Police lines in both states were jammed from the influx of calls reporting the incident. “I’m sick and tired of getting all these crank calls every time people get a little drunk,” said an unidentified Oklahoma City sheriff. When asked why so many people would be intoxicated at 11:00 am, the sheriff laughed and said, “This is Oklahoma City. If you lived here, you’d be drunk before noon, too.”
Most authorities in Kentucky were reluctant to even offer an explanation for the same noise that roused many from their beds just before midnight the same day. “A bad dream? A jet breaking the sound barrier? Somebody eating at Taco Bell? Who the hell knows?” said a member of Campbellsville, Kentucky’s local emergency planning committee who declined to be identified.
Coincidentally, a similar unidentified sonic event occurred more than two weeks before, around 10:30 am on January 11 in San Diego, CA…however no one reported it thanks to the cranked up audio in their cars and offices.
Inquiries directed to StrangleCorp were met with the usual silence and hostility. StrangleCorp officially denied any responsibility for the sonic events and released a short prepared statement which read in part: “Why does everybody always blame us when this kind of crap happens?”