posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 12:33 AM
I'm still relatively new to posting here at ATS but i have been reading countless articles and posts here for well over a year, so if the Category is
wrong my apologies.Anyhow,
I have been reading a lot today about the loud "booms" that have occurred in Southern California and off the Monterey Bay Coast these past 2 days
and since I live in Merced, CA (Inland Central Cali) i have been considerably concerned.
Suddenly in the midst of my reading more about the events, at about 9:35 PM local time, I hear this loud loud roar coming from outside. Mind you had
all the windows closed, the TV on AND the house heater on (which is very loud) and i still heard a very loud roar from outside entering the house.
I run outside immediately in panic and only see clouds in the direction of the sound. However, the sound is louder then ever now. I live with in miles
of the old Castle AFB where B-52's use to be stationed and other considerably sized aircraft have taken off and landed through the years. This being
the case i am somewhat aware of the average powerful aircraft and the sound it makes as it rises from the ground and as it run's u p its engines.
This sound however is the loudest sound I have ever heard come from the sky and even though i could not view the aircraft with my eyes, i could very
clearly hear the aircraft streak across the sky at a very fast pace in the direction of SouthEast.
In total, from when i first heard the sound to when i could hear the aircraft obviously traveling away and the sound fading out, the loud roaring
lasted probably a total of 1 minute to 1.5 minutes.
I contacted my father who also lives here and told him to go outside and listen to it. He was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam and is very familiar with
loud aircraft sounds. He told me the sound reminded him of the volume of when the B-52's in Vietnam would run there engines at full power in between
the bunkers. Since they are between the bunkers the sound is concentrated in a smaller area increasing the already very loud volume of the engines. He
added he had never heard a sound of that magnitude come from an aircraft in midflight.
This is above all to inform the people, but any possible explanations, additions or questions are greatly appreciated.
Edit: Last sentence of Father's account.
[edit on 6-3-2009 by zykos]