One year on from the Grimsby 'big bang' and the mystery continues
IT’S a year today since the mysterious ‘sonic boom’ was heard around Lincolnshire – and it’s been eerie 12 months here in North East Lincolnshire.
At about 6.45pm on January 18 2012, the Telegraph newsroom was flooded with calls reporting a huge boom noise that shook many homes.
We made enquiries with southbank refineries, fearing that there had been an explosion – but they denied any knowledge.
We asked the Royal Air Force if they were responsible as many reported seeing a low flying aircraft around the same time, believing the noise was a ‘sonic boom’, the noise made when a plane breaks the sound barrier – but it wasn’t them either.
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We even asked NASA if they were responsible – but they knew nothing of the noise.
A sonic boom seemed the most likely explanation, but was never confirmed.
And that wasn’t the last weird thing to happen this year.
On September 21, many reported that a green and blue coloured meteorite had fallen from space and looked to be landing near Immingham Docks and Humberside Airport.
Humber Coastguard received 29 calls from concerned residents believing the meteor to be flares from a ship in trouble.
However, there was no damage discovered – it was as if it just vanished from the sky.
In December, Fisherman Phil Beach, 34, came face to face with what he thought was a lynx picking up fish from the sea wall at Stallingborough.
However, despite people coming forward with past sightings, no-one has reported seeing a big cat since.
But it isn’t just this year – in November we compiled a map of 18 UFO sighting over the years in our area.
Neither the big boom, the fallen meteorite or the big cat have been officially confirmed.
However, we won’t give up reporting these unexplained incidents – the truth is out there.