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The rumbling of stomachs eager to take in a Thanksgiving meal last week didn't seem to be the only such noises heard across the central part of the North Olympic Peninsula.
Residents between Port Angeles and Sequim reported hearing low, sustained rumblings and in some instances loud booms from Tuesday to Thursday last week.
At least 15 people posted comments to the Peninsula Daily News' Facebook page describing the sounds, which some say have been heard up and down the Strait of Juan de Fuca for months, if not longer.
"Yeah, it's kind of strange,"said John Robinson, who lives off Finn Hall Road along the Strait between Port Angeles and Sequim.
"Everybody around here hears it. It rattles windows."
Robinson said Friday neither he nor his family members ever see any ships in the Strait nor planes overhead accompanying the rumbling sounds, which he described as being heard "just about every day" last week.
"If you've never heard it before, it almost sounds like a big ship maybe reversing propeller," Robinson said.
Others living in the Graysmarsh area of Sequim and up on Black Diamond Road also reported the rumblings Tuesday and Wednesday night.
"It's just another peculiarity of the North Olympic Peninsula," one person wrote on the PDN's Facebook page.
A Diamond Point resident said that people in that area hear "this all the time."
Mike Welding, public affairs officer at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, said Navy jets were practicing all last week, except on Thanksgiving, and for most of November at the station's Ault Field, just north of Oak Harbor and about 60 miles east of Port Angeles.