The strange booming noises continue in Clintonville, with three loud sounds reported shortly before five this morning. It’s the latest report of a phenomenon that started Sunday night, with dozens of people hearing them each night.
Officials are still looking for answers about where the noises are coming from, but one expert says there have been similar incidents around the world that remain unexplained.
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Seismologist David Hill, a scientist emeritus with the U.S. Geological Survey, has researched similar phenomenon. He says there was a series of booms reported in North Carolina early last year that remain unexplained, and people living in upstate New York, near Lake Seneca, have reported booming noises many times over the past 150 years. The unknown sounds are known there as the “Seneca guns.”
There have also been reports over the years in Italy, Belgium, and Japan. In some of the events, Hill says they have determined earthquakes were the cause. However, he says there’s been no clear reason in many cases.
Officials in Clintonville are holding a community meeting tonight at the high school, starting at six, to discuss the issue.
Mike Kemmeter, WHBY