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UPDATED: Mysterious Boom Rattles CSRA....
http://www.wjbf.com/jbf/news/state_regional/georgia/article/breaking_news_mysterious_boom_rattles_csra/11990/ ^ | March 20th, 2009

Posted on 03/20/2009 1:34:30 PM PDT by TaraP

Aiken, Richmond and Columbia counties.

Local law enforcement agencies also report hearing the boom, but no one knows what caused it.

Chris Turner, and Aiken County resident, told WJBF News Channel 6’s Sheena Bodie what he saw and heard, in a phone interview. We have also been informed that two Aiken County Sheriff’s Office deputies reportedly saw a fireball in the sky.

An Aiken County resident describes to WJBF that he saw a fireball in the sky, after a loud boom was heard all over the CSRA around 3:00 a.m., Friday morning. Dr. Gary Senn, the director of the DuPont Planetarium at USC-Aiken stopped by our noon Newscast and spoke with our Mary Morrison about the possible causes. You can also let us know what you heard or saw.

According to the Director of the DuPont Planetarium at USC-Aiken, Gary Senn, the cause of the boom could have possibly been a meteor. Stay tuned to WJBF Newschannel 6 and WJBF.com for more on this developing story.

Let us know below by leaving a comment to let us know what you saw or heard. You can also report meteor/fireball sightings to the American Meteor Society’s website.


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1 posted on 03/20/2009 1:34:30 PM PDT by TaraP
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To: Star Traveler; Quix; topcat54; F15Eagle; All

ON MONDAY MARCH 17th, 2009

Mystery boom puzzles Staten Island residents

Staten Island residents are trying to figure out what caused a loud boom that was heard in at least six neighborhoods.

The explosion-like blast rattled windows of homes at about 7:55 p.m. Monday. It could be heard for miles.

Police and firefighters responded to numerous calls to 911, but the loud noise remained a mystery on Tuesday.

Police say they found no explosion anywhere in the borough and Con Edison reported no outages or transformer explosions.


2 posted on 03/20/2009 1:36:05 PM PDT by TaraP (The RAPTURE: Separation of Church and State)
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To: TaraP

sonic boom from incoming whatever debris


3 posted on 03/20/2009 1:36:06 PM PDT by the long march
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To: TaraP

Interstellar speeding kids.


4 posted on 03/20/2009 1:40:55 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll)
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To: TaraP

The Truth Is Out There.


5 posted on 03/20/2009 1:41:52 PM PDT by VinL (VinL---It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: the long march

JAN 22, 2009
SALLISAW, Okla. — The Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office has been flooded with more than 100 calls since Tuesday. On Friday residents in Crawford and Sebastian counties in Arkansas and Adair and LeFlore counties in Oklahoma reported feeling and hearing rumbles.

“(The noise) is always from a distance,” said Chris Keathley, of the Sequoyah County Department of Emergency

JAN 7th, 2009
Scientists hear mystery boom from space
Radio noise from distant cosmos is six times louder than expected

THESE BOOMS ARE HEARD ALL OVER THE PLANET, SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR ON A MORE FREQUENT BASIS


6 posted on 03/20/2009 1:42:33 PM PDT by TaraP (The RAPTURE: Separation of Church and State)
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To: TaraP

IIRC, there was a similar event in TX a couple of weeks ago.

It was later said to be a meteorite.


7 posted on 03/20/2009 1:42:39 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TaraP
Just more space debris as we come closer to crossing the galactic equator.

Just wait till we're on the other side of it.
Whoooo Boy!

8 posted on 03/20/2009 1:44:10 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: TaraP
The low earth orbit cascade theory --

Soon we will have NO working satellites....
AND...
Space-junk re-entry fireworks every night...

How kewl is dat?

9 posted on 03/20/2009 1:44:21 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: TaraP
obama fire skateboard helicopter flying Pictures, Images and Photos
10 posted on 03/20/2009 1:45:11 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: VinL
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11 posted on 03/20/2009 1:47:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Wings-n-Wind
"Soon we will have NO working satellites....

If my GPS stops working, do you think my wife will buy that as an excuse NOT to visit her parents?

