Sonic Booms in West Alabama

By: Nick Adam Email
By: Nick Adam Email

Loud booms rattled some windows in West Alabama Thursday evening, and according to local law enforcement, it was caused by military aircraft.

We have confirmed from the Choctaw County Sheriff's Department that the sonic booms came from aircraft breaking the sound barrier overhead, the plans have since departed.

We have confirmed that they did not come from NAS Meridian.


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  • by Peter Veneziano Location: South East AL on Mar 3, 2012 at 12:58 PM
    I'm hearing these booms and it is not thunder. Thunder is a roar, these booms sound like they are not moving, and do not change intensity. Further, the boom is very short, and does not resonate in the atmosphere. It's there then it's gone just as fast. Very strange. The explanation that these sounds (heard all over the place, just not AL) are sonic booms is PURE AND COMPLETE BOGUS!! First I've heard a sonic boom this is not it. Also, it is illegal for ANY aircraft to break the sound barrier over the US mainland. Military or otherwise, would NEVER do this, they'd get a call from FAA and pay some fines/etc. Peace and love to all.
  • by sean Location: grove hill alabama on Jan 21, 2012 at 03:58 PM
    There were at least 19 sonic booms I counted Thursday night. The noise sounded like a battle ship sitting off shore firing along a target, it sent everyone running for cover. I had never experienced sonic booms over land only over water . It sounded very different.
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      by scott on Jan 21, 2012 at 11:33 PM in reply to sean
      correction highway 82. and btw i have a feeling that they are hiding something. but we will find out eventually
  • by thing 1 on Jan 20, 2012 at 01:54 PM
    i'm sorry! i told them i wasn't prepared to fly the space ship!
  • by scott Location: selma on Jan 20, 2012 at 12:10 PM
    i heard tht somewhere on 85 they had blockades, i heard they found something tht fell from space
  • by Debra Location: Mississippi on Jan 20, 2012 at 06:55 AM
    It looks as if the people in AL are a little on the left they must not be ready with sound of jet's coming across in the air scaring them my advice is they better find a Church and the Cross and seek the LORD GOD Almighty.
  • by mikestud Location: pennington on Jan 19, 2012 at 08:22 PM
    the rattle my whole didnt know what was happening. in the future we need warning about things of this nature so we can be prepared to answer our kids and elderly question if any....country folks get scared u know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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