Cause Of ‘Boom’ Still Up In Air


UPDATED: Friday April 13, 2012 7:02 PM

The cause of a loud boom that left many central Ohioans worried Thursday night was still up in the air Friday.

The Ohio Air National Guard, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Federal Aviation Administration all did not want to take responsibility for the sound, which was heard across the area at about 6 p.m.

The sound prompted hundreds of comments on 10TV’s Facebook and Twitter pages Thursday night and dozens of calls to local law enforcement agencies.

Residents from Marion to Bucyrus to Canal Winchester reported hearing the boom, 10TV’s Josh Poland reported.

Delaware resident Rocky Van Brimmer said that the sound lasted about two or three minutes.

“It rattled the windows, rattled some of the stuff on the desk and other places in the house,” Van Brimmer said.

Fellow Delaware resident Lauren Osterholt said that she saw a jet after hearing what she said was an initial loud crack.

“I came outside to see what it was and just heard this never-ending sound that felt like it keeping going and going and going, but it was really, really loud,” Osterholt said.

Van Brimmer, a self-proclaimed conspiracy theorist, said that he thought the sound was in connection with North Korea’s Thursday evening rocket launch. 

“I’m tying the sound and the missile launch in together,” Van Brimmer said.

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