Barabooms again echo through town

2012-10-26T11:00:00Z 2012-11-22T08:04:24Z Barabooms again echo through townTIM DAMOS | Baraboo News Republic
October 26, 2012 11:00 am  • 

The mysterious booms of Baraboo struck again Wednesday night.

This time the thunderous explosion — which again was coupled with a vivid flash in the sky — prompted residents who live near the Baraboo High School to call authorities.

A Baraboo officer was on patrol near the intersection of Second Avenue and Summit Street when she heard a loud explosion and saw a large flash in the sky, according to a police report.

“It appeared as if a power transformer may have blew,” the officer stated. “I did patrol the area and observed no fires, problems, or power outages.”

Dispatchers received several calls from residents who live between the high school and Fifth Avenue who heard the same explosion.

Wednesday was the third time in six months Baraboo residents have reported flashes followed by loud booms.

Although many theories have been proposed, Baraboo Police Chief Mark Schauf said he still suspects the Barabooms are man-made.

“Based on the visual of the officer of the light flash and the lack of a report of any power outages, yes I still believe this is fireworks,” Schauf said.

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