Ok, so, I didn't bother blogging about this earlier because I wrote it off as being some sort of weird fluke or something...
On Tuesday night just after 9pm my roommate Autumn and I were downstairs watching a movie. We had come home from the gym and getting dinner and were under the impression that our other roommate Ashley was out. All of a sudden our downstairs windows started to shake and made this awful and really freaky noise. It sounded like someone was outside hitting the windows...but our blinds were open and there was no one there. We looked at each other and Autumn exclaims, "What the heck is that?!" I just gave a blank look but my heart started to race. We suddenly heard a weird loud noise and the sound of heavy footsteps walking quickly or even running above us, either up stairs or on the roof. We flipped out and I shouted, "I think there's someone in the house!" We took one look at each other and started running for the back door. Just then we heard the voice of our roommate Ashley who appeared at the bottom of the stairs. We started laughing at the discovery that she was home and it was her we heard up stairs. She asked if we just felt that earthquake and I told her that didn't feel like any earthquake I had every experienced...I didn't feel anything shaking, just the windows. We stood there laughing and chatting about it for a few minutes when all of a sudden it happened again but at a much lower intensity. I was sitting on our couch which is against a wall and I felt a tiny bit of shaking...so naturally I assumed it was indeed another earthquake. In my whole lifetime of living in California and feeling tons of earthquakes of every size, I had never experienced one that felt like that or one that was followed by a tiny aftershock after being so small . I ran upstairs to get on the US Geological Survey website to see how big the quakes were and where they hit...and there was nothing recent listed. I figured it would take a while to update so I checked later...still nothing. I just shrugged it off and decided I would check the next day...and still nothing. Knowing I already thought those were strange feeling earthquakes, I became totally skeptical and freaked out that the USGS website didn't read any recent earthquakes. At work yesterday I started asking around if anyone had felt the earthquake from the night before...no one had felt anything. Weird. Really weird.
Finally, a break in the mystery shaking case.
This morning my coworker Stephanie asked me first thing if I had watched the news last night. I hadn't. She said there was a story about the mystery shaking that was felt in the Huntington and Newport Beach areas, right where I live. She said they confirmed it wasn't an earthquake and that many people had called in with similar stories to mine...windows and doors shaking but no ground movement...and many of those people also thought someone was breaking into their houses. Ha.
So the first thing I do when I sit down at my computer this morning is search for a story...and I found this:
It was "likely" a sonic boom.
Only they have no record of any jets with the Navy or Air force flying that night. Another thing that can cause that kind of sonic wave is the landing of a space shuttle...but there were none of those scheduled either.
I think it was really an alien invasion.
Apparently, the next morning after this little "incident," the exact same thing was reported happening in Northern California...
They are scoping things out...