12 posted on 03/20/2009 1:50:41 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: All

MYSTREY BOOMS
MYSTERY BOOMS
NORTH CAROLINA - 9/7/08
MYSTERY BOOMS -
MINNESOTA - 8/14/08
MORE MYSTERY RUMBLING -
CANADA - JULY 31, 2008
MYSTERY BOOMS -
AUSTRALIA - July 27, 2008 -
MYSTERY VIBRATION [perhaps related to the mystery booms?]-
WISCONSIN - JULY 24, 2008
CALIFORNIA - 12/4/07
11/1/07 -
CANADA -
INDIA - A geologist has visited 8 Gir villages to study mysterious rumbling sounds that have been occurring for the past several days.
9/18/07 -
CALIFORNIA - Mysterious shaking along Central Coast
http://home.att.net/~thehessians/mysterybooms.html


13 posted on 03/20/2009 1:52:16 PM PDT by TaraP (The RAPTURE: Separation of Church and State)
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To: Big_Monkey
****************

Nope...

She will hand u a 1957 texaco road map...

And insist u stop for directions every 22.6 miles....

jmho

14 posted on 03/20/2009 1:53:30 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: cripplecreek

“There are more things in heaven and earth, CCreek,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
Hamlet, Act 1 Scene 5 159-167

-:)


15 posted on 03/20/2009 1:53:34 PM PDT by VinL (VinL---It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: theDentist
Interstellar speeding kids.

Probably a drive-by.


16 posted on 03/20/2009 1:53:49 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby (The chair is against the wall. John has a long mustache.)
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To: TaraP

Yeah but this one had a fireball associated with it. That’s why I call sonic boom. The other booms and rattles sound like perhaps you got earthquakes a coming


17 posted on 03/20/2009 1:56:11 PM PDT by the long march
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To: TaraP; the long march; Quix

Hey TaraP, you were saying...

JAN 7th, 2009
Scientists hear mystery boom from space
Radio noise from distant cosmos is six times louder than expected

I don’t know if you remember, but I was talking about that one before — and I was pointing out that this one is *not* a “noise” that one hears with the ears. It’s radio frequency and you cannot pick that up with your ears. No one will hear that one. Only scientists can “hear” that one (and notice that “hear” means with *instruments only*).

You have to be precise about these things if you’re going to report this kind of stuff going on. In fact, all this kind of thing needs to be analyzed very precisely, in each and every case — because just like the Air Force Bluebook project showed — the overwhelming majority of such reports are *always* explained by common things, once the details are known.

And then, you are left with a very few items that are “unexplained”. So, you can probably figure the same thing here that the vast majority of these kinds of reports can always be attributed to normal and ordinary things — once you know the facts of the case. The problem is — hardly anyone bothers with following them up anymore. So, really, all that is going on is a lot of reports that would be ordinary and explained, if anyone bothered taking the time with it — but who wants to, it would be too tedious to do that all the time...


18 posted on 03/20/2009 1:58:00 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: the long march
Sonic boom indeed.

A number of years ago my wife and I saw a fireball race across the sky one summer night. A minute later we heard the sonic boom. It was extraordinary.

19 posted on 03/20/2009 2:01:06 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: TaraP

Do you recall the noises that were produced in the San Francisco Bay a number of years back? I believe it turned out to be some kind of marine life...


20 posted on 03/20/2009 2:01:44 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: TaraP

Alderaan?


21 posted on 03/20/2009 2:01:56 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: TaraP

What is a CSRA?


22 posted on 03/20/2009 2:03:17 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: TaraP

What mystery is there in a meteor?


23 posted on 03/20/2009 2:04:15 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Mornie` utulie`. Mornie` alantie`.)
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To: Dumpster Baby

That movie scared me good — especially when he zapped the dog.

Then there was the lady in the pool...


24 posted on 03/20/2009 2:05:43 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Mornie` utulie`. Mornie` alantie`.)
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To: Star Traveler; TaraP
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump...

Tune up music? ;)

25 posted on 03/20/2009 2:09:38 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: TaraP

26 posted on 03/20/2009 2:11:00 PM PDT by TonyInOhio ( What will Obama's Teleprompter tell him to do today?)
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To: TaraP

I grew up close to Wright Patterson AFB and that was almost a daily thing in the 50’s.

back to sleep zzz


27 posted on 03/20/2009 2:12:56 PM PDT by devistate one four (Impatiently waiting for the next tea party! Tet '68)
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To: mountn man; TaraP

Hi mountn man, you said — “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump...”

Now, that made me think you might be interested in our Rapture Caucus thread...

