I thought you would get a kick out of this fascinating and apparently unique natural phenomenon referred to by the layman as “trumpet” sounds are actually Earth’s natural radio transmissions that just happen to be occurring at the tone that humans can hear, while scaring the crap out of themselves.
I love this video where it almost looks like the guy is video taping his girl’s backside, but then the sound catches his attention.
This is a good one, gets right to the point and is easy to hear:
Between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey folks, we learn that these cool sounds could range from simple, natural background noise that we can hear, to the results of small earthquakes just below the surface of the Earth as it cracks the crust. (I can attest to hearing an earthquake on a few occasions, though they never lasted as long as the examples in the videos above.)
THIS one, if I experienced it, would truly freak me out… Knowing it could not possibly be Godzilla, I’d freak and think it’s aliens!!! Not to mention this could kill all those video recordings of Bigfoot right out the window.
Scientists also refer to them as “tweeks,” “whistlers” and “sferics.”
Despite the quotes of scientists from NASA and USGS, I never saw any links to these quotes, but rather, the quotes just passed on from site to site. Hmm. So I decided to check this out on Snopes, the end all of online stupidity, hoaxes and curious things noted on the web.
Snopes referenced a BBC piece where Snopes pointed out how easy it could be to produce funky videos of sky sounds. Case in point, is this “source” you could play in the background just behind your iPhone while pointing it skyward:
But there are still the ocean whistles that NOAA can’t seem to explain and such. As Snopes puts it,
“Even if the majority of clips in the video shared by Latin Post do not feature “apocalyptic noises” coming from the sky, the world is not void of unexplainable noises. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) still don’t know where the whistle over the Pacific Ocean originates, researchers are still unsure of what causes a mysterious “humming” noise heard by many people in Britain, and the USGS still hasn’t identified a cause for “skyquakes” booms. ”
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