Welcome to the Internet Hall of Fame, Randolph White.
After authorities finally discovered the crash site for a missing F-35 fighter jet that inexplicably vanished for 24 hours after its pilot was ejected, the local news caught up with a South Carolina man who reportedly heard the crash. More importantly, the man identified as White offered up his recreation of the sound he heard, and it’s one for the ages.
We’d try to put White’s impression of the F-35 crash in words, but it just won’t do it justice. You can listen for yourself below and hear White’s decision to chalk the whole thing up to a “meteorite” before going about his day like nothing even happened:
Witness to the F-35 crash, Randolph White, imitates what he heard when it went down (WBTW) 😂 pic.twitter.com/1I0hdRhKiU
— CJ Fogler account may or may not be notable (@cjzero) September 20, 2023
As for the details of the crash, that still remains a mystery. The pilot was safely ejected into a backyard in Charlotte, but the fighter jet was nowhere to be found. The military asked the public for their help in locating the war machine, and it took roughly 24 hours before a possible crash site was found.
Via NBC News:
The debris was discovered about two hours northeast of Joint Base Charleston in North Charleston. The base sparked international headlines Sunday after it put out a request on social media for “any information” that might help locate the aircraft, an F-35B Lightning II fighter jet, which comes with a price tag of about $80 million.
The air base had said it was working with Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort to “locate an F-35 that was involved in a mishap” Sunday afternoon.
Apparently, you can just lose a fighter jet like a set of keys. Good to know. In the meantime, social media is having an absolute field day with White’s hilarious recreation of the crash.
You can see some of the reactions below:
best dramatic reenactment ive ever seen https://t.co/MsMdvSTFIx
— rat king 🐀 (@MikeIsaac) September 20, 2023
This brings me back to the good old days of the internet. 10+ years ago there would already be 20 songs of this https://t.co/M3Rx3V6R8X
— Cullen (please stop adding back the blue check) (@cullend) September 20, 2023
the imitation is incredible, but my favorite part is the aside that after this happened he didn't call anybody. just was like welp. heard what sounded like an asteroid hitting earth. time to go back to my day. https://t.co/O8hIKyvM02
— Casey (aka "Bingo") (@CTWritePretty) September 20, 2023
between a screech and a whistle and then i die laughing 💀 https://t.co/aXTlZspYoS
— Tex Orandi 🇨🇿 Tex Credendi (@textexantex) September 20, 2023
This man will become an internet legend. https://t.co/vRlh3gb0s5
— Leo (@oletaco0126) September 20, 2023
get this man a mic and a james brown cover band whew https://t.co/QlPevA3wkm
— Jaywalker Texas Ranger (@nickhasthoughts) September 20, 2023
Id drink moonshine with that dude just to hear that screeching https://t.co/fQ8MR5t9iC
— Purifier Azrael (@PurifierAzrael) September 20, 2023
Solid Gold video here…
1) “taking” a shave on a sunday afternoon
2) those sound effects — between a screech & whistle
3) epic straw hat
4) opines it could be a “meteorite coming outta space”
5) that suspender getup
Hall of Famer
— Man O War (@SnifferWine) September 20, 2023
(Via CJ Fogler on Twitter)