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(AZ Family)   If you've lost a couple of sonic booms in northern Arizona in the last week, Luke Air Force Base officials would like to have a word with you   (azfamily.com) divider line
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2020-02-19 12:08:10 PM  
I live in Dewey AZ. There was a sonic boom Sunday morning that wasn't very loud; I was asleep and missed.

But last night at about 7:30 there was another one that shook the house and rattled the windows. It sounded and felt like a car had gone offroad and crashed into the house.

Luke AFB says it wasn't any air traffic. We get no air traffic out here, just the occasional contrail so high up there's no noise.
 
2020-02-19 12:23:54 PM  
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Wanted for questioning.
 
2020-02-19 12:46:19 PM  
If they want a shiatty game.

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2020-02-19 12:51:26 PM  
I heard a sonic boom from the Space Shuttle once, I thought a bookcase fell over in the next room.

boom - BOOM!!!
 
2020-02-19 1:00:43 PM  
Prolly an Embry-Riddle grad saying hello.
 
2020-02-19 1:02:09 PM  
Such a poorly written story.

They have a picture with a caption that says there was a meteor.

Then they have a part that says that people reported seeing stuff consistent with a meteor, but not calling it a meteor.

Then they have a part about contacting the Meteor Society, but still not specifically identifying it as a meteor, despite the picture at the top of the page saying that very thing.

Sure glad we got rid of all of the editors, aren't you?
 
2020-02-19 1:02:49 PM  

aaronx: Prolly an Embry-Riddle grad saying hello.


Oooooh, I work with a girl whose sister is going there. I'm gonna have to have her reach out to her sister and ask if she saw/heard anything.
 
2020-02-19 1:06:14 PM  
 
2020-02-19 1:16:18 PM  
Probably a meteor
 
2020-02-19 1:22:31 PM  

OldJames: Probably a meteor


Why do moon rocks taste better than earth rocks? They're a little meteor.

Direct all complaints to the Monsanto Corporation.
 
2020-02-19 1:24:15 PM  

OldJames: Probably a meteor


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Now even meteor.
 
2020-02-19 1:25:58 PM  

brainlordmesomorph: I heard a sonic boom from the Space Shuttle once, I thought a bookcase fell over in the next room.

boom - BOOM!!!


I remember the Shuttle sonic booms.  Good times.
 
2020-02-19 1:27:59 PM  
Was this on a farm near Pelican Town in Stardew Valley?
 
2020-02-19 2:07:36 PM  

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Wanted for questioning.


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Sonic boom in action
 
2020-02-19 2:33:35 PM  

Sensei Can You See: I live in Dewey AZ. There was a sonic boom Sunday morning that wasn't very loud; I was asleep and missed.

But last night at about 7:30 there was another one that shook the house and rattled the windows. It sounded and felt like a car had gone offroad and crashed into the house.

Luke AFB says it wasn't any air traffic. We get no air traffic out here, just the occasional contrail so high up there's no noise.



Causes?

1) Military planes farting around, but its classified so go back to sleep and keep sending us your tax money.

2)UFO's farting around

3) I don't know...............do i??
 
2020-02-19 2:34:28 PM  

Sensei Can You See: I live in Dewey AZ. There was a sonic boom Sunday morning that wasn't very loud; I was asleep and missed.

But last night at about 7:30 there was another one that shook the house and rattled the windows. It sounded and felt like a car had gone offroad and crashed into the house.

Luke AFB says it wasn't any air traffic. We get no air traffic out here, just the occasional contrail so high up there's no noise.


forgot number 2B) meteor entering atmosphere.
 
2020-02-19 2:37:56 PM  

hammettman: brainlordmesomorph: I heard a sonic boom from the Space Shuttle once, I thought a bookcase fell over in the next room.

boom - BOOM!!!

I remember the Shuttle sonic booms.  Good times.


Might have been a flying DeLorean re-entering.  Huh.  I haven't seen one of those things in years...
 
2020-02-19 3:17:00 PM  

OldJames: Probably a meteor


Two, separated by 36 hours is a little weird though.

I'm in Prescott and heard them both. The one Sunday morning sounded a bit like thunder. The one last night made me think something crashed into my house.
 
2020-02-19 5:09:46 PM  

Mikey1969: Such a poorly written story.

They have a picture with a caption that says there was a meteor.

Then they have a part that says that people reported seeing stuff consistent with a meteor, but not calling it a meteor.

Then they have a part about contacting the Meteor Society, but still not specifically identifying it as a meteor, despite the picture at the top of the page saying that very thing.

Sure glad we got rid of all of the editors, aren't you?


Probably more confusion than anything else. Here are all the rumors and factoids and so on we've heard since last night:

• Luke AFB said a plane caused the sonic boom Sunday night.
• Luke AFB said no planes were in the area at all.
• People saw different numbers of light streaks.
• People heard one, two or three booms (Could be echos reflected off nearby mountains?)
• Nobody in Phoenix saw or heard anything
• People in Phoenix did see and hear flashes and booms

I was in the house and had music on when it happened last night, so I don't now if it was one boom or more. It just rattled the house.
 
2020-02-19 5:21:05 PM  
I told Miguel that was too much Tannerite.
 
2020-02-19 5:26:30 PM  

Sensei Can You See: Mikey1969: Such a poorly written story.

