Mysterious Clintonville Booms Caught On Tape

March 31st, 2012

Noise sounds more like an underground explosion than an earthquake

(PaulWatson) – An audio engineer has captured on tape the sound of one of the mysterious booms that have been plaguing Clintonville over the last two weeks, and the noise sounds more like an underground explosion than an earthquake.

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The sound was recorded by audio engineer Brian Sullivan.

“The first night, no luck. But, Sullivan said he captured a boom from this past Saturday, one minute before 4 a.m. It’s short, but it sounds like a boom,” reports 790 KABC.

One of the comments that keeps cropping up with regard to the Clintonville booms is that the official explanation of earthquakes is inconsistent with what residents are experiencing. You don’t hear an earthquake so much as feel it, whereas the booms are being both felt and heard.

The noise recorded by Sullivan sounds more like a deep underground explosion than a seismic event.

Residents have remained skeptical of the USGS’ assertion that the sounds are being caused by a “swarm” of earthquakes, primarily because Wisconsin is virtually unknown as a region of seismic activity and also because people in the town of Montello 80 miles away have also been hearing the booms.

A 1.5 magnitude earthquake, which according to the USGS occurred last Tuesday, would only be felt by those within a few blocks of its epicenter. Earthquakes on this scale occur regularly in California but residents don’t even feel them, never mind hear them.

Police were flooded with calls on Tuesday night after residents reported hearing the booms louder than before. There was also a handful of calls last night to police that reported booms occurring at around 8pm.

According to the National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo., there was no seismic activity in the area whatsoever on Tuesday night, despite 65 reports of booms from 10:35pm onwards.

If the booms are being artificially created by man-made activity, the culprits are unlikely to own up to it. There are numerous potential scenarios besides seismic activity that could be responsible for the booms, including CO2 sequestration storage, which has been documented to cause “small to moderate earthquakes,” according to Stanford geophysicist Mark Zoback.

Other speculation has centered around secret underground military tunneling work, improper disposal of wastewater from a natural gas fracking operation (also documented to cause earthquakes), or more exotic explanations such as the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP), which is often blamed for unexplained weather and seismic events due to its highly secretive nature.

Infowars is considering sending reporters to the region in an effort to find answers if the booms continue without a satisfactory explanation.

Source: Prison Planet

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