posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 03:51 PM
I haven't posted on ATS in a long time, but I do come to check things out from time to time... This time, Google brought me here, as I was searching
for answers for something I experienced this past Saturday, February 25th.
My wife and I own a camper that is parked in a campground in the town of Holly Ridge, NC. It is just outside Surf City/Topsail Island, and is about
17-20 miles either way to Jacksonville or Wilmington.
About 5:00 PM (a very rough estimate, as I don't recall exactly) we started hearing these "boom" sounds. It almost sounded like the initial
starting/revving of a motorcycle. We didn't pay much attention at first, as there are a couple of motorcycles in the campground, and it is nothing to
hear a sound like that from time to time.
Later on in the evening, probably around 7:00 or so, we started watching a movie. With general noises outside calming down, and the hush/hush-ness of
watching a movie allowed these "booms" to be more noticeable. Some even rattled the camper a bit.
I got up a couple times to look out the sliding door/windows to see if I could see anything, but never could. We finished the movie, noticing the
sound every 10 minutes or so.
After the movie, all my alarm bells were going off. I went outside onto our deck and just sat there, listening. The intervals seemed to grow longer in
between, but there were still very distinguishable "booms" in the distance. I could feel the vibrations every time. The last one I noticed was
around 10:20 at night.
I even asked the question on my Facebook, if anyone knew what might be happening, and the typical answers were a revolutionary war re-enactment (even
though I rule this out due to the lateness of the last sound), the seneca guns, Camp Lejune, or some other theory.
I'm more curious now that reports about it happening again yesterday are coming out. I'd like to know what was going on Saturday.
If I had to explain the sound, it did have a resemblance to cannon fire, or some other type of explosion. The vibrations made me realize that whatever
it was was packing a punch. It seemed to be coming from the North-West, and seemed to be several miles away...