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(SanDiegoUnionTribune)   Still no explanation for the April 4th boom heard in San Diego. Or the one in Mississippi on the 7th. Or the one in Maine two months ago. Tinfoil, anyone?   (signonsandiego.com) divider line 146
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2006-04-24 10:03:10 AM
Everyone's afraid to post in this thread but not me! It's the queers! They're in it with the aliens! They're trying to build landing strips for GAY MARTIANS! I SWEAR TO GOD!!!

/y'know what Stuart, I like you.
//you're not like the other people
///here, at the trailer park.
 
2006-04-24 10:09:49 AM
Anyone got a plot on the center of those 15-mile circles they're talking about? Perhaps there's some kinda correlation....
 
2006-04-24 10:10:29 AM
The military knows exactly what it was.
 
2006-04-24 10:11:21 AM
I'm sorry. It was me. I farted...
 
2006-04-24 10:12:53 AM
Possible solution?

yafh.com

/thank you. I just turned 8
 
2006-04-24 10:13:50 AM
MULDER!!!!!
 
2006-04-24 10:13:50 AM
Whew! Dixie beat me to the fart joke.

How immature, Dixie!
 
2006-04-24 10:14:10 AM
Walker: The military knows exactly what it was.

My best guess is that it was the alleged Aurora spy plane.
 
2006-04-24 10:15:12 AM
I tried posting in this thread at like 6:30am CDT this morning, and it said it posted, but then nothing ever showed up. BAH!! My previous post:

If the boom had of been in Hancock County, I would have said it was something at the Stennis Space Center. That's where they test all of the main engines for the Space Shuttle. But it being in Jackson County, it was probably just Todd Harrell testing out his new stereo equipment.

/Met 3DD several times, nice guys.
//Unless you talk smack about Todd's wife, then you'll get a black eye.
 
2006-04-24 10:16:11 AM
Something like this happened around my area (25 miles west of Austin, TX) about 5 or 6 years ago. It sounded like a huge roaring wind just sprung up for about 5 seconds, rattled the crap out of my house and then was gone. Beautiful clear day, nothing out of the ordinary. I went outside, expecting to find everything blown over, but nothing was awry.

Freaked me out.
 
2006-04-24 10:16:53 AM
Must have been that bean I ate...
 
2006-04-24 10:17:36 AM
xalres

Excellent.

/Jumping Jesus on a Pogo Stick.
//Everybody knows the burrow owl lives.
///In a hole.
////In the ground.
 
2006-04-24 10:18:15 AM
Boom! Here comes the Boom!
Ready or not, here comes the boys from the South
Boom! Here comes the Boom!
Ready or not, How you like me now?

/P.O.D. unavailable for comment.....luckily
 
2006-04-24 10:20:37 AM
Howie_Feltersnatch:
My best guess is that it was the alleged Aurora spy plane.

Yep, that's my opinion too.
Gotta love this bullsh*t statement:

Among bloggers and Web-based conspiracy theorists, one of the leading explanations for the San Diego disturbance is that the military is testing a top-secret spy plane called the Aurora, which supposedly can travel several times the speed of sound.

"Sir, I've never even heard of that plane before," an Air Force spokeswoman in Virginia responded when asked about the possibility.


Riiiiiiiiiight.
I'm not even in the military, have no interest in it, and I've known about the Aurora for years. Back in the 70's the military denied there was such a thing as the "Stealth", even though people had taken pictures of it!
 
2006-04-24 10:21:34 AM
I think the same thing has happened out here in East Orlando, twice. Yeah - last year, and then before that. I though nothing of it because I live about 35 miles from Patrick AFB, and Cape Canaveral. It was like something exploded up on the highway, but you know, if that were the case it would be on the news, or there would have been something left to see. Yeah - it rattled the windows and the earth shook a little. To be fair - this happens whenever the shuttle passes over. It doesn't happen when we have rocket launches. The shuttle passes damn near direct over my house as it flies down hwy 50. THAT can be very severe.

I wonder how many people this has happened to and they thought there was some ordinary explanation for it, so they never noticed?
 
