Mystery blast (just west of Atlanta, GA) likely a sonic boom, official says

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posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 09:39 AM
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Mystery blast (just west of Atlanta, GA) likely a sonic boom, official says


www.ajc.com

Residents of Carroll, Douglas and Haralson counties, west of Atlanta, heard a big boom last night, and officials for all three counties spent considerable effort trying to figure out what caused it.

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Douglas County Communication Director Wes Tallon said "911 calls lit up" the switchboard after the 9:45 p.m. mystery noise rattled windows across a large area of west Georgia.

"There was no catastrophe, we know that," said Tallon early Saturday morning, who said the public did not report any fires or explosions.

And no utility companies reported trouble either. "We’ve called everyone under the sun trying to figure this one out," said Tallon. "We used the process of elimination and the only thing we can think of is that is was a sonic boom of some kind. To be able to be heard and felt 30 miles away in Haralson County it had to be something like that."
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posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 09:39 AM
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I live in the North-West suburbs of Atlanta, and we heard it slightly. It rattled our home and I remember my wife asking me what was that? I replied it must have been a gust of wind, but obviously it was this "sonic boom." Lockheed-Martin does operate out of Marietta, GA ( a suburb North of Atlanta, GA) and flies "Greenie" test flights of the JSF during the day, which could be a plausible explanation, but I seriously doubt it. There is no mention of what caused these sonic booms. No one reports seeing any meteorites, UFOs, or other strange phenomena. I'm wondering exactly what caused this "sonic-boom" / explosion.

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posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 09:59 AM
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I live about 45 minutes north of atlanta, but I guess it was too far away for me to hear it. Something like that must've been loud as hell to be heard and felt across such a wide area.

Reminds me of the weird sound everyone was hearing over the UK not too long ago. What the heck has been going on lately



posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 10:03 AM
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oh u mean the loud buzzing noise that people heard in wales?? yea that one still remains a mystery.



posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 10:04 AM
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No clue... Evidently someone knows what it was, and they were instructed to tell the public oh it was a "sonic-boom" nothing to worry about. If it was a sonic-boom what caused it? Surely people would've saw a meteorite that was big and fast enough to cause a sonic-boom. If it was an aircraft that caused it, why was it going that fast over a populated area in the middle of the night? What was it chasing? I tell you something strange is going on...



posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 10:08 AM
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well it would appear this is a phenomenon
going around lately

www.abovetopsecret.com...

can you say "Aurora" ???
Ring any bells ???



posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 10:09 AM
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Cool! I live downtown and didn't hear anything. Dobbins Air Reserve Base is up north of here in Marietta though, so maybe they're testing something. Would have loved to see what caused it ...



posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 10:12 AM
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Originally posted by majesticgent
If it was an aircraft that caused it, why was it going that fast over a populated area in the middle of the night? What was it chasing? I tell you something strange is going on...

let me repeat

"Aurora"

and it wasn't chasing anything
however getting recon photos
for the military over North Korea
and China is an urgent matter
in it's current climate.
Aurora can make the trip
and have it back in the US
in less than a couple hrs.
Whereas spy sats have blackout
time corridors.
Course, that is speculation



posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 10:13 AM
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Isn't Dobbins ARB in Marietta? The article didn't mention them. That's kind of strange in itself.



posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 10:14 AM
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Yes, I have heard of the Aurora program, but as to why they'd be moving at that airspeed over a densely populated area around 9:45 PM is beyond me. Since the Aurora is a spy plane who are they spying on within Georgia? No telling what caused this boom. As far as the "officials" are concerned, they are done investigating as it was a "sonic-boom"; nothing to look at here...



posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 10:18 AM
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Originally posted by majesticgent
Since the Aurora is a spy plane who are they spying on within Georgia?

Aurora is not gonna be taking pics where the boom
occurs. The booms occur where they go supersonic
en route to the destination.



posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 10:18 AM
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Yes it is, but the only thing I've ever seen fly in and out of there are C-130 Hercules cargo planes. Occasionally I'd see some F-15's and F-16's, but mostly cargo planes.

Lockheed-Martin does operate in the area and they test "Greenie" (bright green painted test platform) Joint Strike Fighters, escorted by F-16 chase planes. Other then that I've never seen anything that could cause a sonic boom coming out of the Dobbins / Lockheed Martin area, but no telling what lies beyond plain sight there.



posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 10:22 AM
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Im about leave. I'll report anything that happens if I can.



posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 10:23 AM
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reply to post by boondock-saint
 


I'm not doubting you just trying to make sense of it. Well it must've been top-level high priority recon mission. I would assume most of their navigation waypoints would take them over the oceans between here and North Korea as to not alert anyone of it's, supposedly clandestine, presence, and you'd think that booms would be reported from all the way from Georgia to California.

