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Huge mystery boom heard over county - big bang theory!

POLICE have been inundated with calls about loud bang, believed to be a series of sonic booms.

Fire crews are also investigating the source of the noise and Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue are liaising with neighbouring counties.

Thames Valley Police duty inspector Phil Rogers said people have reported the noise, from Chipping Norton, Burford, Banbury and North Newington, right out to Swindon and Warwick.

He said: “There have been no reports of any casualties or damage.

“We believe it could be a sonic boom from a supersonic aircraft.”

He added that he believed it to be more than a single incident as the reports were so far spread.

Some have reported the noise was so loud it ‘shook their house’.

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6:59pm Thu 12 Apr 12

dee white says...

people on face book are blowing it all out off proportion claiming it to be anything from a bomb to an earthquake...hmmmm
people on face book are blowing it all out off proportion claiming it to be anything from a bomb to an earthquake...hmmmm dee white
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7:01pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Tonyblairisthedevil says...

I think its Aliens... just you watch... i am off now to put my tin foil hat on so they cannot scan what brain cells i have left...

But i better go and panic buy some fuel and food first before the daily mail tells everyone to do it
I think its Aliens... just you watch... i am off now to put my tin foil hat on so they cannot scan what brain cells i have left... But i better go and panic buy some fuel and food first before the daily mail tells everyone to do it Tonyblairisthedevil
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7:02pm Thu 12 Apr 12

littlebirdblue2012 says...

I live in Carterton and our house shook. Our neighbour came round and said his ceiling fan vibrated so much he thought it was going to fall off!
I live in Carterton and our house shook. Our neighbour came round and said his ceiling fan vibrated so much he thought it was going to fall off! littlebirdblue2012
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7:06pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Tonyblairisthedevil says...

Sonic Boom from Prototype Aircraft....

Either that or Jesus has made an appearance.
Sonic Boom from Prototype Aircraft.... Either that or Jesus has made an appearance. Tonyblairisthedevil
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7:06pm Thu 12 Apr 12

harryw11 says...

It was crab people
It was crab people harryw11
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7:08pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Tonyblairisthedevil says...

harryw11 wrote:
It was crab people
I knew it... bloody crab people..
[quote][p][bold]harryw11[/bold] wrote: It was crab people[/p][/quote]I knew it... bloody crab people.. Tonyblairisthedevil
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7:10pm Thu 12 Apr 12

dee white says...

just read the oxford mail website police have said it was a sonic boom http://www.oxfordmai
l.co.uk/news/9646658
.Huge_mystery_boom_h
eard_over_county___b
ig_bang_theory_/... sorry no aliens this time,:-)
just read the oxford mail website police have said it was a sonic boom http://www.oxfordmai l.co.uk/news/9646658 .Huge_mystery_boom_h eard_over_county___b ig_bang_theory_/... sorry no aliens this time,:-) dee white
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7:12pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Sonicthehedgehog says...

Sorry, it was me overtaking the crab.... Put me paws down a bit too hard.
Sorry, it was me overtaking the crab.... Put me paws down a bit too hard. Sonicthehedgehog
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7:14pm Thu 12 Apr 12

dee white says...

Tonyblairisthedevil wrote:
I think its Aliens... just you watch... i am off now to put my tin foil hat on so they cannot scan what brain cells i have left...

But i better go and panic buy some fuel and food first before the daily mail tells everyone to do it
dam, just went to the shop to get my tin foil they sold out ... you where right peole must be panic buying it ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Tonyblairisthedevil[/bold] wrote: I think its Aliens... just you watch... i am off now to put my tin foil hat on so they cannot scan what brain cells i have left... But i better go and panic buy some fuel and food first before the daily mail tells everyone to do it[/p][/quote]dam, just went to the shop to get my tin foil they sold out ... you where right peole must be panic buying it ;-) dee white
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7:15pm Thu 12 Apr 12

eyefriend says...

dee white wrote:
people on face book are blowing it all out off proportion claiming it to be anything from a bomb to an earthquake...hmmmm
I too live in Carterton- heard it and felt it- house shaking! If it was a sonic boom- wish they'd warn people so they wouldn't panic!
[quote][p][bold]dee white[/bold] wrote: people on face book are blowing it all out off proportion claiming it to be anything from a bomb to an earthquake...hmmmm[/p][/quote]I too live in Carterton- heard it and felt it- house shaking! If it was a sonic boom- wish they'd warn people so they wouldn't panic! eyefriend
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7:16pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Sonicthehedgehog says...

