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Loud explosion was not an aircraft!

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posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 05:20 PM
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i heard a very very loud explosion outside my house, now the RAF is saying it was just a planes sonic boom!
another noise swept away with lies.
ive also got 2 strange cloud formation to post up once i can link them to a url. these clouds are a circle pattern and were taken a few days ago.
this is my first post, so sorry if ive did it wrong


news.sky.com...




posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 05:24 PM
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i'm pretty sure multiple threads exist for this topic now


i do believe something strange is going on the R.A.F don't just scramble jet's over populated areas



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 05:27 PM
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Originally posted by Dragonfire666
i heard a very very loud explosion outside my house, now the RAF is saying it was just a planes sonic boom!
another noise swept away with lies.
ive also got 2 strange cloud formation to post up once i can link them to a url. these clouds are a circle pattern and were taken a few days ago.
this is my first post, so sorry if ive did it wrong


news.sky.com...


Looking forward to your pictures - you should rename your thread to match the content though, as otherwise a mod may come down heavy (although probably not on your first post)..

i'm not being nasty, just a friendly nudge - if your thread says one thing an the content says something different, people might get annoyed.

Welcome to ATS




posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 05:30 PM
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I heard a loud noise outside my house today, which sounded like a fighter jet, which was then followed by a blue and white helicopter circling my house 3 times then went off, 10 min later I heard another loud noise followed by the same helicopter circling 3 times.

I live in kentucky it happened around 2:00-2:30ish.

Sadly I couldn't find my camera to take pictures



I do live near fortnox though... BUT they never ever fly jets, well since the 12 years I lived here I havent seen any but a few F-117 Nighthawk's and some blackhawks
edit on 12-4-2012 by hukney because: Forgot some useless info , thought it would help dunno why..



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 05:34 PM
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Originally posted by mr-lizard

Originally posted by Dragonfire666
i heard a very very loud explosion outside my house, now the RAF is saying it was just a planes sonic boom!
another noise swept away with lies.
ive also got 2 strange cloud formation to post up once i can link them to a url. these clouds are a circle pattern and were taken a few days ago.
this is my first post, so sorry if ive did it wrong


news.sky.com...


Looking forward to your pictures - you should rename your thread to match the content though, as otherwise a mod may come down heavy (although probably not on your first post)..

i'm not being nasty, just a friendly nudge - if your thread says one thing an the content says something different, people might get annoyed.

Welcome to ATS



thanks for the help
what would be a title i would use........ cheers



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 05:39 PM
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Hi again - if you could explain in your post why you think or believe they were not aircraft sounds


Loud explosion was not an aircraft!


Then your explanation would match your thread title. I'm intrigued and curious.


If you get stuck, ask a mod via the 'alert' button.



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 05:56 PM
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Do you mean like this?




Saw it on way back from work and it seemed to fit nicely with the bang like a ufo or meteorite going through it

I was outside at the time working on a rooftop and it was the loudest bang ive ever heard to the point i couldn't hear what my mate was saying next to me, but the bang was followed by a rumbling like a plane so i think they might be telling the truth this time, at first i thought my gaffer dropped his wallet!



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 06:34 PM
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This actually does have a UFO associated with it. My mother and sister saw an object from their house, I have been considering starting a thread about it. The thing that is holding me back is that it is a second hand story, I would rather a first hand account was posted first. A photo (Not taken by me) can be seen here: Twitter Photo of UFO and 2 Typhoon fighter jets



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 06:46 PM
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Now that is interesting, I thought the official story sounded odd. This would make more sense of it. Shame teh photo cannot be seen in a higher resolution, it is certainly not a helicopter though



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 06:55 PM
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I have just discovered that I can't create a new thread as I haven't been around here long enough. Oh well, sorry to hijack somebody elses thread, but I think this is relevant enough.

Okay, here's the story. The BBC and many other news sources have reported that vast numbers of people heard a huge sonic boom at around 18:10, April 12th 2012. The official explanation is that a civilian helicopter flying near Bath, in the southwest of the UK accidentally transmitted on a frequency reserved for emergency calls

BBC News article

From the BBC:
"The MoD (UK Ministry of Defence) said the Typhoons were scrambled after the small civilian helicopter had emitted an emergency signal.

