Residents Report ‘Boom’ Or Explosion; Cause Linked To Hurlburt Field

February 6, 2013

Residents across a wide area reported feeling or hearing a large “boom” or explosion that rattled their homes just after 10:00 Tuesday night.

The noise and rattle were reportedly caused by target practice at Hulbert Field involving AC-130 gunships. Original reports were that noise originated with an unspecified training exercise that originated at Eglin Air Force Base, but an Eglin spokesperson said Wednesday morning that was not the case.

Most of the reports received by were centered in an area from Molino to Cantonment to Nine Mile Road, east across Pensacola Bay into Pace and Milton. There were no reports of any explosions, plane crashes or other events in the two-county area as being rumored Tuesday night on Facebook and other social media sites.


8 Responses to “Residents Report ‘Boom’ Or Explosion; Cause Linked To Hurlburt Field”

  1. Sam on February 7th, 2013 6:58 pm

    Probably military related and when it comes to eglin we aren’t in a need to know group. Lol

  2. G M on February 6th, 2013 8:34 pm

    Felt it, heard it. Live off Guidey just south of Ten Mile.

  3. Amie on February 6th, 2013 7:44 pm

    Oh I read it wrong, the spokesperson for Eglin said it was not them :(

  4. Amie on February 6th, 2013 7:40 pm

    We live in Marcus Pointe and heard this noise. We thought it was thunder, only there wasn’t more after that one. Glad we can clear this one up, but that is a long distance from Hurlbert Field… wondering if this was from the plant or something else instead. Someone should investigate this. They might have been training close to Cantonment in an open field.

  5. BentStraight on February 6th, 2013 10:28 am

    We live on the north side of Yellow River VERY CLOSE to the bombing range and Ranger camp where these military exercises are conducted. We’re used to all the noise as we get to hear everything . . . but we did NOT hear this explosion that people in Molino, Cantonment and Pace heard??? Also,they usually are finished making noise by just before 10 PM. So I wonder if this was really the source of the noise/vibration???

  6. Bob hudsun on February 6th, 2013 9:18 am

    Really cool , how it is so loud. I love it. Home made thunder, southern style.

  7. xpeecee on February 6th, 2013 8:30 am

    Wonderful sounds of freedom!!!

  8. American on February 6th, 2013 7:17 am

    Sounds of freedom.

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