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Source Of Loud Boom In [California] Foothills A Mystery
CBS13) ^ | August 24, 2012 8:53 PM

Posted on 08/26/2012 8:10:29 AM PDT by BenLurkin

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) – People from all over El Dorado County say they’re hearing loud booms several times a week, but there are many theories on what is causing them.

“I thought it was thunder,” said one person.

“It’s definitely not thunder; too consistent. I thought it was just mining,” said another person.

“I always considered them to be sonic booms from flying aircrafts for years,” said Loring Brunius, owner of Sierra Rock Diamond Quarry.

People who live near Pleasant Valley say their days have been interrupted by loud booms, shaking the floor beneath them.

“You can feel it in the ground, no question about it. But no one’s been able to figure out why,” said Pleasant Valley resident Peter O’Grady. “I tend to hear somewhere between four to six of these things during the weekdays usually between 11 p.m. and 2 p.m.

“Boom, boom, boom, boom just like that,” said Lorren Gonzales, who lives near Pleasant Valley.

And the rolling foothills of El Dorado County make it difficult for them to even tell where it’s coming from.

We asked the owner of Sierra Rock Diamond Quarry what he knew about it. He says they havent blasted since last year. And any miners or quarry owners would need government permission before they can set off any explosives.

“It’s a federally mandated system, and enforced,” said Brunius.

Some think the booms are from nearby wineries using propane cannons to scare away birds.

“We’ve never done it and I don’t know of any other winery that does,” said Carrie Bendick, a winemaker at Holly’s Hill Winery.

According to USGS, there aren’t enough seismic stations to pinpoint the exact location. Meanwhile, some say the booms have been around so long and happen so often they barely notice them anymore. Still, others want to solve the mystery.

“I would like to know what it is, yeah. And I’d like to know when it’s going to stop too,” said O’Grady.

CBS13 spoke to Fallon Naval Air Station that said any supersonic flight operations they do are only allowed over Dixie Valley, which is hundreds of miles away.

Some think illegal mining could be the source of the sounds, but Brunius doubts that theory. He said if that was the case, the culprit would have been caught by now.


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: californiabooms; californiamystery; eldorado; eldoradocounty; mystery

1 posted on 08/26/2012 8:10:35 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

We have those booms at my house, too. So it’s real. And I don’t know where they’re coming from, so no one does.


2 posted on 08/26/2012 8:14:57 AM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: BenLurkin
Source Of Loud Boom In [California] Foothills A Mystery
Mexican drug cartels practicing with artillery pieces.
Nothing to see here America, keep moving ...
3 posted on 08/26/2012 8:15:12 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: BenLurkin

Living on the fault line.


4 posted on 08/26/2012 8:16:20 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: BenLurkin

Reminds me of the Marfa Lights in TX. No one knows what causes them either.


5 posted on 08/26/2012 8:22:08 AM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: BenLurkin
“It’s a federally mandated system, and enforced,” said Brunius.

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what isn't these days?

6 posted on 08/26/2012 8:25:45 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: BenLurkin

Any military artillary gunfire ranges in the area? We get the same kind of booms here in south Orange County from Navy ships doing live fire practice on an island just off the coast. Depending on the wind and atmospheric conditions, they can be fairly loud.


7 posted on 08/26/2012 8:27:02 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: loungitude

These booms started in August of last year. Some people have claimed the noise sounded like trumpets, other people, in rural areas, say the sound resembles a busy interstate highway or freeway, even though no highway exists anywhere near their home.

The weird sounds in the sky have been reported throughout the U.S......in California, Maine, Tennessee, and many other states, and also in Hamburg, Germany; Keiv, Ukraine;
Australia, Costa Rica, etc. Seemingly, it’s been happening all over the world.

I heard one of these loud, rolling booms in Maine last March while I was home. People I know also heard the same sound, at the same time.

A few months later, it happened again. This time, I was in a small department store, and I heard a series of booms. An hour later, while sitting in the car in a parking lot, I heard them again. I haven’t heard them since.

Some people think the sounds are coming from the sky; others think the sounds are underground.


8 posted on 08/26/2012 8:28:35 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (If people don't have to show an ID to vote, why do they have to show one to purchase a firearm?.)
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To: Starboard

That jumped out at me too. The scope of it is getting really ugly.


9 posted on 08/26/2012 8:29:41 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Carrie....I live in wine country in Oregon and THEY USE cannons to scare birds in the fall.....so...I don’t know what planet you are on....sheesh.


10 posted on 08/26/2012 8:30:27 AM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: BenLurkin

taco night


11 posted on 08/26/2012 8:34:46 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: IM2MAD
We have seen the Marfa Lights, they are amazing. We had a discussion with our son (who hasn't seen them) and he say they are car lights on a near by highway. He says the heat rising from the desert distorts them, or some such explanation. I prefer to just be amazed by them LOL!
12 posted on 08/26/2012 8:34:55 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: BenLurkin

It might be those black helicopters again.


13 posted on 08/26/2012 8:50:19 AM PDT by AmericanSamurai
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To: BenLurkin

Roseanne Barr fell over picking up a donut


14 posted on 08/26/2012 8:57:19 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: BenLurkin

15 posted on 08/26/2012 9:00:05 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: PhiloBedo

“Living on a fault line” —— Exactly, EQ sound waves coming to the surface. Probably heard many times over but passed off as sonic booms, etc.
Lewis and Clarke wrote about these sounds at least twice in their journals. They said it sounds were like artillery in the distance.


