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Strange 'Explosions' Heard in Several States
« on: October 02, 2011, 08:05:46 PM »
Strange 'Explosions' Heard in Several States

Lately there have been a lot of reports of strange sounds heard around the world, hums, booming sounds, eerie sounds from caves... like the Earth itself is groaning

Well last night I was sitting outside under the gazebo watching a thunderstorm go by. Now here in Las Vegas rain and thunderstorms are pretty rare, though this year the climate has been very odd. First year on record where it stayed above 100 degrees F all night for weeks  :o

So this storm was also odd... lots of thunder and flashes moved by swiftly and barely a drop..  Then I heard other booms. They sounded similar to fireworks not that far away... got louder and more frequent.

I got onto the roof and didn't see any fireworks... checked the local casino events... no fireworks scheduled and they NEVER launch during a storm here...

So I looked on the internet...

The following text and images reposted by permission of Andre Neves

Explosions heard in the NJ sky, again

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Originally posted by Andre Neves

Ok. A couple weeks ago on Sept. 10th I posted a similar thread after a similar experience I had. The thread was locked & moved by a mod/admin to the Hoax section. I don't get why. Someone on here even made an entirely new thread asking why it was moved. That thread was locked.
If you check my posting history, you will see that my activity on this forum is nothing to be suspicious about.

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Anyway...

So just after 8pm a little while ago(Oct. 2nd), my wife and I sat down to watch a movie and we started hearing a constant rumbling. We thought nothing of it since the weather has been overcast the entire day and at first we just thought it was thunder. But after a while, it got considerably louder to the point where we heard it over the movie at times (Mission Impossible III at a pretty high volume). I paused the movie and looked out the window and it sounded like a constant explosions. Again, not the same as the sound you heard from fireworks. I know several people in the last post suggested it might be fireworks. I live in central NJ. We have experienced many fireworks here and know what they sound like.

So after about 2-3 minutes after I looked out the window, it suddenly stopped.
So at this point, I'm thinking, "that was very odd". The wife looks at me and says, "sounded just like the last time".

So whatever. The movie finished, I go downstairs to use the bathroom and come back up. My wife says to me that she went onto her facebook app on her phone and that one of her friends posted about it. So I turn the computer on and pull up google and do a quick search. I found that someone on the same forum that I posted it up. I took several screen shots of the facebook conversation and the google search result. I blacked out the URL and the names of the people, but if you read the facebook postings, you'll see that people heard the same thing a considerable distance from NJ.

Again, mods. Please do not take this down. I have no reason to lie about this. I was pretty upset at how my last thread was handled on here and my confidence in this site has lessened.

Explosions heard in the NJ sky - ATS Thread







Andre Neves previous Thread on these sounds...

(moved to hoax forum, title altered)

(fireworks, not explosions) being heard right now in Central NJ

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They stopped about 15 mins ago, but for about 45 mins straight, you can clearly hear explosions in the distance where I live. They were constant explosions with several seconds between them. The first one was strong enough, that I was watching the GOP debate on youtube with my over-the-ear headphones on and not only heard it over the audio, but I also felt it.
I took them off and went to my window to see if I saw any type of fireworks in the air, but being on the second floor I have a pretty good view of the entire skyline. I remember the last time I heard/felt explosions like those were in Portugal near my grandmother's house as a kid, being able to hear charges being set off at a marble/rock quarry several miles away on certain days.

I checked several News sites and found nothing. Googled it, nothing.


I'm about 13 miles west of NYC. Close enough to look out the window and see the light memorial at ground zero clearly. If I could hear these, I know this had to rattle some nerves over there also.

Anyone hear them in this area?

*EDIT*

So I did a quick google-search and found some threads just made of others wondering the same thing I am...

www.godlikeproductions.com...

www.godlikeproductions.com...

Explosions being heard right now in Central NJ
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Re: Strange Sounds Heard around the World
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2011, 08:43:44 PM »
Loud Sustained Rumbles and Explosions, North Jersey 8:15 pm

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Began hearing sustained thunder like rumblings 15 minutes ago at 8:15 pm EST. My Location is on border of Bergen and Passaic counties in NJ. The rumblings have fluctuated in loudness. They have been punctuated by occasional intense rumble like booms. Sometimes the rumbles last 30 seconds.