2006-04-24 10:22:48 AM
It would seem as if we just can't see the cause. Might be a satellite running tests. Tesla developed a device that could project shockwaves over great distances. Why wouldn't some other gov't (even ours) test something similar out on us?
 
2006-04-24 10:22:53 AM
borist: Beautiful clear day, nothing out of the ordinary.


Yeah come to think of it that's the way it was here when I heard it. I mean, it made enough of an impact on me for me to call my husband at work about it, because I thought something must have happened up on the highway and he heard something about it.
 
2006-04-24 10:23:43 AM
I know what it was: global warming.
 
2006-04-24 10:24:12 AM
Hmm now if I draw a line from San Diego to Mississipii, then... AHHHAA!! A pentagram!!!! Just as suspected!
 
2006-04-24 10:24:50 AM
Walker:

The descriptions of the booms sound similiar to when I experienced a sonic boom from an SR-71 while I was on a school bus. We were at a stoplight and the windows shook.
 
2006-04-24 10:28:27 AM
Mr. Nesbit: It would seem as if we just can't see the cause. Might be a satellite running tests. Tesla developed a device that could project shockwaves over great distances. Why wouldn't some other gov't (even ours) test something similar out on us?

H.A.A.R.P.?
 
2006-04-24 10:30:05 AM
reverse vampires.

that is all.
 
2006-04-24 10:31:22 AM
Hey, wait--

Has it been a 'beautiful, clear day' in all of these instances?

/Correlation may not be causation....
//But if it's manmade, there could be some correlation involved.
 
2006-04-24 10:31:51 AM
I'm with others when they say the military knows what it is, whether it's Aurora or not. And if they didn't, they'd want to find out very quickly.
 
2006-04-24 10:33:37 AM
Here's a question. Why fly a "spy" plane over some place and risk it getting shot down when you can just position a satellite over it and take amazingly detailed pics all day long? Just a thought...
 
2006-04-24 10:35:56 AM
Thespis377: Here's a question. Why fly a "spy" plane over some place and risk it getting shot down when you can just position a satellite over it and take amazingly detailed pics all day long? Just a thought...

Because satellites are a bit of a pain to position properly, and their orbits are well-established--those 'amazingly detailed pictures' are exclusively taken from Low-Earth Orbit, where you can't park something in 'one place' all day long. Spy planes are used to fill in the gaps, and take a quick look at things which look suspicious on the satellite photos, when the satellites aren't going to be looking at that area again for a while.
 
2006-04-24 10:36:00 AM
If you don't know the answer, don't ask the question.

If you know the answer, don't answer the question.

/The real meaning of "Don't ask, don't tell."
 
2006-04-24 10:38:53 AM
muninsfire: Has it been a 'beautiful, clear day' in all of these instances?


In my case it was, and one of the reasons I thought it was weird. We get earthshaking lightning and thunderstorms in centrai Florida (thunderstorm = if no lightning then yes, tornadoes sometimes on a daily basis). Stuff happening when it's clear out just doesn't seem fair.
 
2006-04-24 10:39:09 AM
A lot of folks at my work in Carlsbad were talking about this "earthquake." I checked all the earthquake reporting sites and there was nothing.

Strange, I tell ya.

M
 
2006-04-24 10:45:19 AM
faethe: In my case it was, and one of the reasons I thought it was weird. We get earthshaking lightning and thunderstorms in centrai Florida (thunderstorm = if no lightning then yes, tornadoes sometimes on a daily basis). Stuff happening when it's clear out just doesn't seem fair.

Didn't know you got earthquakes in Florida....X.x; Earthquakes AND hurricanes in the same place? THAT's hardly fair.

So what do we know of that can cause some kind of vibration effect with a clear day?

Oh, faethe--do you recall the weather history around that time? Had it been sunny the week before, or weird weather, or...? [ On the screwball chance that it's some kinda weather-control device ]
 
2006-04-24 10:45:43 AM
Doing some tests to see how far aerosolised particles/gas will spread, I bet.
Anyone near there feeling slightly under the weather?
 
