- Aug 19, 2003
- Reaction score
Definitely meant tio shoot down dodgy aircraft. An accident will happen yet.
Not now it isn't, but when it was happening it was.Ronnor said:Surely if we know what caused the 'mystery' boom, then it isn't a mystery...?
"One man who rang us from St Ives thought something had hit his roof because the whole house shook.
"It was so loud another person thought his neighbour's house had blown up.
"People have said they'd never heard anything so loud in their lives.
"Even people driving on the A14 have been calling us."
Elaine Mason, of Great Gransden, Cambridgeshire, told the BBC: "I had just got on my horse and was walking around the arena, when I heard a thunderous bang.
"I couldn't believe it was thunder, it was about 10 times louder than that.
"I thought it might have been an explosion. She [the horse] reacted immediately."
Her husband, Tim, who was gardening nearby, said he thought the "almighty bang" could have been a crash.
This has turned up in World Wide Words newsletter today:paranoid420 said:Why did my ancestors move to a place with "frost quakes"?
Mysterious Christmas Eve ‘boom’ heard and felt around GTA
By Nicole Mortillaro Global News
Around 11 p.m. Christmas Eve, people reported hearing a loud “boom” in Toronto, Newmarket, Aurora, Belleville, Richmond Hill, and Sutton. Not only was the boom heard, but it rattled houses, leaving many to believe that a tree had fallen on their rooftop.
http://globalnews.ca/news/1049816/myste ... round-gta/
That was what I had in mind, yes.ramonmercado said:
I've now located a post I made almost exactly 3 years ago on Personal Data on the Internet:rynner2 said:This Catterick story has me scratching my head. Perhaps 2 or 3 years ago. someone posted on the MB a Fortean story of some kind (ghosts?), but it was obvious they wanted to keep their location private. But googling on some stuff they did post, it was easy to work out the location, so I PM'd the poster and the post was changed.
Now I don't recall the story or the poster's name (the PMs I've kept don't go back very far) but I do remember the location was Catterick Barracks! I can't search for the story because Catterick wasn't actually mentioned, even in the original version of the post.
If that poster is still on FTMB, and has any inside gen on this mystery explosion, it would be good to hear from them!
So, perhaps there's a ghost or polt at Catterick which specializes in outdoor explosive noises...I've just had an exchange of PMs with a poster who wanted to keep a certain location private, but had included a quote about it (with the name blanked out).
I had to point out that the amazing search power of Google allowed me to find the origin of the quote (on a well-known website) within seconds!
So it's better to paraphrase such stuff, and give no hint of the source either. (This has now been done by the poster in question.)
There was another example a few years ago, where a case was under discussion, and one poster quoted a local newspaper report, but with certain names omitted. Google soon found that one too!
(Yes, I am a nosey bugger! )
http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/viewt ... 28#1160728
Source Mirror online
Mystery as 'explosions' and 'loud bangs' are heard across UK from London to Glasgow
Nov 29, 2014 23:29
By David Raven
Some suggested it sounded like 'fireworks' - but others compared the loud noises to 'aircraft sonic booms'
Loud bangs: Dozens of people claim to have heard the bangs across the UK
Several loud 'mystery bangs' that shook windows baffled people across the country on Saturday night.
Dozens of Twitter uses from London to Glasgow claimed to have heard the strange noises, which sounded like fireworks or loud aircraft and occurred between 10pm and 10.30pm. Some suggested it sounded like 'aircraft sonic booms' and pointed to Russian airships that were performing 'routine military exercises' while passing through the English Channel.
But the Ministry of Defence denied any knowledge of jets being scrambled and Met Police said the only possible explanation they were aware of was a firework display in Croydon.
However others were reporting to have heard bangs around the same time over 100 miles away.
Sonic boom: Several Twitter users claim the noise could have been made by aircraft and several claimed on social media that their pets appeared to have been 'spooked' by the strange noises.
Twitter user Dave Reed claimed: "Dogs went crazy for a couple of minutes here in Fareham. Assumed audible distant bangs were fireworks."
But a Met Police spokesperson said apart from the firework display, they were unaware of any ongoing incidents the bangs could be related to.
Britain has been on its second highest terrorism threat level of severe, meaning an attack is considered highly likely, since August.
At 3am on Saturday morning a loud explosion was reported to have been heard in the area near to Britain's largest army training base Catterick. Police were unable to find evidence of an explosion. Police carried out a lengthy investigation involving counter-terrorism experts, a helicopter and bomb detection dogs.
But despite closing the A1 motorway and a the search taking up the whole of the day, no official explanation was given and no evidence of any explosions were found. Earlier this week another mysterious bang was heard over Manchester by several residents - fire crews spent an hour searching for the source of this but nothing was found.
Speaking about this morning's 'explosion' in Catterick, police superintendent Dave Hannan said: "We are satisfied that the call to the police was made in good faith.
"In view of the location of the suspected explosion, the source of the information, the current threat level to UK security and a report a few hours earlier of a vehicle seen in suspicious circumstances outside the barracks, we were not prepared to take any chances with people's safety."
On Monday, Home Secretary Theresa May said Britain was facing the biggest terrorism threat in its history.
Since August dozens of terrorism suspects, including some accused of plotting to kill police officers or soldiers, have been arrested.
Any meteorologists out there who can confirm this rather odd mechanism for an atmospheric 'explosion'? I've never heard of such a thing nor can imagine how a very loud noise can be generated in the atmosphere without and 'explosion' caused by either a sonic boom, lightning or a bomb!Cochise said:Atmospherics, I expect. I've heard 'explosions' before that turned out (probably) to be heated air rising through cold air - there was very warm air for the time of year next to the ground yesterday and it was cold overnight.
First I've heard of this.Ringo_ said:Meanwhile, in the English channel, Russian warships "waiting out a storm"...
Poor farmers: they get blamed for everything.bigphoot1 said:I went out for a walk this morning and could hear bird scarers booming away, could it have been some farmers using them during the night maybe?
You've proably seen the story by now but here's a link anyway to the BBC.Mythopoeika said:First I've heard of this.Ringo_ said:Meanwhile, in the English channel, Russian warships "waiting out a storm"...
Is there something we're not being told? Like, a foreign power has fired a few airbursts over British airspace just to gain our attention? Or something like that.