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OKLAHOMA CITY – While the frenzy of reports
involving “strange sounds” appears to have subsided in recent weeks, our story “Oklahoma
man reports ‘strange sounds’ and ‘sky trumpets’ near his home
” generated a few
comments from readers who had “strange sounds experiences of their own. Names
have been changed due to the controversial nature of the subject.

The first reader we heard from was Stacy. After
reading the aforementioned story, Stacy, living in northern Virginia, said the
portion of our story about “Owen” near Owasso, Okla. hearing a sound that sounded like a “large
bucket loader … scraping across concrete” and having a “tone quality to it” was
“almost exactly” how she heard nearly identical sounds two nights in a row,
sometime in the fall of 2011.

While about a 20-minute drive from metro Washington’s
Dulles International Airport, Stacy said she was sitting out in her outside,
covered, screened-in porch, at about 11 p.m., when she heard a sound that “sounded
like a very large, unusually outsized road grader or machine with a  very large blade or bucket scraping the road.”

There was no snow on the ground to be plowed, and
while Interstate 66 was not far away, no road grading was going on, to her

Millie, a media professional, wrote to Red Dirt Report with an experience that
went back to October 2010 and occurred during a trip to the California side of
Lake Tahoe. Living on the West Coast, Millie was with her husband, a science
teacher, who needed to attend an evening science class in that area.

Wrote Millie in an email: “We were driving along Highway 89 through the mountainous pristine forest when we heard loud booms and
then what sounded like a freight train going right along side our vehicle.
However, there were no train tracks and there was no construction or anything
or anyone in the area. As we drove and continued to hear the loud noise we
rolled down the window and the sound seemed to surround us. I remember
experiencing an eerie feeling or sensation almost like an out of body
experience, but it wasn't.

Continuing, Millie wrote: “I would have to say the event lasted about
eight-to-10 minutes. As soon as we arrived in Tahoe we no longer heard the
sound but certainly talked about it all weekend with the other teachers who
were also part of the science class. We were certainly a bit spooked about what
happened and now that other similar reports are coming out, we are really
wondering what on earth that noise was.”

Another reader, Jeremy, simply wrote us about his
experience that took place in October 2011, while he was standing on his front

“I heard what I thought to be a low-flying jet
fixing to come over my house. So, I walked out on the lawn and watched as it
got louder and it lasted about a minute or two and then it ended. So, I checked
the weather to see if an storms (were) in the area and nothing showed.” Jeremy
said he has been researching this sound, thinking he was the only one to hear
it, only to find our recent Red Dirt
article. Thank you, Jeremy, for contacting us.

Perusing news reports on the web, we see that while the strange booms being heard in Clintonville, Wisconsin have subsided while "loud banging sounds, earth-shaking tremors and ... flashes of light" are being heard 130 southwest of Clintonville in Baraboo, Wisconsin, according to Flashes of light now? It gets stranger and stranger.

We hope Red Dirt Report readers will continue to send in your “strange
sounds” reports to And thanks to Spirit
for linking our earlier story.

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