2006-04-24 10:46:14 AM
Reading comprehension helps....disregard my comment about earthquakes. X.x;

/Obviously needs another cup of coffee.
 
2006-04-24 10:47:07 AM
Last time I personally heard anything like this was late afternoon on 9/11/01 when two F-16's went supersonic taking off from our local Air Force Base. Loud as shiat; I thought the windows in my house were done. Needless to say, it freaked out the entire neighborhood. My blood went cold.
 
2006-04-24 10:47:21 AM
The one here in Charleston, SC on Aug 1, 2003 was at about 11AM on a nice clear day. I thought something in the harbor had blown up. My whole house shook. I even went down to the Battery to look for the smoke plume. The news said no one knew what it was. I think it was a sonic boom and the military won't admit it.
 
2006-04-24 10:50:23 AM
Step 1: Create earthshaker device.

Step 2: Keep quiet about it.

Step 3: Profit.
 
2006-04-24 10:51:18 AM
And another vote for a clear day, by Where's the remote...
 
2006-04-24 10:51:49 AM
FreudulentSplit

Why the hell do you think they call it a burrow owl anyway?
 
2006-04-24 10:53:25 AM
Walker
The military knows exactly what it was.


Agreed. Those guys did it and simply don't want to tell anyone.

I grew up near Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Those fighter jocks were constantly popping the sound barrier and there were booms galore. Eventually the Air Force told them to cut it out because it was freaking out farmers' cows and doing all sorts of other damage. After 9/11, two fighter jets scrambled to intercept a commercial airliner on which some poor insane passenger believed was headed toward the Sears Tower. They popped the sound barrier, and my younger neighbors came flying out of their houses, terrified. I told them to chill because it was a sonic boom caused by a plane. Yes, the floor shook, dishes rattled, and everybody thought Osama had dropped the big one.
 
2006-04-24 10:54:58 AM
Even UFO experts are baffled by what happened in San Diego. Asked whether a flying saucer might have caused such an event, Peter Davenport of the Seattle-based National UFO Reporting Center said, "Probably not."

"UFOs almost never generate sonic booms or shock waves," he added. "They accelerate so rapidly that they leave a vacuum in the sky, much the way lightning does."


Wait, so lightning doesn't generate any sound? Must be the wheels of Thor's Chariot then...or some other deity bowling.

*Sigh*
 
2006-04-24 10:55:35 AM
The shuttle passes damn near direct over my house as it flies down hwy 50. THAT can be very severe.

So the shuttle pilots have to follow a highway to find the airport?

We were taught not to do this in private pilot school. I've done it anyway, though, in the days before GPS.
 
2006-04-24 10:56:42 AM
Tesla Coil


/Tesla
 
2006-04-24 11:01:27 AM
megadan76, that would have to be one HUGE farking Tesla coil to create a sonic boom.


/just bought a Tesla coil this weekend
//fun with electricity
 
2006-04-24 11:01:35 AM
IT'S THE RUSKIES!!! OMG WE'RE GONNA DIE!!!
 
2006-04-24 11:02:33 AM
falser: IT'S THE RUSKIES!!! OMG WE'RE GONNA DIE!!!

Get with the times, man. It's not 'russkies' anymore--it's 'turrists!' now.
 
2006-04-24 11:03:05 AM

Maybe it was a car?








It was me and the posse with Bunny (G)
We were cruising in the Jag or the Lambourgini,
When low and behold there appeared a mirage,
He was hooking up a car in his daddy's garage.
We stopped short, did a double take,
He was looking so fly, I thought I wasn't awake.
He was obviously hooking up bass, I asume,
But then he turned a little button and the car went boom.

We like the cars, the cars that go boom,
We're Tigre and Bunny and we like the boom.
We like the cars, the cars that go boom.
We're Tigre and Bunny and we like the boom.






 
2006-04-24 11:03:56 AM
muninsfire: Didn't know you got earthquakes in Florida....X.x; Earthquakes AND hurricanes in the same place? THAT's hardly fair.

