Residents flooded the 911 emergency call center to report loud booms. City officials are clueless on where the mysterious sounds are resonating from.
On January 23, 2013, late in the evening, Hamblen County residents were startled when loud booms rattled their ears. Some people thought their homes were being broken into. The emergency call center was bombarded with concerned and disturbed citizens.
Hamblen County Sheriff Deputies could not find the source of the noises. Some authorities think that a cave beneath the Meadows subdivision collapsed.
The strange sounds echoed throughout the area and even had law enforcement officers baffled. Sheriff Deputy, Jim Standifer heard the booms. “It sounded like a hand grenade going off, then you could feel the ground vibrate.” The officer described.
What are these sounds? That is one question on a lot of Morristown citizen’s minds right now. This question may remain unanswered.
“At this point, nobody seems to know. The geologists say it’s not in the ground, the Air Force says it’s not in the air, the astronomers say it’s not from space, so we’re running out of options,” one official said.
There are many theories as to what the strange sounds are. Many think it is paranormal, some say it is extraterrestrial, others think it is biblical. Most people think there is a more scientific explanation. Still, no one seems to have a definitive answer as to what we’re hearing in the skies.