The Miskatonic staff has been watching this strange situation for several weeks. Slowly, information is beginning to trickle in on theories.
Clintonville, Wisconsin is a typical heartland town of America. It wants no trouble, and they treasure their quiet.
At least since 18 March 2012, there have been many sleepless nights for residents, police, and city officials. On that night, a deep, rumbling sound – reminiscent of artillery shells or thunder – began. Hundreds of calls to experts, the military, and meteorologists left citizens baffled, and irritable.
Then, a strange coincidence happened. Despite some scientific theories of geologists who say that Wisconsin earthquakes probably do not cause weird sounds, a small earthquake happened precisely when the eerie sound occurred. So, was Cthulhu snoring in his sleep, or could it be earthquakes quivering through Wisconsin granite?
To find out, city officials finally leveraged a scientific study from a Michigan Technological University professor and his grad students.
One wonders why a geologist would not have already jumped on this to help fellow citizens, but as we discussed in an earlier blog post – scientists are sheepish to rush in if they don’t think there is a Leprechaun’s pot of grant money at the end of the rainbow. So kudos to the Michigan Technological University!
Waite and his team just made it in time to record a small earthquake at 8:09 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2012.
This was the second time an earthquake coincided with a series of grumbling booms. A 1.5 earthquake (large enough to be noticed up to 230 miles away) also coincided with deep booms.
In the absence of authoritative science, myths quickly spring up to attempt to answer the unknown. Whether interesting horror stories will spring from these Wisconsin events the Misky folks don’t know, but this could be a new legend being born.