posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 01:59 PM
I have lived in Toronto all my life and never experienced what I have experienced these last few days. I too heard loud booms (2 to be specific), the
first one around 11pm on Christmas Eve and the second around the very early morning of Christmas (between 1 am and 2 am). I was staying at my folks
place due to the 3 day power outage as the result of the largest ice storm in Toronto's history. Trees were falling like dominoes and ice was sliding
off roofs. So when I heard the first "boom" that caused the entire house to shake, my brother (who was also camped out with his family at my folks)
and I looked at each other with a "wtf was that?!" expression on our faces. The first thing we did was go out to the back yard where a huge maple tree
had lost a limb and crushed the gazebo a few days earlier due to the ice storm and we were expecting to see the rest of tree had come down since the
boom was incredibly loud, but there was nothing. Then we walked around the house; still nothing. We concluded that a sheet of ice must of slid off the
higher part of the house onto the lower part that caused the sound and house to shake and left it at that.
Then as we were all just settled in for the night after wrapping presents, we heard another super loud boom (I was wearing headphones listening to
music and still heard it) and again my brother and I popped out of our rooms with the same curious looks on our faces. I went outside again, but still
nothing. Later that morning, my other brother who was not staying with us, arrived with his family for Christmas breakfast and began to tell us about
how he heard a loud boom and when asked the time, it was the same time. That was the moment my 'falling ice theory' went out the window.
Then I came on to ATS to discover this thread. Interesting times.
edit on 28-12-2013 by Involutionist because: (no reason given)