|Occurred : 5/9/2016 19:25 (Entered as : 05/09/16 19:25)
Reported: 5/9/2016 11:26:08 PM 23:26
Location: Slidell, LA
|Sonic boom followed by unseen high altitude jet planes circling New Orleans and Gulf of Mexico.
Slidell, Louisiana - Past Observations Report - 9 May 2016 Date/Time Temp Dew Point Relative Humidity Pressure Visibility Ceiling Wind Gust Weather 7:53 PM, Mon 75°F 66°F 73% 29.96in 10mi 6000ft South 8mph NA Broken Clouds
At 19:25, I had just checked my watch h because the gnats had arrived to help with the yard work. While picking up tools facing my shed I heard a muffled bang...but a strong. It was like the noise took a breath. I could feel the energy suck in and push outward like a volatile explosive as it is triggered by a blasting cap. The noise also had a kind of twangy echo like a indoor shooting range.
Within 15sec the sound of a jet engine emanated from the same place as the bang. Putting the pieces together as they came into light led me to the belief that a jet plane was flying at a high altitude due to the cloud ceiling which would give way too much turbulence to achieve super sonic speeds. And the cloud ceiling also muffled the bang by being denser than air so a portion of the noise would slow, bounce off, and travel along the ceiling instead of being free to instantly pass through air and travel to the ground. The jet was so high that it was impossible to spot. It was traveling due south to wards New Orleans, the Gulf of Mexico, and the mouth of the Mississippi River.
I then heard it travel in a North or North West direction, maybe passing as far over as Gulfport, Ms, then coming back up seemingly to the point origin to head south again...possibly near Hammond, La. These distances are only guesses from the rough speed it had to be traveling, length of time a jet exhaust was heard on a particular trajectory. It must have circled at least five times, once heading south there was a second exhaust that went its own way once they reached the southern destination. These intense activities slowed or stopped at 19:55. Through the night I have heard the jet every couple of hours but just passing by once or twice but nothing kike the roughly half hour of consistent circling. I only mention this due to the recent rash of jets being scrambled in panic mode the whole world over.