posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 08:22 AM
I am in San Diego and definitely heard it last night during a torrential downpour. I jumped up, saying, "Oh, cr@p!", ran to the door and opened it
up to get a better listen. It is, not unheard of for water spouts to make landfall here, and on very rare occasion there is a weak tornado, and
that's what I thought I was hearing.
So I opened the door and listened. It sounded EXACTLY like the Floria recording.
We live near a military base, and it is not unusual to hear jets taking off and landing when the conditions are right. But this was a sustained sound,
and could not possibly have been a takeoff or landing. I was seriously thinking it must be a vortex (except there wasn't much wind) when it stopped,
abruptly. That lasted about five seconds and then it started up again at full volume. It continued starting and stopping over and over, at full
volume, for about ten minutes. Again I stress I hear takeoffs and landings of all manner of aircraft all the time and this was completely unlike the
usual sounds coming from the base.
I have heard this exact same sound, with the exact same pattern, during the day in bright sunlight, several months ago. At the time it didn't alarm
me because on a bright sunny day my first thought was not "tornado". I figured they must be testing the engines of some aircraft on the ground. Do
they do that? What does it sound like? I will have to hunt around for YouTube videos or sound files to see what I can find.
Last night, I was so concerned I even posted about it on facebook and several of my friends posted that they had heard it, too. They all assumed it
was military operations at the base. Nevertheless, it was very strange. Sounded nothing like any aircraft I have ever heard, and I have lived here
near this very active base (formerly of Top Gun fame) for twenty years.