Below is some information and updates that don’t mention Kiev beyond this sentence.
MYSTERY SKY BOOM IN INDIANA, USA. UPDATE: AND BRAZIL ON THE SAME DAY
Residents of Allen County, Indiana were all shook up by a loud boom sound on January 17th at 3pm. They claim it’s not the first time but this incident was much more disturbing. See this post about recent sky booms here. Read the news article here. Hat tip: sheilaaliens.
Update: Apparently a sky boom occurred on the same day in Brazil as in Indiana. Interesting. Thank you Phillip, Equipe and Ricardo for the tip. From the comments: In Brazil it was reported a case of explosive sound in a leading newspaper in the country. the noise happened at dawn, followed by earthquake, and alarmed the inhabitants of the city of Taubate, in the state of Sao Paulo.—Ricardo.
I don’t speak Portuguese so I don’t know what they’re saying in this video but if any of you readers from Brazil would care to translate and elaborate it would be appreciated. Otherwise, an odd coincidence. Thank you Valter for translating! Translation here.
COSTA RICA REPEAT?
An in-house columnist at a Costa Rican news site claims to have recorded and heard a repeat of the January 9th sky sound event. He says that on Jan 13th, at 11:59pm, the sound was heard again. In my earlier post I pointed out that a Colorado sound event seems to have been dubbed over a moon clip in a local news report. See the post here. This below video sounds nothing like the Colorado incident. I know fireworks when I hear them and this sounds like fireworks! Why just present an audio clip?
A VERY GOOD ANALYSIS
Sharon Hill over at Doubtful News brings us an essay on the strange sound phenomenon. Excellent and rational theories with sources. She says:
Despite the obvious hoaxes, people don’t seem to be critical. Public and conspiratorial-minded interest is growing. So, I decided to consult some definitive sources on the subject of anomalous sky noises and see if these sorts of phenomena or anything resembling them had previously been observed.
If you’re truly interested in sky events this post is for you. Hit the link for the article Sounds from the sky: Reflections on historical observations and recent events.
MORE JUICY TIDBITS AFTER THE JUMP…
FROM THE COMMENTS
Terrific research from blog commenter Panos regarding the history of a type of event I call “Sky Roaring”. His comments are referring to this post here. This is one of our most popular post. They say:
I’m and Electrical Engineer. I was alerted from these events and I’m gonna tell you why.
a) All of these sounds are of electromagnetic nature (some sound like transmission lines, transformers, etc, even the booms can be from increased plasma flow, more familiar case thunders and lightning).
b) There is a lot of electricity in the atmosphere and the ionosphere. Far more than most people know or believe and at some periods, for various reasons, this electricity becomes very active and effects everything.
c) There is an increased Solar activity lately, and several cases of magnetic anomalies in our planet due to increased solar wind strength.
d) You’re mentioning 1851 and 1864 as two other years that such sounds were heard by people. What you probably don’t know (as most people) is that between those two dates, in 1859, there was the largest ever recorded solar flare. An event known as “Carrington event” or “Carrington super flare” named after the guy who first observed it on September 1st 1859.
If these sounds are genuine then it is quite probable that we’re heading to something similar in the following years. And this is not good. Especially now that our civilization is so heavily based on electricity.
Now as for the why few years before and after the main event, a possible reason could be harmonics.
I personally hope to be something else cause a Carrington event can send us all back to the stone age in seconds.
Now THAT’S juicy info!
ANOTHER RADIO SIGNAL DEAD ZONE
Residents of Kingsclere on the Hampshire-Berkshire border, UK were shocked to find that their heating, shower, doorbell and car’s remote-control door locks stopped working. Excuses and explanations abound. This same incident just happened in Colorado. See this post here. It’s unlikely anything small could interfere with a whole village. The article from The Telegraph is here