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    The only way to make sense of crazy things like this is to think like a crazy person, which i am an expert at. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    My theory (i apologize if this is a bit corny) is that terrorists are using dynamite to blow tunnels under your neighborhood and are trying to cause it to collapse. Again, i apologize if that was kinda corny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]The booms started election day? Maybe another unhappy voter?
    No it wasn't me.

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    LOL Ozzy...I did have that thought!

    Actually...more LATE BREAKING NEWS! There apparently has been an ARREST! A juvenile. That's all I know. I will know more after 5 p.m. when the news comes on.

    Boy...things sure have moved fast since the neighborhood meeting Sunday nite.
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    apple rings.. what more can i say? FlytrapGurl's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (elgecko @ Nov. 21 2004,3:40)]Were is Mulder and Scully when you need them!
    I have spotted another X-Files fan!! *high-fives* This would make a GREAT episode..

    EDIT: Just read the whole 6 pages.. I get sooo absorbed in stuff like this.. I personally think it's more than just a juvenile prank. I mean, reports in Canada and other places? I don't think that's all it is.. and I really strongly don't believe it's sonic booms. I KNOW what sonic booms are like.. we here experience them every time the shuttle comes back to earth, and we are extremely close to it.. the shuttle break the sound barrier, it's loud and sudden, but not as loud as the Richmond booms accounts have shown, and they do shake the ground a little, but it's not something that shakes the whole house and makes you feel like the ground under you is exploding, as PAK accounted. Hell, the house shakes more when the shuttle launches. And besides, the shuttle's sonic booms consist of TWO booms, about a half a second apart.

    I think this whole thing is another Area 51 government conspiracy situation myself.
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    Well...here is the latest although details are sketchy. They have arrested a 15 year old juvenile. The police descended on a house and confiscated items including a computer from a shed in the backyard. There were films of them carrying evidence bags out of the shed. The police say there may be more arrests imminent so the kid may not have acted alone. They found devices measuring from 4" to 12" (two exploded ones and one unexploded one). There has been no mention of exactly what the devices are but did say they could have caused harm to anyone close to it if it exploded. They are also saying its possible there are still more devices around. I don't know if they consider this mystery totally solved as they were saying it might only PARTLY explain the explosions. Not sure what they meant by that.

    And guess where the kid lives. Across the street from me, down 3 houses. I can see their house from my house. Not only that...one of the real estate agents in my office had that house listed for sale last year and sold it. I attended the open house she had as she wanted me to see the interior (nice old arts and crafts house). Little did she know she was selling the house to a potential bomber.

    He has been charged with a felony...they haven't decided if he will be tried as an adult or juvenile. I hope its as an adult. Even a 15 yr old should know better than to leave ANY kind of explosives around. There is an elementary school on the next block and one of the devices was found right there at the school. Imagine if some little kid had found one of those and picked it up. This kind of thing does not classify as a "prank." A prank is lighting a string of firecrackers and throwing them out of a car window. Blowing up bombs strong enough to rock several neighborhoods and shake homes over a wide area isn't a prank.

    I am hoping the police will release more details so we know what's going on and more about the devices themselves. I would sure like to understand how the devices were made and how they worked (were they on timers or were they ignited by hand). How this kid managed to explode so many of these things and not get caught, I'll never know.

    The neighborhood still isn't at ease knowing there might be more people involved and more devices around.
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    apple rings.. what more can i say? FlytrapGurl's Avatar
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    Whoa, I just remembered something... several years ago, when I was 9 or so, when Hurricane Floyd hit Florida, we had driven all the way to West Florida when, as we tried to sleep in a parking lot, we heard on the radio that the winds turned out to only be around 60mph in our area because the hurricane had veered off course a little.. so we drove back, right? Well, we got back around 1 AM. No power. We tried to go to sleep, and a few hours later, as I was just starting to doze off, I got the holy crap scared out of me when I heard, over the ramming wind and rain outside that shook the whole house constantly anyway, 4 or 5 loud BOOMs, less than a second apart, coming on fast and stopping fast. It sounded like it was right in the back yard. As soon as I heard it, I was so flipped I instantly covered my ears because I was so scared and I didn't want to hear it anymore, and when it stopped, I just closed my eyes and refused to open them for hours until I finally got my regular pulse rate back and somehow fell asleep. The next day, I asked my grandparents, and my grandfather didn't hear it (he can sleep through an atomic bomb), but my grandmother said she might have heard the end of it, as she woke up. We went out and cleared the debris, which included lots of leaves and a couple branches off of the big cherry tree we had at the time out front, but there was no way that could've EVER made that kind of noise. No way. And there was no heavy stuff at all anywhere.. and I know very well the common loud noises here.. 18-wheelers blowing tires at high speeds on Interstate 90 half a block from the house, the shuttle coming back to earth and breaking the sound barrier, stuff like that.. but this was very different, and I swear to God with all my heart and soul, this sounded like it was right in the back yard. To this day what I heard that night remains unexplained.
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    apple rings.. what more can i say? FlytrapGurl's Avatar
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    Holy crap.. there's this 2004 movie on SciFi tonight at 9 PM EST about mysterious blasts in a small town that get residents suspecting arson.. that is really freaky o_O
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    Today the kid was arraigned in court. They have also arrested a 14 year old in connection with this and still say more arrests might take place. Unfortunately (IMO), they opted not to try him as an adult. In addition, his friends have gone on a spray paint spree and have ruined signs and businesses along my side street (perhaps others) with grafitti saying "Free P.M." and "Free the Boomer." Just more damage and expense to the neighborhood and innocent people.

    Sadly it seems that some kids today can't tell the difference between right and wrong. And apparently they have too much time on their hands if all they can find to do is make bombs and damage buildings.

    There have also been reports of more explosions although there has only been one time I thought I heard one. Now everytime I hear a sudden loud noise, I flinch. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]
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