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What is with this “I heard ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba” with every shooting?

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posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 03:42 PM
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Seriously. Every single time there is a major shooting we have witnesses saying this.

“I heard ‘ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba-ba’”
“Active shooter! Active shooter!”
“I thought I was going to die”
“I thought it was fireworks”
“It was like a movie”

I think we’ve gotten to a point now where we no longer think it’s fireworks - if we hear what could be gunfire then we would be instinctively concerned that it is. It is also no longer surreal, maybe for most if they’ve never been involved in or close to a major incident, but at the same time we kind of expect these things to happen now since we keep on seeing serious events going on via the media.

So why is it that over the past 3 or 4 major shootings there has been this “I heard ba-ba-ba” crap? Is it some kind of code or what?




posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 03:48 PM
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a reply to: IllegalName

People just explaining their experience in their own words perhaps?
I'd probably describe such an experience as "I heard bangs like ba-ba-ba..." so I don't quite understand what troubles you?



posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

Sure thing, but it’s just so dramatised. No matter what, I don’t like it.



posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 03:55 PM
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a reply to: IllegalName

that's the closest sound most humans can make to imitate gun fire.
it's that plain and simple.



posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 03:56 PM
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Why just can't they say they heard shots fired.

Imitation really isn't needed.
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posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 03:59 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
Why just can't they say they heard shots fired.

Imitation really isn't needed.

Why does that trouble you?



posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 04:06 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

It’s the emphasis, it’s very odd. It’s as if people are coached to say certain things to the media, it sure got old already. I mean, sometimes people will say unusual things in a moment of distress and confusion but this particular imitation seems to be deliberate.



posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 04:17 PM
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It's pretty difficult to explain an explosion without reverting to a 10 yr old child " there was an explosion like PPPPPPPAAAOOOOOIWWWWWWWWW (throw in mushroom cloud arm movements just incase they are tone death).



posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 04:41 PM
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a reply to: IllegalName

Probably the same way people always describe tornadoes as sounding like freight trains, despite most people not having the best understanding of what freight trains actually even sound like.



posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 05:03 PM
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The conspiracy bucket is running dry when we're having to complain about how one doesn't like the noises people make to describe something.




posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 05:10 PM
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Don't worry, once lasers are common all shootings will be described as pew pew pew.



posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 05:13 PM
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making sound effects is fun. some people are really good at it. go on youtube and search thru some videos its actually very entertaining to watch



posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 05:59 PM
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Seems very scripted; Makes the fakery seem less fake maybe.



posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 06:02 PM
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pew pew!

pew pew pew!



I actually like this one. I don't follow the media so I've never heard this ba-ba-ba thing... but if it's only been something that comes up in the last half dozen shootings or so it might be evidence of the "terrorist" government funded staging machine having an official train and plant protocol.

witness-in-a-box-classes, starting at 8



posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 09:05 PM
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a reply to: IllegalName

We can only suppose that most other people are just not as quick-witted and well spoken as yourself.

Have a mic shoved into your face and asked by a reporter to describe a horrific scene and see if you can do any better.



posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 09:15 PM
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we used to use those same sound effects when i was a young kid playing army.
it was the official neighborhood sound of a machine gun.



posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 09:24 PM
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Op is right it is very annoying for some reason when they do that in the interviews most people would say I heard 3 loud booms or something they would make the sound effect of an explosion same with shots.. I heard about 8 loud bangs not I heard bap bop boopety boppety..
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posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 09:37 PM
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Try it while rolling the "L" with your throat. Blllllllllahh. Sounds even cooler. Ask Desiigner.



posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 09:39 PM
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a reply to: autopat51

That makes sense. When you are a kid your imagination is still at play. When describing something which really happened to you your emotions are at work.

Not like a reporting saying oh and then i heard 8 loud bangs enunciating all clearly and what not.



posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 11:38 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

No sht. Wtf is wrong with some of you? Can you not just let people express themselves how they want? The judgment is getting so old here. The only reason this place is worth visiting is to call people out on how awful they can be.



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