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Originally posted by eriktheawful
Just had a very loud "Boom" at about 5:55 EST, here near Aiken, SC, USA.
Not sure what it was and lasted only a second. It did sound like when an aircraft goes sonic and breaks the sound barrier, but it was enough to literally rattle the windows of my house.
I've never heard that here since 1989 that I have lived here. Military aircraft I have heard go by, normally at high altitude.
Me and my oldest son (who's 21) ran outside and looked, but did not see anything. Variable cloudiness (but no thunder boomers in the area), high winds, and nothing on the local news.
Again, most likely a air craft going sonic, but that is unheard of for us around here. When I was a kid in New Mexico, I used to hear that sound all the time.
Originally posted by Avalessa
reply to post by eriktheawful
I rarely get sonic booms here. However, I get an occasional giant flash. It's at night and occurs in clear and cloudy nights. It's just a HUGE flash of light in the sky. I always think it's lightning but it never is. I notice it about twice a year. My friends all see it, too, so I'm not crazy.
And it is definitely NOT heat lightning. It happens in all weather and temperatures.edit on 1/7/12 by Avalessa because: Derp