I'm sitting in my apartment in Central London with the door open onto my terrace and have just experienced an earth shaking booming explosion like
noise following a 'jet engine' like wooshing sound overhead.
I've lived on airbases before and know what a sonic boom sounds like - and that's just like this!
Can anyone else in the area confirm this?
Can we assume this is maybe some kind of aircraft/missile or is there anything else that could have cause this?
Repeat this doesn't sound like an explosion - it sounds like a sonic boom and came from overhead definitely.
It shook all my windows and floor!
I'm on the flight-path to both Heathrow and London City Airport - but as far as I'm aware they don't serve supersonic aircraft.
Could fighters have been scrambled for some kind of terrorist event at the airports? Just a theory...
I'm pretty sure I heard a sonic boom in the skies over Grantham town centre in January of this year early one afternoon. It was a bit cloudy so I
could see nothing up above, but it most definitely didn't sound like your average fighter jet flying overhead which of course frequent the Grantham
and Lincolnshire area, and the sound was quite protracted, maybe lasting 20-30 seconds.
Someone posted a link to this pic today... It's of a strange contrail...
It seems to be of the type that the supposed *pulse jet engine" uses. Interestingly, it seems to be heading over London..I wonder if that might
explain some of the *sonic booms* that people have heard?
A sonic boom can actually be 150 miles out and still rattle glasses on a shelf. We had a series of earthquakes in Hawaii around 3.0-3.5 that they
eventually figured out were F-4 Phantoms from the HiANG going supersonic about 150 miles off shore. If they were over the city I would expect to see
reports of damage and broken windows.
Although most militaries of the world have a rule about going supersonic over populated areas thus causing a sonic boom, it does happen from time to
time. Pilots sometimes get a little antsy to push the limits.
so, as the OP said, it sounded like a sonic boom, and was followed by the sound of a jet.
Having said that, why did you post this in the Alien and UFO forum?
Well, the same thing just happened here, I live alongside the flight path at heathrow. At 8.45pm 21.01.2012 - I heard the sonic boom, it was so loud
I thought it was a military aircraft flying at low level - it actually sounded like a rocket - the strange thing is I cant believe no one else has
reported anything similiar in the past three years -
Strange. But then again, when has "illegal" ever stopped Governments/Military?
They have this idealism that since "they" make things illegal, that they can do it anyway.
The Olympics is a good possibility ... I get that "something's gonna happen" feeling when I think of the Olympics, andsonic booms over London a
couple months beforehand certainly seems that the Government have reason to believe that they need such huge security measures.
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