesman for Camp Pendleton north of Oceanside, said he didn't feel any shaking in his building. The base started training at 6 a.m. with 81mm mortars that can sometimes be heard up to 50 miles away.
"I felt it at my home, University City," said forecaster Philip Gonsalves of the National Weather Service. "All that happened was that my windows rattled. There's a lot of speculation (about the cause), but that's all it is."
I found some interesting info on the "boom" phenom that goes on in australia, this is one link http://www.tmgnow.com/repository/secret ... skies.html
there are 5 parts,just click on "next" to get the other pages.
Google 'bright skies" and several other sources are found at the top few results,one of which is from nexus magazine.
I think it is a fascinating read myself.
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