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an anyone explain what was behind similar episodes in Maine two months ago, or Alabama three months ago, or North Carolina four months ago. In each of those cases – as well as in other incidents around the nation over the years – residents reported hearing windows rattle and feeling floors shake even though no earthquake was detected. There's almost certainly a simple, unromantic, “Aha!”-type explanation for each of these odd occurrences, something that everyone has overlooked for whatever combination of reasons. But who knows?
Brunswick County, NC - Residents are reporting strange, loud noises that shake their homes once again. Several people in the Supply and Holden Beach area said they heard two loud "booms" around 11:00 Wednesday morning. Chrissie Stevens said the racket woke her up and vibration from the booms knocked items off of her furniture and TV. Some call the noises "Seneca guns," but no one seems to have a solid explanation for why they happen. Reasoning for the booms range from military practice to earthquakes below the ocean surface. The noises have been startling residents along the Carolina coast for years.
Perhaps the best way to begin the study of North Carolina Indian history is by listening to the Indians themselves. North American Indians had no written languages. They could not store their history in dusty volumes on the shelves of ancient libraries. Instead, they recorded their history orally, in the stories and legends they passed from generation to generation. It is this tradition that kept the Indian past alive.
After walking some distance, the people realized they were walking on ice. For days they walked on ice. One group got tired and decided not to go on. The other group decided to keep walking—to "where the sun rises"—until they found food. They walked during the day and at night they rested.
The land under North Carolina was pulled apart, and inland seas emerged. Island volcanoes developed, first along the North Carolina-Virginia border, then in an arc from Virginia to Georgia. Rocks formed by those volcanoes extend today over a wide area of the Piedmont and Coastal Plain. Fossilized tracks of primitive worms have been found in those volcanic rocks, formed about 620 million years ago.
Adrienne Hooker doesn't feel safe at home. Her Blount County neighborhood has a problem - it shakes.
For 2 days, the house rocks every few hours. It can sound like an explosion.
She describes it like this: "Tiny earthquakes, makes the whole house shake it makes everyone wake up if they're sleeping."
They've called the U.S. Geological Survey, but no earthquakes have been reported.
The Lashbrooke subdivision in Louisville enjoyed a quiet and sun-bathed afternoon on Thursday. The peaceful surroundings of the affluent neighborhood along the Tennessee River lend no hint that its residents suffer from shell-shock.
"It's scary-loud. It's loud enough that it makes your heart stop for a second," said Andy Wombold. "It sounds like a shotgun or an explosion of some kind."
Wombold and dozens of other residents in the neighborhood are unable to say exactly what "it" is. All they know is the mysterious booms have provided several rude awakenings that sent residents scrambling in fear.
"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.
No one has really adequately explained this situation yet. Last year, our own Colin Hackman investigated it and the best explanation he could get…it's either military or seismic activity. But the military won't confirm anything, and this area doesn't have the seismometers to gauge that type of thing. That equipment would cost about $20,000 and no one has put up the money for it yet.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by SCGrits
If you can find it, go look at the radar images before, during, and after the Joplin, MO tornado last year. There is a weird, circular echo pattern that changes the shape of the radar image as the storm approaches Joplin.
It is easy to ignore it as ground interference, and that is what I have always considered it, but we didn't use to have ground interference this much, and it didn't use to change the shapes of the approaching storms. I've noticed at least a dozen storms where this circular echo pattern develops around a city, and the storm actually changes shape in relation to the "interference."
Now, I'm not claiming anything specific, but it is something becoming more and more prevalent on radar images, so there must be a reason.