Not fireworks.

Also there are frequent bangs like artillery or metal on metal, some like the sound of a large garbage dumpster being dropped on the ground after being emptied, some like the crack of 50 cal ammo.

The noises are coming from the east, seemingly 5 -10 miles away though hard to tell.
Conditions, fine drizzle and cool. Light breeze 5-8mph from the SW.
Sounds like a battle in the sky and ground.

Any one else??

SOURCE

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Heard the same over here in Horsham, PA. But it sounded like fireworks or something. I just ignored it but now that you mention it. It's pretty foggy out. Why would it be fireworks?

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Re: Strange Sounds Heard around the World
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2011, 08:50:33 PM »
So in the Hoaxed thread... I stumbled upon a small post... by a regular

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Originally posted by Cluckerspud
Where in NJ... and linking GLP is not a good idea...
Just sayin.

Now imagine my surprise that while looking for more info on google, I come across THIS..

North NJ, Loud Rumblings (3/10/11),

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Originally posted by Cluckerspud posted on 10-3-2011

I am in Essex County and last night between 1:00 and 2:00am I noticed this very loud noise that resembled thunder, or a large airplane engine that would last in bursts of 1:00 - 2:00 minutes. While we do have an airport close by, my house is not situated in a position where we get loud planes. And the sound was not typical by any means.

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Also I have ruled out air planes, since the sound did not have a travel a path, it was always coming from the same direction and not moving.

Thankfully I was not the only one to hear this, as our town message board had a few people talk about it.

Local Forum - Under Categories it is South Orange Specific and the Subject is - Lots Of Planes.

North NJ, Loud Rumblings (3/10/11)
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Re: Strange 'Explosions' Heard in Several States
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2011, 02:32:58 PM »
http://www.sott.net/articles/show/238838-US-Mysterious-Explosion-and-Fireballs-Seen-as-Homes-Shaken-in-Rural-Kentucky

The one in KY is interesting due to the increased BF activity just across the border in western VA. The activity is seemingly moving west, and altho proving the two incidents are related is virtually impossible, it still strikes me as unusual.




There were also more rumblings in NJ altho an earthquake was ruled out. Am equally unsure a thunderstorm out at sea could cause buildings to shake?



US: Something Shook New Jersey on Saturday, But it Wasn't an Earthquake

Dan Good
Press of Atlantic City
Sat, 10 Dec 2011 22:45 CST

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Local residents felt a slight tremor at about 10 a.m. Saturday. Residents in Newark, Bergen County and Sussex County felt it, too - something that made houses shake and water ripple.

It wasn't an earthquake.

But what was it?

U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Paul Caruso isn't sure.

"We received a number of reports that people felt something," Caruso said from the National Earthquake Information Center in Colorado. "We don't know what it was."

Local residents took to Facebook and Twitter to describe what they thought was an earthquake.

"I felt it in Margate, thought i was having a stroke!" wrote Patti Fiore.

"I think it was everyone's imagination!" wrote Juanita Rivera.

"Maybe it was God Bowling and he a gotta 7-10 Split?!" wrote Ocean City resident Kevin DeCosta.

Caruso has some theories as to what caused the shaking sensation, but at this point it's merely speculation.

"It could have possibly been a thunderstorm off the coast," Caruso said. "A sonic boom, that's another possibility."

Caruso said this sort of thing happens several times a year, usually off the coast of Florida.

New Jersey has become more earthquake-conscious since August, when a 5.8-magnitude earthquake shook the East Coast.

There would be no repeat Saturday - just some concern and speculation, as New Jersey residents struggled to figure out what made the ground shake.
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Re: Strange 'Explosions' Heard in Several States
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2012, 08:36:17 PM »
Dang here is another one

Something's rattling small Wisconsin town

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By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 3:44 PM EDT, Mon March 19, 2012


Mysterious explosions. Unexplained shaking. Something's going on in Clintonville, Wisconsin, but nobody seems to know what it is.

The sounds -- variously described as rattling pipes, clanging metal, thunder or firecrackers -- have continued on and off since early Sunday night in just one part of the small town of 4,600, located about 180 miles northeast of Madison.

Accompanying the sounds are vibrations that have shaken homes and household objects in the northeast corner of town, city manager Lisa Kuss said.

