And things that go BOOM in the night

March 20, 2013 • Local News

Area residents were startled Tuesday night as the ground trembled beneath their feet and the waves of sonic booms erupted in Roswell’s usually quiet night sky.

Some city officials remained in the dark about the military operations Thursday afternoon.

“I do not know what happened last night,” said Roswell Police Department spokeswoman Sabrina Morales. “We’ve gotten a lot of reports here. I heard it about 9 p.m. It felt like a tremor.”

What may have sounded similar to thunder or felt like a small earthquake, actually was the result of planned flight training of Holloman Air Force Base’s F-22 Raptures, the hottest new stealth supercruisers in the Air Force’s fleet.

Holloman’s 49th Wing will be conducting night training flights until March 31 from 4 to 10:30 p.m.

“The latest you would hear anything would be a little after 10 (p.m.),” said 1st Lt. Login to read more

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