Rumbling Wakes Up Dozens of Knox County Residents

(WVLT) - Dozens of people in Knox County woke up to some rumbling this morning and investigators are still working to figure out what it was.

Dozens of calls flooded central dispatch at about 1:15am, mostly from two neighborhoods off Northshore Drive in West Knoxville; Admiral's Landing and Northshore Landing.

Many people tell us they woke up to loud rumbling and thought there were animals or prowlers in their basements or attics.

Others thought there was some sort of explosion shaking the ground.

J.R. Andrews lives in Admiral's Landing and says it woke his entire family up and they all ran outside to see what was going on.

"Half of our neighborhood had come outside and there was these constant shakes in the ground, constant thud. It felt like some type of missile attack," he said. "It wasn't an earthquake, I've been through an earthquake."

KUB not reporting any problems in the area and so far, there has been no reports of a possible earthquake.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 10, 2012 at 04:03 PM
    Same thing in Central N.J..I have experienced it 3 times now. This usually happends between 1 and 4am. We will never find out what it is because were not supposed to know. But whatever it is it's coming from the sky
  • by Anonymous on Jan 10, 2012 at 04:03 PM
    Same thing in Central N.J..I have experienced it 3 times now. This usually happends between 1 and 4am. We will never find out what it is because were not supposed to know. But whatever it is it's coming from the sky
  • by Kelly Location: Lebanon, Pa on Oct 8, 2008 at 01:54 PM
    I have been noticing the same type of thing Here in PA. In my yard I heard and felt it and In my kitchen under my feet 2 times in a matter of a month, and I don't have a basement under the kitchen floor. It's rather Wierd, A rumble that makes the ground sound hollow. Not sure what it is but it's got me concerned!
  • by Tad Location: Admiral's Landing on Apr 9, 2008 at 11:00 AM
    This whole area is on a shelf and when the lake fills up after a lot of rain,the water must release from under the rock shelf and makes the rumbling noise. Since so much construction has being going on around here, they have covered up a lot of ponds that were the release areas for the water build up under the shelf. Notice the two ponds near us and see that they rise with the lake as it rises.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 14, 2012 at 04:16 PM in reply to Tad
      FILLED the ponds? A pond is a wetland and CANNOT be filled covered or drained. Somebody is meesing up.
  • by Donna Location: Admiral's Landing on May 17, 2007 at 06:02 PM
    At the risk of bringing this discussion back down to the mundane, I can't help but wonder if the work on the property under development on Northshore doesn't have something to do with the inexplicable noises we experienced the other night. I remember earlier this year when our water was cut off due to digging there. Does anyone out there have any ideas on this? Also, does anyone have any idea of what local agency we could contact regarding a follow up on what investigators [as stated in the 1st sentence of the online report] have found out,if anything, thus far?
  • by Tom Location: Out of State on May 17, 2007 at 03:01 AM
    Probably a poorly aimed ELF propagation from the Ruskies trying to agitate the New Madrid Fault area. Instead of pumping low frequency wave energy into the fault area they missed the target and hit the bed rock in the area of the rumbling. Same stuff as HARRP and GWEN wave generation.
  • by Donald Location: Massachusetts on May 16, 2007 at 05:09 PM
    The large rumbling, could be a fly over of F-16. If this is the case, the F-16 were fling to close the ground and possibly, breaking sound barrier.
  • by pacfanx Location: canada on May 16, 2007 at 01:20 PM
    i cannot believe that more people are not paying attention to this either. my guess would be an underground nuke test, but if i wasnt there i would have no idea. What was the sound? was it a humming? Was it comming from the ground or maybe air? deep? how long did it last? was it comming from a certain direction? this story seems really interesting.........
  • by LEE Location: CUMB.CO on May 16, 2007 at 12:39 PM
    EARTHQUAKE. PROBABLY ABOUT 2.6 TO 3.0
  • by Bonnee Location: Germany on May 16, 2007 at 03:40 AM
    There's a blog that tries to keep track of these strange things, including mystery booms and rumbling noises: http://fireballs-meteorites.blogspot.com/ There's also a website that archives a range of similar things here: http://www.signs-of-the-times.org/ Scroll down and click the category "Our Haunted Planet" and go back through the stories to see many similar ones.
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