What the @7/**$$ was that?

  Forum Editor 09:51 AM 19 Oct 12

Did anyone hear this yesterday afternoon, and if you did, what did it sound like?

Here's the story

  Mr Mistoffelees 10:08 AM 19 Oct 12

We heard a loud crack in deepest West Somerset.

  Bing.alau 10:08 AM 19 Oct 12

Maybe whatever it was splashed down in the sea?

  Bing.alau 10:09 AM 19 Oct 12

Not like you to use bad language FE!

  Forum Editor 10:11 AM 19 Oct 12

Not like you to use bad language FE!

I didn't know you could read classic Venusian.

  Woolwell 10:16 AM 19 Oct 12

I didn't hear or feel anything but at around that time one of our dogs did bark as if someone was at the door. I had to show her that no one was there.

  Bing.alau 10:18 AM 19 Oct 12

FE> I thought that perhaps you had tried to use quotation marks.

  johndrew 10:25 AM 19 Oct 12

I don't suppose we have another supersonic sky diver do we?

Or perhaps the sound of the first one has slowly crossed the Atlantic!!

  Forum Editor 10:47 AM 19 Oct 12

It interests me because reports say the sound was loud enough to make the ground and buildings shake. If it was a sonic boom, and was made by something crossing pressure changes in the atmosphere whilst falling, the object that made it must have been fairly large, and is likely to have hit the ground, or (more likely) landed in the sea.

I'm intrigued by it.

  Aitchbee 12:24 PM 19 Oct 12

It might have been one of these things (or similar):-


... or [more likely] a fragment of space-junk raining down!

  WhiteTruckMan 13:58 PM 19 Oct 12

Isn't that what Arthur Dent said just as the Vogons arrived to demolish the earth?



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