The country is “booming” for the upcoming Doomsdate

Unexplained booms were reported across the country last week. Most remain a mystery as to their source. They are reported at a time where people may be on edge regarding the upcoming Mayan Doomsdate. Mystery mongering sites have taken notice and associated them with a coming catastrophe.

Monday night, in Rhode Island.
House-rattling boom remains a mystery – Warwick Beacon.

On Monday night at approximately 11:20 p.m., reports of a loud boom flooded police stations and social media sites alike.

Sources from the Warwick Police Department said they received nearly 100 phone calls reporting a loud noise that some thought was an explosion. Some residents called to say it shook their homes.

On the other side of Narragansett Bay in Barrington, residents also reported the noise, and a few said a flash of light accompanied it.

The calls prompted an initial police and fire search of the areas, and then marine crews took to the waters between Conimicut and Bullocks Point to search for the source of the sound.

To add to the mystery, residents further reported a low, droning, humming noise coming from the water that began about an hour or so after the initial boom was heard, about the same time crews took to the water to comb for a source.

 

Tuesday in Arizona
Mysterious booms rock Verde Valley – CBS 5 – KPHO.

Residents in communities in and around Verde Valley and as far as Flagstaff called 911 or their police and fire departments to report the strange booming sounds.

“It sounded like thunder, but underground,” Swesey said. “Like muffled thunder. And all the dogs in the neighborhood, all of them that were outside all started barking at once.”

CBS 5 News first received reports of the explosion-like noises shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday and began checking with law enforcement and government sources. The U.S. Geological Survey reports no significant earthquake activity in Arizona that could have created the booms.

Click on the link for newscast video.

And in Alabama
The Auburn Plainsman – Mysterious loud noise baffles residents police.

This one has very little information.

And in Texas
Mystery tremors puzzle experts » News » Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas.

Reports of earthquake-like tremors starting Tuesday afternoon and continuing until early Wednesday can’t be confirmed as true earthquakes, but experts can’t say what it is, either.

“We started getting calls at 3:09 p.m. (Tuesday),” said Eric Meyers, Navarro County Emergency Coordinator. “The first calls were north of Corsicana in the Hickory Hollow area with two separate residents out there reporting unusual tremors being felt along with a rumbling type of noise.”

Tuesday through Thursday in Georgia
More Loud Booms Reported In Columbia County; Reports In Other U.S. Cities Too | ABC 6 WJBF-TV.

Columbia County officials say that more people reported hearing mysterious booms over the last few days. Some people said the blasts were so loud that they were awakened from sleep. Local experts still don’t know what the cause is, but now the reports aren’t limited to just Columbia County.

Early this week, reports starting flooding into the Columbia County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) about loud booms in the area.

“Appling, Harlem is the typical area we are looking at here. Of loud booms, rumbling. Now we’re hearing about pictures being moved on walls,” says Pam Tucker, who is the director of the Columbia County EMA.

Watch this video for a good overview of the Georgia issues. It was posted by someone who appears to subscribe to some unconventional theories so, take the ending with a grain of salt or skip altogether. One thing to note in this video, they show cracks that supposedly appeared after hearing the noise. The cracks shown are NOT new, they are old and look superficially to have been the result of normal settling instead. Many people do report such cracks because they feel a quarry blast and then go look for damage and thus find some that they simply haven’t noticed before. Try it, go look around your own house and see all the cracks in the foundation and sidewalks.

In an update to this story, there may be a possible connection with military aircraft. Also, it may be the noises with different sources are being lumped into the “mystery boom” category.

Wednesday across Texas and Oklahoma. This one actually has an answer.
Supersonic flight tests cause of loud booms felt across Texoma.

Loud booming noises have been reported all across Texoma today. We now know what’s behind these booms.

A spokesperson for Lockheed Martin tells us the booms were caused by supersonic flight tests being conducted by the company. The flights were authorized by the FAA and are conducted in the corridor that runs from Dallas through Oklahoma.

Is that a suitable answer to the rest of the booming. Likely not but it should be considered. Reports of sonic booms are not always confirmable. Other reasonable causes are small earthquakes, possibly local explosives as show in one of the videos above. Many of these booming events remain mysterious and we can never pin down the answer but one cause that is NOT supported is anything to do with a coming disaster. The end of the Mayan calendar has zero significance and it has been throughly debunked over and over as a crazy concocted fiction. On top of that, there is no pending cataclysm from space or the Earth’s interior.

I’m not surprised that these boom stories have been linked and publicized. They fit into the “harbingers of doom” idea that often gets hyped at the end of a defined timespan or as a warning of a coming special date. I expect more in the coming weeks. Gee, I bet we’ll be busy here…

Tip: Anomalist.com

More: Sky noises on Doubtful News.

CSI | Apocalyptic January and the Portents of Doom.

It Came From Above (Or Did It?): Solving the “Sky Noise” Mystery | Who Forted? Magazine.

Strange sounds in the sky NOT explained by scientists

  6 comments for “The country is “booming” for the upcoming Doomsdate

  1. December 9, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    We had mystery booms in our town–Cuttlespouse was quite alarmed (b/c of recent earthquake). Walking the dog, I found the answer, in our case: a housing development about half a mile away had been doing some blasting. We sit on a shelf of granite, and the boom seems to travel quite well through it.

    • December 9, 2012 at 6:02 PM

      That’s true. Sound and vibration does travel better through dense rock. I’ve investigated blasting complaints before.

  2. Moose McNuggets
    December 10, 2012 at 1:05 AM

    I’m curious what sort of weather patterns have been affecting the southern states where most of these reports are coming from. If there is a temperature inversion where air is colder near the ground and warmer higher up, sound waves get knocked back down by the warm air and noises can seem very loud and very near even though they originated some distance away. This is something we experience all the time during winters in Alaska. Everyone up here gets used to it. As a personal example, on days when the inversion is strong, noise from the highway a mile from our house can sound like cars driving right through our backyard, and the train which is just as far away can sound like a plane landing right on top of us. It’s unnerving when you first experience it.

    If inversion conditions are sufficient where these booms are being heard, they could be coming from sources that aren’t particularly noticeable most days, but suddenly become loud and seemingly nearby because of the way sound is refracted. It’s a shot in the dark, but the first possible explanation that comes to my mind.

    Here’s an SFU paper that explains this effect and several others:

    http://www.sfu.ca/sonic-studio/handbook/Sound_Propagation.html

    And here’s an old article from the NYT that puts it in laymen’s terms:

    http://www.nytimes.com/1981/03/10/science/q-why-does-sound-sometimes-seem-to-travel-farther-on-cold-days.html

    • December 10, 2012 at 5:15 AM

      That’s an excellent suggestion.

  3. Mr. Shreck
    December 10, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    I’d assume this is just a law of large numbers and media echo chamber effect. I am reminded of the “rash of shark attacks” that we had back in 2001. It was the big story of the summer prior to 9/11 but there was no real anomaly in the bite rates if I recall correctly, just a case of selective attention and media in need of a story.

    I’m guessing there’s no such thing as a big boom report clearing house. It would be nice to know how often such reports are made.

    • December 10, 2012 at 7:13 PM

      I tend to agree with that; I am reminded of all the booms (and sounds labelled as booms) heard from last year.

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