Strange Rumblings Again in the American Southwest
The American Southwest has been recent home to an unexplained series of rumblings, described by some as being similar to earthquakes, which have caused widespread disturbance among residents in the region.
With several incidents now being reported, officials are seeking to understand what might have caused the mysterious shaking which, according to those nearest to the disturbance, is often accompanied by loud booming noises.
Among the most recent reports, a significant booming incident was reported outside of Rainbow Valley, near Phoenix, Arizona, on December 19, 2015. One witness described that the shaking had been so significant that he had gone to observe whether the neighbor’s home nearby had been damaged or destroyed.
The witness’s report details the following:
“Approx 0600 hrs. Dec. 19, 2015, in Rainbow Valley west of Phoenix, AZ. My wife and I were drinking coffee in bed when a large explosion seemed to take place. It felt/sounded like a significant pressure wave hit the east exterior wall of the house, jarring the whole house. I had to get up and check to see if the neighbors house was still there – about 150 yards away – it’s rural.
They’d heard/felt it also. In fact everyone in the area heard/felt it. One person I work with who lives in west Phoenix to the NE of us heard it also.
Phoenix news outlets including CBS affiliate station AZ KPHO reported on the incident as well, noting they had received several hundreds of reports from Phoenix residents about the incident.
According to the USGS website, no significant earthquake activity had been occurring in the area coinciding with the date in question.