As readers of Mysterious Universe are aware, booms are booming around the U.S., from Dayton, Ohio, to Kansas and New Jersey. Now it appears they’ve crossed the pond, as people across the UK reported window-rattling blasts for hours the evening of November 29th. Reasons for the pops are popping up as fast as the governments and military officials can deny them. What caused these explosions in the UK and were they linked to booms heard at the same time in Buffalo, New York?
Reports of the bangs over Britain began around 9.45pm GMT. Some reports compared the sounds to fireworks. However, the only known fireworks display at that time was in Croydon, south London, while the reports came in from areas up to 200 miles away and many witnesses said they were much louder than fireworks.
Many of the recent mysterious loud noises are being attributed to sonic booms from known or secret military jet. The Ministry of Defence reported no supersonic jets in the air at the time of the explosions. There have been recent rumors of tests of a hypersonic American aircraft, codenamed Aurora, that uses a “pulse detonation engine” that will propel it to at least five times the speed of sound. As expected, no American government officials would confirm this and, even at hypersonic speed, it could not cause a simultaneous sonic boom in New York. There were also no reports or sightings of foreign or enemy aircraft.