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    Sure there was not a recent chili cookoff in your neck of the woods?
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    Sorry about that, I know you are worried. I am stumped. It really sounds like a sonic boom, though I was not aware they shook buildings like that. The only other thing I can think of is underground gas.

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    A similar thing happened a month ago in an area of Manchester. It was on the radio and the police/fire/seismologists could find no explanation.
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    Maybe it's the sound of celestial elevator doors slamming shut in Lynchburg & Virginia Beach as true believers leave for paradise.
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    a sonic boom at low altitudes will shake a house. i know cause ive expericanced it. a guy in the air force from my home town flew a B-52 over city limits at low levels. a sort of "hi mom!" move that got him in deep sh........... well you know what with his suporvising officer. i swear to god i though an earthquake was happening. and ran downstairs and outside just fast enough to see the bomber before it was out of sight.
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    A B-52 is a subsonic plane. They're loud, but it isn't a sonic boom. When I lived in Maine, the B-52s up in Loring AFB would practice over one of my field areas because the terrain was relatively unpopulated and supposedly was a good approximation of Russian taiga. Plenty of spruce and lots of good bogs. One time, a friend and I crossed over a low ridge as a B-52 flew by ahead of us, just above the trees. I swear we were looking at it from above.
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    LOL @ Bruce and Jan. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] Good one! And yes Joe there was a chili cookoff. lol I missed it though...as I did the Brunswick Stew festival. Darn it!

    I have experienced sonic booms. Trust me...these are NOT sonic booms. For one, its a "ground up" feeling. For two, there would be no reason for the military to deny sonic booms, for three sonic booms would probably be heard over a wider area than just a few specific neighborhoods as the planes passed. Why would the same area being hearing sonic booms over and over and not anybody else? And I doubt if 10-12 planes flew over Richmond yesterday causing all the booms.

    Everyone is stumped. I hope this doesn't end up an "unsolved mystery." At least there have been none today. And I can't imagine the city thinking this could be a "prank". How stupid.

    Thanks for all your thoughts on the matter. I was hoping maybe someone else had experienced this before.
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    i can bet its a sonic boom. a wave could hit you lateraly and give you that impression.
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    You think 50 city and state officials as well as numerous agencies couldn't figure out its a sonic boom? And explain why only a few neighborhoods can feel/hear it? The same ones every time. We're talking an area not even a mile wide. Sonic booms can be heard for many miles.
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