Unfortunately, there aren’t many convincing videos out there at the moment. The ones I’ve found are falling into two distinct categories. The first half are hoaxes. Frauds have decided the Kiev sound dub isn’t being believed anymore so they’ve switched to using any weird machine or sound dub they can find. This is making my job extremely difficult. The second half is promising, but just not good enough. I’m finding tons of videos that aren’t hoaxes, but the sound quality is too poor to discuss here. The ones I’ve found have very subtle ongoing jet noises in the background and some even have other sounds mixed in. They’re very subtle though. To really excite us we need to see more videos like the Lafayette Indiana post below.
So given the absence of anything convincing out there at the moment, I’m going to provide some articles that are very useful in our strange sound discoveries.
JUST WHAT I WAS WONDERING MYSELF!: FIREBALLS ARE BEHAVING STRANGELY
There seem to be lots of fireballs being recorded lately and they have booms. I’ve been noticing many news clips popping up about the incidents.
According to this article here, What’s Up with All the Weird Meteors Lately?, the recent meteors we’ve been seeing are behaving strangely. From the article:
According to Peter Brown, a meteor expert and physics professor at the University of Western Ontario, this is atypical meteoric behavior — even for a fireball: “These fireballs are particularly slow and penetrating,” Brown explained to NASA’s Tony Phillips. “They hit the top of the atmosphere moving slower than 15 km/s, decelerate rapidly, and make it to within 50 km of Earth’s surface.”
There is also a very good video of one of these slow burning fireballs in the article. Check out the post about the one from Texas which features a slow, booming fireball here.
In fact, there are more fireballs this time of year. From this NASA article, Spring is Fireball Season here:
“Spring is fireball season,” says Bill Cooke of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Center. “For reasons we don’t fully understand, the rate of bright meteors climbs during the weeks around the vernal equinox.”
A few weeks ago in South Carolina a fireball also made a loud noise. Video below:
NIGHT TIME BUZZ: DERRY, IRELAND FOLKS CAN’T SLEEP
A local news source (here) reports that residents of Derry, Ireland are experiencing strange sky noise. Some speculate the cause is military, but the timing isn’t matching up. A local authority says:
“I have received a number of calls from concerned residents who have been unsettled and whose sleeping pattern is being affected by what can only be described as a relentless and disturbing buzzing noise in the Derry sky over recent days.”
Interestingly, just last month residents fled from their homes after hearing loud explosions. See here. So far it seems to be unexplained. From the article:
Yates said the explosion was heard all over the city on Tuesday. “It shook houses, shook windows and was heard as far as City of Derry airport.
MORE AFTER THE JUMP…
STRANGE SOUNDS DOWN UNDER
A fantastic article from weirdaustralia blog, Mysterious sky sounds baffled early explorers too, here. Australia has many documented cases of strange sounds going way back. Some great research and information can be found in this little essay. In 1829, a Captain Sturt wrote:
“About 3pm on February 7, Mr Hume and I were occupied tracing a chart upon the ground. The day had been remarkably fine, not a cloud was there in the sky, nor a breath of air to be felt. On a sudden we heard what seemed to be the report of a gun fired in the distance of between five or six miles. It was not the hollow sound of an earthly explosion, or the sharp, cracking noise of thunder, but in every way resembled the discharge of a very large piece of ordnance. On this we all agreed, but no one was certain whence the sound proceeded.
YELLOWSTONE’S LAKE MUSIC
A very good article from yellowstonegate that expands on what I presented in this post here. Entitled No explanation for mysterious ‘lake music’ reported by many Yellowstone visitors, (here) this article not only presents a historical perspective, but also includes comments from Yellowstone employees. Even though there has been much recorded history citing witness accounts, apparently no one in recent times has heard anything. From the article:
It’s possible that some people in recent years have heard the sound but kept mum about it for fear of sounding foolish or being ridiculed, Whittlesey said, but for whatever reason, the lake sounds are not a topic most guides discuss with visitors. “I was a tour guide and a ranger naturalist, and I don’t remember ever using it in a program,” Whittlesey said. “It’s just not something that is well known among Yellowstone interpreters or Yellowstone tour guides.”