Over the past month, residents of Salem, Ohio have been experiencing mysterious booms. The explosions are recurring and have been happening within a wide area. The booms occur between 8:00 and 10:00pm at night and are described as being like sticks of dynamite going off in backyards. According to the police, there is fracking going on in the area, but the drilling would not occur at night. The link is here or click the image.
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No one mentioned seismic activity, but just 20 miles away there was an earthquake in Ohio measuring 2.7 and 4.0 on the Richter Scale back in December. It was attributed to fracking. Fracking (hydrofracturing) is a process of creating fractures in rock formations by injecting fluid into cracks to force them further open. The larger fissures allow oil and gas to flow out of the formations so they can be extracted.
This article from the Scientific American here, says a recent earthquake in Youngstown, Ohio, was likely caused by fracking.
From the article:
Scientists have quickly determined that the likely cause was fracking—although not from drilling into deep shale or cracking it with pressured water and chemicals to retrieve natural gas. Rather, they suspect the disposal of wastewater from those operations, done by pumping it back down into equally deep sandstone.
Aside from the danger of earthquakes, fracking is ruining ground water in Wyoming. The ground water has tested positive for methane, benzene and bleach. Residents say the water smells like lighter fluid. They’re afraid their houses are going to blow up from methane build up. Of course the frickin’ companies behind it say there is no relationship to the explosive water and their frackin’. Unbelievable! Is there anything greedy people won’t do. The link is here or click the image.
Could the loud booms in Ohio be related to fracking? If so, why do they occur at the same time at night when drilling isn’t happening.
The same sky booms are happening in North Carolina, but I can’t find anything about fracking in that area.
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Fairview, North Carolina residents have been hearing sky booms so loud they’re making houses shake. The booms where heard outside of the town as well. Witness James Carver says it was so loud he dropped everything and his dogs got very quiet after the boom. The link is here or click the image.
A 911 caller says:
“We just heard an explosion or something and it shook the whole house. It sounded like a bomb.”
So if the cause could be linked to fracking in Ohio, why is there no fracking in North Carolina. These sky booms are such a weird thing given they always seem to affect certain areas or towns. I’ve found many sky boom videos over the past few months and they’re mostly unexplained.
I doubt these incidents are related to fracking given that it has been happening frequently around the country. See more about sky booms here.