No no - it's not really earthquakes - it's the lightning. I belive Clearmont (which is not far from me - mabye 15 miles, less as the crow flies) is where the national lightning observatory is. There's a damn ol' good reason for that - it's the lightning capitol of the world. We are currently in a drought down here - so we've only gotten about 4 bad storms since the beginning of the year. Starting in May - we will get bad storms everyday between 3pm and 4pm (if the drought quits). This is because Orlando is in the area where we get the east/west seabreeze clash in the afternoons. Makes for lightning/thunderstorms that will absolutley make you shiat yourself (with tornadic action). I am talking lightining bolts that sound and look like frieght trains falling from the sky. I had absolutley NO idea it wasn't like this everywhere when thunderstorms passed through until my husband explained that this was weird. Anyway - we have the most violent weather in the world here for 20 minutes a day, and yes, the lightning absolutely makes the ground shake (NOTHING like an earthquake mind - but you do get vibration).

Therefore, when it's clear (and when it's clear it stays clear or it's not - understand? These storms blow up really quick and dissapear - rarely do we have consistantly overcast days, or days when it rains all day. In the past week we have though - but that's another subject altogether) it's weird to have freaky booms and things. because we do get so much lightning it's not uncommon to have it on a clear day - but rarely does that type shake the house.

So what do we know of that can cause some kind of vibration effect with a clear day?

I have no idea but it for damn sure sounded like something blew up. Being I also live near a space port - that could very well be just about anything. However, stuff like that usually ends up on the news, being the size of the explosion required to register on my side of Orlando that started at the space port would possibly involve a MAJOR event (Atlas rocket go boom. Went boom 5 times in a row before they got one that worked right one year, I believe that was 1999?).

Oh, faethe--do you recall the weather history around that time? Had it been sunny the week before, or weird weather, or...? [ On the screwball chance that it's some kinda weather-control device ]

We have consistantly weird weather - we don't have weather you can easily predict like you all up north (possibly why I am so into Hurricanes). We go from zero to absolute shattering chaos in ten minutes with NO warning. The only thing I can say is that it was clear, hence my sense of injustice. If we are going to have shiat like this go on when it's clear, then really, what IS the point of living here?
 
2006-04-24 11:04:44 AM
Where's the remote: The one here in Charleston, SC on Aug 1, 2003 was at about 11AM on a nice clear day. I thought something in the harbor had blown up. My whole house shook. I even went down to the Battery to look for the smoke plume. The news said no one knew what it was. I think it was a sonic boom and the military won't admit it.


Yeah I agree - it's definately the type of thing that makes you go outside and have a look.
 
2006-04-24 11:07:41 AM
faethe: No no - it's not really earthquakes - it's the lightning.

Yeah, reread yer post after that, and realized my lack of caffeine had snuck up on me once more.

Sadly, it appears from the article that the San Diego event was on a cloudy morning....

Was your event in the morning?
 
2006-04-24 11:08:24 AM
Isn't the Aurora project dead? Sonic booms can be produced by a lot of aircraft nowadays. It doesnt have to be a super-secret black ops aircraft. It could have just been a jet jockey that wanted to be all Top Gun and all. Since he didnt want to fess up to it, the government would, of course have no official explanation for why it happened.
 
2006-04-24 11:10:54 AM
el_kabong777: So the shuttle pilots have to follow a highway to find the airport?

We were taught not to do this in private pilot school. I've done it anyway, though, in the days before GPS.



You know what? They say they don't. You are right - I believe they aren't supposed to do that. It's a big joke locally - they can see the parking garage at Universal from space (I HIGHLY doubt they focus on that thing during re-entry, though). The joke is that they see the parking garage, go down I-4 and get off on sr 50, then go all the way over to Canaveral. I think for some reason 5o is just in the flight path for them. They don't always use that though - sometimes they come in from the South. I will tell you this, when they come in, it absolutley knocks shiat off the shelves and makes it feel like the house was picked up and slammed back down. Bastards. It was real REAL bad a few years ago when they did that - and it rattled hell out of the windows. I can only surmise they came in low for some reason or that they were actually right over the house. Set off every car alarm for miles - damn near made me cry it was so loud. That happened only once, though - one that was that bad.
.
 
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