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Residents in Pasco, Hillsborough and Polk counties
took to social media Saturday to determine what caused a mysterious,
reverberating boom that shook homes around 1:45 pm
Whatever it was, the boom shook walls and swayed
“It sounded like a plane had crashed,” said
Fred Krauer Jr., 43. The noise rattled every room in his home north of State
Road 52 and west of Hicks Road. “I felt it in my feet in the shower.”
He rushed outside. There were no flames or smoke, just
another overcast day in Hudson.
A massive boom shook homes across Pasco, Hillsborough and
Polk counties around 1:45 p.m. Saturday. Residents called government hotlines,
and theories swirled online. Could it be military operations? An explosion? A
meteor? Supersonic jets?
Half a dozen government agencies all had the same answer
Saturday: We don’t know, but we didn’t do it.
Pasco County spokeswoman Tambrey Laine said dispatchers
got dozens of calls.
Tampa Bay is
surrounded by military bases and has a long history of mysterious booms often
attributed to military tests. But MacDill Air Force Base said it wasn’t them.
So did Eglin Air Force Base at the edge of the Florida Panhandle, Tyndall Air
Force Base in Panama City, and the Space Coast-based 45th Space Wing and
Kennedy Space Center.
“We have no records of fighters in the area,”
said Terry Montrose, spokesman for the 6th Air Mobility Wing, based at MacDill.
He said the base received about a half-dozen calls about the booms.
“It’s a little unnerving, as with anything with the
unknown,” said Krauer, an Army infantry veteran. “If we don’t have
the answer for something, your mind starts reaching.”
There was one
possible explanation: Two F-15 fighters were given permission by NORAD to fly
at supersonic speed — in excess of 760 mph — over the Gulf of Mexico, said
Canadian Air Force Lt. Marco Chouinard, a NORAD spokesman.
NORAD is the North American Air Defense Command, an
organization of the United States and Canada that provides aerospace warning,
air sovereignty and protection for Northern America.
The jets were not responding to any incident, Chouinard
said. There was no way to be sure they caused the noise, he said.
NOTE FROM EQUINOX PARANORMAL: I live in this area, and
this is not the only strange ‘boom’ that we’ve heard recently. Since late
November, we’ve been hearing frequent noises that, in our opinion, are sonic
booms. For a period of about 5 days (11/27-12/01), we were a
dozen ‘booms’ or more every day. As the article states, there are multiple air force
bases nearby. We suspect that the military is running drills or training
exercises, or perhaps testing something new, that they don’t want to reveal to
the public just yet.
The photo above reportedly shows a little girl toddling towards her ‘imaginary’ friend. What do you think?
November 7, 2015
The Espanola Cemetery, Florida
I’ve always had paranormal experiences, ever since I was a child, as my
mother and grandmother, etc. It runs in my family so I have had a few
but this one definitely stands out.
I had a former student who had died in a car accident and was not able
to make it to the funeral so I, along with a friend of mine and her son,
drove to the cemetary so I could visit his grave. Her son is autistic
but he had been to this cemetary before with no issues. We got there and
all was fine. I was looking for the grave while still in the car it
would have been fresh so not difficult to spot. The Espanola Cemetary is
not that large and has graves dating to the Civil War and before. I had
started feeling uneasy for absolutely no reason but didn’t say
anything. I finally spotted the grave and were getting ready to stop
when Evan became panicked. He said he wanted to leave right away and got
very agitated. He had been happy and talking a minute before. I also
felt almost lighthearted and said to my friend I thought we needed to go
anyway. On an impulse I took my phone and turned it around and snapped a
picture of Evan in the back seat. Once we left the cemetary he was fine
but did say that he never wanted to “go back to that nightmare.” Later
on I looked at the picture and was astounded. A few say they don’t see
anything but it took me 1 second to see 3 distinct figures in the
reflection of his glasses. Like they were standing in front of the car. I
also found a figure on the seat by him. To me it is obvious and it is
to others as well. I do not go and try to take “ghost” pics. This was
purely on impulse. I’ve had someone who does paranormal research look at
the pic and he saw it immediately also. The 3 figures are an old man, a
woman with hair that looks like civil war era, and a boy in a cowboy
hat. Interestingly, when I showed my mother the picture she threw my
phone and said delete it. No one should keep pictures of the dead. I had
not even told her what was on the pic. I only asked her what she saw.
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