The Rapture [RAPTURE CAUCUS]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2209700/posts

It’s a “caucus” which means the posters support the Rapture (being pre-trib, mid-trib and pre-wrath). So, if you’re a Rapture supporter, come on over... :-)


28 posted on 03/20/2009 2:21:21 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: TaraP

Very interesting. When I first read this I thought about the booms I heard yesterday in southern Maryland and the earth shaking.

It was a very low frequency bass sound followed by earth tremors. They happened several times, I thought they were earth quakes.


29 posted on 03/20/2009 2:22:20 PM PDT by stockpirate (A people unwilling to use extreme violence to preserve liberty, deserves the tyrant that rules them.)
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To: Charlespg; TaraP

“Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, You’re My Only Hope”


30 posted on 03/20/2009 2:23:48 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: stockpirate

This is an interesting thread. In the middle of the night last night I thought I felt a long, low rumble. I’ve been checking the news and Internet all day to see whether we had an earthquake here in Ohio, but I haven’t seen anything yet about it. Could have been my imagination, I suppose, but this thread makes me wonder. But I didn’t hear a boom.


31 posted on 03/20/2009 2:29:15 PM PDT by MissNomer (Proud member of FR's "Final 300")
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To: cripplecreek
i've heard of flying purple people eaters, but flying purple pimp hats??? woooooooooo...
32 posted on 03/20/2009 2:31:13 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - Obama is basically Jim Jones with a teleprompter)
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To: cripplecreek
President Bush arriving at Obama's Inaugural

President Bush prepares for Obama's Inaugural

33 posted on 03/20/2009 2:33:52 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: TaraP

NASA has completed a delicate set of flight tests to measure how modifications to an F-15 jet can affect the way shock waves form. The results could help turn sonic booms into distant rumbles.

The measurements will be used to calibrate a computer model of shock wave propagation which will be a crucial aid for engineers designing a new generation of quieter supersonic aircraft. “We’re pretty close to being able to control sonic booms,” says Peter Coen of NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia, principal investigator for the agency’s supersonic research programme.

—New Scientist


34 posted on 03/20/2009 2:36:41 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: Dumpster Baby

So you’ve seen ‘em too?


35 posted on 03/20/2009 2:39:48 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll)
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To: MissNomer

Hmmm, there was a volcano eruption over toward Australia (Tonga, I think). Sound travles through the earth and eventually is emitted on the otherside of the earth. And you say you heard low frequency rumblings and minor tremors? Sounds about right


36 posted on 03/20/2009 2:40:30 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: TaraP

MORE

signs in the heavens times?


37 posted on 03/20/2009 2:45:07 PM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Star Traveler

Thanks.

Interesting.

Wonder what it could be . . .


38 posted on 03/20/2009 2:46:13 PM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: TaraP

Charleston, SC had these booms one summer in the early 1980s, and again a couple of years ago. Here is one possibility http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guns_of_the_Seneca


39 posted on 03/20/2009 3:30:45 PM PDT by Peter Horry (Never were abilities so much below mediocrity so well rewarded - John Randolph)
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To: TaraP
"Aiken, Richmond and Columbia counties."

So that would be ....Texas?......Virginia? The station call letters begin with "W", so it can't be West Coast.....

40 posted on 03/20/2009 3:38:30 PM PDT by cookcounty (A Gentleman is a man who never hurts anyone by accident.)
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To: TaraP

Propane cannon.


41 posted on 03/20/2009 3:42:39 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck. (Let them eat arugula!))
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To: MissNomer

My event happened about 11:45 yesterday afternoon in southern Maryland. I heard several low rumbles and felt the ground shaking at about the same time. Lated maybe 1-2 minutes.


42 posted on 03/20/2009 4:09:27 PM PDT by stockpirate (A people unwilling to use extreme violence to preserve liberty, deserves the tyrant that rules them.)
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To: Quix; Star Traveler

I think all of these roars, booms are a combination of what Jesus said in regards to the *Last Days* Earthquakes in diverse places, an increase as well as the Signs in the heavens... Meteorites....

I really believe people have to have thier head inserted in a mountian of sand, not to see that we are truly in the *Last Days* as the fullfillment of the generation that would come to see these things happening....


43 posted on 03/20/2009 4:21:43 PM PDT by TaraP (The RAPTURE: Separation of Church and State)
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To: cookcounty

I believe this is South Carolina, but the *Booms* have been heard all over the country in the last year....


