The Earth is being haunted by strange noises.
New videos of this mysterious phenomenon continue to appear on Youtube, while scientists attempt to provide explanations.
And yet we still don’t know what we’re dealing with. What’s worse, the growing number of hoax videos makes it increasingly difficult to discern what’s real and what isn’t.
People are calling it the Second Coming, the Apocalypse, the trumpets of angels.
(May I suggest Songs of the Apocalypse?)
Others feel it’s a clear sign that the Mayan 2012 prophecies were correct, and what we’re hearing are the beating drums of our coming end.
Honestly, I don’t know. But let’s say the sounds are real. Let’s take a closer look at a few of the scientific possibilities.
An Electromagnetic Explanation For The Strange Noises
What do we make of these strange sounds?
One possibility has already been established: Certain areas of the Earth may be acting as natural antennas, converting electromagnetic signals from space into something we can hear.
These signals, or frequencies, manifest as strange noises and perhaps even vibrations.
Several examples of this already exist; planets, believe it or not, give off their own electromagnetic frequencies.
They don’t begin as audible sound, of course. But when converted into something we can hear, they are very similar to the sounds people have recently experienced:
There’s yet another example of this possibility.
In a study published in the Journal of Scientific Exploration in 2004 titled, “The Hum: An Anomalous Sound Heard Around the World” [link is PDF], David Deming examines a phenomenon known as “The Hum.”
This is a phenomenon by which certain individuals have a greater sensitivity to electromagnetic frequencies. From the abstract:
More than just a noise, the Hum is also capable of manifesting as vibrations felt throughout the body and is often accompanied by a suite of physical symptoms that includes headaches, nausea, and pain in the ears.
Analysis of the largely anecdotal data that are available at the present time suggests that the most probable explanation is that some people have the capability to interpret radio transmissions at certain wavelengths as sound. It is well established in the scientific literature that people can hear electromagnetic energy at certain frequencies and peak power levels.
Previous studies have found that a subset of the population has an electromagnetic sensitivity that is significantly greater than the mean.
“The Hum” has been blamed on a variety of sources, including HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program). It gained considerable notoriety in Taos, Mexico, where a small percentage of its population experience the odd humming sound.
Granted, “the Hum” is described as a low-frequency, inaudible-by-most phenomenon, not entirely similar to these current reports.
However, as you can see, there is precedence for strange, unexplainable noises. This lends credence to the possibility that it is some kind of electromagnetic phenomenon.
That it is, at the very least, something real.
What’s causing this current upsurge in activity, though?
Fully Armed And Operational
One possibility is, well, our sun.
In 2013, our sun will reach the solar maximum of its current cycle. This has already led to an increase in solar activity, most notably the immensely powerful solar flare that just hit us in January. It was powerful enough to cause airliners to reroute flights over the poles.
This increase in solar activity may very well be what’s causing the increase of strange noises.
In an interview with GeoChange Journal, Dr. Elchin Khalilov explains:
In our opinion, the source of such powerful and immense manifestation of acoustic-gravity waves must be very large-scale energy processes. These processes include powerful solar flares and huge energy flows generated by them, rushing towards Earth’s surface and destabilizing the magnetosphere, ionosphere and upper atmosphere.
More troublesome is that, according to Khalilov, what people are hearing is “only a small fraction of the actual power of these sounds.”
He also goes on to suggest that, perhaps, the Earth’s core may be playing a role:
Intensification of the energy processes in the Earth’s core can modulate the geomagnetic field which, through a chain of physical processes at the ionosphere – atmosphere boundary level, generates acoustic-gravity waves the audible range of which has been heard by people in the form of a frightening low-frequency sound in different parts of our planet.
So, the sounds could be the result of electromagnetic storms partially becoming audible as they hit the Earth. Or, they could be the result of the Earth’s drifting magnetic poles, and the subsequent increase in energy at the core.
Or is there something we’re not hearing?
Is there a cover-up?
One final bit of curios.
There’s a new theory floating around that the proliferation of so many hoaxes and possible, “mundane” explanations is, in fact, a cover-up.
That there’s something more ominous going on.
That the well is being poisoned — hoax videos are being uploaded — to disrupt the credibility of the real videos. Scientists are proposing these theories to obscure the truth.
But if that’s the case, what is being hidden?
Images courtesy Michael Lehenbauer
and Alexander Andrade.