Saturday, November 8, 2014

Strange Sounds Spook Couple in Pennsylvania woods

We may be dealing with a stratified layer of the atmosphere that provides a horizontal sound channel between layers. The general stillness supports all that. Then a simple burst of sheet lightening close to the ground would energize this layer to produce an expanding shock wave that would simply pass overhead while producing an audible sound such as we just heard.

I suspect it is that simple and the conforming conditions argue forcefully for just that.

There are certainly known electromagnetic effects available that are strongest with these conditions as well and this may act as a wave guide.

Strange sounds spook couple in Pennsylvania woods (Video)

The so-called "Strange Sounds" phenomenon has struck again, this time in Albrightsville, PA, and was experienced by a couple taking a morning stroll in some nearby woods. Luckily, the pair had a camera phone and were able to record the weird noises and posted the incident to YouTube on Oct. 8, in the video embedded above.

In it, the unidentified man and woman whisper to each other as the strange noises can be heard in the distance. The sounds, variously identified as "Sky Trumpets" or "UFO Booms", are perhaps best described by the term "Skyquakes", as they do sound as if the sky is opening up, much the way a chasm breaks open on the ground, producing a deep, booming, mechanical-sounding noise.

Although the phenomenon has been heard around the world for decades, it's only with the recent proliferation of mobile phones, with high quality video and audio capabilities, that the strange sounds phenomenon has been properly documented around the world. Of course, some pranksters have created hoax videos, duplicating the effect in order to draw web traffic, or as a practical joke. But, there are enough apparently authentic events documented to warrant serious investigation of this unusual occurrence. This video appears to be one of them.

Perhaps Wikipedia best sums up the current thinking about what is causing these weird noises, postulating that "Skyquakes are unexplained reports that sound like a cannon or a sonic boom. They have been heard in several locations around the world such as the banks of the river Ganges in India, the East Coast and inland Finger Lakes of the United States, as well as areas of the North Sea, Japan and Italy."

Furthermore, the article states that skyquakes have been described as "being like distant but inordinately loud thunder while no clouds are in the sky large enough to generate lightning." That's certainly the case in the video attached here, which caught the strange sounds on a clear day, with a bright, blue sky, and without a hint of a thunderstorm nearby.

What do you think? What could be causing these strange sounds being heard once again all around the world? Is it a natural phenomenon? Can they be caused by a UFO, as some think? Or is this just another hoax? Please feel free to leave a comment below.

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