Priest of the cult of the Dog with the Broken Paw
- Jun 17, 2011
That looks light for 1am - natural or has it been brightened? I’m assuming that’s snow - looking it up it’s around 4,500 ft above sea level.A 1AM boom with flash and smoke in Utah. Explosive suspected.
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Actually, many of these mystery booms are accompanied by flash and smoke. And they are occurring in more urban or unusual areas than the dude shooting tannerite for fun. I'm beginning to wonder if some kooks aren't preparing for battle.
At a guess, probably has something to do with mining, or prospecting, as it is a heavily mined area anyway?I got "This content is not available in your country/region" for the link. This link to a different source works for me.
DRAPER, Utah ( ABC4 ) — Salt lake County Bomb Squad and Draper Police detectives are actively investigating the loud ‘boom’ heard across the northeast area of Salt Lake County on Mar. 18, according to officials.
The possible explosion took place around 1 a.m. in the Draper area near Moab Way and Manila Drive. While officers responded immediately, they were unable to find any evidence initially.
Authorities from the bomb squad and Draper police were flown into the area by helicopter later in the morning after receiving a “report from a hiker who had found indication of a possible explosion in the area,” officials said.
Maybe triggered by detonation to break up any threatening Avalanches before they can cause any harm to skiers etc? Helicopters can, and are also being used to drop explosives onto potentially dangerous snow build-ups.
Oh, yes you would think that they would/or at least 'should' know about it in that case.If it were a helicopter dropping explosives, then the "...Salt lake County Bomb Squad and Draper Police detectives..." would know about it and wouldn't be scrambling to investigate.
My guess? Somebody buggering about with Tannerite targets up in the hills. I know of at least one well-known firearms vlogger who resides in Utah.