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"The whole ground was shaking, the house was shaking,” said Sue Eastman of Coral. It was just before 10 a.m. Thursday when she heard the loud boom. As she was trying to figure out what was going on, so were several others. Christine Rizor of Howard City thought it was an earthquake. "I was sitting in a chair and all the sudden, it was like a big shake. I was like, 'Whoa!'" Kasey Field, also in Howard City, posted about it on social media. "I had people from all over the lake area. They felt it in Morley and Evart. In Sears, they heard it up there." . . . Several people posted on the WZZM Facebook page that they saw military planes passing through the area. So far, no military bases in Michigan seem to know where the alleged sonic boom came from. According to the Michigan National Guard, there are no planes fast enough and based in Michigan that can create a sonic boom. It is possible that a supersonic jet from another state is conducting military exercises in this area.
Some people say it sounded like an explosion. Everyone who heard the sound agree it was sudden -- and loud. "The sound level was so loud, like firing a large weapon without hearing protection," says Teresa Swift-Eckert, administrative assistant at the Evart Police Department. A thunderous boom caused buildings to tremble and it came from nowhere. Teresa was alone at her office in Evart when it happened. "Chief Beam had just gone out on a call," Swift-Eckert says. "I was alone in the building and had just come in from getting the mail and shut the door. It shook the whole building. My windows right here cling together and I thought something fell on the roof so i immediately went outside to see if something did." . . . The Evart Fire and Police Department says military jets were the source. "Some jets had just flown over, I panicked slightly, thinking that something fell from one of them and maybe hit our roof or maybe hit something close by," Swift-Eckert says. "People outside just seemed to be going about their daily business. I've worked around officers and know the sound of firearms. It sounded like somebody shot a shotgun right next to the building."
. . . We reached out to the FAA and the National Guard, who are looking into what happened.
FAA Promulgates Strict New Sonic Boom Regulation January 1973
. . . The Federal Aviation Administration has recently issued a new sonic boom regulation which bans nearly all supersonic flight by civil aircraft over the United States and its territorial waters. The regulation, which became effective April 27, 1973, prohibits the operation of civilian aircraft at speeds greater than March 1 without authorization from the agency.
Do not forget that the United States has the best weapon, which no other country has, and we will introduce those weapons to the world when the time is right". (Henry Kissinger January 2012).
February 10 2016, Mexico – Mysterious explosion in Ciudad Juarez. Link
February 8 2016, USA – A series of loud booms and mysterious rattling shook homes and businesses in New Hanover and Brunswick counties, North Carolina. Link
February 7 2016, USA – What was that boom in Codorus Township, York County? Link
February 6 2016, USA – Big booms in Owasso, Oklahoma. Link
February 6 2016, Denmark – Exploding fireball creates loud bang. Strange Sounds
February 5 2016, USA – Stealth fighter linked to sonic booms off New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Link and Link
February 3 2016, Switzerland – General alarm sirens testing across the country. Link
February 2 2016, Ukraine – Mortar shelling by pro Russian violating ceasefire. Link and Link 1
February 2 2016, USA – Mysterious boom damages Saint James City home in Florida. Link
February 2 2016, USA – Magnitude 3.3 earthquake triggers booming and rumbling sounds near Eastport, Maine. Link
February 1 2016, USA – Sonic booms shaking houses in Egg Harbor Township, Brigantine and Barnegat, New Jersey. Link
January 31 2016, USA – Mysterious explosion in Sullivan County, New York. Link and Link 1
January 31 2016, USA – Unexplained explosion in Hooksett, New Hampshire. Link, Link 1, Link 2
January 28 2016, USA – Mystery booms and shakings in southern New Jersey. Earthquakes or sonic booms? Link
January 26 2016, USA – Sonic boom rattles Charleston and the Lowcountry, South Carolina. Link
January 25 2016, USA – Mysterious sound heard in many parts of the Ozarks, Arkansas. Link
January 24 2016, USA – Unexplained boom in Monroe, Louisiana and surrounding places. Link
January 24 2016, US – Second loud “boom” in South Wichita solved. Link
January 23 2016, Finland – Fireball goes sonic over Finland. Link
January 22 2016, USA – Mystery rumbles across Tracy, California. Link
January 21 2016, USA – Jet sonic booms rattle southwest Florida. Link and here.
