Mysterious Booms Reported in US and Canada Feb 27, 2020 2:20:52 GMT -5
Post by JoannaB on Feb 27, 2020 2:20:52 GMT -5
Mysterious Booms Reported in US and Canada
Around 1:25 p.m. on Friday, February 21, two loud booms in rapid succession shook parts of San Diego County, California, with reports coming in from Encinitas to La Mesa. The U.S. Geological Survey reported no earthquakes in the area and neither Camp Pendleton nor MCAS Miramar reported any activity that could have caused the noise or shaking.
Three nights before – around 10 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, – a huge bang shook residents in and around Canada’s Sumas Mountain in British Columbia. Although the Abbotsford police did not receive any reports, some officers who live in the area heard the sound themselves. There was a similar occurrence in the same location on Thursday, January 9.
On the morning of Sunday, February 9, residents of northern Arizona near Prescott were startled by a mysterious boom around 7:30 a.m. and Joe Faranda reported seeing something streaking across the sky around the same time. “I was looking out the north windows of my house at about 7:26 a.m. and saw a bright bluish-green flashing and flaming object with a very short smoke trail moving extremely fast, much faster than any aircraft, from the east heading down and west,” he told reporters.
A second Scottsdale resident, Gerrianne Mitchell, said she “saw a fireball streak across the sky with some fragmenting” that “could be associated with the boom heard in the Prescott area.”
The previous night (Saturday, February 8), folks in and around St. Joseph, Missouri, were shaken when they heard a tremendous boom close to 8 p.m. Abby Gallagher, a young girl, and her brother were among those who heard the noise. They went outside to investigate, but saw nothing. There were reports throughout the area from as far west as Wathena and as far south as Liberty.
The previous week, residents of Morgan and Walton counties in Georgia were frightened by a loud booming sound and earthquake-like shaking that rattled windows around 8:30 p.m., Sunday, February 2.
“Right around 8:33 p.m. the calls started pouring in,” said Morgan County Sheriff Robert Markley. “There were no damages or injuries reported, but a lot of people were curious about what was happening.”
Pam Jones, who lives in Rutledge, was convinced some sort of explosion occurred right outside her home. “Sunday night we were home watching the Super Bowl. It was just after half-time, somewhere between 8:30 to 8:50 p.m. I was on the phone with my mother while my husband was up tending the fire when we heard what can only be described as a very loud explosion,” she recalled. “It sounded and felt like a bomb going off, right next to the outside wall of our house. It seemed to be coming from our front yard. It was a very loud BOOM! The entire house shook.” Jones and her husband searched outside, but found nothing that could explain the boom or shaking.
The unexplained noise was extremely loud and unsettling. “It sounded like a canon,” Sandra Wilkerson declared.
In January, in addition to the previously mentioned incident in San Diego County, unexplained booms were reported in southeastern Texas, southern Mississippi, and Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
Sources: The North Coast Current, February 20, 2020; Eric Zott, ArizonaFamily, February 16, 2020; Patrick Penner, The Abbotsford News, February 19, 2020; Ron Johnson, February 9, 2020; KQTV, February 9, 2020; and Tia Lynn Ivey, The Morgan County Citizen, February 6, 2020.