Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Mystery booms

EDITOR:

Hawthorne Army Depot is located in the west central part of Nevada close to the California state line. It is approximately two hours southeast from Reno on U.S. Highway 95. The facility’s area is 147,000 acres. In addition to on-site facilities at the Fallbrook Naval Weapons Station, the Marine Corps Programs Department operates a 49,000-acre live fire ordnance test facility at Hawthorne, Nev.. The Hawthorne range provides the capability for a full range of state-of-the-art ballistic and functional testing for all weapons from grenades up through the 155 mm Howitzer. Capabilities include full instrument ranges with state-of-the-art radar tracking and video/audio recording equipment. Source of information: GlobalSecurity.org/Hawthorne Army Depot. This area is due east of us and is the direction of the blasts. This to me is a better explanation than sonic booms considering the schedule and frequency of events.

L.G. CHARLTON
Placerville

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  • Phil VeerkampJune 17, 2013 - 12:13 pm

    L.G. CHARLTON, Hawthorne is ~120 miles east, elevation ~4,500 feet, south of Walker Lake which is populated by several thousand increasingly irritable retirees and get-away-from-it-all folk. Between us and them is an ~8,000 foot tall granite sound buffer. Your theory requires surface explosions traveling 120 miles up and over 8,000 feet of granite to our back yard all the while being obscure to the locals. I don't think so.

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  • Moutain-ManJuly 17, 2013 - 11:32 am

    Actually confirmed today that the booms heard were actually Hawthorne, NV ARMS ordinance destruction, called them and confirmed within minutes of booms! So yes the sound will travel over 100 miles if the inversion layer is in the right conditions. This was also confirmed by David Openheimer USGS who indicated this was a possibility with data from Nevada seismic detections. END of MYSTERY folks, it is not illegal mining, sonic booms from jets, or aliens... Just destruction of old ordinance at Hawthorne NV depot, actual location of blast is in an are named "Newbom" according to Cathy @ SOC Nevada, LLC 410 E. Street Hawthorne, Nevada 89415

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  • Phil VeerkampJuly 17, 2013 - 11:41 am

    HEY! Good work!!!

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  • James E.July 17, 2013 - 11:51 am

    Oh, I was hoping they were aliens (outer space types). Rumor is that outer space aliens are of higher intelligence and therefore liberals. Chuckle.

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  • Phil VeerkampJuly 17, 2013 - 12:10 pm

    Diversity, James, diversity. I'm surprised, Colonel, that as a liberal you want ALL the credit to go to Hawthorne. There's no social justice in that!

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  • Phil VeerkampJuly 17, 2013 - 11:58 am

    James, I'm not climbing down all the way. It IS POSSIBLE, you know, for Hawthorne ordinance disposal, USAF sonic booms and Area 51 R&D . . . and . . . alien visitations . . . Nope! In fact I'm not climbing down at all except to admit that I was wrong on that Hawthorne thing. Aliens are still a go. Full speed ahead with mystery booms!!!

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  • Moutain-ManJuly 17, 2013 - 1:40 pm

    Google map 38.244951,-118.637415 this is the New Bomb Area where they detonate they ordinance at. check out the permit application at https://ndep.nv.gov/docs_13/hwad-nb_rcra_permit_application.pdf

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  • Moutain-ManJuly 17, 2013 - 1:41 pm

    the ordinance

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  • James E.July 17, 2013 - 3:44 pm

    I want all the credit to go to Hawthorne? I wanted the credit to outer space aliens.

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  • Phil VeerkampJuly 17, 2013 - 3:52 pm

    . . . and I suppose you want amnesty for the aliens too. Good grief!

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  • James E.July 17, 2013 - 4:12 pm

    Phil, no amnesty for aliens from outer space!!!!!

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  • robertdnollJuly 17, 2013 - 6:27 pm

    very good mountain-man,sound waves do in fact travel thousands of miles through the atmosphere.It will still be amusing to read all the comments from our own Mrs Cravit's

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  • Phil VeerkampJuly 17, 2013 - 6:35 pm

    Robert, at least I 'fessed up to being wrong . . . er . . . partly wrong.

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