FEBRUARY 10, 2006 -- We now have a better idea of what caused that big boom that shook homes up and down the Southeastern North Carolina coastline back in December.
"We've seen it before. We don't get confirmation 'yay' or 'nay' from the military about it, but it certainly did look like chaff on the radar," says Tom Matheson with the National Weather Service.
A spokesperson from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base says they had jets in the area at the time of the boom, and they're authorized to fly supersonic as long as they're above 10,000 feet and 15 miles offshore. But sometimes that boom can travel to shore.