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For the second time in less than 24 hours, Southeastern North Carolina residents were rattled by a mysterious pair of loud booms that shook them awake and rattled their homes.
No one seems to know for sure what is causing the noises. But dispatchers in New Hanover and Brunswick counties said they got multiple telephone calls around 10:30 a.m. Saturday from people wanting to know why their homes were shaking.
Brooke Lasko, 29, a resident of Stoney Creek Plantation off U.S. 17 in Leland, said she was sitting on her couch in the living room about 10 a.m. when she heard the first “really loud boom.” She heard a second, smaller boom several minutes later.
WILMINGTON, N.C. It's not clear what caused those booms that rattled North Carolina's south coast last week. But methane escaping from the ocean or even a small meteorite have been suggested as culprits.
WILMINGTON, N.C. — It's not clear what caused those booms that rattled North Carolina's south coast last week. But methane escaping from the ocean or even a small meteorite have been suggested as culprits.
John Huntsman is an associate professor of geology at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. He heard a boom on Friday but isn't sure of the cause. There was a second Saturday.
It wasn't an earthquake because there was no seismic activity. Military bases reported no aircraft exercises.
Originally posted by Rhadamanthus
My mom lives in the Lumberton area and she was talking about this.
No one knows for sure, but scientists speculate that these "booms" are probably small shallow earthquakes that are too small to be recorded, but large enough to be felt by people nearby.
Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
This just in:
NC booms: Methane? Meteor? Cause unclear
Originally posted by triplereiki
reply to post by Pauligirl
Could sonic booms be caused by UFO's? I can bet almost anything, since they can fly and accelerate rapidly from a dead stop, that there would have to be a boom because they are traveling through air at a high rate of speed. Our jets do it, the space shuttle does it, and other things launched do it.
Soes anyone know if UFO's been reported around the time of the booms?