More Strange Booms in Idaho and Wisconsin
© 2014 by Linda Moulton Howe
– “When the boom hit, a glass plate and drinking glass shattered into
micro bits that sent pieces flying at least twenty feet away!”
- Skylar Massey, Rancher, Kamiah, Idaho
– “I was sitting in the house watching TV and I heard this loud explosion —
not like a firecracker or a cherry bomb — more like dynamite
or like a military-type explosion.”
- Ron Eldridge, retired Guidance Counselor, Antigo near Clintonville, WI
May 29, 2014 Kamiah, Idaho, and Antigo near Clintonville, Wisconsin -
Four months ago in my February 2014 Earthfiles, COAST and Dreamland reports, I interviewed an audio technician in Kamiah, Idaho, not far from Lewiston. He had been sitting on his porch around 10 PM at night when he heard a weird, metallic sound above him.
He said, “It was like a road grader with the blade down on asphalt or metal.” He looked up and saw a large, black triangular aircraft going overhead — each corner glowed with light. See 022714 Earthfiles.
Wane: “There was this very large, dark triangular craft going overhead
with three (reddish-orange) lights on it. That's where this (metallic scraping)
sound was coming from!" Wane's sketch of aerial triangle August 2009, Kamiah, Idaho.
As an audio professional, two questions popped into his head: Was the odd triangle producing the noise from its motion? Or was the noise being broadcast for some unknown reason? He also wondered if the craft were extraterrestrial?
Now comes more bizarre sounds from the Kamiah, Idaho, region where only 1300 people live – this time from Skyler Massey, a 49-year-old ranch owner and lawn care specialist, who has lived next to the Clearwater River in the same house and property for 26 years.
Kamiah is a small valley town overlapping the two counties of Idaho and Lewis
in the northern panhandle of Idaho. The population was 1,295 at the 2010 census.
Kamiah lies in the narrow valley of the Clearwater River. The name is from
the Nez Perce Native Americans who made ropes in the area to fish
for steelhead. “Kamiah” means “many rope litters.”
On January 17th, 2014, he was traveling with his friend, Tom Oswald, from Kamiah to Grangeville. They saw a deer beside the road and stopped to take a look. That’s when the two men heard what each calls “a really eerie sound” that was coming from below them.
Grangeville is 34 miles south of Kamiah on either Highway 95 or Highways 12 to 13.
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Skyler Massey, 49, was born and raised in Grangeville, Idaho, 34 miles south of Kamiah.
He and his family have lived on the same Kamiah ranch for 26 years. He and his parents
have never heard any bizarre underground drilling or above ground banging
and booming sounds until recently. Image provided by Skyler Massey.
Skyler Massey, 49, Ranch Owner and Lawn Care Specialist, Kamiah, Idaho: “We noticed a sound that was coming out of the ground. It was a really eerie sound. The sound was going WOOO WOOO WOOO. We looked at each other and we went over and stuck our ear on a telephone pole and it was so loud you couldn’t keep your ear up against that pole. And we were just perplexed!
Then we figured it must be the wind blowing in the power lines. So, the next day on the day of the auction, I stopped on the way up and I also stopped on the way back and the sound was NOT there. This really perplexed me because it was basically the same as far as the wind was concerned.
Then a week later, Tom and I was headed down south to the Salmon River to go fishing. We stopped (at same place). There was no sound coming out of the ground. Then a week after that, we were going to Grangeville and we stopped just out of curiosity about five miles from the previous spot and we could hear the noise again coming out of the ground. But this time, there were no telephone poles next to us — no power poles whatsoever.
So, I went and stuck my ear on a wooden fencepost and you could hear that sound loud like before. So, that really makes a guy wonder because it isn’t the sound of them (power co) generating electricity, you know, through the power poles. It’s an unexplained noise (underground).
IF YOU WERE COMPARING WHAT YOU ARE HEARING, WHAT WOULD YOU COMPARE THE SOUND TO THAT I AND LISTENERS MIGHT KNOW?
It was a sound like drilling, or coring. To me, it made me think there was some type of work going on underground, like a big core machine. But I know that’s not possible.
Well, there’s nothing like that going on around here that I know of. See, I live on the Clearwater River and the prairie is between the Clearwater River and the Salmon River. It’s called the Camas prairie.
Kamiah, Idaho, in the valley with Clearwater River and Camas Prairie
backed by Clearwater National Forest and mountains.
