This photo is less than 2 miles away from my home in the Mojave Desert occuring about less than an hour after my boys embarked on their day at school as I took them to the bus and headed home it wasn’t until 10 am I knew anything was wrong overhead.
They were travelling at the speed of sound yet I never heard a sonic boom only an explosion that came straight down from the sky but never shook the ground or rattled the windows (like sonic booms do). within seconds an echo of 3 quiet rattling noises then the echo of the 1st louder explosion sound seemed to hover at the ground level then 3 loud “pops” like 1/2 of a firecracker noise seemed to bounce off the ground. I was already heading to the front door where i witnessed nothing but heard a rumbling then like a jet engine behind me coming from the mountains as I headed to higher ground the low droning or whining of a far off engine revved way high could be heard never saw anything but thought I saw 3 parachutes way off of course from the parachute school at the Cal city airport some 12 miles south of me.
because the sun was in my eyes I now assume I was looking into the glare of the morning sun so squinting caused me to see 3 not just 1 parachute.
2-4 minutes passed parachutes disappeared from the sky after i turned to scan the sky above me all around. when i walked back into the house 2 snapping noises occurred. the second bounced off and snapped again but barely audible & echoed 1 time louder then the last. travelling in a south westerly direction. away from me.
Then 3 thump, thud, poof noises. This crackling took over and as it got louder and louder but didn’t seem to be travelling my thoughts imagined this crackling was from a radio.
the sky above has been weird ever since. alot of dead still silences, less static in the air, and the sonic booms that are at least weekly occurences seem to travel less and are quicker and more concise sounding. In other words there is less rattling and shaking and more boom sounding now.
Besides that our wind storms have gone away after the last major one a few days after the crash. It is alot quieter and calmer in the air around us as if a vortex existed from other flight testing like breaking the speed of sound record over the Mojave Desert back in the 60-70’s.
I don’t wonder if some kind of ‘worm hole’ or vortex didn’t get unseemingly opened up and is now somehow shut again from the speed of sound flight over the desert so many years ago to October 31, 2014 when Space Ship one exploded and broke apart 50,000
It is actually still again and so quiet you can hear people talking miles away it seems like.