|Occurred : 8/1/2003 13:25 (Entered as : 08/01/2003 13:25pm)
Reported: 8/2/2003 8:40:18 AM 08:40
Location: Charleston (North Charleston), SC
|LOUD ROLLING BOOM!!!
Loud thunderous explosive boom heard! This was heard at least throughout the greter Charleston area, and further off possibly... certainly as far as Hollywood SC. Likely too wide a range to be a thunderclap. Local Coast Guard had no idea what it was, a report from the air force base claims they had nothing to generate a boom of this sort in the air at this time... and that when they perform manuevers that would generate a boom of this magnitude they would do it out at sea. My expectation is that this was a meterorite that was large enough to make it into the lower atmosphere and generate a sonic boom, but small enough to not hit the ground or to have hit without observed incident. Perhaps just off coast? It there was a visible streak or fireball associated I have not heard an account of it. some of the sky was obscured by clouds, otherwise it was a bright sunny afternoon. www.NAtlantis.com
((NUFORC Note: Witness describes self as having considerable technical experience. PD))