It said the aircraft were already on their way to the helicopter by the time the helicopter pilot realised he was transmitting on the wrong frequency and switched to the correct one."

"Terry Organ, from Oldfield Park, Bath, said he saw the Typhoon.
"I thought (the sound) was a commercial airliner and then I thought 'no way'," he said.
"We watched for a while and then we saw this aircraft appear and it was a Typhoon but it was flying amazingly slow and we thought it was going to come down.
"It was doing really tight, slow circles and it suddenly put on full power and the noise was unbelievable, it was really blasting it out, and then it moved a bit further on and it did another slow turn."

Okay, that all sounds fairly cut and dried. So where's the UFO?

I got a call from my Mother at 18:39 saying that they heard a loud noise, went outside to have a look and saw the Typhoons, but that they had spotted an object. My sister was watching it through binoculars. They described it as being a 'rocket shape' and silver. It had moved horizontally for some time, then stopped in the air, then proceeded to climb vertically into the sky, until they lost sight due to it being so far away.

I have been scouring the internet since then, waiting for accounts from other witnesses, and I have found a few.

Here is the news article on the local newpaper's website:
Bath Chronicle news Article

In the comments, a witness mentions the object, and a link to his Flickr photos:

Flickr Photo set

His comments:
“No mention though of the mysterious unidentified object hovering over Bath at the same time?
The jets escorted the helicopter to the south west of the city. They returned at very high altitude to investigate a cylindrical object hanging vertically to the north of the city.
The object was drifting - possibly a weather balloon - I managed to get some shots and there is another one on Twitter (search #BathUFO) showing two jets and the object.
Any word on what this was, Bath Chronicle?
If you want to see my pics go to /c5ceh7n
You need to follow the instructions on how to zoom in shown on the web page there.
I do not believe in UFOs but have a look and draw your own conclusions.”

On another ufo website, 'Rob' has a witness account to share:

"April 12th, 2012 at 8:28 pm
I live in Bath Somerset and a couple of hours ago 17.30pm i witnessed unusual object in the sky, I first looked outside on hearing loud engines possibly thinking a Airoplane was flying low I then seen the Fighter Plane Eurofighter jet, this is something you do not normally flying over Bath and also moving side to side like displaying itself. That was followed by another fighter plane and helicopter all again military. I then noticed 1 Military plane flying back in my direction and watched it high in the atmosphere fly over me , now it was then that I noticed in Eastern sky over bath or possibly further out from bath direction maybe colerne Area, My first reaction was it was a small portion of the moon say quartet section I then dismissed this as it didn’t look big enough, it was possible at 20-30’000 ft very high in the atmosphere . The shape was oblong though hanging down in the sky, after looking through binoculars it looked as though it was made up in sections of cubes as I say in a like sock shape. It was shinning or reflecting in the evening sun and possible metal or white in colour to cause a reflection. I watched for about 10 min and it just appeared to hang in the air before cloud cover stopped my onservations. It would be interesting to know from RAF if they scrammbled to intercept this object or the displays by Euro Fighter Jet was acting like a deterant .
I would really like to now anyone else’s experience or feedback to this
Rob. Bath"

There we go, thats all I've got so far!
edit on 12-4-2012 by TheTruthinessHurts because: Adding link to BBC news article



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 07:00 PM
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Originally posted by TheTruthinessHurts
This actually does have a UFO associated with it. My mother and sister saw an object from their house, I have been considering starting a thread about it. The thing that is holding me back is that it is a second hand story, I would rather a first hand account was posted first. A photo (Not taken by me) can be seen here: Twitter Photo of UFO and 2 Typhoon fighter jets


I grabbed it, resized,and cropped it from your link.

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posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 07:04 PM
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I find it very interesting that the Typhoons return at high altitude to investigate the object. What made them do that? Did it show up on their radar? Did it show up on ground based radar? Did they spot it visually, way up above them? I find that unlikely, if they are manoeuvring at low altitude and low speeds, closing in on a slow moving target (the civilian helicopter) and trying not to collide with it.

Did the Helicopter see this object? Did they send out an emergency call when they spotted it? I would love to hear from the pilot!

