Unexplained Noises Shake Clintonville Homes: Updated
Authorities in Clintonville say they're looking into unexplained noises and shaking felt around the city Sunday night and early Monday morning.
Police dispatchers say around 9:30 Sunday night, people started reporting explosion-like sounds from underground shaking their homes. Police officers in the area said the sounds are like loud bangs with shaking.
The reports were concentrated in the northeast part of Clintonville.
The most calls came in just before 3:00 a.m., but City Administrator Lisa Kuss tells Action 2 News the noises then tapered off, and the last report was at 5:30 a.m.
Kuss says crews have checked the underground water and gas lines. But nothing unusual has been found. Water pressure is normal and no natural gas has been detected. Some of the reports said the noises were like underground pipes rattling.
No damage has been reported, and no one was evacuated.
Kuss says the next step is for officials to meet and map the reports of the noises to look for any pattern or any other details that might indicate what had been happening.
She says local officials will also talk with officials in Madison to see if there is a geological explanation, even the possibility the warm weather had caused something underground to shift.
Clintonville is in the northeast part of Waupaca County.
We have a crew in Clintonville and we'll bring you more details as they become available.