posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 08:21 AM
reply to post by ignorant_ape
I'm not sure if you were directing this question to me, but I'll answer it just in case you were. The weather was nice on Tuesday, the skies were
blue and there were a few white clouds in the sky, so no chance it was thunder as far as I can tell.
I am certain they were sonic booms, well as certain as i can be, and they definitely weren't thunder. Apparently some people at the local (very
small) airport...the manager and someone else from what I read...went out to investigate after the first one and said they saw what looked like a
military jet, similar to an F15 from what they could tell, flying over.. It was flying from east to west, then turned 180 degrees and flew back in
an eastward direction.
The only thing I can relate the sound to, except it was much louder...it literally blew a door shut and all the windows in the house rattled...is when
someone lights a large bonfire that is doused in gasoline. I live in a rural area and my neighbors often burn their trash and dead trees, etc and one
neighbor douses the pile of wood, etc with gasoline and then throw a match on it (yes I know..very dangerous) and there is always a loud boom when he
does this as the fire ignites very quickly...and this was similar to that except many times louder.
Obviously I'm not an expert on sonic booms and I'm not insinuating that this is anything other than just two sonic booms, I was merely wondering if
it's odd to hear these when not near a military base, and if there were rules regarding if they are allowed. I do know that several people called the
police and fire department thinking there was some sort of explosion such as in a buildup of natural gas, but the local newspaper reported that after
calling the FAA they claim that Boeing was testing an F15 out of St. Louis. Anyway, it's probably no big mystery, but it just seemed odd since we
aren't close-by to a military base.