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San Diego Booms: Earthquake or skyquake?
http://www.examiner.com/x-32018-Kansas-City-Strange--Mysterious-Facts-Examiner~y2009m12d22-San-Diego-Booms-Earthquake-or-Skyquake ^ | December 22nd, 2009

Posted on 12/30/2009 2:22:19 PM PST by TaraP

Strange booms from the sky have San Diego residents on edge. And they're not alone.

Mysterious booms were also heard this week in Arkansas City, Kansas and in parts of Oklahoma. The booms were loud enough to shake the earth and register on the Richter Scale. "Experts" were quick to blame them on military airplanes despite zero evidence for this assertion.

But these roars from the sky are nothing new and have been occurring since long before there were aircraft to blame.

Legendary anomalist Charles Fort called them "skyquakes" and gives many examples of them in his books. Some famous (and recurring) booms are the Moodus Noises of Moodus, Connecticut. Horror writer H.P. Lovecraft even used them in his famous short story, the Dunwich Horror

Fort mentions one case in particular that resembles recent events in San Diego. In 1839, in Comrie, Scotland, a series of "quakes in the sky" were felt and heard by residents. Ultimately, on October 23, a massive boom was felt above Comrie and for many miles around. A witness noted: "The noises heard first seemed to be in the air, and the rumbling sound in the earth."

Other international examples include the Barisal Guns of Bangladesh and the Guns of Seneca, heard around Seneca Lake in New York State. In the Netherlands they are known as mistpoeffers. They are also sometimes called "fog guns."

Many explanations have been put forward to explain the noises but no current theory satisfies as an explanation. They seem to be linked to seismic activity but it is difficult to ascertain as the booms themselves could be causing the earth to shake. If shifting tectonic plates are to blame for the booming the mechanism has yet to be explained.

The Iroquois told early setttlers that they were the sound of the Great Spirit continuing his work shaping the earth. For now that will have to do.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: boom; mystery; sandiego; strangebooms

1 posted on 12/30/2009 2:22:20 PM PST by TaraP
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To: TaraP

Global warming?


2 posted on 12/30/2009 2:23:46 PM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Al Qaeda only hijacked commercial aircraft...Obama hijacked the White House!)
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To: TaraP

HMMMMM...sea lions of SF? Something is abrewing!!!


3 posted on 12/30/2009 2:24:55 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: TaraP

Sounds like what happened in Indiana last year.

It was on the History Channel.

http://www.history.com/content/ufohunters/ufo-hunters-blog


4 posted on 12/30/2009 2:25:01 PM PST by CommieCutter ("You wanted the presidency, you got it, now FIX THE DAMN ECONOMY!!!!" ----YankeeReb)
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To: TaraP
Strange booms from the sky have San Diego residents on edge. And they're not alone.

I rather think all booms are a bit strange.

5 posted on 12/30/2009 2:25:25 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (if you can read this you're too close.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Here in Maryland, we have this stuff we call “Thunder” that exactly fits the description provided.....


6 posted on 12/30/2009 2:25:56 PM PST by KeepUSfree (WOSD = fascism pure and simple.)
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To: TaraP

Michael Moore post burrito?


7 posted on 12/30/2009 2:26:24 PM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: TaraP

Obama’s economic boom is strange too.


8 posted on 12/30/2009 2:27:04 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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To: TaraP

Strange boom from the sky.

9 posted on 12/30/2009 2:27:13 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (if you can read this you're too close.)
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To: TaraP

Meteors can also give a good “boom” if large enough- usually a double-boom akin to supersonic aircraft. One did exactly that over my area a few years ago. Luckily, folks also saw the trail in the sky - averting rumors about military aircraft.

The military always does supersonic flight over designated corridors, and we always log the times and locations of the flight - so as to have records when folks call. I did this all the time while on duty at Edwards AFB.


10 posted on 12/30/2009 2:27:22 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: TaraP

“In the Netherlands they are known as mistpoeffers.”

Nigel Powers (Michael Caine): “There are only two things I can’t stand in this world: People who are intollerant of other peoples’ cultures, and the Dutch.”

I’m just saying...


11 posted on 12/30/2009 2:28:02 PM PST by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: TaraP

Could be the Aurora aircraft.

Or the Earth moaning over the weight of mankind’s sins.


12 posted on 12/30/2009 2:28:03 PM PST by rbosque (11 year Freeper! The real reason the left wants to disarm us is becoming clearer.)
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To: TaraP

Pig farts?


13 posted on 12/30/2009 2:29:28 PM PST by 1776 Reborn
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To: TaraP

Strange booms?

