Anyway, for the past few nights odd booming and clanging noises have been happening In Clintonville, WI.
and west of Lake Michigan. Beginning around 9:30 PM Central on Sunday evening, March 18,
people in northeastern Clintonville reported loud sounds that shook their homes and were
compared to clanging metal and thunder. Monday evening, March 19, Clintonville
police, fire, emergency and utility crews checked manholes for gas leaks and
gas and water lines for leaks, but nothing abnormal was found.
And other article from CNN here.
I only live about an hour from there and was visiting a friend right outside the town when it happened. I went for a walk around midnight and actually heard it. At first it sort of sounded like thunder but kind of underground, if that makes sense, with a vibration. Initially I thought it might be an earthquake though admittedly I had no idea if Wisconsin even gets them. Nor had I ever experienced one. Then I heard the metal clanging noise described in the article, and it was actually pretty loud. It was very strange and made me a little uneasy especially since I was alone and the noise seemed to move. So I went back to my friends and they had heard it as well and it even made the house shake. It happened periodically throughout the night but it was only intense a few times. We found out the next day that everyone had been calling and asking if it was an earthquake but like the article said, no seismic activity was found.
It also said that this is fairly common and occurs in other states has well. Does anyone have any experience with it or any theories? The most plausible explanation imo would be the rock burst, or some sort of natural phenomenon.
Edited by ~TheBigK~, 21 March 2012 - 06:53 AM.