Oh aaaw right.

We heard it in lechlade.... Great loud, but short, bang.

Sounded like our air folk.... In something quick.
Oh aaaw right. We heard it in lechlade.... Great loud, but short, bang. Sounded like our air folk.... In something quick. Sonicthehedgehog
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7:17pm Thu 12 Apr 12

YellowRose says...

In Witney, heard what I thought was thunder followed by aeroplane noise so realised probably just the usual from Brize Norton but glad it wasn't in the night!
In Witney, heard what I thought was thunder followed by aeroplane noise so realised probably just the usual from Brize Norton but glad it wasn't in the night! YellowRose
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7:17pm Thu 12 Apr 12

littlebirdblue2012 says...

was heard in Poole and Coventry too so no way can it be a 'sonic boom'
was heard in Poole and Coventry too so no way can it be a 'sonic boom' littlebirdblue2012
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7:17pm Thu 12 Apr 12

ryanassbanditnash says...

i was bent over taking my pants off and they hit the floor too hard, 12 months without washing them eeeek sorry about the bang lol
i was bent over taking my pants off and they hit the floor too hard, 12 months without washing them eeeek sorry about the bang lol ryanassbanditnash
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7:19pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Tonyblairisthedevil says...

Are you sure there is no mother ship hiding behind a few of those clouds...

Independance day was based in a true story you know...
Are you sure there is no mother ship hiding behind a few of those clouds... Independance day was based in a true story you know... Tonyblairisthedevil
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7:20pm Thu 12 Apr 12

gfof81 says...

Earthquakes in Britain are not unheard of. Considering it was felt as far as coventry and rugby suggests that an earthquake is exactly what it was. It would have to be a ridiculously big aircraft to cause that much of a sonic boom. Either way its certainly nothing to panic about. Unfortunately common sense seems to be missing from this report.
Earthquakes in Britain are not unheard of. Considering it was felt as far as coventry and rugby suggests that an earthquake is exactly what it was. It would have to be a ridiculously big aircraft to cause that much of a sonic boom. Either way its certainly nothing to panic about. Unfortunately common sense seems to be missing from this report. gfof81
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7:21pm Thu 12 Apr 12

dee white says...

eyefriend wrote:
dee white wrote:
people on face book are blowing it all out off proportion claiming it to be anything from a bomb to an earthquake...hmmmm
I too live in Carterton- heard it and felt it- house shaking! If it was a sonic boom- wish they'd warn people so they wouldn't panic!
most people in my street heard it as well i did not hear a dam thing ..gutted now fell like i missed out on something ... i did think some thing was up as we had two police patroling the road then started running .... talk about every man for himself then ...
[quote][p][bold]eyefriend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dee white[/bold] wrote: people on face book are blowing it all out off proportion claiming it to be anything from a bomb to an earthquake...hmmmm[/p][/quote]I too live in Carterton- heard it and felt it- house shaking! If it was a sonic boom- wish they'd warn people so they wouldn't panic![/p][/quote]most people in my street heard it as well i did not hear a dam thing ..gutted now fell like i missed out on something ... i did think some thing was up as we had two police patroling the road then started running .... talk about every man for himself then ... dee white
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7:23pm Thu 12 Apr 12

moretonmatt says...

littlebirdblue2012 wrote:
was heard in Poole and Coventry too so no way can it be a 'sonic boom'
i lived in north cornwall years ago. concorde flew in from usa every day at about 5.25pm you could hear/feel the sonic boom from her when she was still over the irish sea. a good 200miles out. no supersonic flying is actually allowed over land due to damage to buildings and windows. but sometimes raf etc break the rules coz they might have to for training purposes. what with russia and korea posing a very real threat nowadays to our air space.
[quote][p][bold]littlebirdblue2012[/bold] wrote: was heard in Poole and Coventry too so no way can it be a 'sonic boom'[/p][/quote]i lived in north cornwall years ago. concorde flew in from usa every day at about 5.25pm you could hear/feel the sonic boom from her when she was still over the irish sea. a good 200miles out. no supersonic flying is actually allowed over land due to damage to buildings and windows. but sometimes raf etc break the rules coz they might have to for training purposes. what with russia and korea posing a very real threat nowadays to our air space. moretonmatt
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7:23pm Thu 12 Apr 12

littlebirdblue2012 says...