Is the object man made, perhaps a balloon? It looks a bit flexible... or is that due to the movement of the photographer's hand?

Is it a strip of silver plastic, carried aloft by rising air currents?

Will I answer any of the questions I have posed? Probably not!



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 08:02 PM
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I'm in Coventry and heard the *noise*. First thought was an earthquake or a car accident. I've heard aircraft going sonic up in Scotland and it sounded nothing like any I've heard. I've checked with a friend who also heard it and has heard dozens of sonic booms and he said the same, last thing that entered his head.

If it was a sonic boom it would have registered on all the seismic station's countered around the Midlands. Of course as sound travels at just over 12 miles a minute those seismic stations should show the reading at different times. if the boom happened half way between Coventry and Swindon it was 30 odd miles from both places. Therefore, the seismic readings around Swindon and Coventry should have occurred some 2 mins plus after the aircraft went through the sound barrier. When the story first broke, the first explanation offered, was an earthquake of 3.6 on the Richter scale. To prove it was an aircraft going supersonic, all they have to do is release the various stations data to show the time line is perfectly cognisant with their explanation.

To give some perspective we are talking about a noise that was heard clearly and shook houses over an area of more than 1200 square miles.

Before I logged on here, my friend and I were of the opinion if anything, it was possibly an underground explosion at somewhere like Gaydon and one of the deep ammunition bunkers had gone up. This could be a sonic boom, I don;t know, all I can say is, I've heard a couple and this sounded much more like, a very solid object impacting the ground, not a sonic boom and so does my far more experienced friend..



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 08:12 PM
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Therefore, the seismic readings around Swindon and Coventry should have occurred some 2 mins plus after the aircraft went through the sound barrier.

A sonic boom does not occur when an aircraft goes "through the sound barrier". It occurs when the pressure wave (shockwave) of an aircraft flying faster than the speed of sound passes over a location. A sonic boom follows the flightpath of a supersonic aircraft. The boom would travel across the landscape at the same speed as the aircraft.

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posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 08:24 PM
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Well I thought I could rely on you for semantics but a complete lack of practical understanding Phage. The distance the sonic boom travels with the aircraft is relatively tiny in the scheme of things. This did not sound like one, not saying it wasn't however, it sounded way more like a very massive object smacking hard into the ground. There was no roll, no pealing of the air that you usually hear with with sonic boom, just a split second almost metallic thud , the house shook and that was that. The most common description given to the press is people thinking a car crash had happened outside their own house.



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 08:29 PM
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The distance the sonic boom travels with the aircraft is relatively tiny in the scheme of things.

The sonic boom travels as far as the aircraft does as long as it remains at supersonic speeds.


There was no roll, no pealing of the air that you usually hear with with sonic boom, just a split second almost metallic thud , the house shook and that was that.

I've heard a couple of sonic booms. There was no "roll", no "pealing of the air" (whatever that means). What I heard was a very sharp report. That's all. Your description is apt.
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posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 09:28 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
The sonic boom travels as far as the aircraft does as long as it remains at supersonic speeds.



I am genuinely totally fascinated by how/what a sonic boom works... i liked your description of it traveling with the plane but wouldn't that mean you would hear the 'boom' coming (and going).. so less a 'boom' and more a loud noise traveling very fast.... if you were underneath and the plane was going over supersonic over land would you hear the 'boom' as a constant rising volume as it passed overhead?



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 09:47 PM
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No.
The sonic boom is a shockwave, an instantaneous increase and decrease in atmospheric pressure. An impulse. Here and gone. A boom. Think of it as the wave which forms the wake of a boat, not exactly correct but in concept it's workable.

If the aircraft is near/low enough the sound of the engine(s) would also be heard after the boom (after the plane has passed) but this is often not the case. The effects of the shockwave carry much farther than the sound of the engine(s).


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posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 10:07 PM
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I think it's probably detrimental to the thread to keep going over the symantics of a sonic boom. There definetly appears to be something odd in those pictures. I think there is something odd in the story the MoD put out too, and something worthy of a bit more investigation.

Could someone knowledgable in EXIF data kindly look at these images, and present the data and any irregularities, if you would? That's if it's even possible with these pictures.

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posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 10:41 PM
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There is no EXIF data attached to the image.



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