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Originally posted by lpowell0627
.I would still like to know what it is though.
Originally posted by RadarMan
I live in Union county, Got an airport in my town Linden, and then there's Newerk Intl airport like 15 minutes away. I saw a glowing blimp like thing in the night sky once, 10:30pm. That time is like burned into my brain because of how odd this blimp thing was. It was big orange flying thing, going west not too high in the sky. And it had a red light on top, like a siren light that was revolving around in a circle. Weirdest thing was that this red siren light was more of a laser, and even though that thing was in the sky and flying away from my house, I saw a tiny laser pinpoint coming through my window. It's crazy. right??edit on 10-3-2011 by RadarMan because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by OzWeatherman
It is possible that it is either thunder or planes. If it indeed was raining, it is possible that there were embedded thunderstorm clouds within the rain band.
On the other hand if it were planes, and there were low clouds, it is possible that the sound waves were beneath the cloud layer, rebounding off them, allowing them to travel further before they dissapated
Originally posted by lpowell0627
reply to post by observe50
I live in the same area and heard it last night around 10:00 -10:30. This is far from the first time I've heard it though. It made my wall vibrate.
THE YEAR OF GREAT METEORS. Four great meteors have been seen in the United States within less than a year. At half-past nine, iu the forenoon of the 15th of November, one passed over a portion of Connecticut, New York City and the southern pnrt of New Jersey, in a S.S.W. direction. On the 21st of hist April, one passed over Ohio, exploding with a loud report, and sending numerous large fragments to the ground. On the 20th of July the most famous of all rushed over this section in a S.S.E direction. It was seen from Minnesota to the cast end of Long Island, and far out at sea. On the 2d of August a very bright one passed over Tennessee. Of this latest of these startling visitors we have received the following description from a spectator; and we had written a long article to accompany the communication for our last number, but both the article and letter were "crowded ont." It is probable that most of our readers have seen an account of the great Tennessee meteor before this time, but we publish our correspondent's graphic description in order that our paper may contain a full record of these phenomena in this extraordinary year:— Mkssrs. Editors:—Our citizens were thrown into great excitement last night by a very large light that started in the nerial regions from the direction of the moon (southeast), and passed rapidly to the northwest, making a whizzing noise. The brightness of the light was no less than that of the noonday sun. This occurred about 10.30 P.M. Not a cloud was to be seen. The moon shone forth in all her brightness; but while this great light was passing, which was followed by a long trail of sparks, the moon was not to be seen any more than we can see it at mid-day. About five minutes after the light was gone out of sight, a loud report was heard like the report of a cannon, which was soon followed by another loud report. The reports echoed and reverberated for six or eight minutes, when the sound gradually died away like the rumbling of distant thunder. This was seen and heard at all the neighboring villages. Will some astronomer explain this grand and singular phenomenon? • S. D. Stout.