dee white wrote:
eyefriend wrote:
dee white wrote:
people on face book are blowing it all out off proportion claiming it to be anything from a bomb to an earthquake...hmmmm
I too live in Carterton- heard it and felt it- house shaking! If it was a sonic boom- wish they'd warn people so they wouldn't panic!
most people in my street heard it as well i did not hear a dam thing ..gutted now fell like i missed out on something ... i did think some thing was up as we had two police patroling the road then started running .... talk about every man for himself then ...
Haha Love it "every man for himself"
[quote][p][bold]dee white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eyefriend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dee white[/bold] wrote: people on face book are blowing it all out off proportion claiming it to be anything from a bomb to an earthquake...hmmmm[/p][/quote]I too live in Carterton- heard it and felt it- house shaking! If it was a sonic boom- wish they'd warn people so they wouldn't panic![/p][/quote]most people in my street heard it as well i did not hear a dam thing ..gutted now fell like i missed out on something ... i did think some thing was up as we had two police patroling the road then started running .... talk about every man for himself then ...[/p][/quote]Haha Love it "every man for himself" littlebirdblue2012
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7:28pm Thu 12 Apr 12

ryanassbanditnash says...

sonic boom everytime i shake my ghetto booty :P lol
sonic boom everytime i shake my ghetto booty :P lol ryanassbanditnash
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7:29pm Thu 12 Apr 12

dee white says...

gfof81 wrote:
Earthquakes in Britain are not unheard of. Considering it was felt as far as coventry and rugby suggests that an earthquake is exactly what it was. It would have to be a ridiculously big aircraft to cause that much of a sonic boom. Either way its certainly nothing to panic about. Unfortunately common sense seems to be missing from this report.
i fully agree i looked on face book after my friend said she heard it and thats where people are saying it was a bomb and other rubbish, really get a grip .... did not know it was heard in coventry as well as you say kind of blows the sonic boom idea out the window,
[quote][p][bold]gfof81[/bold] wrote: Earthquakes in Britain are not unheard of. Considering it was felt as far as coventry and rugby suggests that an earthquake is exactly what it was. It would have to be a ridiculously big aircraft to cause that much of a sonic boom. Either way its certainly nothing to panic about. Unfortunately common sense seems to be missing from this report.[/p][/quote]i fully agree i looked on face book after my friend said she heard it and thats where people are saying it was a bomb and other rubbish, really get a grip .... did not know it was heard in coventry as well as you say kind of blows the sonic boom idea out the window, dee white
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7:29pm Thu 12 Apr 12

moretonmatt says...

the sky over moreton is alive with military planes. im an aircraft enthusiast and today there were. usaf F15's high up, an raf a330mrtt low level. gr4 tornado and two eurofighter typhoons buzzing about. all gone now. left about an hour ago. but the boom happened when they were flying about. must be some exercise today.
the sky over moreton is alive with military planes. im an aircraft enthusiast and today there were. usaf F15's high up, an raf a330mrtt low level. gr4 tornado and two eurofighter typhoons buzzing about. all gone now. left about an hour ago. but the boom happened when they were flying about. must be some exercise today. moretonmatt
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7:35pm Thu 12 Apr 12

VintageCowgirl says...

We heard it in warwickshire (near southam). I was looking out of the window at the time & every bird shot straight up in the air. We thought it was a gas explosion, it rattled everything. Friends online heard it in Rugby, Leamington & Coventry.
We heard it in warwickshire (near southam). I was looking out of the window at the time & every bird shot straight up in the air. We thought it was a gas explosion, it rattled everything. Friends online heard it in Rugby, Leamington & Coventry. VintageCowgirl
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7:36pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Nastyashman says...

Relax everyone, it was just a MASSIVE ****...
Relax everyone, it was just a MASSIVE ****... Nastyashman
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7:39pm Thu 12 Apr 12

littlebirdblue2012 says...

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-england-176
97328

MoD are saying it was from a typhoon
http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-england-176 97328 MoD are saying it was from a typhoon littlebirdblue2012
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7:40pm Thu 12 Apr 12

NDenny says...

There was weird stuff going on over Bath an hour ago. Jet fighters all over the place and then I noticed this thing hovering very high in the sky. Full set of pics for you to zoom in on and speculate. The object seemed to be drifting and then got covered by cloud. The jets were definetely interested in it though.

http://www.flickr.co
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There was weird stuff going on over Bath an hour ago. Jet fighters all over the place and then I noticed this thing hovering very high in the sky. Full set of pics for you to zoom in on and speculate. The object seemed to be drifting and then got covered by cloud. The jets were definetely interested in it though. http://www.flickr.co m/photos/pallidcreat ures/7071398119/size s/o/in/set-721576294 37504062/ NDenny
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7:47pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Sonicthehedgehog says...

