A reader has contacted us with the following complaint about being woken up Thursday night, Nov. 15th, by what sounded to her like explosions and gunfire off the cliffs. She says she lives a block from Sunset Cliffs.
Here is her communication to us (her identity at this point is confidential, but she may wish to disclose it if someone else heard similar noises):
I was wondering if more people reported gunfire late Thursday night just before midnight. Just before going to sleep, I was shaken up by loud explosions, followed by shots and automatic machine gun fire.
This went on for about 20 minutes and it appeared to come from the sea. I live one block away from Sunset Cliffs Blvd.
At one point I saw a flash coming from the sea possibly a flare or bomb.
Maybe it is a classified situation regarding the Navy, but for the last 13 years that I lived have here I have never encountered something like this at this time of night.
Did anyone else hear this?
If you did, let us know – leave a comment here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org – you will remain anonymous if you wish.