Scientists admit that loud explosions can be heard at astounding distances under certain conditions. This sounds like the key to many mystery booms around the world that appear to have no local source.
The source of the “mystery booms” heard throughout California’s eastern edge with Nevada have been sourced to a military location. But it was a surprise that they can be heard over 100 miles away but NOT 23 miles away.
Four sensors placed by the SMU team in Nevada and California record regular explosions from the Hawthorne Army Depot, which destroys obsolete munitions on most weekdays between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m in a remote section of the sprawling desert compound.
Researchers at Southern Methodist University (SMU) were surprised when they realized that they could hear the sounds from Hawthorne by themselves all the way to Columbia College near Sonora, which is approx 150 kilometers away. (roughly 93 miles)
There’s no definite answer yet as to why the sounds from Hawthorne can travel that far and still be audible to the human ear but they believe it might be due to high altitude winds during the summer. This could explain why the sounds are only reported during the summer months. Therefore, certain conditions help propagate the sound.
As I’ve explained before, there are times when I experience artillery exercises many miles away that seem to shake the house and make the dog bark. But not always when they are occurring.
We covered dozens of stories about mystery booms over the years here at DN. They sometimes have clearly identifiable or rather plausible explanations. Now, we can also say that the source may be too far away to pinpoint. But it’s NOT end times or worth worrying about. It’s just the normal noises, traveling a mysterious route.