posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 01:31 PM
MODS: I put this in Fragile Earth because that is where the "Booming Noises" seem to end up. Please move if appropriate.
Things seem to be afoot here in Northeast Michigan. Last week, cell and internet traffic was interrupted for a few hours. That could possibly be
explained I suppose by the influx of downstaters and out-of-staters flooding into the area to enjoy one of the most beautiful places on Earth; but
this morning, something very strange - and inexplicable - happened.
At around 10 a.m., my house shook from the sound of an explosion. At first, we assumed that it came from the LaFarge Cement Plant (the largest cement
plant in the US btw) where they use earth moving machines in their quarry. Facebook exploded with people talking about it. I've redacted all of the
names except for my partner in crime Tim Thomas, who works at the local radio station.
OK, nobody on FB had a clue as to what caused the "explosion," so I called the control room at LaFarge to see if they were doing any dynamiting. The
answer was no.
I called the Alpena County Sheriff's department and asked the same question. I was told that the sound rocked the Public Safety building, but that
deputies have been unable to locate the source.
I called the Alpena Regional Combat Training Center, which regularly conducts training exercises in N.E. Michigan to see what they had to say. "We
have no planes in the air today sir," was the reply.
This sound, whatever it was, was heard - and felt - from Rogers City to Ossineke and possibly beyond. It is over 50 miles from Rogers City to
Ossineke; whatever caused this noise was MASSIVE, and as yet unexplained. For those unfamiliar with the area, here are a couple of maps. The "X" marks
are where people I personally know, and who posted on FB reporting that they heard the explosion, live.
edit on 6/6/2012 by OldCorp because: I'm my own Grammar Nazi.