January 21 2016, Russia – Mysterious light in the sky explodes in a loud sonic boom in Russia’s Far East. Link
January 20 2016, USA – Mysterious booms annoy residents of Fayette County in Pennsylvania. Link
January 20 2016, USA – A series of loud booms in New Bern, North Dakota. Link
January 20 2016, USA – Bomb training in Fredonia, Lanett area likely caused ‘booms’ heard in Troup. Link
January 20 2016, USA – Fracking booms in Elk City, Oklahoma. Link
January 18, 2016, USA – Loud booms frighten residents of Richmond Virginia. Link
January 18 2016, USA – Loud booms in Grays Harbor, Washington State resulting from blasts at Weyerhaeuser. Link
January 18 2016, USA – Mysterious boom in Wichita, Kansas caught on tape. Link and here another news article.
January 17 2016, USA – Mysterious rumblings wake up Shelburne residents in Vermont. Cryoseisms? Link
January 17 2016, USA – Mystery explosion sounds triggered by army jets over Amarillo, Texas. Link
January 16 2016, USA – Residents of Fair Lawn, N.J. worried about loud noises in the sky. Link
January 16 2016, USA – Mysterious booms and shaking Around Wichita, Kansas. Link
January 15 2016, USA – Sirens on Hitchcock in Santa Barbara, California. Link
January 15 2016, USA – Unexplained booms heard and felt in Tallahassee. Link
January 14 2016, USA – Booms and tremors reported in Cape Coral, Florida. Link
January 13 2016, UK – Police responsible for mysterious loud booms heard over the Gloucestershire and Wiltshire border. Link
January 12 2016, UK – Mysterious boom rattle Bootle near Liverpool. Link
January 12 2016 – USA – Frost quakes as possible cause of loud booms in Dodge County, around Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Link and link. Most probably a sonic boom. Frost quakes
January 11 2016, USA – Unexplained explosion injures one in Gorst, Washington. Link
January 10 2016, USA – Brook-Iroquois Township rattled by mystery booms in Indiana. Link
January 9 2016, USA – Unexplained booms in Glen White, West Virginia. Link
January 1 – 10 2016, USA – Mysterious booming explosion rattle the entire US in January 2016. A compilation. Link
January 1-4 2016, USA – Oklahoma rattled by mysterious booms and rumblings. Link
January 2 2016, USA – Several loud “booms” rattle Shelby County, Ohio. Link
January 2 2016, USA – Giant gas explosion destroys 1 house and damages 50 others in Oklahoma City. Link
Because there are aircraft that they're never going to admit exist.
originally posted by: cmdrkeenkid
Sounds like a good time to camp out around Camp Grayling. R-4201A/B might have something fun doing some target practice. Maybe gearing up for whatever the plans for when the ceasefire in Syria inevitably fails are.
originally posted by: cmdrkeenkid
a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck
Yeah, they don't need to stay at the camp to use the restricted areas for target practice. Could have been based anywhere, really, given refueling capabilities.
They do some goofy stuff out over the lakes too. Especially Huron and Superior, though to some extent over Michigan too. Big, empty patches of water that they do lots of various forms of training.
originally posted by: DooDer
Some have thought these “booms” were gunshots or transformers blowing, but there’s a more scientific explanation behind it.
Cryoseismic booms, or frost quakes, are caused when frozen water expands quickly in the ground, according to the National Weather Service.
Cryoseism typically occurs in the Northeastern United States and Canada.
Maybe... Maybe Not....