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Ground-shaking booms puzzle Louisville neighborhood

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posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 10:56 PM

Louisville residents searching for the source of an unexplained ground-shaking boom can scratch another theory off the list.

A Loudon County resident speculated on Thursday that the noise could have come from maintenance on an underground pipeline (see previous story below). The Plantation Pipe Line Company operates a large liquid refined petroleum pipeline that runs from Knoxville to Macon, Georgia. The pipeline is co-owned and operated by Kinder Morgan.

Emily Mir with Kinder Morgan's media relations department contacted 10News on Friday morning and indicated there were no recent operations that would have created the noise. Furthermore, the pipeline in question is located around 10 miles from the Lashbrooke subdivision.

Another ones of these mysterious 'booms' and ground shaking incidences which are occurring more often nowadays.

This one was updated and they tried to figure out what the problem was and if it was related to the pipeline, but apparently not. Another unsolved and unexplained ground shaking incident.

"Last Monday, about a week and a half ago, it was around 3 a.m. and it was, 'Pow!' All the sudden we heard a loud explosion. It sounded like it came from inside our house. It shook the walls. It shook the floor. It shook the ceiling," said Wombold.

Wombold said he ran upstairs to check on his parents and ran into his father who was already headed downstairs.

"We thought maybe a gas line had exploded and maybe our house was going to blow up. We thought it was really serious," said Wombold.

"It was like lightning struck directly beside the house," said neighbor Dwayne Jones. "I jumped out of bed and ran outside. Then I saw a clear sky full of stars and knew it wasn't lightning. The ground was still shaking for a little bit. It was like a big sonic boom. Just the whole house shakes. I never heard anything like it."

Scary stuff...

Any thoughts?

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posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 10:59 PM
reply to post by predator0187

My thoughts are they are tunneling underground. Its not that far away from Fort Knox. They have gone to transporting alot of their equipment underground. Out of sight out of mind. I can't prove it but thats my thoughts.

posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 11:00 PM
Nuclear bomb in a tunnel? Any other two random words put together and posted in a dodgy article to spread rumours?

Thanks for the information though, interesting enough. 3am would surely dispel the chances of it being pipe works (certainly in the UK) but maybe they work through the night at that location. I would've thought there are certain laws that prevent loud work in the middle of the night? The "loud noises" case file is growing.

posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 11:14 PM
Kentucky, Tennessee?
Loudon county seems to be in Tennessee.
Not the Louisville I live at.
But,these strange booms,also the minor quakes that will show up on USGS,then disappear does seem a little odd.

posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 11:17 PM
reply to post by kdog1982

Tennessee. There's a source link on the top of the OP that takes you to the place where I got the article. I'm only allowed to post a little bit of it, but the article does state Tennessee.

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posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 11:19 PM
I'm typically not one to go rambling about the New Madrid Fault...
(or am I?

But the NMF isnt that far from Louisville (Either one for that matter, TN or KY)
As soon as I read this story
Seneca Guns
came to mind...

They heard them in 1811... right before it started rumbling...

Now I'll admit and be the first one to say it...
That is more than likely not the case...
the cause of these current "booms"
could be a 1000 things...

Guess time will tell?

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posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 11:35 PM
Something is going on.
If anyone follows Robin on the Arkansas thread,maybe you all should follow it.

Another thread to follow is this one on those strange noises around the world.
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posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 11:46 PM
The fact that there are now 3 states, within days of each other, all having a loud boom (and houses shaking) is quite strange. But the question is, what is the common denominator?

posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 11:50 PM

Originally posted by summer5
The fact that there are now 3 states, within days of each other, all having a loud boom (and houses shaking) is quite strange. But the question is, what is the common denominator?

Yes,summer,the mystery deepens.
Fracking? Mining? Meteors exploding in the sky? Crustal or plate movement?

posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 11:54 PM
reply to post by kdog1982

What ever it is, it can't be a good sign....I can see one, but 3
Something is not right here. What puzzles me (or maybe I should say pisses me off), I find it so hard to believe with all the technology we have today that no one can determine the cause. Some thing stinks IMO.

posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 12:02 AM
reply to post by summer5

Well,as you are familiar with a certain thread,they are keeping the public from all the tech they have and the predictions.
Just keep a an eye for the tell-tale signs.
The ramping up of PSA's in certain areas,movement of emergency preparedness personnel,and keeping an eye on animals,including pets.

posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 05:10 AM
reply to post by summer5

I think something is up as well. 3 states in a week have ground shaking happening and no one has any idea what's going on. Let alone the USGS say it is not earthquakes, so what the hell could this be caused from? It's really weird...


posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 06:30 AM
What about a sonic boom? Dugway, OH is supposed to be the new Area 51, and is pretty close to TN and KY.
I remember living in Omaha years back when there was a mystery boom, (local news ran all around town), and about 2-3 years later the USAF announced the record breaking flight of the SR-71, and the flight path went right over the city.
Obviously, I'm just guessing, but I wonder how many TAC bases are close?

posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 06:33 PM
reply to post by Yahm16

scratch the Dugway idea, don't know what I was thinking, Utah not Ohio.

posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 08:18 AM

Earthquake "booms" have been reported for a long time, and they tend to occur more in the Northeastern US and along the East Coast. there have been many reports of "booms" that cannot be explained by man-made sources. No one knows for sure, but scientists speculate that these "booms" are probably small shallow earthquakes that are too small to be recorded, but large enough to be felt by people nearby.

There are accounts of "artillery"-like sounds that were said to have occurred before or during the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812.

Been doing some reading up on the boom noises. I think they also refer to them as Seneca guns.
The booms have also been recorded from space and they can not figure them out. Found this 09' article.
Could these booms be a precursor for the New Madrid area? Does make you wonder.

There is "something new and interesting going on in the universe," said Alan Kogut of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
ARCADE's mission was to search the sky for faint signs of heat from the first generation of stars, but instead they heard a roar from the distant reaches of the universe.
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posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 08:30 AM
Hi Pred!

Thanks for the thread. I've been trying to track news of the booms in that area & missed this one. This relates to the thread you did last week, "Neighborhood terrified by mysterious shaking". It is the same neighborhood, Lashbrook.

Since I live in the same area (East TN), I'm hoping someone comes up with a good solve to this mystery soon!


posted on Dec, 12 2011 @ 06:12 PM
I would like to think the cause is more sinister than my thought of the cause as being " Frost Quakes"

posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 03:41 AM
This must be scary. I cant say i ever experienced this because i live in newyork. That is one thing that im blessed for. New York never has serious mother nature problems!

posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 06:27 AM
reply to post by tallblondealien

Thanks for posting this, it's one of the best explainations so far for all the incidents happening.

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