posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 10:13 AM
monstrous sonic boom of Friday July 5th, 2013 at 12:48pm (noon).
characteristic double-boom signature associated with super-sonic transport/travel
sky was over-cast and epic sonic-impulse(s) were heard bouncing between the cloud base and the neighbourhood high-rises' for no less than 15 seconds.
epic bouncing (epic acoustic crashing - way louder and way more "bouncy" than any thunder we've experienced here - and we've had our share).
people thought it was a terrorist attack.
a flash was reported coincident with the booms -- people on either side of my building reported seeing a flash -- "it hurt to look at (it)" reported
an elderly co-tenant who viewed it indirectly as they watched television with the TV positioned close to an exterior window.
local papers -- although willing to admit (privately) it as having occurred -- are unwilling to cover the story and this after they demonstrated
initial interest -- (they were "told") IMO
the sonic boom event (of the 5th), ushered in record-breaking rains on Friday, Sunday and Monday (Saturday was clear-skies).
absolutely NO electrical-activity (i.e: thunder n lightning) was observed on Friday or Sunday (weird -- in and of itself -- for a midsummer's,
mid-day downpour) .. no electrical activity what-so-ever .. just sonic-boom activity (on Friday).
the sonic-shock footprint extended from Mel Lastman Square in North York down to Yonge and St. Clair and across to St. Clair and Dufferin. A sizable
piece of real-estate .. way, way larger than any "garden-variety thunder" would ever carry.
There was a gas-leak reported at Eglinton Square Mall which could be considered as close to ground-zero (Yonge and Eglinton) but there was no
explosion. The leak was addressed and everyone went home (in one piece). This was not it ... just a "happy coincidence" and the emergency services
people had not heard of any recent detonations - sonic booms or otherwise.
Not so with the local fire-fighter crew who were returning from an unrelated call. They reported hearing it but surmised it as "thunder n'
lightnin" as they had seen the flash (too).
Two, rapid-fire "mega thuds" .. the first one "twice" as loud as the second one and all within a one-second interval of time. It was over within
a second -- save for the epic "crashing crescendos" which followed and lasted a full 13 seconds at the very least.
The local pigeons knew it wasn't "one-of-ours". They flew about panic-stricken for a full five minutes until exhaustion set in ... pigeons have
limited, low-level flying-ability; but they stretched it to "the max".
Definitely a sonic-boom event whether we like to admit it or not. I think there is a local bylaw prohibiting reporting (or admitting) to anything
weird as ever happening in Toronto. Go figure!