Many residents of southern Illinois, particularly in the counties of Franklin, Gallatin, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Pope, Saline, White and Williamson started reporting strange “booms”, shock waves, rumbling and rattling beginning in March 2013. This mysterious phenomenon has many residents on edge. Public officials have offered no explanation of the activity.
The loud booms made many area residents think of the New Madrid Fault. This seismic zone is a prolific source of intraplate earthquakes in the Midwest stretching to the southwest of New Madrid, Missouri. Angela Howser of DISCLOSURE NEWS contacted the U.S. Geological Survey and was able to rule out any seismic activity. Angela then contacted the Federal Aviation Administration and was told that no flight activity in southern Illinois had resulted in a “sonic boom.” When Angela contacted the Illinois Department of Mines and Minerals, she was infor...Continue Reading