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    Any other members ever have this happen?? Was the weirdest thing.

    Just before I was I going to pac up today I heard a very loud explosion sound almost like transformer box does. But also the like a gun shot mix sound. Only way louder.

    It was at 1150 this morning but the interesting part was I felt the ice move on my feet. By the time I said to myself what was that and looked down at the ice this loud bang behind me like I mentioned it was like a transformer and gun shot sound but way louder. I was 2 km out and I could of swore a house blew up lol. I kept looking back to see if it was a house that exploded lol.

    Never ever have I experienced anything like that was it the ice???. Only thing I saw in the walk back I was the 2 inch crack was closed. It was wierd and it was a loud bang.

    Anyone else ever experience this before??. First for me I have felt some good shakes and listen to it travel for miles as it travels all around the lake.

    This was only a small movement and a bang that was it.. I was so confused I'm still confused lol. [emoji54]


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    Common.
    It's a pressure crack.
    Happens when ice is expanding due to freezing.




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    Invaded by aliens? As has been said, pressure crack.
    Although care has been taken in preparing the information contained in the above post, the author does not and cannot guarantee its accuracy. All rights reserved.

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    Hey I have heard pressure cracks. This was like a bomb going off behind me. The sound was in the air. Like I said there was a small movement then a bang. .

    I'm been shook pretty good by cracks and big shifting where you drop an inch or 2 and water spewing out the holes. .

    This didnt even scare you like some of the shifting simcoe is known for. I barely felt the shift and then a bang that broke the sound barrier lol.

    It's the bang I'm weirded out about just never heard a sonic bang on the ice. It doesn't even bother me I just have never heard that and I have had cracks pile up not far away. Those sounds are normal.

    On a side note the lake was relatively quiet as that bang was the only noise I heard all morning. I honestly thought a house exploded


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    Usually hear it on a sunny day ice expands pops
    Moans and groans. Sometimes sounds like star wars movie or whale under water or submarine movies where captain ask for one ping one ping only

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    Quote Originally Posted by js4fn View Post
    Usually hear it on a sunny day ice expands pops
    Moans and groans. Sometimes sounds like star wars movie or whale under water or submarine movies where captain ask for one ping one ping only
    Those are the noises I'm I'm used to even it pilling up. Even when it buckles up the lake. I have spent alot of time on the ice .
    In fact it's my favorite season is being on the ice.

    It literally sounded like a transformer box blew up with the crackle of rifle in the mix. Just louder . Literally checked about 10 times to see if smoke was coming off the shore line some place lol.
    So weird.

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    Maybe what you heard was a sonic boom, never know who is flying overhead, it'll wake you up for sure.

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    Ok so I just googled it. Happened here last year . People were actually calling 911 saying something exploded. Firemen went looking for something that exploded.

    https://apnews.com/2ecc798b1c924bb391efb94193080abc

    Also in 2014 in Toronto they say it sounded like a sonic boom

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart...ake-180948242/


    But then again these things are supposed to happen when its extremely cold. It was minus 9 when I went out and climbed in temps.

    Then again there was more bang then movement. On a side note I dont think I ever shifted this was either just like I just moved to the SW a inch . Interesting.

    I would much rather these gentle sonic booms. Over some of the shifts that make you stand up and figure out where that big crack or heave is lol. [emoji1787]


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    Quote Originally Posted by oaknut View Post
    Maybe what you heard was a sonic boom, never know who is flying overhead, it'll wake you up for sure.

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    Was probably that rare shift that made it. Or and it definitely woke me up more of a wtf moment. Definitely not a normal thing for sure. Probably happened 300 to 400 yards away. That's where the crack was .

    The big cracks are coming soon usually around 8 inches of ice then they start to heave or push down. This crack was near a main one later on. My other spot always gets a good one just before my spot.



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    Been looking on line all morning this is what it sounded like right behind me.

    Nothing recorded on the ice witch I am trying to find. Only thing I keep finding is people calling 911 in a panic that something exploded.

    https://youtu.be/tK5a23tkA5E

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