16 posted on 08/26/2012 9:05:03 AM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012! Allez Pack!)
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To: A Navy Vet

Also the Marines at Camp Pendleton do artillery practice that can be heard up to 50 miles away.

http://www.marines.mil/unit/basecamppendleton/Pages/Information/noiseAdvisory.aspx


17 posted on 08/26/2012 9:17:40 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: loungitude

Are there ever single booms, or do they always come in quick pairs?

Incidentally, only a little technology (that already exists) could answer the question. If a bunch of people recorded the booms, timestamped with the exact (GPS) time, and their location, the source of the sounds could be easily triangulated. Such isn’t beyond a population filled with smart phones and whatnot; all it would take is someone deciding to arrange it and a bunch of interested participants living in the area.


18 posted on 08/26/2012 9:17:40 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: BenLurkin

Possibly the booms are a Bigfoot mating call?


19 posted on 08/26/2012 9:36:37 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: BenLurkin

Perhaps leftist heads are exploding in the rare event they finally realize what their voting pattern has produced.

Naaa,


20 posted on 08/26/2012 9:49:10 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
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To: BenLurkin

Whale farts.


21 posted on 08/26/2012 9:54:55 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: BenLurkin

Alien crafts breaking the sound barrier ;)


22 posted on 08/26/2012 10:07:37 AM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: BenLurkin

Golf ball cannons


23 posted on 08/26/2012 10:08:14 AM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: BenLurkin

Military training— they do simulation of bomb explosions, attacks, etc. Small groups scattered around the country training. I once met a woman who did the food catering for the group near her home town. Very few people in the area knew about it.


24 posted on 08/26/2012 10:09:46 AM PDT by Cedar
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To: BenLurkin

God has taken up bowling.


25 posted on 08/26/2012 10:22:07 AM PDT by bgill
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To: PeaceBeWithYou
Golf ball cannons

Or anvil firing

26 posted on 08/26/2012 10:28:39 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: tacticalogic

Sky quakes are the result of underground seismic activity.

Here’s a blog about lots of other instances.

http://mysterybooms.blogspot.com/


27 posted on 08/26/2012 10:44:44 AM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel
Also the Marines at Camp Pendleton do artillery practice that can be heard up to 50 miles away.

We often hear artillery and tanks firing at Ft. Hood which is 60 - 70 miles in a straight line and over 100 by highway.

28 posted on 08/26/2012 11:07:42 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (RINO season is open. No limit. Make them extinct.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Whale farts.

Yeah, I was thinking that Michael Moore must have something to do with it.

29 posted on 08/26/2012 11:13:24 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: BenLurkin; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

So that’s what it was! We heard it here in Reno. The whole building shook, and the slot machines started spitting out coins! I grabbed me some silver dollars before the security thugs showed up and started filling their own pockets.


30 posted on 08/26/2012 11:17:08 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!; BenLurkin; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

NASA sent some low flying jets over SoCal. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/08/nasa-jets-flying-over-la-preparing-for-space-shuttle-endeavour-.html


31 posted on 08/26/2012 11:22:53 AM PDT by Sontagged (Faith without works is dead. This also means incessant prayer without attendant works is dead.)
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To: Revolting cat!
“I tend to hear somewhere between four to six of these things during the weekdays usually between 11 p.m. and 2 p.m.

'Nuff said.

32 posted on 08/26/2012 11:23:46 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Arrowhead1952
We often hear artillery and tanks firing at Ft. Hood which is 60 - 70 miles in a straight line and over 100 by highway.

Like jet noise ... the sound of freedom!

33 posted on 08/26/2012 12:00:52 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel
the sound of freedom!

Except when you orient the M109A6 180º from your target. That happened at Ft. Hood some years ago. 155 mm artillery sent either 6 or 9 rounds into a farmers barnyard area. He got a few new stock tanks close to his house.

34 posted on 08/26/2012 12:14:50 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (RINO season is open. No limit. Make them extinct.)
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To: Arrowhead1952
orient the M109A6 180º from your target

Oops!!! Bet he got sent back to remedial artillery school ;-)

35 posted on 08/26/2012 3:36:34 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

IIRC, it was the forward observers who messed up. You don’t call for more “Fire for effect” rounds when no single round hits near the target. Sugar Loaf range has several distant observation points from which impact can be observed. BTW, it was four rounds, not 6 or 9.

http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=002ReF


36 posted on 08/26/2012 5:31:54 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (RINO season is open. No limit. Make them extinct.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel
"MCI WEST G-3/5 NOISE GENERATING EVENTS
August 23-31, 2012

Simply military practice that sonically extends according to atmospheric conditions. Always has been the case. The Navy, even when I was in, practiced next to the San Clemente island (can't remember the target island name) all the time for their 3 inch guns. Glad they're still practicing. Guns need practice.

Computer controlled missle guidance systems are tested off Pt. Mugu and Port Hueneme installations. Often times, the conspiratists see their contrails as some ET space thing. Dipshits all.

Those two installations have tested missles as far back as me being a teenager. I remember see their trails up into the sky as a 16 year old. It was a cool sight as they left Vandenberg and left a "hot trail" up into the sunset.

The military does what it needs to do to test new systems and have certain installations and target points. This is old news.

37 posted on 08/27/2012 10:45:41 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: A Navy Vet
It was a cool sight as they left Vandenberg and left a "hot trail" up into the sunset.

They sure were. :-) Tried to get photos of those -- never had any luck.

38 posted on 08/28/2012 8:32:40 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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