44 posted on 03/20/2009 4:23:23 PM PDT by TaraP (The RAPTURE: Separation of Church and State)
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To: TaraP

MUCH AGREE.

THANKS.


45 posted on 03/20/2009 4:24:49 PM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: TaraP

It’s the Founders yelling at us from the great beyond.


46 posted on 03/20/2009 4:26:46 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (When you're spinning round, things come undone. Welcome to Earth 3rd rock from the Sun!)
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To: TaraP
THESE BOOMS ARE HEARD ALL OVER THE PLANET, SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR ON A MORE FREQUENT BASIS

Coinciding with the lack of sunspots.

47 posted on 03/20/2009 4:59:41 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: TaraP

There are sources who claim that

only 20% of all earthquakes are NOT manmade.

Interesting assertion . . . just short of preposterous . . . . except for all the other preposterous facts to compare it with.


48 posted on 03/20/2009 5:17:44 PM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: cookcounty

So that would be ....Texas?......Virginia? The station call letters begin with “W”, so it can’t be West Coast.....

Aiken is in SC and Richmond, Columbia are in Georgia ... this appears to be the Augusta area.


49 posted on 03/20/2009 5:22:45 PM PDT by Peter Horry (Never were abilities so much below mediocrity so well rewarded - John Randolph)
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To: Peter Horry; airborne; American in Israel; auggy; bearsgirl90; BigBadWolf; Blogger; ...

Here’s an interesting thread . . .

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread447667/pg1

posted on 20/3/2009 @ 15:48

Something’s going on- “Situation Charlie”

I did a search on this term and found a post from 2006

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread202894/pg1

posted on 9/4/2006 @ 22:50

How would U.S. respond in a national emergency

Having studied the Cold War extensively over the years, it makes me real glad that the Cold War never went hot. It was even more fortunate to know that we will never face a national emergency where we’re all about to be annihilated by nukes.

However, the subject has been bugging me. I’ve wondered, it’ll 15 years this year from when the Cold War ended, yet in so many ways, our government and military still has some significant leftovers from the Cold War era and the mindset. Thus, I wondered what if a post-Cold War disaster occured that created a perilous national security situation which could threaten the United States? In other words, how would American respond to the most realistically worst emergency situation of today, as opposed to the End of the World scenario of the Cold War?

Let me lay out the scenario. Lets say a massive U.S. contingent is involved in large-scale military operations in the Middle East. Somehow, a couple of tactical nuclear weapons are detonated over the U.S. forces, annihilating them and leaving masses of casualties. How would the U.S. government at home respond?

Here is what I think, in chronological order:

-Defense Emergency declared by U.S. military (does Defense Emergency constitute use of tactical nukes, or does it pertain only to strategic nukes [ICBMs, SLBMs]?)
- U.S. military goes to DEFCON 1 for the first time ever
- U.S. military installations go to Force Protection Condition CHARLIE (imminent terrorist attack)
- FCC sends out Emergency Alert System broadcast on all TV stations (network, cable, or satellite) and all radio waves
- FCC shows live feed of President giving speech of situation, declares state of emergency
- State of emergency gives FEMA complete control of the country
- Martial law declared; National Guard mobilizes
- Homeland Security declares “Red State,” a severe threat of terrorist attack
- Government goes to Information Operations Condition CHARLIE
- All activites (school, work, etc.) are canceled, people are sent home, put under curfew, et. al.

One note, and this is to some specific people, especially, this is NOT, I repeat, NOT a discussion of U.S. foreign policy, this is a discussion about how the country of the U.S. would respond domestically in this given situation.

This is incredibly fascinating stuff. The system has evolved, but its also stayed the same and its amazing to consider this worst-case scenario, especially when you realize that in the 21st century, its not a doomsday situation and we can survive it, but we’d have to get through the chaos first.

I’m looking forward to a great discussion!


back to first link:


which mentioned “U.S. military installations go to Force Protection Condition CHARLIE (imminent terrorist attack)”. Turns out I have heard(1st hand) new preparation guidelines are being expedited to cover everything from terrorist attacks to Sit X to dirty bombs. The person mentioning this said this is being given high priority at bases throughout the US. Has anyone else heard anything like this?

2nd post on thread . . . last one, too:

was talking to a navy officer from Mcdill, and well ... when the subject came up he clamed up... so, I would say, the lie is different at every level. and he was told a hum dinger.

by
Born Patriot


50 posted on 03/20/2009 5:58:35 PM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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