Tag Archive for sounds from the sky

Apocalyptic sounds 2015: The world is a noisy place

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The “trumpets of the Apocalypse” story is going around again. A two year old video that collected a series of clips (some are admitted hoaxes, others are dubious) is recirculating via email and social media with a purpose that seems to be simply to make gullible people nervous. Snopes debunks it. snopes.com: People Hearing Apocalyptic Sounds…

Strange sound in U.K. explained; hum in Calgary area continues

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A mystery musical noise in the U.K. may have a real rail explanation. Strange sounds reported in early hours over Sopwell (From St Albans & Harpenden Review). Lee Tyler was leaving his studio when he heard the sound, which he describes as similar to guitar feedback. He said: “It was really loud. “It sounded like…

West Virginia boom remains a mystery (Update: Solved)

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People are a bit nervous about mystery booms. What was that mystery boom? Even dispatchers aren’t sure  – Kanawha County – Charleston Daily Mail – West Virginia Kanawha emergency dispatchers were fielding dozens of Tuesday after a loud boom rocked several homes in Charleston and eastern Kanawha County. Dispatchers began receiving calls a little before…

The Deliberate Skeptical Hoax

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Hoaxes orchestrated to be revealed as a deliberate ruse are enlightening. Yet, those that were taken in by the stunt are none too pleased afterwards. Skeptical hoaxes are an effective means of drawing attention to an issue but may not turn out as intended. By Sharon Hill   Doubtful News ran the story about student in…