Skip to comments.Stronger booms heard in Clintonville (Wisconsin)
Posted on 03/28/2012 9:46:37 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper
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Moochelle in Wisconsin??
Odd. We heard something similar last week in our neighborhood. A series of loud booms that strangely enough did not shake the house or even disturb the dogs and horses. There was a string of these sounds and then silence.
We’re in north Idaho out in the countryside, halfway between Spirit Lake and Athol (the town named by someone with a speech impediment).
It’s just Paul Bunyan chopping trees down in a neighboring state. The Wisconsin people are hearing the noises at night because it takes a long time for the sound to travel that far.
I would think that theory is as good as any at this point....!
Reminds me of the practical jokes between a neighbor of mine and our small town banker. Pranks were going on between the two for years. The banker went to the local dump, picked up a bunch of horns from junked cars, and hid them in my neighbors bedroom - running speakerwire out a nearby window. Around 1am he connected those wires to a car battery he had found by the shed. The horns blared, and my neighbor was running around in his shorts, trying to find all the hornes and turn them off. Quite the great practical joke.
Paybacks ... My neighbor found a piece of culvert pipe, and made a portable cannon, which he laid in the back of his truck. All he had to do was quietly back up the truck behind the bankers house - and fire off a shot at 1am.
As the banker lived in a small town; cannon fire at 1am wasn’t wildly popular - and the pranks came to a screeching halt.
Still, I wonder if the booms aren’t some high school kids with a glorified Potato cannon in the back of a truck, using Propane or some other common explosive material - just going around making a couple big booms every night.
Interesting....I know Vancouver also had them earlier this year as well.
The USGS came in late last week using their latest ground radar and found that there were some quakes earlier in the week that could have explained it. The mayor and them were cautiously optimistic but alas the booms are intensifying again.
One thing is for sure the Town is benefiting by all the attention so maybe it's the whole town's prank?....lol
I don’t understand why no one has recorded these booms yet. Or have they and I have not seen a report on the recording?
I know Vancouver’s were recorded and even Costa Rica’s were but I have not seen nor heard anyone posting such from Wisconsin.
Is someone digging a tunnel to a bank, jail etc in that part of town? Wasn’t there a movie that had lots of booms in a town and no one knew what it was till the bank vault was emptied.
Consider, propane is 1.5x denser than air. So, find an underground sewer - run a hose down a pipe to the sewer and let the propane tank run for 45 seconds. Wait another 30 seconds for the fumes to settle, then drop a firecracker down the pipe.
Nice deep underground ‘Boom’. Cheap, probably repeatable, loads of fun.
WI seems to be getting a lot of “attention” since Walkers election and his promised actions.
The majority of the bedrock there is solid granite so if there is any major digging being conducted they would have to have big money....lol
Or are the Mole Men just getting closer to the surface?
Do you have any guesses about what it could be? Anything else odd about the sounds?
Earth song ping!
What is in the neighborhood of value? Businesses? Prisons? Any minerals found years ago that someone is mining “quietly”?
"They named a town aftew me?
Here you go! No propane required just regular sewer gas.
Pat McManus country?
I am certain a resident FR scientist or crowd controller will be more than willing to set me straight on this, but, do we have records of anomalies that may have preceded catastrophic North American events that haven’t happened in a very long time and may happen again some day?
One of the joys of reading FR daily is clicking on threads and seeing how quickly my fellow Freepers post the obvious sarcastic/snarky comment. Which explains my puzzlement that no one yet on this thread has mentioned Monica Lewinsky. Maybe we're slipping....
Or just scared?
Well the biggest pre-quake catastrophe research has to do with the ionosphere anomalies. Japan and Haiti both had very strong signals a few days before their quakes however I know of know correlation between these type of booms and impending doom.
Has to be a 'vast right-wing conspiracy.'
The best practical joke I ever heard about was done by one of my old bosses who lived in Albuquerque. Apparently there is an extinct volcano clearly visible on the outskirts of town - he and some friends took a bunch of old tires to the volcano and set them on fire. The whole town thought it was about to blow! :)
Maybe a FR record. We posted at the exact time!
In time....give it a few more posting hours....lol
You speak the truth though.
I grew up in California, lived there for most of my life, and been through MANY earthquakes. I do not recall any booming sounds through any of them. Granted, I know that all earthquakes have different characteristics. Again, been through different types. The rolling action. The jolting, jarring action of some of them. Never any booming involved.
No one has a clue. We’re on a soft field airstrip, so we’re used to flyovers and the occasional helicopter, but nothing sounded like this. The odd thing was the utter lack of structural vibration.
I thought at first I was hearing a BNSF train off in the distance, but no train ever sounded like that.
Buy stock in fire extinguishers now...
If we get to choose, I'd rather hear the musical sounds in the sky (like those in January) than the underground booms.
The theory here from the geologists is that Clintonville sits atop a relatively shallow granite line that is under significant pressure due to these minor (1.5 richter) earthquakes which is leading to these loud booms and shaking...
Who knows...maybe its the end.
Lived between San Jose and San Fran for about 4 years and felt enough earthquakes for my lifetime. I'm a midwesterner by birth. In the biggest I felt (5.0) I was on the 5th floor of a building. There was a large bang, but several folks explained that was just the building moving....nothing to worry about.
Nothing to worry about? Sheesh!
Ahhh. Now I get it. Mother Earth is just cooking. lol
Obamabot heads exploding because of the SCOTUS hearings?
All your scarmabled dam ties are belong to us.
posts #13 and #14
How far is this from Madison?
Leviticus 18:27-29: If you defile the land, it will vomit you out as it vomited out the nations that were before you. ou're hearing the earth vomit the evil from the land.
Dunno... Hopefully close enough to get the full Pompeii experience.
That is strange. The sounds were recorded, right? Thanks for sharing.
Nope - we just heard them. Didn't have any recording devices handy.
"Boom. Why does my heart go boom?"
I’d bet your large bang was from the fault moving. A couple of years ago, we were awakened by shaking followed by a large boom. It was a 5.1 earthquake with the epicenter about three miles away. All our neighbors had the same experience.
I would hope that Governor Walker be out of town if such an event were to occur...we need all the good men we can get. :-)