Ground SWELLING in Watertown, WI -just south of, you guessed it, Clintonville
WATERTOWN, Wis. — A Watertown school will reopen Wednesday after some exploding tiles forced classes to be canceled Tuesday.
Tiles in the cafeteria started to buckle and explode Monday at St. Henry’s Catholic School.
“And I looked at the tiles on the floor. (They) were raising up and flying across the kitchen floor. So, we got out of the cafeteria and told the kids to go up to their classrooms. Eventually, they were evacuated,” St. Henry’s Cooking Manager Diane Dannenberg said. “It looked like the movie ‘Tremors’ where something was tunneling underneath the floor.”
Some described exploding, but the floor definitely buckled.
The city’s building inspector said the part of the building affected was built in 1952. Investigators are looking at all sorts of possibilities to explain why these tiles lifted off the ground.
After 20 years as the city’s building inspector, Joe Heimsch said he was baffled after first looking at this basement.
“My hope is it’s some kind of sanitary line that was improperly abandoned, and it could have came up, and that would have caused the same type of effect,” Heimsch said. “The worst-case scenario is actual foundation movement. I’m hoping that’s not the case.”
Alleged Recording of the Mysterious ‘Clintonville’ Booms
Audio date – March 24, 2012 – Clintonville, Wisconsin. This was recorded by someone who’s not even from Clintonville – Youtuber whysguy3 – he traveled to the town to get an audio recording of the booms.
Here is the original recording and witness report:
At 17 sec into the recording the boom happens.
At 0:19 a drunk walking home yells.
0:24 I speak in “there it was”
From 0:30 to 1:21 silence (Im standing quietly waiting for the next one)
At 1:21 Turn your volume down handling noise ( I did not have the bass roll off set on the mic. because I was hoping to record low frequency boom, yet this causes much handling noise)
2:15 handling noise is over for the most part.
3:32 My cell phone rings. (dispatch calling to inform me about the report of a report that residence at 6### 11th St. heard 2 small booms @ 3:30am and 1 BIG BOOM that shook the house @ 3:59am.