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Old 11-23-2017, 10:21 AM
 
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I came across this video. I didn’t realize it was a thing, happening wide spread. I’ve heard “booms” a few times over a few years. Vibrates the house. I ruled out earthquakes and thunder since nothing appears on live maps. I came to the conclusion it is daytime meteors. It’s the only logical explanation I could come up with. Your thoughts?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=196s&v=QQeBcrGa6Qw
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Old 11-23-2017, 04:17 PM
 
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Used to sonic booms would rattle the house almost every day. I thought they banned them, but I'd bet that's what it is.
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Old 11-23-2017, 06:54 PM
 
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Grew up in Charleston SC....well, across the harbor in Mt Pleasant.... sometimes you just hear these booms....no one ever seems to have an explanation....but they'll rattle your windows and shake the whole house.....and throw the nerves out a bit!
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Old 11-23-2017, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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It's just people shooting exploding Tannerite targets. They do it all the time around here, and it's legal. Some guy blew off 20lbs of it last week, and people heard it for 10 miles around.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tannerite



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lwi_HU5VrFo
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Old 11-24-2017, 05:55 PM
 
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More news about the booms. An incident in Colorado was was resolved as an over-pressurized oil tank that blew off the lid. A report was filed by the oil and gas company. It's possible one or two locations might have been sonic booms from jets.

Small meteors from the Leonid meteor shower have also been suggested, but dismissed because most of those particles are too small and the size of a sand grain to a small pebble, and occur each year. Those are what are seen as shooting stars. Still, in my opinion, it's possible, unrelated to the Leonid meteor shower, a group of bolides large enough to create a boom passed through. Typically there's only one that might do that, not several, but there's no reason it couldn't have been a group of several. The sounds were reported from the East Coast to the West Coast. If they were larger bolides, they wouldn't likely drop in at once, and there'd be a trail across the country. Nothing said about that though. While reports of the booms came in from different areas around the US, what about the time each incident occurred? Were they first heard in the US on the East Coast and later elsewhere and to California? Apparently, booms were also heard in other places around the world. It'd be interesting to know if these booms are related or not.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/my...try/ar-BBFAVkL

https://nypost.com/2017/11/23/nobody...ard-worldwide/

Mysterious loud booms heard in 64 locations, NASA can
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Old 11-26-2017, 02:12 PM
 
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I used to hear them when vacationing in Surf City/Topsail Island NC. Also saw a lot of strange flashes of light that were not lightening.
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Old 11-26-2017, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Naperville, Illinois
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I used to hear them when vacationing in Surf City/Topsail Island NC. Also saw a lot of strange flashes of light that were not lightening.
This article suggests the East coast booms (Charleston and elsewhere) are earthquakes too shallow to be otherwise recorded.

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/topics/booms.php

There's a fault zone around Charleston - I think the only one on the East coat. I wonder if the flashes you saw might have been earthquake lights:

https://www.livescience.com/56869-wh...ke-lights.html
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Meteors, atmospheric plasma charges that combust somehow probably the culprits in some. Others may be military hardware testing or fighter jets. I think there are military bases close to some of the areas where the sounds are heard.
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Old 11-29-2017, 06:18 AM
 
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Yeah, no mystery - sonic booms by military aircraft on test maneuvers using supersonic flight, which almost all modern military jets are capable of. We used to hear them in Central Florida from Cape Kennedy. Usually they do these off shore in designated test areas and based on the right atmospheric conditions you may be able to hear the boom on land. If you are inland it's also possible a pilot doing training goes "cowboy" and also goes supersonic in a quick burst, lots of military air bases around.
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Old 11-29-2017, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I used to hear them when vacationing in Surf City/Topsail Island NC. Also saw a lot of strange flashes of light that were not lightening.
There are a few military airfields in that area.
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