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Mystery sonic boom confounds officials

By T.K. Randall
November 28, 2010 · Comment icon 45 comments

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An explanation for the massive boom that shook rural west Georgia on Friday continues to evade officials.
At around 9:45 p.m. the local switchboard lit up with 911 calls from concerned residents, investigations have found no trace of any catastrophes and the National Weather Service doesn't believe that a natural phenomenon was to blame.
Residents of Carroll, Douglas and Haralson counties heard it, and officials in all three counties tried to find what caused it. They're still trying. Douglas County Communication Director Wes Tallon said "911 calls lit up" the switchboard after the 9:45 p. m. noise rattled windows across a large area of west Georgia.


Source: AJC | Comments (45)




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Comment icon #36 Posted by Yellow Jacket 14 years ago
People do own Jet's , Mig's , etc.....They even race them in Reno http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nehb0bZuQvc But, who could relinquish a sonic boom so close to a major airport, like ATL? That would offer severe repercussions (sp?). I do not know. What I do know is that it happened. We also heard follow up explosions. I dismissed those as the fireworks display at Stone Mountain. My wife - who was incidentally outside, at the time - swears that it was not Stone Mountain. (For those who do not know: Stone Mountain park offers a fireworks display every weekend. We have heard this display every wee... [More]
Comment icon #37 Posted by Coffey 14 years ago
That is what I mean....Sometimes things can be explained , and are known , and are not even a big deal...Yet , they do not announce what it is......Kind of like they don't care if everyone knows that is any number of simple things , to busy to tell us I guess. IE : The Contrail in California.... By the way ( not going back in the thread) has anyone contacted the news channels to see if they know? Ah right I get what you are saying, and yeah that's a good point.
Comment icon #38 Posted by zombeikiller 14 years ago
i heard of a new conventinal bomb that has about the same strenght as a nuke. when it explodes it can be heard about 20-30 miles away i belive they said. and can be felt from people 10 miles away. i saw it on the milatary channle. it was tested off the coast of callifornia. in the ocean. and barley fitted in the larges airplane the us army had. and the sound from it can travel in a sonicboom. it's still being teasted to. if that can help. who said only airplanes go past the sound barrier anyways?
Comment icon #39 Posted by Pompey_Lad_18 14 years ago
i heard of a new conventinal bomb that has about the same strenght as a nuke. when it explodes it can be heard about 20-30 miles away i belive they said. and can be felt from people 10 miles away. i saw it on the milatary channle. it was tested off the coast of callifornia. in the ocean. and barley fitted in the larges airplane the us army had. and the sound from it can travel in a sonicboom. it's still being teasted to. if that can help. who said only airplanes go past the sound barrier anyways? Killing too many zombies are we?
Comment icon #40 Posted by electro13 14 years ago
Large meteors exploding in the atmosphere can create that kind of noise. They're not that uncommon. That nobody seems to have reported the flash, could also be explained. I put my money on meteor.
Comment icon #41 Posted by zombeikiller 14 years ago
Killing too many zombies are we? no not at all. not alot of them around anymore.
Comment icon #42 Posted by Robbie333 14 years ago
Maybe a Chili cook-off near-bye?
Comment icon #43 Posted by museatlantis 14 years ago
I'm thinking a volcano maybe although nothing in the news about one going off. Either that or a plane breaking the sound barrier but I didn't realise the boom was so powerful to be heard for 30 miles
Comment icon #44 Posted by David Woodham 13 years ago
Our outside cameras viewing our parking lot area at 10:22am show a pretty good "vibration." At the same time I ran outside thinking something nearby exploded. 10:23am, my wife calls my cell stating a loud explosion near our home. 15 miles away. Bethlehem GA. Given the amount of calls and reports ranging from Dahlonega to Bethlehem GA and the short time frame in which calls were placed to 911. ( approximatley 10min after "blast" ) This absolutley indicates a sonic boom from Miltary Aircraft or Meteor. Military Aircraft IE: F-22 / F-18 / F15 are based out of Dobbins and Warner Robins and would b... [More]
Comment icon #45 Posted by Dataslayer 13 years ago
Maybe it was a meteorite, but why didn't someone say "omg I saw a huge ass meteorite fly over me" or something? :/


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