Odd noises have Wisconsin residents calling police as homes snap, contract in cold weather

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: December 31, 2013 - 10:32 AM

JANESVILLE, Wis. — A Wisconsin man armed himself with a handgun, convinced the banging and bumps he heard in his house were a sign that someone was breaking in. A woman who heard similar sounds rounded up her children and called 911.

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kay353Dec. 31, 1310:50 AM

People in Wisconsin don't realize that their houses do this in extremely cold weather???

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jhb8426Dec. 31, 1310:30 PM

What? Were these people born yesterday, or are they maybe first timers from warmer climates? House creak and groan when it gets cold.

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tituspulloJan. 1, 14 3:07 AM

Paranoia runs deep. Some of these people are just itching to shoot someone. Who doesn't know that houses make noise in cold weather?

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