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Residents and police officers in the aptly named town of Baraboo, Wisconsin have reported hearing weird booming noises accompanied by bright flashes of light, paralleling the experiences of people in the town of Clintonville 130 miles to the north.
Authorities are baffled at the weird phenomena, and have ruled out lightning strikes or transformer blowouts as explanations for what people are witnessing.
A resident on Sauk Avenue called 911 to report a loud boom Sunday around 1 a.m. That prompted more than 30 comments on the Baraboo Scanner page on Facebook — which posts information about calls to public service agencies — from other residents who heard the same thing. Some reported they saw a flash before the boom.
About 45 minutes later, residents throughout the city called authorities to report a second flash and boom.
Originally posted by Swills
Too much cheese and lactose intolerance. That's my take.
Originally posted by minor007
reply to post by AlomaRa
and how did they rule out lightning? Did they stay out all night and watched the skies hoping to see a flash?
“There doesn’t appear to have been any t-storms in that area Sunday morning,” said Ed Townsend, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Sullivan office. “I can’t think of anything else (weather-related) that would lead to a flash.”
back to topic.. I find these happenings strange and would love to know cause.
Originally posted by novemberecho
dang. montello and baraboo. again. RIGHTTT by my cabin. I didn't go last week because my car broke down. I'll head up there within the next few weeks though. I'll try to get something recorded.