Insert 1/15: Some interesting info here. An earthquake offshore in Oregon. The largest on record. Link is here.
Have you missed me? Well, it’s back to normal for “strange sound” videos. The internet was so flooded with fakes, it was like looking for a needle in a haystack for what I believe to be genuine sky events. Back to normal means people have slowed down on making these crap fakes. It’s a bit easier now but it also means fewer videos. Before the Conklin mess, I found a video maybe every few days and a super convincing one every few weeks. Now we get down to the business of cataloguing somewhat convincing videos. After the post below in Oregon it’s going to be pretty hard to top, but I’m sure something will pop up that rivals it.
As you may recall a few weeks ago I did a post on a mystery rumble in Sooke, Vancouver Island here. The rumble was deemed atmospheric in origin by seismologist. A witness claimed it was so intense that her bed actually shifted. Also here is the official explanation tracing the sound to military industry in Sequim, Washington.
Then I did a piece on “sky roaring” in Whidbey Island, Washington here. I think we may finally be hearing what these rumbles sound like in the video below.
Filmed in Skagit County, Washington State on February 9th, the person filming this event says the rumble lasted for 10 minutes and was much louder the night before. The rumble is fairly continuous and doesn’t sound like thunder to me. That the same rumble occurred two nights in a row makes it less likely to be thunder. It could be, but I think she wouldn’t have bothered recording it if it really sounded like thunder.
She appears to have started filming inside her house and you can hear it clearly. She then steps outside continuing to record it. If you start at the 5:40 mark it’s quite loud. Turn up your volume. She remarks that it’s very loud. I suspect it was loud and the camera didn’t pick it up that well. Listen for the persistent rumble over the wind sound.
INSERT 1/9: Thank you Moriah from the comments! Great idea here. She suggested rumbling from something called the Cascadia subduction zone. From wiki:
The Cascadia subduction zone (also referred to as the Cascadia fault) is a subduction zone, a type of convergent plate boundary that stretches from northern Vancouver Island to northernCalifornia. It is a very long sloping fault that separates the Juan de Fuca and North Americaplates.
MORE AFTER THE JUMP…
The YT poster doesn’t say exactly where in Skagit County she is located, so I based the location on the county seat. I’m going to add this event to our map. No reason to think it’s not real because the title of the video is simply “Rumbling” and she has no search tags. We now have the event in Sooke, Whidbey Island, Sequim, and now Skagit County. It’s interesting in the map how they connect.