posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 12:03 PM
Reports are that a loud boom or series of booms last night came from Navy training exercises, but numerous people on the Outer Banks also
reported seeing bright orbs rising above the ocean at about the same time.
I live in the area but I'm more inland, and did not hear any booms or see any lights. I heard about this from my sister who heard it on the radio on
her way into work this morning. The quote above is from the first article (Source 1) and below is from a second article (Source 2) they don't add any
new information but seem to quickly dismiss any possibility of it being UFO related.
A loud boom and floating orange orbs were the talk of the beach this morning, but we can confirm with confidence that UFOs are not just over
Really? That was a fairly quick rebuttal of UFOs
I'm sorry but just hearing from someone on a pier that it was Chinese lanterns released somewhere "on the beach" (that's a big beach out there...)
isn't a big breakthrough of the source of the lights. I could go out to a pier right now and start telling people I saw a whale out there yesterday
and that doesn't make it true! For all we know, he heard it from somebody who read Article #1 and assumed they said it was Chinese lanterns.
No, hear-say shouldn't be definitive proof of it being "Chinese lanterns" in my opinion.
Personally, I'm no stranger to hearing strange booms here. I live right in-between the bombing range and the ocean. Sometimes jets break the sound
barrier, sometimes they conduct exercises out on the range, sometimes they're off-shore. The strangest booms I can recall happened about two years
ago in the middle of the day. I heard a series of booms in a specific pattern. That pattern was the same every time the booms occurred, but they did
not occur at regular interavals. For example; BOOM - BOOM BOOM - - BOOM - - BOOM was the pattern, but in-between patterns there may have been 10
seconds, or five minutes. Eventually, after several patterns, I heard no more. I was assuming myself that it was probably a battleship firing it's
cannons in a specific order... and canons from a very far distance is exactly what it sounded like. But, there was an article from that time from the
same news source, but it doesn't offer any clear explanation either. They refer to the booms as "Seneca Guns".
Seneca Guns Article
So there we have strange booms in mid-day with no explanation offered up by the Navy that they were conducting exercises, yet once you bring in the
possibility of UFOs with strange lights, they waste no time at all in confessing to making a little noise in the middle of the night.
No, sorry, I'm not completely buying it. Something might have happened out there, something that they need an "official" story to cover for.