Mysterious Booms Over Multiple Counties in Florida and Illinois

–“The west side of Gainesville flooded our communications center around 9 PM (March 21) with calls about a window-clattering and wall-shaking  boom.”

- Sheriff's Lt. Art Forgey, Alachua County, Florida

– “USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) has not reported any earthquake  activity in our area during that time (March 16), leaving the cause of these reports as somewhat of a mystery.”

- Ryan Buckingham, Director, Franklin County,
Illinois Emergency Management Agency

– “Anyone who had property damage from vibrations” reported from Louisville to Fort Knox, Kentucky, on March 17, 2013, “can file a claim with Fort Knox.”

- Fort Knox Army Base Press Release

 

Loud house and bone-rattling booms were reported between March 13 - 17, 2013, in the  following locations. Kamiah, Idaho, 65 miles east of Lewiston (upper left red circle) is  2,102 miles northwest of Louisville, Kentucky (Google pointer) that is straight east of  southern Illinois boom reports. Tiverton and Little Compton, Rhode Island and  Westport, Massachusetts (far right red circle) are 940 miles east of Louisville. Then on Thursday, March 21, 2013, near 9 PM EST, residents from several counties around Gainesville, Florida (north central Florida red circle) reported  similar house-shaking, window-rattling.
Loud house and bone-rattling booms were reported between March 13 - 17, 2013, in the following locations. Kamiah, Idaho, 65 miles east of Lewiston (upper left red circle) is 2,102 miles northwest of Louisville, Kentucky (Google pointer) that is straight east of southern Illinois boom reports. Tiverton and Little Compton, Rhode Island and Westport, Massachusetts (far right red circle) are 940 miles east of Louisville. Then on Thursday, March 21, 2013, near 9 PM EST, residents from several counties around Gainesville, Florida (north central Florida red circle) reported similar house-shaking, window-rattling.

March 23, 2013  Gainesville, Florida, and Southern Illinois - Residents in several counties in North Central Florida - including Alachua and Marion around Gainesville - were literally shaken on Thursday night, March 21, 2013, at around 9 PM EST. Hundreds of people called 911 and other authorities such as the Alachua County Sheriff's Office about hearing a loud boom that shook windows and walls. The Sheriff's Office contacted the Florida Division of Emergency Management's State Warning Point Office and was told that “military maneuvering of some kind” might be involved. But to date, no specific details have been confirmed by any military about who was doing what maneuvering in what location that would shake people in several north central Florida counties at the same time.

 

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