posted on Feb, 4 2018 @ 08:38 PM
I can say that a neighbor about 1/2 mile away could hear the sounds when he went outside, but due to the topography of his residence, it wasn't as
noticeable as he has a large hill facing south immediately behind his house (where the sound seems to have originated).
It should be said that there really can't be any explanation of normal fireworks or guns/tannerite being the cause. From where I live as I would head
towards the noise, the more dense the population gets every mile until reaching the city. The 4 miles south of me is moderated suburban population
and farm land (the rest 10 miles to city is thick suburbanism) and if there was any gun fire or "questionable" fireworks (only small fireworks are
legal) in that area, the police would be there promptly and it would NOT last 100 minutes or so.
There is a large proving ground south of us by about 60-70 miles but I've never heard anything from them, maybe some fly overs as well as from Dover
I want to better explain how loud it was. we have large 4th of July displays in the city and I rarely hear most of the event until the grand finale
and when I do I woulnd't be able to hear it with the TV on moderate levels unless the wind were blowing from the event to my direction. I get slight
rumbles in the windows on some firework explosions on the 4th. So you kind of have to be looking for it to really hear it and if you are side
tracked, very little chance of hearing them.
In my area most people would have been inside or even in bed so the number of people who might have heard the noise is probably pretty small and the
way people are these days how many would you expect to call in to ask about distant sounds that sound like fireworks?
A few minutes after hearing these noises and going outside and realizing it sounded more like AA and artillery I thought this is what it might have
sounded like during the battle of Los Angeles way back in the 40's or whatever (look that up for those who don't know what I'm talking about). It was
like a downstairs neighbor was watching a war movie a moderate speaker system, especially hearing the larger rattling booms.
The weather that night was mostly clear with about 80-85% humidity with the winds coming from the SW, so that would allow sounds to carry better from
the city to me.
This was definately not neighbors as they are all pretty far away and I walked around trying to see if it got louder in any one direction so there was
no local source. I then wondered (very far stretch) if there was some kind of directional sound system pointed at my house but that wouldn't account
for a neighbor 1/2 mile away being able to hear it when outside as well.
When i could get no corroboration of others hearing it (the PD's and FD's) I started to think I was hearing something from another dimension or
something "out of time", lol. IDK, it really baffled me as I've heard fireworks displays for 30+ years from this location and they are either from
the city to the south or town to the east and this is the only time I felt kind of concerned because it was so non-normal in the sounds produced.
someone also mentioned mining, drilling or construction and I didn't see any projects in the area and I can't imagine any construction that would have
such sustained explosions for such a long period of time.
There has been many unexplained booms that shake the house and some moderate sustained rattles/shaking (5-15 seconds), sometimes thinking we had an
earthquake (we get small ones) but none were reported - many neighbors have heard these unidentified rattles and booms as well. On some occasions
they are in fact earthquakes that were detected at nearby university (about 15 miles away).