Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:13 CST
Camp Verde, Arizona - Noises sounding similar to the mysterious ones heard across the Verde Valley on Tuesday afternoon have been reported around the country. And one reporter at a Rhode Island newspaper says she has heard reports from as far away as London, England, of a similar phenomenon.
The Corsica Daily Sun newspaper in Corsica, Texas, reported mysterious tremors and noises beginning around 3 p.m. local time, 2 p.m. Arizona time. Reporter Janet Jacobs reports that the Navarro County emergency coordinator, Eric Myers, received calls of "tremors being felt along with a rumbling type of noise." Two hours later, heavier tremors were felt along with descriptions of "popping and shaking." After the notice was posted on the department's Facebook page, additional reports indicated the phenomenon was felt along a line 50 to 60 miles long.
"They didn't act like any other thing except perhaps earthquake booms, which are low, shallow sometimes undetectable tremors similar to what's been happening locally," Jacobs reported. The Auburn Plainsman, a student newspaper at Auburn University, reported loud noises around midnight on Tuesday.
Residents in the area of the university reported the sound was "far too loud" to have been a gunshot. Campus police responded but found nothing unusual.
ABC Television WJBF Channel 6 in Columbia County, Ga., reported on several loud booms heard around 9 p.m., local time.
An update from Thursday, on the television station's website, reports that additional loud noises were heard on Wednesday, and Thursday.
According to Channel 6 Web Content Producer Randy Key, reports of noises have been reported "a couple times in the last few months," one of which was believed to have been an unscheduled blast.
Reporter Kim Kalunian, reporter and Webmaster with the Warwick Beacon in Warwick R. I., reports that around 11:20 p.m. local time, social media sites and the town police department began receiving reports of a loud boom that shook area homes.
The police department received over 100 phone calls, prompting a search of the area that came to include the four Coast Guard ships that combed adjacent Narragansett Bay for nearly two hours.
The boom heard around the bay was said by witnesses to have been followed by a low humming noise.
As in the Verde Valley, Warwick locals had their own theories including a bomb, a meteorite, and an alien spacecraft traveling at the speed of light that "ripped a whole in the space time continuum" after stopping short to avoid a squirrel.
In an email sent to Verde Valley Newspapers on Friday, Kalunian states, "I have received emails from as far away as London, England, with reports of booms heard around the same time."
No unusual seismic activity was reported in the Verde Valley or any location reporting the mysterious sounds and vibrations.