Yeah, that was me......
Yeah, that was me...... Sonicthehedgehog
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8:05pm Thu 12 Apr 12

carolshort says...

we heard it in great rollright and i heard a aircraft but i couldn@t see it
we heard it in great rollright and i heard a aircraft but i couldn@t see it carolshort
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8:07pm Thu 12 Apr 12

carolshort says...

carolshort wrote:
we heard it in great rollright and i heard a aircraft but i couldn@t see it
we heard it in great rollright and i heard a aircraft but couldn't see it
[quote][p][bold]carolshort[/bold] wrote: we heard it in great rollright and i heard a aircraft but i couldn@t see it[/p][/quote]we heard it in great rollright and i heard a aircraft but couldn't see it carolshort
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8:24pm Thu 12 Apr 12

eyefriend says...

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-england-176
97328
http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-england-176 97328 eyefriend
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8:54pm Thu 12 Apr 12

EricTheRed says...

the world is ending!!! better go and panic buy some petrol in a foil bag
the world is ending!!! better go and panic buy some petrol in a foil bag EricTheRed
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9:47pm Thu 12 Apr 12

TheLastBaron says...

All seems a bit fishy
All seems a bit fishy TheLastBaron
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10:30pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Unreal22 says...

I think it's Quite Funny if a Helicopter needed Assistance... Do they Normally Dispatch not just 1 but 2 Typhoons ? for a Possible Downed helicopter ? or was the Helicopter interacting maybe with something.. ? ?, if so then i did'nt know Typhoons were Vertical take off and landing Craft lol, also thats a lot of hardware for a helicopter needing assistance, Can typhoons Hover ? lol :D, and last,Did the Helicopter come across something "other worldly" ? if so "Who care's" ?.. Grow up maybe, would be nice to know were not alone ! or is that wishful thinking :/ lol
I think it's Quite Funny if a Helicopter needed Assistance... Do they Normally Dispatch not just 1 but 2 Typhoons ? for a Possible Downed helicopter ? or was the Helicopter interacting maybe with something.. ? ?, if so then i did'nt know Typhoons were Vertical take off and landing Craft lol, also thats a lot of hardware for a helicopter needing assistance, Can typhoons Hover ? lol :D, and last,Did the Helicopter come across something "other worldly" ? if so "Who care's" ?.. Grow up maybe, would be nice to know were not alone ! or is that wishful thinking :/ lol Unreal22
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11:13pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Geoff Roberts says...

It's the illuminati using HAARP in Alaska to create freak weather patterns in order to make us all fear the reptilians and keep in line.
It's the illuminati using HAARP in Alaska to create freak weather patterns in order to make us all fear the reptilians and keep in line. Geoff Roberts
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12:31pm Fri 13 Apr 12

lsp113 says...

I live in London and I heard it twice this week, first one afternoon whilst at work and then secondly at approx 5.30pm when I had just got home from work I thought then it must have been the workmen working opposite demolishing and rebuilding the local school.....
I live in London and I heard it twice this week, first one afternoon whilst at work and then secondly at approx 5.30pm when I had just got home from work I thought then it must have been the workmen working opposite demolishing and rebuilding the local school..... lsp113
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4:32pm Fri 13 Apr 12

Dasdard says...

I didn't hear a thing and I have a feeling that is contrary to my human rights. I blame the government.
I didn't hear a thing and I have a feeling that is contrary to my human rights. I blame the government. Dasdard
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2:25pm Sat 14 Apr 12

boby19398 says...

To put the record right it was two TYPHOONS sonic boom all because a fase alarm..
To put the record right it was two TYPHOONS sonic boom all because a fase alarm.. boby19398
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2:58pm Sun 15 Apr 12

J B Blackett says...

I heard it and I was in Reykjavik at the time.
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But , hey folks - come on -it wasn't anything as loud as our fairly recent Eyjafjallajökull volcano explosion. You Englisch ; wimpy or what !
.
Apparently there's another 'bang' scheduled for next week. And don't panic this time.
I heard it and I was in Reykjavik at the time. . But , hey folks - come on -it wasn't anything as loud as our fairly recent Eyjafjallajökull volcano explosion. You Englisch ; wimpy or what ! . Apparently there's another 'bang' scheduled for next week. And don't panic this time. J B Blackett
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3:32pm Mon 16 Apr 12

Buntcuster says...

Don't panic it was just the missus falling out of bed
Don't panic it was just the missus falling out of bed Buntcuster
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