Monday, September 8, 2008

Set to Stun: Mysterious Boom In My Own Backyard

Apparently there was quite a loud noise in a neighboring North Carolina city, described as a loud boom.

Reports from Clayton, Wendell, Selma, and Middlesex state that on Sunday, September 7, 2007 at around 5:45 p.m. a loud noise was heard, and appears to have no explanation as to what caused it. Clayton resident Clint Banks said that it lasted for at least 15 seconds.

Some believe that it was a sonic boom, but surrounding air bases and airports reported no missing planes.

According to officials at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Wayne County, planes are not allowed to produce a sonic boom and that all of the base's F-15s completed landing at 4:15 p.m.

While not intentional a sonic boom is possible, but the recent weather may have been a factor. However, officials at the National Weather Service said they did not know of any events – including an earthquake – that would have caused the noise.

Finally, paranormal event in my own backyard...okay in a city about two or three hours away, but still pretty close.

Here's the official story.

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