posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 08:58 PM
reply to post by Hazz-14
I originally migrated from Sydney, Australia and, during the year 2000 Olympics (we lived in South Granville, about 20 kilometers away) my family
observed a LARGE rocket taking off from near the stadium at about 7:00pm during the first day/night (Actual point of launch I estimate to be somewhere
between the stadium & our place).
It had a significant flame out the back & it appeared multi-stage (as an amateur rocket enthusiast with experience of several launches, I think I know
what I am talking about, this was no home-made model rocket!)
Everything shook and it was a magnificent sight. I thought it may have been part of the Olympic ceremonies but there was no mention of it on the news
and no-one else seemed to have noticed it. I couldn't believe that something like that could be going off & no-one saw, it defies logic, but it
So I believe you that you saw it but can't help you much.
I guess that if you heard a boom, it was in the atmosphere. Stars don't do that when they nova (& at the speed of sound, the boom would arrive
millions of years after the flash if it could).