Fond du Lac and Green Lake County dispatchers received a lot of phone calls from residents Thursday morning worried about their homes shaking. There was plenty of speculation as to the cause including blasting at stone quarries and on Highway projects like Highway 41.
Several people called a local radio station about what was going on. Fond du Lac Deputy Police Chief Kevin Lemke got confirmation that fighter jets were training in the area. Lt. Colonel Jackie Guthrie, the Director of Public Affairs at the Wisconsin National Guard said pilots were flying maneuvers in the area, but couldn’t confirm whether they caused any sonic booms.
The jets that took off from Volk Field were supposedly in an area about 30 miles west of Fond du Lac when the reports were being called into area law enforcement.
The shaking from the sonic booms was reportedly felt from Beaver Dam to Two Rivers.