Beyond the prairie comes the mountains. I can’t even imagine what somebody would be doing with a core machine up there. There is nothing like that going on, but that’s exactly to me what it sounded like. If anybody’s ever worked in a mill, a conveyor has that WHOOO, WHOOO, WHOOO sound to it. And it sounds like a conveyor belt taking debris away.
April 9, 2014 - Skyler’s Parents Hear Boom
That Shatters Glass Plate and Drinking Glass
“When the boom hit, a glass plate and drinking glass shattered
into micro bits that sent pieces flying at least twenty feet away!”
Another thing that’s interesting — within the last year, my mom has reported hearing real loud noises coming out of the ground and she says they are extremely loud. Her house is on a fault line. So, whenever the ground is rumbling, she is very concerned about it.
A year ago, she reported to me that she was hearing loud bangs. Then about five weeks ago (around April 9, 2014), there was a wooden desk and on the wooden desk, it had an old plate about 18 inches (long). She had about a 20-pound-potted plant on top of it. Her and dad was watching television and they heard what they thought was a cannon blast. And what happened was that plate the pot was setting on — it exploded into little tiny pieces. They were micro pieces and threw all over the house — just scared them to death. They didn’t know what happened. I suspect it was sound vibrations going off to the fault.
OR IT WAS SOME SORT OF A FIELD OR FREQUENCY COMING FROM ABOVE THAT HAPPENED TO RESONATE WITH WHATEVER THAT GLASS WAS THAT THE PLATE WAS MADE OF?
Yeah, like an opera singer breaking a glass.
Spring 2008 – Ball of Light Attacked Cows
Another thing that’s interesting. It was the spring of 2008 and I’m not exactly sure – either May or June. We were noticing these bright lights. Not only was I noticing them, but my neighbors were. The guard dogs would sit right at the house. They would not go out and protect the animals — the sheep or the cows. It was really odd.
YOU MEAN THE DOGS WERE AFRAID OF WHATEVER THESE LIGHTS WERE?
WHAT WAS THE SIZE AND THE COLOR OF THE LIGHTS?
OK, they were white and they were usually about the size of an orange — sometimes as big as a basketball. My daughter, she said she saw one about the size of a Volkswagon bug that was going in and out of the trees on the back part of the ranch. She said it zigzagged in the trees and it actually went up and over the trees and then down river.
But the oddest thing was in the middle of the night, we heard a cow scream like nothing I’ve ever heard before. And my wife and I woke up and Angie goes, ‘Skyler, there’s a cow in the house!’
And I said, ‘What?!’
So we jumped up and ran to the front door. We opened up the door, Buttercup — the cow we had raised from a calf — she just screamed, bellowed like the oddest sound. She turned around and ran. I grabbed my spotlight because I keep a spotlight and a gun handy for raccoons — they eat us alive up here. And the cow ran across the lawn, jumped over the cattle guard. And I had the spotlight on her. She ran up and over the hill and my wife and I and the kids were just perplexed. We couldn’t understand what in the heck had just happened?! And we turned around and in the corner of the pasture, there was about fifteen cows huddled. And there was a ball of light that was picking on them! These cows were scared to death!
WHAT WERE THEY DOING?
The light was about the size of a grapefruit and it was darting down at them and the cows were scared to death of it. And when I turned my spotlight on the light, the light took off. It’s the most oddest experience I’ve ever had in my life.”
More Bizarre Booms in Wisconsin
Kamiah, Idaho (A) is 1,571 miles west of Antigo, Wisconsin (B) near Clintonville where
loud, mysterious booms were heard by hundreds of people and persisted for several days
in March 2012. Now in April 2014, the bizarre, loud booms have been heard again near
Clintonville in the small rural town of Antigo, Wisconsin, about
the same time that Skyler
Massey's parents heard the huge boom that shattered a glass plate
and drinking glass in their Kamiah living room.
If Kamiah, Idaho, is experiencing cycles of high strangeness, so is the Clintonville, Wisconsin, area near Green Bay 1,500 miles east.
Back in 2012, on the night of March 18th between 9:30 PM and 5:30 AM the nexst morning, people in northeastern Clintonville reported loud sounds that shook their homes and were compared to clanging metal, jackhammers and weird thunderous booms. Some thought that vibrations were coming from underground.
City Administrator Lisa Kuss told me in an interview that she joined police, fire, emergency and utility crews to investigate on two different nights and that she herself twice heard and felt the booms on the bottoms of her feet.
