Data contradicts official explanation for mysterious sounds
Source: Paul Joseph Watson
Despite official claims to the contrary, early data from a seismometer station in Wisconsin rules out earthquakes as an explanation for last night’s mysterious booms in the town of Clintonville, as residents continue to clamor for answers amidst increasing suspicion.
After the US Geological Survey explained last week’s booms by noting they had found a previously undiscovered earthquake hit the town on Tuesday (despite the fact that the booms were first reported the previous Sunday), city officials declared the situation “case closed”.
However, the booms returned again last night louder than before, with police receiving dozens of calls from concerned residents from 10:35pm onwards.
Ignoring skepticism from residents towards the ‘earthquake’ explanation, city administrator Lisa Kuss again blamed natural seismic activity during television interviews this morning, despite the fact that Wisconsin is rarely hit by earthquakes and to have two in the space of a week is unheard of.
However, with Kuss set to talk with the USGS again today, early indications suggest that last night’s booms did not correlate with any earthquake activity in the state.
“A preliminary review of seismic activity recorded at two permanent seismometer stations in Wisconsin did not indicate even a low-level earthquake at Clintonville late Tuesday, a spokesman for the National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo., said,” reports the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.
Geophysicist Joe Bellini also looked at data from nearby seismometers which “detected nothing from last night.”
The lack of earthquake activity suggests that residents were right to have doubts about naturally occurring seismic events being to blame for the booms, skepticism that was prompted by the fact that the jolts were also heard 80 miles away in a different town.
A 1.5 magnitude earthquake, which the USGS says was to blame for last week’s booms, would not even be felt outside of a few blocks around its epicenter. The notion that this could produce aftershocks is also inconceivable, especially given the fact that last night’s noises were reportedly louder and lasted longer than the initial booms reported ten days ago.
If the booms are being artificially created by man-made activity, the culprits are unlikely to own up to it. There are numerous potential scenarios besides seismic activity that could be responsible for the booms, including CO2 sequestration storage, which has been documented to cause “small to moderate earthquakes,” according to Stanford geophysicist Mark Zoback.
Other speculation has centered around secret underground military tunneling work, improper disposal of wastewater from a natural gas fracking operation (also documented to cause earthquakes), or more exotic explanations such as the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP), which is often blamed for unexplained weather and seismic events due to its highly secretive nature.