Re: Hearing Meteors?

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Sun Dec 02 2001 - 16:26:00 MST

"Michael M. Butler" wrote:
> I can think of several possibilities combining various sorts of neuroinduction,
> rectification, and/or heterodyning with local RF sources per your suggestion.
> Ditto for "hearing auroras".
> Problem is, either, if it does occur, appears to be a deep fringe effect that doesn't make
> for easy controlled experimentation.
> Another possibility is plain old (but fun!) synesthesia. This might be ruled out.
> Has anyone collected specific reports on _how loud_ these things are? Or whether
> the ones that are heard are the ones that have been seen?

Not sure, however, on occasion I swear that I have also observed the
high altitude bolide explosions, both visually and audibly (obviously
the former precedes the latter). One such incident occured when I was at
basic training in San Antonio. We were marching from one place to
another in the middle of nowhere when we heard a medium thunderclap.
Nothing was visible on the ground for half a mile, and not a cloud in
the sky except for a very small puff almost directly overhead that
looked like the aftereffects of a flak explosion, though it was
grey/white smoke, not black. I've seen this sort of thing at least
several times over the years as well. (I'm also sensitive to low richter
earthquakes as well)....

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