Anyone know what the explosion was?

Anyone know what the explosion was?

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Asheville, NC

#1 Mar 16, 2013
so my parents and I are sitting on our front porch talking, and all the sudden there is the sound of a massive explosion in the distance. Did anyone else hear that, or know what it was?

It was a good distance away and sounded to be east of where I am.
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Spring Lake, NC

#2 Mar 16, 2013
where are you !!!

Asheville, NC

#3 Mar 16, 2013
more info wrote:
where are you !!!
Cottrell hill Ed Lenoir
heard it too

Lenoir, NC

#4 Mar 16, 2013
I live in Lower Creek near the 321 side and heard the same thing. It sounded like an electric transformer but didn't notice any power outages, it may have been louder than that but I was in the car driving at the time with the window down near my house, I was on Seehorn St when I heard it.

Interesting thing is I was listening to a radio station a few weeks ago out of Greenville SC and they were asking people to call in that have heard loud explainable explosions lately. They claim that the area around Greenville is hearing them regularly, some people as far away as Asheville were calling in saying the same thing.

I thought about a sonic boom but it wasn't as crisp as a sonic boom, I've heard several before. It was more of a muffled sound almost as if underground. I didn't hear any fire trucks or sirens and I listened for a while. Again could have just been an electrical explosion but it's something to ponder.

Linville, NC

#5 Mar 16, 2013
heard it here to close to Lower creek elementary.
Ab bee

Greenville, SC

#6 Mar 17, 2013
We were eating dinner with our windows open and heard it, too! We're in the Lower Creek area. No idea what it was, and never heard any sirens after.

Pike Bishop

United States

#7 Mar 17, 2013
I experienced a series of these booms around my neighborhood summer 3 years ago one went off about 50 yards in front of me as i was standing talking to a neighbor. I was looking right at where it went off and saw nothing. I am sure there is a natural but heretofor unknown reason for these, maybe something to do with air pressure changes???
I remeber a series of these all across the south in and around 1973=75 or so
On the lighter side it could be just a bunch of cowboys sitting around the campfire eating beans.

Lenoir, NC

#8 Mar 17, 2013
Heard the same thing at my place today on the lower end of the county. Can't say I have heard a boom like that before, even when the Broyhill plant blew up back in the mid 90's.

Lenoir, NC

#9 Mar 17, 2013
Actually after doing some searches on Google I found many forums and articles from around the US and the world about strange booms that happened yesterday evening. The area of Fairfax Va had the same thing happen at approx the same time, someone from Ayden NC reported on that thread that it shook their home at the same time. I checked the USGS earthquake map and couldn't find any activity anywhere in the south for several days, at least not of magnitude 2.5 or better, that's the lowest it will let you search.
Another Earwitness

Charlotte, NC

#10 Mar 18, 2013
We heard it too. Setzer's Creek area.
Ijaz Fahted

High Point, NC

#11 Mar 19, 2013
My bad....I had eaten at Taco Bell and couldn't hold Sorry....

Lenoir, NC

#12 Mar 19, 2013
Ijaz Fahted wrote:
My bad....I had eaten at Taco Bell and couldn't hold Sorry....
The flame was to clear the air... hahahahhahahaha

Linville, NC

#13 Mar 19, 2013
always some bored a**h*** on here running there mouth. You need a life.

Black Mountain, NC

#14 Apr 20, 2013
I heard an explosion today and felt it in the floor. I'm out near the rodeo in Granite and it sounded like it came from the north. I'm told there's a quarry out that way.
Political truth

United States

#15 Apr 20, 2013
I live off 321A in Granite, just before sawmills. I hear a loud explosion while grilling out with the family.

United States

#16 Apr 25, 2013
I was at the end of crump Rd working on a house and heard a loud explosion north towards 18. Heard sirens like 1 minute afterwards. It was a deep sound but didn't see smoke

Black Mountain, NC

#17 Apr 25, 2013
It was the sound of Alan Jones popping BJ Fore's hymen
captain rump ranger

Lenoir, NC

#18 Apr 25, 2013
ajone wrote:
It was the sound of Alan Jones popping BJ Fore's hymen
Alan popped his butt cherry long ago. I think BJ probably rolled out of the bed when Jones told him he may lose his job soon and caused a minor earthquake.

United States

#19 May 1, 2013
it's a mad deputy wife who figured out her husband is one of the sheriffs dept angels
holy moly

Forest City, NC

#20 May 3, 2013
I heard about 3 explosion type sounds in Gamewell today.

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