Strange sounds are still being heard in Wisconsin, but now they are accompanied by a flash of light. At least that’s the story coming out of Baraboo, approximately 130 miles to the southwest.
The “booming sounds” story seems to have settled in Clintonville, WI, with a week having passed with no more reports of earth-shaking booms disturbing the sleep of residents overnight.
That’s a relief to those citizens who were skeptical of a USGS conclusion that the noises were the result of micro-earthquakes.
But in Baraboo over the weekend, police received several 911 calls from spooked residents claiming to have heard loud banging sounds, earth-shaking tremors and, in a new twist, flashes of light accompanying them.
Police at first assumed it must have been a transformer explosion. “When those things go off they make a really loud pop and usually there’s a flash of light as they’re surging off the electricity,” said Chief Mark Schauf.
But a check of the local power company shows that no such thing has happened. So it’s just another mystery.
Will it continue? Will the story become as big as the strange sounds incidents which plagued Clintonville for more than a week?
Here’s how the local news reported this latest twist on the weird story:
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