They have a picture with a caption that says there was a meteor.

Then they have a part that says that people reported seeing stuff consistent with a meteor, but not calling it a meteor.

Then they have a part about contacting the Meteor Society, but still not specifically identifying it as a meteor, despite the picture at the top of the page saying that very thing.

Sure glad we got rid of all of the editors, aren't you?

Probably more confusion than anything else. Here are all the rumors and factoids and so on we've heard since last night:

• Luke AFB said a plane caused the sonic boom Sunday night.
• Luke AFB said no planes were in the area at all.
• People saw different numbers of light streaks.
• People heard one, two or three booms (Could be echos reflected off nearby mountains?)
• Nobody in Phoenix saw or heard anything
• People in Phoenix did see and hear flashes and booms

I was in the house and had music on when it happened last night, so I don't now if it was one boom or more. It just rattled the house.


Well, it's been illegal for planes to break the sound barrier over land since like 1973, so Luke may have realized they opened their mouths when they shouldn't have. :-)

But yeah, you're gonna get a bazillion stories until they answer it, and then a bazillion more even afterwards.
 
2020-02-19 6:27:33 PM  

Linux_Yes: Sensei Can You See: I live in Dewey AZ. There was a sonic boom Sunday morning that wasn't very loud; I was asleep and missed.

But last night at about 7:30 there was another one that shook the house and rattled the windows. It sounded and felt like a car had gone offroad and crashed into the house.

Luke AFB says it wasn't any air traffic. We get no air traffic out here, just the occasional contrail so high up there's no noise.

forgot number 2B) meteor entering atmosphere.


That's what I think it is, especially since lost of people saw a streak of light.
 
2020-02-19 6:32:11 PM  

JesseL: OldJames: Probably a meteor

Two, separated by 36 hours is a little weird though.

I'm in Prescott and heard them both. The one Sunday morning sounded a bit like thunder. The one last night made me think something crashed into my house.


That's exactly what I thought it was too.

About 5 years ago the SO's son parked her car in the garage and ran into the wall. We heard a big THUD, a lot of windows and lights rattled and swung around and some stuff fell off the wall with the garage wall on the other side.

It sounded just like that except louder.
 
2020-02-19 6:43:19 PM  

hammettman: brainlordmesomorph: I heard a sonic boom from the Space Shuttle once, I thought a bookcase fell over in the next room.

boom - BOOM!!!

I remember the Shuttle sonic booms.  Good times.


When I lived in Kansas way back in 1983, some AF pilot flew over Forbes AFB and hit Mach 1 at some point.

I rented a house with two other guys; we were in Topeka about 25 miles away from Forbes.

I was in the shower upstairs and heard a WHAM! that knocked the medicine cabinet over the sink right off the wall. It also broke a window downstairs.

The house had an enormous old fridge in the kitchen with the unfortunate brand name of Imperial Wizard. It was the size and weight of a soda vending machine, the ones so heavy that people get killed when it falls over on them.

The noise sounded like that fridge had fallen over. I grabbed a towel, thinking I was about to see a very large hole in the kitchen floor with the fridge and my dead roommate in the basement.

I ran downstairs just as my roommate was running up the stairs, both of us yelling "Are you okay?!"

We had no idea what happened until it showed up on the news later.
 
2020-02-19 7:25:50 PM  

Mikey1969: Sensei Can You See: Mikey1969: Such a poorly written story.

They have a picture with a caption that says there was a meteor.

Then they have a part that says that people reported seeing stuff consistent with a meteor, but not calling it a meteor.

Then they have a part about contacting the Meteor Society, but still not specifically identifying it as a meteor, despite the picture at the top of the page saying that very thing.

Sure glad we got rid of all of the editors, aren't you?

Probably more confusion than anything else. Here are all the rumors and factoids and so on we've heard since last night:

• Luke AFB said a plane caused the sonic boom Sunday night.
• Luke AFB said no planes were in the area at all.
• People saw different numbers of light streaks.
• People heard one, two or three booms (Could be echos reflected off nearby mountains?)
• Nobody in Phoenix saw or heard anything
• People in Phoenix did see and hear flashes and booms

I was in the house and had music on when it happened last night, so I don't now if it was one boom or more. It just rattled the house.

Well, it's been illegal for planes to break the sound barrier over land since like 1973, so Luke may have realized they opened their mouths when they shouldn't have. :-)

But yeah, you're gonna get a bazillion stories until they answer it, and then a bazillion more even afterwards.


Well, that's not quite true. The FAA banned it for aircraft solely under their jurisdiction, but military aircraft do it all the time within some of their training complexes.
 
2020-02-19 7:44:09 PM  

Sensei Can You See: JesseL: OldJames: Probably a meteor

Two, separated by 36 hours is a little weird though.

I'm in Prescott and heard them both. The one Sunday morning sounded a bit like thunder. The one last night made me think something crashed into my house.

That's exactly what I thought it was too.

About 5 years ago the SO's son parked her car in the garage and ran into the wall. We heard a big THUD, a lot of windows and lights rattled and swung around and some stuff fell off the wall with the garage wall on the other side.

It sounded just like that except louder.


In 2011 there was a small (3.6)earthquake centered in Drake and it felt pretty much the same way. I assumed a truck had backed into the building at work.
 
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