Any Virginians here......
Emails about the mystery
in the sky
Updated: Monday, 30 Mar 2009, 3:13 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 30 Mar 2009, 7:32 AM EDT
HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Emails received to the WAVY Newsroom:
9:51 p.m. - Jamie in Virginia Beach: boom heard at 9:42 pm; shook the house
9:55 p.m. - Jim in Virginia Beach: Hello, we heard a loud boom and the ground shook a little at about 21:48, the same noise was heard by my son's friend who lives in Bayside. We have no clue as to the origin of the noise nor it's damage. I pray it is not serious. Respectfully.
10:16 p.m. - Bernard in Virginia Beach: Just wanted to let you guys know that we our house also shook. We live off of centerville in virginia beach on the chesapeake line.
10:25 p.m. - Joe in Virginia Beach: At around 10 PM our time a rather Large BOOM took place. Shook the HOUSE. I called Police and they said they are looking and trying to find source, and had no further info. Shortly after call I hard 2 consecutive Booms that were not as Strong as the first. Close to Pleasant Valley, Indian Lakes, and Farrell PKY.
10:28 p.m. - Duane in Williamsburg: Subject- house shaking in williamsburg. I saw a flare flying through the air about 45 minutes ago. It should have landed between big bethel road and Hardy cash drive. Maybe close to comander sheppard/simple farm road. This was unusual. I stayed outside to listen for a noise, but on noise and nothing else.
10:31 p.m. - Carl in Virginia Beach: IS THE WORLD ENDING???
10:41 p.m. - Kelly in Onley: I just saw the newsclip about the bright light in the sky reported by several Hampton Roads and Williamsburg residents. I live on the Eastern Shore of Virginia (Onley, VA) and also witnessed the bright flashes and what appeared to be a fireball falling from the sky. I did not feel any rumble but could see the bright light and fireball very clearly. Since we live in the country with no street lights, I could see it vividly across the field. I saw three bright flashes which appeared to be lightning and then the bright fireball appeared. As it rapidly fell, the fire grew brighter and bigger. I have no idea what I saw, but it sure was scary. My eyes are still hurting from the extreme bright light and I keep seeing spots. I would really like to know what it was I saw. Thank you.
10:44 p.m. - Robert in Sunbury, NC: At 9:38 PM, I watched a meteor cross over Sunbury, NC. It was traveling from the West towards the East. My wife and our friend also saw this event. Very exciting!!!
11:01 p.m. - Alan in Hampton: At approx. 9pm I had just walked up to my kitchen sink and thought I saw lightening outside...I said to my wife, I just saw lightening and a minute later my dog who has a doggie doors comes in and he was spooked! He went directly upstairs which is what he does if he hears a loud noice etc... He is ver skiddish. I thought this was very weird then they said on the news, we do not know what is going on but they were getting reports!
11:06 p.m. - Kel in Norfolk: My Mom & I Both heard a LOUD Bang and felt a vibration or a Shake of the ground and house.
11:08 p.m. - Lou and Bill Pollard: My husband and I both heard a very large boom accompanied by rattling windows for about 10 seconds tonight. At first because of the wind we thought maybe there was a weather related reason, such as thunder. Then we guessed it might be an explosion of some sort or a crash on the highway just outside our neighborhood.
11:09 p.m. - Diana in Virginia Beach: At around 9:45 pm I was driving, almost to my house and saw the bright streak of light. It lit up the whole area. I thought it was just lightening because it branched out in the sky like lightening. Then I arrived at home, put some stuff in the house and went back out to help my roommate who was bringing stuff into the house too and that's when we both heard the explosion, but honestly, the noise was heard about 15 minutes after I saw the streak. In fact I had just finished telling my roommate that I saw some strange lightening when we heard the explosion. We thought it was fireworks or something. But the noise occurred at least 10-15 minutes after the light. Weird!
11:10 p.m. - Richard in Virginia Beach: At some time this evening between about 9 and 10 I was lying in bed ready to go to sleep when I heard a loud bang and my house shook. It felt as if a car had hit the building. I went outside to investigate and the winds had picked up but I couldn't see anything that may have hit the house. I went back to bed. Then, as I was turning the channel at 11 o'clock, I heard your story about the possible meteorite this evening. I wonder if the sound I heard was a sonic boom that shook my house. That certainly would fit with the idea of a meteorite as it slows down through the atmosphere. Anyway, I thought you might like to hear my story. Have a good night.
11:12 p.m. - Mike in Chesapeake: There was a loud boom that literally shook my house Sun evening. It reminded me of several things including; plane crash, sound barrier broke, transformmer blew up. I understand that the noise was heard in a broad area. I just wanted to give my opinion. I was in the