Last night around 11 pm for those who were still awake and chilling on a Saturday night at home a loud boom was heard. It quickly filled all the local social media pages like Facebook and NextDoor groups. The area that heard and felt the boom was so wide it had to be something that happened in the air like a fighter jet hitting the speed of sound. Very unlikely was it a ground explosion. People heard it from the west Pearland/Manvel area all the way to Alvin/Friendswood area.
Here is a definition of sonic boom: ” When an object travels equal to or faster than the speed of sound, it produces a shock wave called Sonic Boom which can be heard as thunder or a big clap by the people on the ground. “. Link. A sonic boom can be heard as long as the plane is flying a or above the speed of sound so it is highly possible that a jet flew over our area last night and hit the “wall”.
Why would a fighter jet flies this fast on a Saturday evening?? Was it scrambling to intercept a threat?? Was it training?? At this point, nobody knows but we will try to find out as it will certainly be the talk of the town today on social networks and at church.