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Occurred : 8/15/1973 00:00 (Entered as : 8/??/1973 00:00 am)
Reported: 4/7/2000 05:26
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: San Diego, CA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:2 min
Identical to that described Thursday 4/6 on Art Bell. Intense overhead close noise shaking the earth

This was my second experience with this type phenomena. I was working in my office around midnight and heard what I thought was a huge storm approaching. Thunder, lightning, wind - - yet when I looked out all was quiet and the stars and moon visible. I am usually terrified of thunderstorms, yet when this came near I felt a sort of excitement. I went into the yard and the sky was totally black above me (as it had been in an earlier experience at noon some months before. I stood in the yard with this blackness above and lightning flashing to earth in a circle around me. The wind was terrific winding my cafton about me like the streamers on a maypole. The sound was deafening, a steady roar. The thought in my mind was of a movie I had seen years before where a mother had drawn a circle upon the floor and sat, with her son, huddled within it while something like this was happening. I thought about drawing a circle in the grass, but did not. I felt amazement at my feeling of joy when by all rights I should be scared out of my wits. I stood there and raised my arms. The next morning I awoke on the daybed in my office. At breakfast I casually said to my husband "That was some storm we had last night, was it not" He said that he had not heard anything. I was leaving for the week so did not ask anyone else about the storm. The following week when I returned home my husband wanted to talk about the storm, but I felt a strong need to deny that it happened. He said that when he went over to town (2 miles away)that the people were asking him what had been going on at our home in the night. That the whole town was shaking and people were rushing outside and from their location they could look across at our home where something huge was over our house. (We are located on the second ridge with a deep valley between giving visibility.) He also said that our neighbor up the hill from us had come wanting to know what had been happening. She said that in the night their house had lifted from its foundation and shook like it was falling apart. The children were all screaming over the roaring sound and the family fled outdoors convinced that the world was coming to an end. It was an old rural area with but few houses. For Sale signs went up quite promptly and the people moved away. The bulldozers came in scraping off the signs of habitation and a new subdivision began. I have often wished I could relocate some of these people to get a description of what they saw over our house from a distance. In neither case did I see anything. In the earlier case at noon on a bright sunny day it suddenly became eerily dark with the wind and roaring. That lasted about four seconds before everything clicked back to normal again. The night experience was similar in that the moon and stars disappeared while the noise and wind continued. I do not know how long that lasted. My viewing of it was probably as long as a minute and a half. That was the length of my memory or the happening. Obviously to arouse a town of people plus my neighbors and get them out of their home in the middle of the night it must have lasted somewhat longer.