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Old 05-16-2019, 06:08 AM   #1
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Default Loud Explosions last evening 5-15-19?

Anyone else hear two very loud explosions last evening? Not anything like fireworks, but very distinct in the area of Moultonborough/Center Harbor. Heard it from Wakondah Pond.
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:36 AM   #2
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Probably not dynamite. They're using blast suppression nowadays. But that wasn't the case when they built the Walgreen's boathouse. One blast rolled me out of a hammock, and they're 1/2 mile away!
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:27 AM   #3
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I live in Moultonborough and didn't hear anything. What time?
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:34 AM   #4
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Sonic booms, perhaps?
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:47 AM   #5
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Donít think planes can go supersonic over continental US


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Old 05-16-2019, 10:56 AM   #6
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Can't isn't the same as don't. The military definitely sometimes does outside the designated corridors in remote areas.
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:21 PM   #7
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They aren't supposed to. But as stated by someone else that doesn't mean anything. To my knowledge however the military abides to this ruling, because it can result in a Court Marshall I do believe. And if they did have permission to do it, it would be in a remote area, not the Lakes Region of NH...
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Old 05-16-2019, 02:43 PM   #8
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There are a few High Altitude Supersonic Corridor (HASSC) in the US, none in the Lakes Region. Edwards AFB has one....

I am fairly confident the only time supersonic low altitude (below 60,000ft) flight was authorized over CONUS was 9/11.

My guess is somewhere near there a transformer blew up.

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Old 05-16-2019, 05:31 PM   #9
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first sound around 8ish and the second around 10:30. Nothing like a sonic boom, really sounded like an explosion.
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:33 PM   #10
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I occasionally hear these sounds over where I live off Paugus Bay.

I have no clue what they are.

One possibility is someone is out in the woods testing their explosive making skills.

Aliens?
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:20 PM   #11
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Cannon? There are a few around


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Old 05-16-2019, 07:30 PM   #12
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Probably someone lighting off some big fireworks, like M-2000's or the like.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:47 PM   #13
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Default Same area heard nothing

I also live in the Wakondah Pond area and did not hear anything. I was thinking about the construction going on in the neighborhood, but it probably wouldnít be that so late at night.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:15 PM   #14
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Oh, I forgot to mention that I only hear these sounds during darkness.
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:57 AM   #15
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Tannerite is sold at gun shops and by shooting at and hitting a “jar” of the stuff you can make a big boom. I hear it occasionally from a local home gun shop.
It is also used for destroying beaver dams...place a couple pounds of it strategically on or in a beaver dam...stand back 100 feet and shoot the plastic jar..BOOM!
Google tannerite/beaver dams and there are many YouTubes of it!
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Yes! Do those pirate guys on Blackey's Cove still have a cannon they fire off? Our first place on the lake was across from them maybe a dozen years ago, and you could hear that thing from really far away. Location would be about right too.
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:26 PM   #17
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We also heard it. I am on Blackey Cove and it ABSOLUTELY was not coming from the "pirates" cannon. Sounded more towards Center Harbor. Not from Blackey Cove.
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