The sounds were loud enough Monday morning that a CNN journalist could hear them during a cell phone conversation with Kuss.

The baffling phenomenon does not appear to have caused any significant damage or injuries, according to Kuss.

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While the Wisconsin sounds have yet to be explained, mysterious booming noises are not all that unusual. Recent media accounts include reports from North Carolina, Idaho, Tennessee and others.

U.S. 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." They're also well enough known to be named by residents of Belgium, the countries around the Bay of Bengal, Italy and Japan, among other places, he wrote.

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One possible explanation is gas explosively escaping from underground rock formations. Another is a rock burst, which can happen when mining or quarrying uncovers long-buried rock, suddenly relieving stress and resulting in "locally loud, explosive reports."

Something's rattling small Wisconsin town

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Re: Strange 'Explosions' Heard in Several States
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2012, 08:39:38 PM »
  Somamech

September/October 2011
What is That Mysterious Booming Sound?


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The residents of coastal North Carolina are occasionally treated to sequences of booming sounds of unknown origin. The sounds are often energetic enough to rattle windows and doors. A recent sequence occurred in early January 2011 during clear weather with no evidence of local thunder storms. Queries by a local reporter (Colin Hackman of the NBC affiliate WETC in Wilmington, North Carolina, personal communication 2011) seemed to eliminate common anthropogenic sources such as sonic booms or quarry blasts. So the commonly asked question, “What’s making these booming sounds?” remained (and remains) unanswered.

This phenomenon is hardly unique to North Carolina or to the modern Industrial Age. Residents in the vicinity of Lake Seneca in the Catskill Mountains of New York have long known similar booming sounds as “Seneca guns” (a term also common throughout the coastal region of the Carolinas). This name has been variously attributed to the section in Washington Irving’s short story “Rip Van Winkle” (1819) that describes the ghosts of Henry Hudson’s crew playing nine pins in the Catskill Mountains, or to the short story “The Lake Gun” by James Fenimore Cooper (1851). Elsewhere, such sounds are known by a variety of names including “mistpouffers” (fog belches) in coastal Belgium, “Bansal guns” in the Ganges delta and the Bay of Bengal, “brontidi” (thunder-like) in the Italian Apennines (Gold and Sorter 1979), and “yan” by the people of Harami in Shikoku, Japan.

David P. Hill Scientist Emeritus U.S. Geological Survey

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Re: Strange 'Explosions' Heard in Several States
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2012, 08:43:25 PM »
Mystery Noises and Booms Shake Clintonville Homes 2012

This one is real... made the news and still ongoing during the report

[youtube]uKp9GYYypVU[/youtube]

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Re: Strange 'Explosions' Heard in Several States
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2012, 08:49:01 PM »
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Mystery "Boom" Heard & Felt Across Region
By: Crystal Bruce | WSAV TV 3
Published: March 15, 2012


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WSAV is looking into reports of a "boom" felt across the region this morning.

We checked with the Chatham Emergency Managemet Agency and the US Geological Survey. Neither report any tremors in the area.

The National Weather Service says there was no weather related activity in the area.

As far as military bases, Hunter, Ft. Stewart and Beaufort Marine Corp Air Station all say it didn't have anything to do with them.

However, the Air National Guard says anytime military jets are training off the coast they can cause a sonic boom.

And GEMA confirms that they've talked to the military and they do have some reports of training exercises going on.

A couple of comments from Facebook residents in the area...

"Malinda Naquin  I'm in Richmond Hill and it sounded like it does when a hard storm is starting up, the roof kind of 'popped' and then the windows rattled. But, it was sunny so I figured it was a sonic boom. We hear Ft. Stewart all the time now, again, but usually that is lower in tone than this was."

"Teresa Gocial too many people from all around felt it, scared the crap outta me shook my house like something slammed into it..nothing like what I normally feel from Ft. Stewart"

"Dee Southworth Hear it and felt it on St. Simons. I thought one of our large live oaks fell near the house.

