Originally posted by Mobidinc
I have seen what I was later told was space junk re-entering when I was a child, Flash boom flash, then we saw a bright as blue fireball pierce the
low clouds, but more recently roughly three weeks ago around 8:00 a.m. I heard a massive boom, strange thing was there was no echo and no noise from a
jet post or prior to the sound, I live in an extremely hilly area and would expect to hear some sort of echo so I assumed the sound came from the sky,
got me stumped what it was, we don't have blasting or shelling around here, there is some hunting but that definitely echo's if heard at all, I'm in
the Yarra valley Victoria, any other locals on here hear anything around that time?
Yeah, those booms are common round the Yarra valley area, from Healsville down to Lilydale. It's the local bureau of meteorology setting off charges
for seeding (or what ever they do), in various locations in the area. happens somewhere in the valley several times a week.
And the tree... Yeah thats a lightning strike for sure. I have seen many in my time working in the bush in all manner of weather. There's also a
little rot on the inner rings, which would have added to the factors that brought it down.
That said, there's your answer I right there. Lightning brought the tree down (the thunder prolly wasn't what youe heard tho), on powerlines and
caused a small surge which blew a transformer, which would have made a massive BOOM, minus the rolling echo.
edit on 10/15/2012 by Ironclad
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