Multiple residents in the area of Charleston, as far north as Sissonville, west to Culloden, south near Whitesville (Logan County) and east to Dupont, reported feeling and hearing loud booms in the area of Charleston, West Virginia starting at around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 26 2013. Witnesses of these loud booms also felt their houses and buildings shaken. Although lots of research has been done yet, the source of these loud booms remains a mystery.

So what is the heck? What did cause this strange occurrence?

This guy seems to have an explanation

WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports


The North American Aerospace Defense Command says there was no NORAD or man made activity in the area. In other words no jet created a sonic boom in the area. Moreover, Yeager Airport and Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton have also no reports of military flight activities in the area.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) shows neither tectonic activity nor earthquake in the area.


The National Weather Service say neither storms nor thunder felt in the Charleston area. Some thunderstorms however occured by Jackson, Kentucky. But I mean, this is really too far for a rumble of thunder to travel and effect THAT many people.

No large source of fire detectable at the time.


4 COMMENTS

  1. It is 2013 and it amazes me there are still people that do not know West Virginia is a state! We are not part of Virginia! We seceding¬†from Virginia during the civil war! I mean you must have studied this in school at some point! June 20, 1863! Geesh you look so ignorant reporting on things when you don’t even know what state it happened in!

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