What Are Those Night Flashes And Booms?
By James Donahue
In the early morning of June 3, 2004, people throughout
the Northwestern United States from Oregon north to Vancouver Island witnessed a bright flash in the sky
followed by a loud explosive "boom."
The news reports quoted "officials" as saying it was probably
a meteor. Others speculated it may have been a piece of space junk burning up as it entered the Earth's atmosphere.
"As far as Ive been able to figure out, it was simply
a rock falling out of the sky," said Geoff Chester, spokesman for the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C. He suggested it was a meteor called a bolide,
about the size of a computer monitor and creates a fireball in the sky as it passes overhead.
Witnesses along a 60-mile swath of the Puget Sound region
from the Tacoma area to Whidbey Island, and as far as 260
miles to the east said the sky lit up. People reported booms that sounded like one or more explosions. Night television monitors
indicated the flash was bright enough to temporarily turn the night into day.
On June 10, just one week later almost to the hour, it
happened again on the opposite side of the world.
People in Wairoa,
New Zealand, were awakened at 3:40 a.m. by a loud explosion
and bright flash that light up the night sky over a large area. Authorities thought it might have been a meteor, or possibly
Businessman Richard Michaelsen thought at first it was
thunder. "I stayed awake to see if there were any more. It was a weird noise," he said.
Kay Leather, an astronomer at Carter Observatory, suggested
a meteor. "There have been several recent reports of fireballs in the northern hemisphere, in Portugal
and in Washington," she said.
Indeed, a search of the web produced a report by Portuguese
television station SIC, including a home video clip, showing a bright burning object passing over the Algarve region near the Spanish border sometime in January,
2004. The story said the object passed just over the treetops. The story said the woman heard no sound.
This light flew west-northwest past Lisbon where firefighters on duty watched it pass. But then observers said it turned into
a northern path, following the shape of the coast where it was observed once more at Porto.
This particular object was picked up by at least two radar stations.
Anyone surfing the web these days knows that UFO observations
have been getting more and more numerous. Not only are unidentified lights being seen in the night sky, but strange disk and
triangular-shaped ships are being seen in the daytime sky as well. Not only seen but photographed.
Since it was recorded on radar, and apparently changed
its direction of travel, the light over Portugal
was probably a UFO. But what about the other flashes of lights and loud booms in the night? That they would occur within a
week of one another, on opposite sides of the Earth, suggests that something else may be going on than chanced meteor falls.
That a real meteor, the size of a large grapefruit, crashed
through the roof of a home in Auckland, New Zealand,
only a few days after the flash in the New Zealand
sky, makes the two incidents even more suspicious. Meteor strikes happen, but they appear to be rare and certainly not as
well orchestrated as these incidents have been.
I had occasion to ask our son, psychic Aaron C. Donahue,
about these two odd events. He examined the data briefly and his only comment: "We are going through Earth changes now. Things
like this are going to happen."
So the flashing and booms are being emitted from the bowels
of the Mother Earth? What else are we to expect before these strange days pass?