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Occurred : 10/29/2003 20:00 (Entered as : 10/29/2003 20:00)
Reported: 11/10/2003 8:06:58 PM 20:06
Posted: 11/11/2003
Location: Palatine, IL
Shape: Unknown
Duration:2 seconds
Booms associated with Bartlet sightings 10/29/03.

This is in respons to the Report from Bartlet Il on 10/29/03.

My mother and I (both grown adults)were at home watching T.V. and heard a loud boom at approx 8:00 pm Central time.

I thought maybe it was a sonic boom. We have heard them before in the area such as on 9/11 when jets responded to the attacks, and also after 9/11 when jets were called to escort a commercial airliner back to O'Hare due to a threat.

About five to seven minutes after the first boom was yet another one. Shook the windows and other things, then about three minutes later another one that was not as intense, and sounded like it was further away. It was a clear night without any thunderstorms. This could be related to the sighting in Bartlet as that town is only about 10 miles from Palatine.