I'm not 100% sure if this is the right place for this so to the mods here, if there is a more appropriate forum for this post please move it
accordingly. And thanks in advance...
I will post as much detail as I can recall.
I walk out of my house with my girlfriend at 5:30pm today (today being the 4th) and we hear what sounds like a gun fight going on in the sky. The
sound seemed to travel from behind me when I walked out my front door which faces east-ish. It lasted around 30-45 seconds but it became progressively
louder. We also saw what looked like two planes flying in close proximity with extremely bright blinking beacons (white light, not red or green)
heading north-north east. They took about a minute to leave my sight, I can only approximate their altitude of around 1000-1500 feet. Also, they made
no discernible noise such as a jet or helicopter as they passed overhead, but appeared to fly like a chopper, meaning they almost looked like they
were "floating" (if that makes any sense) Now, usually I am not the type to panic or get scared, but this freaked me the eff out big time. She was
almost in tears from being so scared but I calmed her down and said it was probably fireworks (tree lighting ceremony was supposed to be at 4:30pm
about a mile from my house) even though in the back of my mind I knew it definitely didn't sound like any fireworks I have ever heard. So I honestly
contemplate grabbing my rifle and a few boxes of rounds but decided that I could turn back if I really needed to. At this time I also thought about
taking my car instead of hers because mine is much better for a getaway in case s...was really hitting the fan. (who knows these days?)
So anyway, I decided we weren't in any immediate danger, jumped in her car and headed to her house. Got there about 10-12 minutes later. Wrapped gifts
for an hour or so when her brother comes in and asks if anyone heard that crazy loud noise before. So needless to say I was a little more freaked out
and interested at the same time. I called my Marine cousin who fought in Afghanistan and asked him if he heard anything strange. He lives a little
less than 2/10 mile from me and he said yes. I asked him what he thought it was and he said it sounded like a fire fight but that the "shots" were too
consistent and pretty much wrote it off as fireworks too.
Now, the same noise/sound in two separate towns, separated by at least 5 miles, heard by 4 people which was so strange it freaked them all out does
not sound like fireworks to me, but I have been wrong once or twice in the past.
This took place on the south shore of L.I. around the Babylon area. If anyone else heard it please jump in and let me know. Now the million dollar
WTF was this all about? Any personal experiences or knowledge would be appreciated as I am really curious about it.
edit on 5-12-2010 by realeyes because: typo