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Loud explosion in southern Wisconsin rattles homes, 'knocks things off walls'

Mystery boom in WI
© Angela Major
Law enforcement officials Thursday afternoon were investigating an explosion in a field north of Janesville that was linked to a noise dozens of residents reported hearing Thursday morning.

Leon Brown, who lives next to the property where the explosion occurred, said a vehicle exploded around 9:30 a.m. Photos taken at the scene show the remains of what appears to be an obliterated vehicle.

Rock County 911 Communications Center Director Kathy Sukus said officials were investigating the incident in connection with the explosion noise and shaking houses in Janesville, Milton and Edgerton reported earlier.

Reporters at the scene Thursday afternoon saw several law enforcement officials and vehicles in a field north of the intersection of North Kennedy and East Manogue roads. A lone law enforcement vehicle with a trailer was spotted several dozen yards southwest of the officials.

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Strange sounds heard in the skies of England

Strange sounds in England
© YouTube/Rickrocklane
Strange sounds coming from the sky in England. Any ideas?


Music

Trumpeting noises heard in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Trumpet sounds in Regina, SK
© YouTube/Riddler00010
Birds hit the back of the house and heard STRANGE sounds in the sky. Who else heard it??? EEEE LOLJK


Comment: Please excuse the foul language.



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Strange trumpet sounds heard in Garland, Texas

Strange sounds in Garland, TX
© YouTube/jajajaja beans
Strange Trumpet Sounds from Sky in Texas:


Attention

Mysterious 'big boom' rattles windows in eastern Minnesota

Lake Elmo Inn
© Fox9
Many in the east metro are talking after a mysterious "big boom" rattled windows and nerves Tuesday night.

Now, communities in Lake Elmo are asking, just what was that sound?

Washington County Sheriff Dan Starry said the first call came in just before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Deputies looked for the source, but couldn't find anything. And Xcel Energy said it didn't come from the Bayport power plant, either.

In Lake Elmo if you didn't hear it, you sure heard about it. Sometime after 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, the conversations quickly turned to whatever just boomed outside.

Ice Cube

Cold weather, 'frost quakes' blamed for loud booms heard in eastern Tennessee

Tri-Cities Regional Airport in TN
© Bristol Herald Courier
Tri-Cities Regional Airport.
Late Tuesday night, there were reports of a few loud booms around the Tri-Cities Airport. We seem to get more of these reports during the cold weather. Immediately, News 5 reached out to the Sullivan County EMA and the Tri-Cities Airport. Both said that they hadn't heard the explosion or received any reports.

It seems that this incident was highly localized, but reading a few comments on Facebook. If this did indeed happen, there's two ways that the weather could have impacted this. One of which is a frost quake. The other possibility is the cold air enhancing the sound.

Frost Quake

Frost quakes, or cryoseisms, are nothing new. In fact, they've been observed/studied since the 1800s. In 2014, there were many reports of these loud booms.

Comment: See also: Mystery boom shakes Michigan village blamed on 'frost quake'


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Mysterious house-shaking booms rattle Fannin County, Georgia

Mystery Boom
Residents of Fannin and Gilmer counties took to social media late Friday night trying to find the source of what is being described as a loud explosion. The boom that took place had enough force that some residents were reporting their homes shaking from the blast.

Residents took to social media to try to find the source of the noise.
Facebook post of boom in GA
Brenda Curry, a resident of Cherry Log, described what happened close to midnight on Dec. 29: "At first, I heard (and felt) one big explosion. I looked outside, because it sounded like a transformer had blown, or what I imagined a propane tank might sound like if it exploded."

"I didn't see anything," Curry stated of looking outside directly after the noise,"no fire, flames, or smoke."

Comment: See also: 64 mysterious booms heard all over the world this year. Why?


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Mysterious 'explosion' heard in Potters Bar, St Albans in Hertfordshire, UK

Cranborne Rd in Potters Bar, UK
© Google Street View
Cranborne Road in Potters Bar. Picture: Google Street View.
Confusion has gripped Potters Bar after numerous residents claimed to have heard a deafening "bang" in the town last night (Wednesday)

Described by some as sounding like an "explosion", it was heard by residents in Cranborne Road, Southgate Road, Sunnybank Road, Oakmere and Little Heath, with one person claiming it even reached St Albans.

A police spokeswoman told the Welwyn Hatfield Times that they had received no official reports last night.

Some people claimed on social media that it may have been a sonic boom, but a Ministry of Defence spokesman confirmed no operations were being held in the area last night.

Members of the public also said they had spotted a cloud of smoke near Hatfield Business Park, but it is not known whether this was anything to do with the loud bang.

Hardhat

'Shook the house, shook the walls': Mysterious explosion heard in Knoxville, Tennessee

Mystery Boom
A mysterious explosion in North Knoxville left hundreds questioning on social media-what caused the boom?

People said they heard and felt it in Powell, Halls and Mascot Tuesday night, but they found no real answers as to its cause.

Neighbors suggested explanations from thunder to earthquakes, but one possibility stuck out more than the rest.

A video surfaced of at least two men who appeared to be behind some type of small explosion. They said they were blowing up a tree stump off Salem Church Road around 6 p.m. Tuesday.


Comment: The area from Powell to Mascot to Halls, Tennessee covers well over a 20-mile radius. We doubt that the sound heard across that area would be caused by a local crew downing a tree with explosives.


Comment: See also:


Seismograph

Mystery 'sonic' booms are hitting Desert Hot Springs, Southern California, almost daily

Desert Hot Springs booms
A big mystery is surrounding Desert Hot Springs tonight after a series of powerful explosions has rocked the city. They shake windows and some residents describe them as small earthquakes.

The blasts began a couple of months ago and as recently as Monday night, the big booms have been shaking the foothill community.


Comment: They've been regularly heard throughout Southern California, along with many other parts of the US, off and on for some years now.


In a city of 27,000 people, no one knows what they are or where they are coming from. But they sure do hear them and feel them.

"They're like a big explosion. Totally like boom!" said Desert Hot Springs resident Regina Robinson.

Almost every evening big blasts rock several areas of the city. The Desert Hot Springs Police has received call after call. Everyone saying the same thing.

Comment: That strongly suggests something non-local, either atmospheric or deep underground. We suspect that most of these booms, particularly in an earthquake-prone areas like SOCAL, are seismic in origin.