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Occurred : 3/29/2008 22:50 (Entered as : 03/29/08` 22:50)
Reported: 3/30/2008 11:18:49 AM 11:18
Posted: 3/31/2008
Location: Inverness, FL
Duration:3-4 minutes
An extremely loud noise lasting 3-4 minutes. Booming and hissing. Slowly faded away.

I’m reporting this here for lack of a better avenue. I’ve already reported this to the local police and they had no idea (though they took the report seriously). But then again, this is a very small town and people tend to be very unconcerned here.

A little before 11pm, an extremely bizarre series of noises awoke me and my husband. It was a very loud series of booms or clangs along with a very loud hissing or static noise. The booms were about 1-3 seconds apart and were random. The "hissing" noise was consistent.

The noise was coming from the sky and we determined it was moving. The first few minutes very loud and it got progressively quieter. No car stereo could possibly muster that much volume and it really sounded it was coming from above.

Now, we live ½ mile from a race track and small airport and I’m from a large city. I’ve heard a lot of noise in my life but NOTHING REMOTELY LIKE THIS. It was way louder than the nearby racetrack or airport ever was.

It was so loud and disconcerting we were watching the news because we thought something crazy happened but nothing. Again, it’s very bizarre. I wouldn’t know what to make out of this. My husband half-jokingly said it could be one of those military aircrafts but what would they be doing flying over a small town like this? Neither of us could remotely recognize either the clanging/booming nor the air pressure-like hissing to anything.

P.S. The police did say there was a boat show but that’s at least 20 minutes away. We’ve heard fire works go off (the big ones) and this was nothing like it. Again, the booms were a little random but where going off in a pattern for about 3-4 minutes straight.

Somebody else must’ve heard this!