Nothing to see here folks. Move along.

Just another Nigerian with a bomb in his underwear.

(Fruit of the Boom, of course.)


14 posted on 12/30/2009 2:30:09 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (During this joyous Christmas season, I'd like you to know....A reindeer bit my sister once.)
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To: TaraP

Explosive flying Jihadi underwear...


15 posted on 12/30/2009 2:30:38 PM PST by LRS (Just contracts; just laws; just a constitution...)
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To: TaraP

Aurora


16 posted on 12/30/2009 2:31:01 PM PST by Redleg Duke
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To: TaraP
But these roars from the sky are nothing new and have been occurring since long before there were aircraft to blame.

"...long before there were aircraft from Earth to blame."

There. Fixed it.

17 posted on 12/30/2009 2:31:43 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: TaraP

More Russian missile “tests?” Heh, heh, heh...


18 posted on 12/30/2009 2:32:31 PM PST by ronnyquest (That's what governments are for: to get in a man's way.)
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To: TaraP
All but a dozen or so of the estimated 1500 seals in San Francisco wharf have disappeared. Maybe they know something is coming?
19 posted on 12/30/2009 2:36:21 PM PST by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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To: Bush_Democrat
It's Baaaack!!
 
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WTF was that? Loud rolling booming noise North San Diego

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 9:50:09 PM · by Bush_Democrat · 92 replies · 3,404+ views
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WTH?


20 posted on 12/30/2009 2:38:52 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (During this joyous Christmas season, I'd like you to know....A reindeer bit my sister once.)
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To: Ben Mugged
BLUE MOON ECLIPSE: On Dec. 31st, the Blue Moon will dip into Earth's shadow for a partial lunar eclipse. The event is visible from Europe, Africa and Asia: map. At maximum eclipse, around 19:24 Universal Time, approximately 8% of the Moon will be darkly shadowed. Click on the image to launch an animated preview: Blue Moons are rare (once every ~2.5 years). Blue Moons on New Year's Eve are rarer still (once every ~19 years). How rare is a lunar eclipse of a Blue Moon on New Year's Eve? A search of NASA's Five Millennium Catalogue of Lunar Eclipses provides an approximate answer. In the next 1000 years, Blue Moons on New Year's Eve will be eclipsed only 11 times (once every ~91 years). So this is a rare event, indeed
21 posted on 12/30/2009 2:41:26 PM PST by TaraP (*GOD* made love so strong, so it would carry you all the way home.....)
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>>>...the Great Spirit continuing his work shaping the earth. For now that will have to do. <<<

Maybe its magnetic reversal in process. Read Robert Felix's "Magnetic Reversals and Evolutionary Leaps"

22 posted on 12/30/2009 2:41:53 PM PST by HardStarboard ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule - Mencken knew Obama)
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To: TaraP
Legendary anomalist Charles Fort

Fort was a new age nut

23 posted on 12/30/2009 2:42:19 PM PST by HospiceNurse
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To: TaraP
...Great Spirit continuing his work shaping the earth.

Close enough.
24 posted on 12/30/2009 2:43:39 PM PST by MonicaG (Thank you to our military & veterans, with love & gratitude. XOXOXO)
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To: commish

Now THAT would be a man-caused disaster! Ewww...


25 posted on 12/30/2009 2:45:00 PM PST by MonicaG (Thank you to our military & veterans, with love & gratitude. XOXOXO)
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To: 1776 Reborn
Pig farts?

More likely to be reindeer farts since it‘s close to Christmas.

26 posted on 12/30/2009 2:51:52 PM PST by fewz (To successfully reduce the world population using a pandemic, you must control healthcare in the USA)
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To: TaraP
fart Pictures, Images and Photos
27 posted on 12/30/2009 2:56:03 PM PST by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: TaraP

*Strange booms from the sky have San Diego residents on edge*

I live in San Diego and think the article is way over the top.
Anyone I know wouldn’t give it a second thought.

We are use to sonic booms, etc.


28 posted on 12/30/2009 3:01:57 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: HospiceNurse
Fort was a new age nut.

Not too new age: "The Book of the Damned" was published in 1919.

29 posted on 12/30/2009 3:24:43 PM PST by Grut
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To: TaraP

War of the Worlds


30 posted on 12/30/2009 4:11:24 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: TaraP

31 posted on 12/30/2009 8:57:36 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: fewz

Ah yes, and they do need that extra lift to get Santa off the ground.


32 posted on 12/31/2009 2:27:09 AM PST by 1776 Reborn
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