Post # 1
This is probably a shot in the dark that anyone has heard of this, but has anyone ever felt the mysterious “booms” called Seneca guns? I found this definition of them:
“Mysterious noises, often compared to rolling thunder or distant cannon fire, are frequently heard off the Cape Fear coast and the Myrtle Beach area. Although reported regularly at points up and down the Eastern Seaboard, Seneca guns seem particularly concentrated off the Carolinas.”
They seriously sound like a bomb going off outside of my house, and it’s happened 3 times tonight, with lots of rumbling in between. The first time I literally thought a car had hit my house. Scared me to death and it is soo creepy! I’ve felt it before but never in the middle of the night.
Post # 3
While I was in elementary school in North Carolina (Outer Banks) we heard one as we were sitting in class. There was a very loud BOOM and you could see the window blinds and ceiling panels shaking. At the time we were told it was a military jet or something breaking the sound barrier, but maybe it’s what you’re talking about. Very strange and scary… I still remember it to this day. 🙂
Are you sure it’s not lighting/thunder? Our house was hit by lightning and that can be pretty scary too!
Post # 4
@BonbonBunny: Definitely wasn’t thunder. It was a very clear night :). I’m betting what you felt was the same thing! Especially since you were in the OBX. Every time it happens here the local news usually follows up with “possible military training in the area,” but there were SO many reports last night (stretching about 60 miles along the coast) the news actually followed up saying that it’s confirmed that there was NOT military training in the area, and that the “Seneca guns strike again.” lol
It was so scary to feel/hear in the dead of night. It feels like the windows of your house are being pushed in, really like a bomb or a cannon is going off outside.