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Mystery noise - Seaside Heights, NJ area


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#1 of 18 OFFLINE   DeathStar1

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Posted February 01 2007 - 03:16 AM

Have you ever heard a Sonic Boom before? I'm currently down the Jersey Shore, Seaside Heights area, and as of 11:00AM, I heard what sounded like a Thunderclap. This noise lasted 5 seconds or less, was enough to shake the house a little, and I just heard about 10 of them in the space of 30 minutes. The only thing I could think of is jets going Mach 1 from the nearby McGuire Airforce base.

But, unless it was for training exercises, why would one need go that fast down here, and why ten in a row? I thought only Mach 3 was possible, so assuming it was a jet, 3 booms would be the limit..

Anyone else in the area hear the noises just now and can confirm what it was? Curios minds want to know Posted Image.

Edit - As of 11:20 I just heard 'em again, this time three within 3 seconds, and a fourth one 3 seconds after that... Gotta be Sonic booms, no? But why so many is the question

#2 of 18 OFFLINE   Jay H

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Posted February 01 2007 - 03:39 AM

Maybe it's some new boardwalk game at the boardwalk there?? Posted Image

I remember when an F-16 crashed right off the GSP down by the pine barrens last year or a few years ago...

Not one of the snow thunder... no storms that I've seen recently except for a squall off Ocean and Cape May county right now. Wunderground didn't show any lightning strikes...

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#3 of 18 OFFLINE   Bob Turnbull

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Posted February 01 2007 - 03:58 AM

Neil, is there a big construction site nearby? Where they might be doing some blasting? Near our building at work, they had been doing blasting about 6 months ago and it sometimes sounded a bit like loud long thunder with the accompanying small building shake and window rattle.

#4 of 18 OFFLINE   DeathStar1

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Posted February 01 2007 - 04:10 AM


I was thinking about this as well, but blasting in this area is a bad thing. A few feet down and you'd hit ocean, hence why no one here has basements Posted Image.

But even though sound travels far down here, I don't think we'd hear a blast sound from somewhere like say, Toms River. That's a few miles away..and they'd have to be doing an awful lot of blasting, because I just heard 4 more a few minutes ago as of 12:10, and another one as I typed.

So I don't no whut it is Posted Image

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Posted February 01 2007 - 04:30 AM

You don't get a "boom" for each "mach". And Mach 3 is not the limit. The Aurora can hit Mach 6.

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#6 of 18 OFFLINE   Jay H

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Posted February 01 2007 - 05:04 AM

Terrorist attack at the Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant (forked river, NJ)??? Posted Image

Maybe it's Turner Broadcasting again Posted Image

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Posted February 01 2007 - 05:27 AM

Aqua Teen is based at the Jersey Shore, you know. Maybe the Moonites have landed here, and it's their spaceship that's making the noise Posted Image.

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Posted February 01 2007 - 08:06 AM

Are they testing missiles in your area? Posted Image

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Posted February 01 2007 - 11:52 AM

Godzilla?? Posted Image

Maybe it's the sound of hundreds of people fainting after having to pay $1,000 for a brownie.


note: you might need IE to play the video. It doesn't seem to be working in Firefox.

#10 of 18 OFFLINE   MikeH1

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Posted February 01 2007 - 01:32 PM

Perhaps its HAARP?

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Posted February 01 2007 - 10:18 PM

There is a Naval Base in Lakehurst, I believe. Recall seeing the Air Force Thunderbirds there as well as The Blue Angels. That could have been the source of the sound.

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Posted February 01 2007 - 11:24 PM

I believe the Thunderbirds are doing a fly-over at the Superbowl, they might be practicing low altitude runs.
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#13 of 18 OFFLINE   Jay H

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Posted February 01 2007 - 11:35 PM


Maybe it's the return of the Hindenburg??? Posted Image

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Posted February 02 2007 - 05:26 AM

I've heard the space shuttle returning to Kennedy Space Center many times. You hear twin sonic booms. Basically it's "bang-bang" and lasts for about 1 second. I don't know if it would sound different for other types of aircraft.

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Posted February 02 2007 - 05:38 AM

Well, I haven't heard a single one today, so maybe that's the case. Anyone have their practice schedule? heh

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Posted February 02 2007 - 05:49 AM

You do realize you've endangered us all by posting this. They know we're onto them now. Posted Image

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Posted February 02 2007 - 10:43 AM

The Jersey Devil driving a car with 12 subwoofers in the trunk?
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Posted February 02 2007 - 03:40 PM

Sorry it was me...Too many burritos. Posted Image Posted Image
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