Various news outlets reported this past week in Clintonville, Wisconsin of strange noises and unexplained shaking taking place. Something is going down but nobody seems to know what it is. The sounds, described as rattling pipes, clanging metal, and thunder or firecrackers have continued on and off since early Sunday night in just one part of the small town of 4,600. Accompanying the sounds are vibrations that have shaken homes and household objects in the northeast corner of town.
The video above is from ABC News and shows town residents to not only be baffled by the unnatural phenomena but claims there is no explanation as of yet to the sounds. The sounds have also not appeared to have caused any significant damage or injuries and workers have peered into manhole covers while utility crews have tested for leaking natural gas and other problems but no one has yet to find anything wrong.
Geologists and the military don’t seem to have any quick answers with the US Geological Survey, recording that there was no seismic activity anywhere in Wisconsin Sunday or Monday.
"It’s like we’re imagining things but it ain’t because we’re all out and talking to find out what’s going on," Clintonville resident Verda Shultz told CNN affiliate WLUK.
Recent media accounts include reports from North Carolina, Idaho, Tennessee and various locations around the world. US Geological Survey scientist David Hill even published a paper in 2011 called, What is That Mysterious Booming Sound? In it, he said such sounds are so commonplace in upstate New York, they earned the nickname “Seneca guns.”
The Wisconsin sounds have yet to be explained but these mysterious booming noises are not all that unusual. Many believe it to be part of the “Strange Sounds Phenomenon” or The Hum which have been reported all over the world. The sounds are all similar but geologists and environmentalists speculate that the sounds are due to earthquake faultlines, electromagnetic fields or one being, natural radio emissions as cited by NASA.
While the specific source of such sounds is rarely found, natural explanations are a possibility. Another explanation is gas explosively escaping from underground rock formations while another cites a rock burst, which can happen when mining or quarrying uncovers long-buried rock, suddenly relieving stress and resulting in “locally loud, explosive reports.” Others include meteorites, a phenomenon known as “booming sands” or even distant thunder, sounds that David Hill wrote can be carried for significant distances under proper atmospheric conditions.
As mentioned, these sounds have been heard around the world and are quite alarming but since there is no reasonable explanation, many will speculate as to what the actual cause is.
During a baseball game last year, the commentators noticed the sound as it was loudly prominent during the Tampa Bay Rays and Detroit Tigers game. You can watch that footage below:
Many people have claimed hearing these sounds and shared their accounts on the web. One video of the strange sounds is a compilation found that is quite long but serves its purpose. You can watch that video here and decipher the sounds for yourself. Either these could be natural phenomena occurring, being something of absolute normalcy or something that derives from the soundtrack of a movie.
Some believe this all to be of a sort of unexplained phenomena with others claiming it to be Biblical, End of Days, Rapture and others believing government testing is at hand and some also believe the sounds to be generating from unidentifiable beings but whatever the case, what do you think it could be?
Does this sound normal to you?