Social media was abuzz this weekend following what is begin described as a “loud boom” that was heard all over Southern Illinois Saturday.
The source of the noise is unknown and, according to some, has been recurring for the past several weeks.
Loud and mysterious booms are being heard and felt around the region. For more than a month, the noise has been compared to a sonic boom, tannerite, shotgun, dynamite or cannon. The theories surrounding the source of the “loud bangs” range from fracking to supersonic jets, meteors and even the end-times. However, an official explanation has not been given, leaving residents baffled. Wanting answers, many have turned to their local media.
The article goes on to say that these noises are occurring all over the country and point to the Earthfiles web site for more information. To connect booms across the country and attempt to attribute to just one cause is a big mistake. Earthfiles (a messy, credulous site) is not helping matters.
I like that social media has allowed people to share their experience and validate what they heard but the danger is when the interpretation goes off track. Booms are caused by MANY different things that can not always be rooted out. The problem with these booms is that fear-mongerers on certain web sites enjoy speculating that the cause is potentially catastrophic or part of some upcoming supernatural event. Good way to freak people out. Right now, it’s a curious anomaly. Strange noises have always happened and WILL always happen. We don’t have the information to explain everything.
These strange booms are now a 2013 trend. For more go here. Mystery booms continue in New York state