The mysterious loud, shaking booms went on in Clintonville for over a week without an answer and then the booms spread 80 miles southwest to Montello, Wisconsin. Again, USGS said there was no seismic activity, but the Montello Police Chief said, “This is pretty much community-wide and appears to be underground.”
Now there have been more unexplained, loud boom reports from Wisconsin in mid to late April 2014, about 50 miles northwest of Clintonville in a small, rural town called Antigo (pronounced ANT-uh-go). One long-time resident there is Ron Eldridge, now 59 and retired. He served in the United States Army until a back injury and then earned a Master’s Degree in Science Education at the University of Wisconsin, followed by work as a Guidance Counselor at the Lincoln Hills School for Boys. Ron Eldridge is completely baffled by the loud, explosive sounds he compares to dynamite or a military-type explosion that have repeatedly shaken the west walls of his home, but he can’t find any cause and neither have the police he’s notified. Here now is Ron Eldridge in Antigo, Wisconsin, 50 miles northwest of Clintonville.
Antigo, Wisconsin, upper left map corner, is a small rural town about 50 miles northwest
of Clintonville at bottom of map about 40 miles west of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Loud,
unexplained, ongoing booms in that Wisconsin region have been heard and investigated
by authorities since March 2012, without any proved explanations.
Ron Eldridge, 59, retired U. S. Army and until 2012 a Guidance Counselor, Lincoln Hills School for Boys in Irma, Wisconsin, now Antigo, Wisconsin, about 50 miles northwest of Clintonville: “I was sitting in the house watching TV and I heard this loud explosion — not like a firecracker or a cherry bomb — more like dynamite or like a military-type explosion. And I thought my son was outside in the garage. He was supposed to replace or fix the gas tank in a car. And I didn’t know if my son was using a cutting torch or whatever, but I thought the gas tank must have blown up.
And my dog started barking in the kitchen and was looking out the window. So I ran outside and my son was gone! He had gone home already. So it wasn’t him. I could not see anything outside, absolutely nothing!
And then Tuesday, April 29th, at about 12:15 PM, I was sitting in my living room again and I heard this really loud explosion — even louder than the one I heard on Sunday. And this time it was so loud that it rattled all my windows on the west side of my house. And it sounded like it was at ground level. I thought for sure that the gas drier in my basement exploded. I ran down to the basement and nothing! It was fine. Went outside — couldn’t see anything. I called the police that time because I thought there was something funny going on. I didn’t know what it was.
The Deputy Sheriff came over here. I explained everything to him. And then I called the national geological …
U. S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY.
Yeah, and I talked to a seismologist there and I told her what I had heard and I was wondering if it was an earthquake. And she called me back about two hours later and she said that their sensors, which were away from here. She said that they had not picked up anything in the Antigo area.
WHERE YOU ARE IS ABOUT FIFTY MILES NORTHWEST OF CLINTONVILLE. SO YOU ARE VERY CLOSE.
BACK IN 2012 WHEN CLINTONVILLE WAS FOR A WEEK AND A HALF, THERE WERE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE REPORTING HEAVY BOOMS AND THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR WENT OUT WITH HER AUTHORITIES. SHE EXPERIENCED THE BOOMS SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH A PHYSICAL PERCUSSION ON THE BOTTOM OF HER FEET. DID YOU FEEL ANYTHING EVER? WAS ANYTHING REPORTED THERE IN ANTIGO?
As far as I recall, nothing was reported here. I just thought it was so odd for there to be something like that in Clintonville, Wisconsin. As far as I know, we’re not near any fault lines or anything like that.
THAT’S RIGHT. AND THERE WERE NO USGS REPORTS OF SEISMIC ACTIVITY DURING THAT FIRST WEEK OR SO IN CLINTONVILLE.
NOW DID THE POLICE SAY THAT THEY WERE GOING TO DO ANYTHING IN TERMS OF FINDING OUT IF OTHER RESIDENTS IN THAT GENERAL AREA HAD HEARD THE BOOMS?
The detective that was over here — because I told him I could feel it on the west side of my house, the windows rattling — he said he was going to work his way west and ask other people if they heard it. And then I did read an article in the paper like a day or two later about it and did say that people at the Shell station, which is west of me, and at the bus company, which is kind of west more to the north of me, that they also heard it.”
Also see: 042514 Earthfiles "Infrasound, Booms and Quakes?"
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