Also, it seems like the Groom Lake, Nevada area would be a better place to launch such missions as it's far less distance from there to North Korea than here. Unless the spy plane was already on another mission and was diverted.



posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 10:33 AM
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Of course they are not spying anyone in Georgia with the "Aurora",.. or more likely the TR 3B Astra...!!
But the plane has to go up somewhere,... and go down,... what do you think?!
It flies forever????



posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 10:37 AM
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I just wanted to link to my post from last week about sonic booms and a weird craft seen in Maryland. I am not the person who took the video, but the friend of the person who did take it and the person who uploaded it joined and came onto the thread to say what they knew of the situation. I suspect that it could be Aurora, Astra, or some type of drone they are testing. It is a very interesting video and sonic booms were heard throughout the night for 2 hours shaking peoples houses. No one knows what it was yet. The military must be testing these things all over the place. Here's the thread, www.abovetopsecret.com...

And the video, the triangle lights is the UFO, the red lights is a helicopter circling it, you can hear the helicopter in the video, and you hear a very loud boom sound in the video and the woman filming screams. I don't know if it is sonic or a weapon being fired.

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posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 10:49 AM
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Yes I know jets have to take off and land. I do also know that they are not traveling at supersonic speeds upon landing and taking off as well, and if so we have lots of remote air bases, such as Groom Lake in Nevada which would suit this purpose better than densely populated areas such as the Atlanta, Georgia area.

Let's be reasonable here (at risk of straying off topic):

1. The Air Force is not going to cause sonic booms over densely populated areas without reason.
2. We have spy satellites in place that are probably monitoring North Korea's movements as we speak, but the weather is cloudy in most of North Korea right now which leads me to point #3.
3. Unmanned drones launched from South Korea would probably be a better and more cost effective way to spy and gather real-time intelligence.



posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 11:02 AM
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No reports of anyone seeing anything like that in the Atlanta area, but either way, this is an awesome find! It's funny that you should post this and (at risk of straying off topic again.) In the late 80's early 90's, my dad was stationed in Mons Belgium attached to the NATO forces in S.H.A.P.E and of course the family moved there with him. He saw this exact same triangular object with three white lights and a pulsing red light in the middle silently moving across the sky right overhead, and he told us to come look, but about time I got there all I saw was a bright light on the horizon. Later on, I found out that same object my dad describe was spotted all over Belgium and that they even scrambled F-16 fighters to intercept it and my dad was relieved because we picked at him for awhile about that story.

Here's a wiki link describing that exact same Belgian object that my dad saw which very similar to the object in this video.

Belgian UFO Wave



posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 11:12 AM
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I thought the video was extremely interesting, mostly because of the audio, the triangle never seems to move it is like it's hovering, and obviously the helicopter was interested and didn't seem to know what it was. Perhaps a military test went wrong and they were seen by a helicopter and couldn't get away in time, maybe something malfunctioned and they couldn't move, who knows?

I'm familiar with the Belgium triangle, yep. Very cool that your dad got to witness it personally. I for one saw triangle UFOs in Indiana a few years back, as well as in Illinois, and ever since I've been intrigued by them. There was sonic booms involved with the Indiana incident, but not Illinois, and they said it was military drills being done. While some think it is aliens, I think it is much more likely to be military technology being tested. It's all nice they admit it's military drills but never explain the triangles. Something is going on over our heads at night and I hate secrets.



posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 11:23 AM
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You'd think one person in Atlanta would have saw and reported something like that.

Yeah. Could be the military trying to reinvent the wheel because whatever that was in Belgium if it was military had to be unmanned, but would definitely cause the sonic booms mentioned and heard in this video.

This is an excerpt of what happened in the Belgium UFO incident:


Over the next hour the two scrambled F-16s attempted nine separate interceptions of the targets. On three occasions they managed to obtain a radar lock for a few seconds but each time the targets changed position and speed so rapidly that the lock was broken. During the first radar lock, the target accelerated from 240 km/h to over 1,770 km/h while changing altitude from 2,700 m to 1,500 m, then up to 3,350 m before descending to almost ground level – the first descent of more than 900 m taking less than two seconds. Similar manoeuvres were observed during both subsequent radar locks. On no occasion were the F-16 pilots able to make visual contact with the targets and at no point, despite the speeds involved, was there any indication of a sonic boom. Moreover, narrator Robert Stack added in an episode of Unsolved Mysteries, the sudden changes in acceleration and deceleration would have been fatal to one or more human pilots.

During this time, ground witnesses broadly corroborate the information obtained by radar. They described seeing the smaller triangle completely disappear from sight at one point, while the larger triangle moved upwards very rapidly as the F-16s flew past. After 00:30 radar contact became much more sporadic and the final confirmed lock took place at 00:40. This final lock was once again broken by an acceleration from around 160 km/h to 1,120 km/h after which the radar of the F-16s and those at Glons and Semmerzake all lost contact. Following several further unconfirmed contacts the F-16s eventually returned to base shortly after 01:00.


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