Originally posted by SKUNK2
Wait a minute!
You had your camera out attempting to film it????
So why not post the video so we can hear the jet sound????
This could just be a figment of your imagination!!!!
Well for starters I wasn't video taping anything with audio attached. I was snapping pictures of the Moon. As a side note my Camera at the moment
does have a 4 gig SD Card in it and does have the ability to video record and capture audio. In fact the video camera in the Canon S3-IS is rated
better then most standalone video cameras.
As I said earlier I was getting help from some members here at ATS for setting my camera to the right settings for getting good moon shots. I wasn't
planning on going back out that night to take more pictures until I could get the proper information I needed to get the best shots of the moon
possible. I did gain enough information to possibly warrent going out and snapping a few test shots to see if there would have been any progression
between my first set of shots that were crap, and the new set of shots with the new (partial) settings (noting again that I still didnt have all the
information I needed to get the quality of shots that I wanted yet). So I was sitting at the computer when I started to notice this loud as hell
noise coming from outside, I decided to investigate. I poked th upper half of my body out my bedroom window (Im repeating my self here cause this is
all posted above) and listened for a bit and just ended up getting even more curious and fascinated at the same time. I grabbed my camera and hopped
out on the roof behind my house ( I live on the third floor and jumped onto the sunporch roof that covers that room which resides on the second
floor). I started snapping some pictures of the moon and continued listening to the crazy loud ass sound for some time. I kept looking towards the
East as thats where the sound was loudest and seemed to be coming from. In all honesty it sounded very much like a jet but it just seemed different
for the following reasons.
1.) It lasted for longer then any one period of jet flight I have ever heard, including having been at a blue angels show a few times in my life.
2.) The pitch and decible of the sound didn't really fluxuate at all. The only time it did is when I thought it might be getting closer to me but in
the end I believe that was just logic kicking in. I figured if it wasn't getting any quieter then it must be approaching me but it never ended up
flying over my head (if it was something avionic that is) it also never really did get any louder, just stayed the same the whole time.
3.) It was very consistent. Most of the time any loud sounds coming from planes and trains or hatever tend to change do to the factors of the device
emitting the sound, i.e. a jet turning, using after burners, approaching or going away from, doing sudden manuvers, etc. Trains have loud horns and
make a consistent sound as they run over the tracks (it wasn't a train cause I could here the tran a few hundred yards away from my house go by, blow
its horn a few times and then trail off into the distance and the loud sound still remained).
4.) There was no visual made of anything that could have been making the sound.
5.) For some reason it just didn't seem normal. Now I know this doesn't serve as evidence of anything but at least for me it still counts as a
factor. I have heard 100's if not 1000's of jets and planes fly by and or above me in my life in different locations around the world (as Im sure
you all have) and never has my curiosity been peaked by the sound they were making enough to get the reaction out of me that march 30th 2007 got out
of me. Obviously in the day when you hear a loud jet you might tend to look up, or if it sounds different then usual you also again may look up, but
this time was just different and was enough to get me to hang out my window with my interest fully peaked, and then proceed to jump out my back window
onto the roof and hopefully solve the mystery.
I don't know guys, I guess Im just gonna have to relegate this to the I have know idea catagory and most liekly will never know exactlly what it was.
I will tell ya though for some reason my gut kept telling me "I sure hope I get to see some black project plane doing mach 7 and catch a glimpse of
it in the moon light" that would have been something else, plus I had the camera so who knows what woulda/coulda been.
Thinking back on it now I guess I wish I would have recorded the dark night sky just for the audio portion of it but it really didn't even cross my
mind. The only thing I was trying to do was work out in my head what the hell was making that loud roaring sound, and hoping to get a picture of it if
I did see it.