Mystery "Boom" Heard & Felt Across Region

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"Earthquake "booms" have been reported for a long time, and they tend to occur more in the Northeastern US and along the East Coast. Of course, most "booms" that people hear or experience are actually some type of cultural noise, such as some type of explosion, a large vehicle going by, or sometimes a sonic boom, but there have been many reports of "booms" that cannot be explained by man-made sources. No one knows for sure, but scientists speculate that these "booms" are probably small shallow earthquakes that are too small to be recorded, but large enough to be felt by people nearby. - USGS Spokesperson

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Re: Strange 'Explosions' Heard in Several States
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2012, 08:54:17 PM »
Fox News Report in Regards to the Clintonville Booms

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7UCA1vvfVo[/youtube]

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Re: Strange 'Explosions' Heard in Several States
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2012, 09:00:03 PM »
found another local report here

Clintonville explosions remain a mystery

The noise and the vibrations were real — real enough to prompt 150 residents to call police between 1:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. and trigger instruments at a seismic station several miles away in Shiocton.

looking to see what kind of mining is done there..or was done in the past
if some old coal mines have methane it would be an answer..

just sayin
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Re: Strange 'Explosions' Heard in Several States
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2012, 09:04:49 PM »
In Clintonville, mysterious things go boom in the night



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Clintonville - There's one thing everyone here agrees: It was really noisy.

Exactly what it sounded like is where Clintonville residents differ.

Jordan Pfeiler thought it sounded like fireworks exploding underwater.

Fay Mavis' 27-year-old grandson thought it sounded like a 90-ton wrecking ball slamming into something, while Mavis said it sounded like huge chunks of ice falling from her roof. But then she realized in this heat, ice chunks are long gone.

Marge Bickford thought somebody drove a car into the front of her home.

Beverly Demitriou thought a critter had sneaked into her basement and was causing bedlam.

City Administrator Lisa Kuss said it sounded like a jackhammer.

Cats and dogs didn't know exactly what it was, of course, but they howled and meowed anyway.

A series of loud bangs and booms woke up folks on the northeast side of this Waupaca County community shortly before 2 a.m. Monday and continued off and on until at least 8 p.m. The rattling, shaking, vibrations and noises induced people to pick up their phones and dial 911 as Clintonville's police dispatch center lighted up with more than 150 calls.

The source of the racket? No one knows. Though they're pretty sure what it wasn't.

In Clintonville, mysterious things go boom in the night

Video - Clintonville residents describe mystery shaking

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LOTS of news reports...   Clintonville BOOM 3-19-12

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Re: Strange 'Explosions' Heard in Several States
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2012, 09:07:02 PM »
Officials investigate after explosions heard in Clintonville
Monday, March 19, 2012 9:34 a.m. CDT

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CLINTONVILLE, WI (WTAQ) - Authorities in Clintonville continue to investigate what caused residents to report sounds of explosions in the northeast part of the city.

City administrator Lisa Kuss says the first calls came in around 9:30 p.m. Sunday with people saying they felt their homes shaking. They felt like it was coming from underground.  Some people describe it like a thunderstorm was approaching.

Then, Kuss says at 1:45 a.m. Monday, the shaking got worse and increased until around 5:30 a.m. Monday when things appeared to have settled down.

Officials investigate after explosions heard in Clintonville

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Re: Strange 'Explosions' Heard in Several States
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2012, 09:19:59 PM »
looking to see what kind of mining is done there..or was done in the past
if some old coal mines have methane it would be an answer..
just sayin

Those are right below the houses... if methane was exploding in old coal mines they would ignite  :o

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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2012, 09:26:05 PM »

yeah..but
if it was further away the ground would shake for  a distance...
anyway..the most i found was it was  good for lead mining  but most left in the 1930's..

maybe this...shaking homes..?.?
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3LNyeMfos0[/youtube]
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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2012, 08:16:19 PM »

interesting site here  with lots on clintonville AND other places

http://strangesoundsinthesky.com/

 
UPDATE 3/20 #3: The city may deploy motion sensors to determine the source. Most of the booms are occurring at night.
 See here

http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/clintonville-waits-for-answers-as-booming-banging-continues-r34lkrq-143506186.html
Clintonville may deploy motion sensors to find source of booming
By Don Behm of the Journal Sentinel


UPDATE 3/20 #4: Melting ice to blame for ground-shaking in Clintonville? A very interesting theory here:   http://www.620wtmj.com/news/local/143507116.html

Melting ice to blame for ground-shaking in Clintonville?
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