Friday, April 13, 2012 San Diego, CA -- FOX5 & NBC7 News cover "Mysterious Booms" heard around the county and report a possible connection to "Military Chaff" sprayed from planes and picked up on radar. Local officials ruled out earthquakes and thunder as the cause of the boom sounds. Marine and Navy officials say business and training are as usual, "Nothing is out of the ordinary". However, radar at the time of the mystery boom showed line patterns consistent with chemtrail aerosol geoengineering. On a Friday the 13th filled with extreme weather and unexplained sounds & shaking, three local meteorologists disclose how chaff particles sprayed by military planes appear on radar.
0:01 Fox5 News - Friday the 13th.
0:38 Extreme weather, lightning strikes & power outages.
0:48 Water spouts
0:56 "Winter Storm Warning" - Spring snow in Southern California mountains.
1:15 Mystery Boom coverage - live shot with Heather Ford
2:08 Mystery Boom coverage - story
3:10 National Weather Service - Military "Chaff" on Radar.
4:58 NBC 7 covers Mysterious Booms
5:30 Pat Abbot, "Something happened in the atmosphere that was distributed widely."
6:00 Pat Abbot, "The most likely thing was a fleet of planes."
7:25 Meteorologist Jodi Kodesh -- not thunder or lightning
8:05 Flight Pattern? "Now chaff is something that the aircraft are equipped with. It's a spray that they put out in the atmosphere to confuse ground radars."
8:25 False Weather Radar
9:00 NBC 7 @ 6 Mystery "Boom" Lights Up Facebook
9:45 Pat Abbot -- earthquake or sonic boom?
10:10 Meteorologist Dagmar Midcap discovers she's been fooled by false radar until yesterday and thinks that's "a lot of fun". She explains how the military dumps tiny particles and has been doing so "as long as radar has been around".
10:30 Military Chaff on Radar over Mexico.
Pat Abbott, PH.D. San Diego State University Geology Professor Emeritus
Well it's just that "Boom". An earthquake will do that too. It will make your house shake and your windows shake and all of that. But it makes everything shake, where something in the atmosphere doesn't affect the ground or the other parts. So this is the kind of a thing. Maybe this weather system coming, maybe putting a little bit of a lid helps something hit, noise hit it and reflect down. Most likely it's a fleet, a swat of planes flying by and there was that collective sonic boom, you know, channeled to us. We get one of these kinds of big wide-spread mysterious booms maybe once a year or so. Something happened in the atmosphere and the most likely thing was a fleet of planes.
San Diego Hears And Feels A Mysterious Boom
What Was That Mystery Sound?
San Diegans felt it, they heard it; so what as it?
Sometimes, a military exercise known as chaff can cause a similar sound.
Strips of metal foil dropped by an aircraft are used to temporarily hide an aircraft from radar detection.
The National Weather Service couldn't confirm if the sound was a result of chaff and an MCAS Miramar official told us he was not aware of possible chaff in the area.
Full story and transcript available here:
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