Back on May 29th,Memorial Day weekend, 2010, my wife and I went halibut fishing in prince Williams Sound here in Alaska. We paid for a charter that
took us out to this area called Smith Island.
The fishing was unbelievable for the first couple hours. The sky was clear and blue almost no cloud in the sky. Water was like glass.
When the fishing died down we were Talking when we started hearing this sound at about 9am.
The sound grew over 2 or 3 minutes into an incredible jet-engine sounding roar that we could feel In the boat and in our chests. It was as if a jet
engine was a like 100 yards away but nothing was there. No other boats, no visible aircraft, nothing. The entire event lasted about 6-7 minutes I'd
This noise definitely came from the sky. We were on the southeast side of smith island and the roar was coming from the west.
The captain said he had never heard it before in the six years he had been running the charter. It was so loud and rumbling we were looking across
the water thinking a wall of water was coming but nothing happened and the water remained completely flat.
From the time we started hearing what sounded like a high flying passenger jet to when we heard the incredible thundering road sound was about 2-3
minutes. The roar sound built up and then faded in the period of about 1-1.5 minutes.
Another thing is that it appeared to be moving slightly in the western sky from south to north.
We looked for aircraft but saw nothing. One thing I remember..
The build up occurred in a slow and steady way. The fade out occurred more rapidly and had these loud popping or clapping sounds along with it during
the fade out.
It is one of the strangest things I've ever experienced. There were five people on the boat but no one could explain it and we had two biologists on
the boat even. They were as perplexed as we were.
We discussed the possibility of it being a classified aircraft but to me that doesn't make sense. I can't stress enough the intensity of the sound.
I felt like my entire body was vibrating and it was right on the borderline of being so loud you would need hearing protection ( I'm ex Air Force).
In my time in the air force I experienced just about every aircraft in service but nothing would even come close to how loud this was. I used to work
on the flight line too so I know how loud these aircraft can get.
I told my wife I would talk about it on ATS.
I think I've posted about it previously but I think its a worthy addition to this thread.
I had a similar experience in talala ,northeastern Oklahoma, in 1994. My friend saw a spark in the sky through a window out of the corner of his eye.
This was 11am in summer. Few clouds In the sky. Suddenly there was a loud roar and the house shook. Things started falling off shelves and we
thought the windows were going to explode.
This event was much more short lived - about 3 minutes. Went across the street to my grandparents house about 500 feet away. They had been up since
7am and didn't experience anything. No loud noises and no shaking.
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