Unexplained boom heard in Brown and neighboring counties - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Unexplained boom heard in Brown and neighboring counties

By Richard Todd email

Georgetown, OH (FOX19) - People in the eastern reaches of the Tri-state are trying to figure out what the big noise was that they heard in the sky Thursday night. Brown County dispatchers say they heard a booming sound their station in Georgetown, and had calls from Mt. Orab in the northern part of the county, and from Ripley and Aberdeen on the river. Some Mt. Orab callers said it shook their homes.

Police in Hillsboro got seven calls shortly after 9 p.m. from people saying they had heard a sound.  One thought it might have been in the neighborhood, but several other callers described it as a sonic boom.  A Hillsboro dispatcher who was in Highland County toward Chillicothe saw a fighter jet that appeared to be in training dropping flares as it crossed the sky, but she didn't notice any boom sound.

Bracken county dispatchers say they had a couple calls from the east side of Augusta from people who said it shook their trailers. The sound was also heard in Mason County in Kentucky.

Brown county called Wright Patterson Air Force Base, but the base said they didn't know of anything that would have caused the boom.

Police dispatchers in neighboring Adams, Clinton, and Clermont counties did not get any calls from the public.

Some viewers from Brown County who joined the FOX19.com internet chat Thursday night also heard the sound.

Television stations in Lexington and Columbus had not heard any reports of noises in their areas.

  • WTOL 11 Top StoriesWTOL 11 Top StoriesMore>>

  • KY Chick-fil-A serves 178 cars in an hour, breaks it's own drive-thru record

    KY Chick-fil-A serves 178 cars in an hour, breaks it's own drive-thru record

    Sunday, September 23 2018 9:06 PM EDT2018-09-24 01:06:39 GMT
    Employees at the Jefferson Commons Chick-fil-A hold up a sign bearing their record-breaking stats (Source: Facebook)Employees at the Jefferson Commons Chick-fil-A hold up a sign bearing their record-breaking stats (Source: Facebook)

    Three cars a minute. That’s how fast the Jefferson Commons Chick-fil-a drive-thru served customers between the hours of 12-1 p.m. on Friday. The numbers add up to a whole lot of waffle fries and sandwiches. 

    More >>

    Three cars a minute. That’s how fast the Jefferson Commons Chick-fil-a drive-thru served customers between the hours of 12-1 p.m. on Friday. The numbers add up to a whole lot of waffle fries and sandwiches. 

    More >>
  • Woman warns of $1,000 check that’s a scam

    Woman warns of $1,000 check that’s a scam

    Sunday, September 23 2018 8:48 PM EDT2018-09-24 00:48:42 GMT
    (Source: WAFF)(Source: WAFF)
    (Source: WAFF)(Source: WAFF)

    The scammers said to go to Walmart, buy $50 worth of purchases and then to buy $700 worth of iTunes gift cards in specific denominations. They also asked Thomas to send PIN numbers of the iTunes cards and evaluate customer service.

    More >>

    The scammers said to go to Walmart, buy $50 worth of purchases and then to buy $700 worth of iTunes gift cards in specific denominations. They also asked Thomas to send PIN numbers of the iTunes cards and evaluate customer service.

    More >>
  • In governor's races, Trump emerges as a defining issue

    In governor's races, Trump emerges as a defining issue

    Sunday, September 23 2018 7:53 PM EDT2018-09-23 23:53:29 GMT
    (Source: AP Images)(Source: AP Images)

    Governor's races are on the ballot in 36 states this year, and the common thread running through many of them has nothing to do with state policy: It's President Donald Trump.

    More >>

    In Michigan, Trump has supported Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette in his run for governor against the Democrat, former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly