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John W



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:10 pm    Post subject: Yikes! Reply with quote

Heard/felt a loud thud about 15mins ago..... no car accident outside.....

Sounded like a bomb went off nearby. Or a sonic boom. Local radio says calls coming in, it was felt in a radius of about 25miles! Warwickshire and Oxfordshire.

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Lord Evan Elpuss



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of storms about today, so perhaps it was an extremely loud (& close) crash of thunder. Lightning striking something? Or an earthquake?!! If you do find out what it actually was, please let us know John. I am intregued!! I wonder if it will be on the 10:00pm news!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John, this explains it but you probably know by now!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-17697328
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, my second guess was, apparently, correct, a sonic boom. I didn't realise such things could be heard across a wide radius of geography, it was heard in several counties, more like 50 mile radius!

Because I was sitting next to a window the sound souded like somethiung had impacted outside close by. Neigbours were all out looking for a car in somebody's wall. It was a nice clean bang.

Where's Cherski when we need him! Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It always intrigues me who these people are who ring up the Police etc to report such things.

What do they say "I'd like to report a loud bang" ? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and as the Police around here only just manage to turn up for a break in, I don't think they'd be particularly interested in any case...

I'd like to know how two Typhoon jets would be able to assist a helicopter? Confused now a Jump Jet would, but we seem to have disposed of them...
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