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Big explosion in Jackson, Indiana, 'a mystery'

The cause of a boom--a pretty darn loud BOOM--heard Saturday night at least as far west as Sand Creek, and at least as far east as Westville, remains unknown.

One Chesterton Tribune reader reported that the boom, sounding like a "loud explosion," occurred around 10 p.m. and "rumbled houses for five seconds." A Duneland firefighter, meanwhile, reported that it also activated car alarms.

Tom Shapen, assistant chief of the Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department, met Westville Fire Chief Sean Jacks at the scene--to the extent that there was any scene at all. Together, Shapen told the Tribune, he and Jacks conducted a search of their two jurisdictions but were unable to find any sign of an explosion or any indication of what the boom might have been or what might have caused it.

"It remains undetermined," Shapen said.

Porter County Sheriff's Police officers also responded, Sheriff Dave Lain said, and similarly turned up nothing. "No damage, no isolation even of where exactly it occurred."

Lain's best guess: "Some sort of a firework." If so, a very loud one.

Comment: SOTT.net's best guess: yet another overhead meteor explosion.


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What are they? Rumblings, 'booms' heard anew in parts of Washington

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The rumbling of stomachs eager to take in a Thanksgiving meal last week didn't seem to be the only such noises heard across the central part of the North Olympic Peninsula.

Residents between Port Angeles and Sequim reported hearing low, sustained rumblings and in some instances loud booms from Tuesday to Thursday last week.

At least 15 people posted comments to the Peninsula Daily News' Facebook page describing the sounds, which some say have been heard up and down the Strait of Juan de Fuca for months, if not longer.

"Yeah, it's kind of strange,"said John Robinson, who lives off Finn Hall Road along the Strait between Port Angeles and Sequim.

"Everybody around here hears it. It rattles windows."

Robinson said Friday neither he nor his family members ever see any ships in the Strait nor planes overhead accompanying the rumbling sounds, which he described as being heard "just about every day" last week.

"If you've never heard it before, it almost sounds like a big ship maybe reversing propeller," Robinson said.

Others living in the Graysmarsh area of Sequim and up on Black Diamond Road also reported the rumblings Tuesday and Wednesday night.

"It's just another peculiarity of the North Olympic Peninsula," one person wrote on the PDN's Facebook page.

A Diamond Point resident said that people in that area hear "this all the time."

Mike Welding, public affairs officer at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, said Navy jets were practicing all last week, except on Thanksgiving, and for most of November at the station's Ault Field, just north of Oak Harbor and about 60 miles east of Port Angeles.

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More mysterious 'booms' reported in Verde Valley area, Arizona

  • CBS 5 - KPHO

  • Chino Valley, Arizona - Last year, about this same time, residents in Verde Valley heard some mysterious, unexplained booms.

    Reports of similar booms are once again being called in to the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office. This time, primarily from the town of Chino Valley.

    "The way to describe it is like a hammer being slammed down next to the house," said Chino Valley resident Chris Schaich. "It was two hard hits and the house jumped, if felt like a jump, and I could hear the windows rattle a little bit, some glasses rattled."

    Comment:

    Mystery of the mystery noise continues: The Verde Valley booms heard around the country, world

    Two very loud booms heard across Verde Valley, Arizona


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    What was that mysterious boom? Speculation of possible meteorite strike in western Quebec following overhead explosion, 26 November 2013

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    This file photo shows a meteorite in the sky above Russia’s Ural mountains on Feb. 15, 2013
    All signs point to meteor event: Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

    Montreal - Social media sites lit up Tuesday evening with reports that a meteorite may have been seen and heard in the Montreal and Ottawa regions.

    Numerous people posted Twitter messages reporting a bright flash of blue light accompanied by the sound of a booming explosion just before 8 p.m. ET

    Although there is no official conformation of a meteorite, a spokesman for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada says all signs point to a meteor event.

    "I've heard of reports south of Ottawa, through Cornwall, the Montreal area, folks down in northern New York state as well, said Andrew Fazekas.

    "It's really just observations from regular everyday folks that they heard a sonic boom that was preceded by a blue flash of light high in the sky that lasted maybe one or two seconds."

    The Sûreté du Québec said they had received several calls about the event, but had not been able to pinpoint the source of the noise.

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    What was that boom over Montreal?

    Montreal - Hudson and St-Lazare were rocked briefly by the sound of an explosion around 8 p.m. Tuesday, but the source of the big boom remains a mystery.

    Officials in the off-island towns, as well as the Surêté du Québec, were flummoxed, leaving residents who heard the noise to wonder on Twitter what happened.

    "No one seems to know what it is exactly but a friend described it as a bright blue flash in the sky followed by the sound," wrote Kalina Laframboise.

    "It's been heard all over the region but no details," wrote Greg Patterson. "My opinion is that it was a meteor hitting the atmosphere with sonic boom."

    Did you hear anything?

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    Just what was that 'thing in the sky' this morning in Oregon? Probably another fireball!

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    Portland - Three weeks after a fireball lit up the morning sky in the Pacific Northwest, the FOX 12 newsroom received several photos of objects passing through the sky above Oregon. One FOX 12 viewer wrote she noticed "a strange line in the sky" in Beaverton."As it continued down, the trail behind it started to spread out as you can see in the pictures. Then it lit up like a fireball," she wrote.

    Another witness on Marine Drive said he spotted three objects in the sky around 7:15 a.m."I ran inside to grab my camera after I saw the first two and when I came out this one was breaching our atmosphere," he said. Jim Todd, OMSI's director space science education, says he's looking into the reports.


    Comment: Several SOTT.net editors saw something very similar on October 27th:

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    Nope, it wasn't a jet contrail:

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    Strange 'sky' sounds heard in Michigan, 5 November 2013

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    Are these strange sounds the aural equivalent of visual displays of 'northern lights'?
    Two separate video recordings made in Michigan on the night of 5 November 2013 picked up more of these 'strange sky sounds' that people the world over have been hearing. Note how in this first video, the witness is confused as to where the sound is coming from, then eventually settles on it 'coming from the sky', while the witness in the second video describes the ground beneath his feet shaking, suggesting the sound was coming from below.


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    Video: Extreme weather, fireballs and UFOs of November, 2013

    As the title indicates, so far this month, we've seen more extreme weather, more sinkholes, a volcano erupting that had been dormant for 400 years, more fireballs, UFOs and strange 'sky' sounds. They're all definitely signs of the times!


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    Strange sounds in Saskatoon: More unexplained noises caught on video


    It resembles the sound of the mothership in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, or the snarl of a long-dead dinosaur crawling back out of the Earth's crust, or simply the wailing of the coming apocalypse.

    Whatever it was - even if completely benign - the thundering sounds over Saskatoon recently were alarming enough, and loud enough, to stir Ernie Werezak awake and compel him to grab his camera and start recording.

    According to Werezak, who posted the footage on YouTube, he was jolted out of bed by the sounds, which he says seem to be 'in the air,' around 5 a.m. last Saturday.

    YouTube user GTIkitty commented on the video and confirmed also hearing the sounds.

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    Mysterious, loud and roaring noise awakens residents in Oklahoma City

    Residents on the southwest side of Oklahoma City are trying to figure out what made a loud, roaring noise early Friday morning that interrupted their sleep for hours.


    From about midnight to 2 a.m., News 9 received dozens of emails, phone calls and Facebook posts about the noise. People said it rattled windows and shook their homes.