The next two chapters examine sky noise. The first takes a look at the strange sky noises of metallic sounds and trumpet sounds that were heard
throughout 2011 in various parts of the world. Then, chapter 18 takes a look at the loud booms. This is the next thread in a my series of chapters
from my book, Fever Rising. To take a look at the past threads in the series click these links. The first one on volcanoes has links to the first 10
threads at the beginning of it.
How methane gas is responsible for increasing volcanoes
Why an increase in Mass Animal Die-Offs
Why an increase in disease outbreaks, part 1
Why an increase in disease outbreaks, part 2
Why an increase in fireballs, part 1
Why an increase in fireballs, part 2
Chapter 17: When the Trumpets Sounded
The summer of 2011 is when the trumpets first began to sound, well, the first year that the worldwide phenomenon entered the public consciousness.
Many first heard the phenomenon when an 11-minute You Tube video was released of a mysterious sky roar in Kiev, Ukraine that continued reverberating
for the entire length of the video. It was made August 11, 2011. Upon first hearing the video you get a sense of foreboding. It was creepy to say the
In the following weeks, many videos began to surface claiming the mysterious sky noise in the background. Some of those videos were obvious fakes, but
others weren’t so easy to dismiss. The sounds were of a mechanical nature, occasionally sounding like metal rubbing against metal. In the Kiev video
and others that are believed to be real, regular background noises you’d expect to hear can be heard. The fake videos are simply the same Kiev sound
dubbed over a video.
Over the course of months the sounds continued but their reports slowed considerably. Reports of the sky noises first began emerging in 2008 and I
might add that once again, as with the other phenomenon discussed, that wasn’t long after the methane levels began rising again in 2007. The sounds
slowly increased over the next couple of years but in 2011 is when the reports of the noise exploded. Many speculations were tossed about on what the
true nature of the sounds could be, from earth tectonic movements, magnetic pole shifting, HAARP, secret underground construction to the end of days
as the angels from heaven were sounding the trumpets.
First, let’s not confuse the mysterious sky noises with the loud sonic booms that have also been heard for the past few years. I dedicate the next
chapter to this topic. Although these two strange phenomena began to surface to the public consciousness around the same time and have persisted
together ever since, thus, they may be related, there is plenty of difference between the two sounds that they deserve their own review.
Granted, not all of the sounds people hear are of the unexplainable or supernatural nature. Many can be explained but are attributed to the
psychological aspect of it, "Oh I just heard one of those booms everyone has been talking about!"
I, myself, played right into this a few weeks after the Clintonville episode when my wife and I were living in Wausau, Wis. Three consecutive nights
we heard a loud rubbing and banging metallic sound echo through the city well after 1:00 am. The sound was also accompanied by a constant wind chime
noise, so it was very eerie. I was convinced we were hearing these sky noises because many people reported metallic sounds. Finally, about a week
later we heard it again, so we drove out looking for it. Sure enough, we found the source. It was a rail yard where they were banging the rail cars
into each other locking them together. Our case was solved and I'm sure this is the likely scenario for many of these reports, a logical explanation.
I personally have yet to hear any of these sky noises, booms or shakes, but I do believe its happening and very frequently. Some can be written off as
mistaken identity, but I give most people the benefit of the doubt whether they know if they are hearing thunder, an airplane or construction noise
versus a mysterious boom!
There is a very extensive list of some sky noise reports that were reported to the website “Strange Sounds from the Sky.” Many of the reports also
have You Tube videos. You can visit the website to view the videos for these reports and listen to the sounds.
Many theories have been pushed forward about these noises. I’ll go over a few of them here and then I’ll share with you my own beliefs on the
nature of the sounds. One of the main theories that actually received some press attention was that the noises were a result of acoustic gravity
waves. A Russian geophysicist by the name of Elchin Khalilov explained these sounds as being caused by high energy processes.
From Professor Elchin Khalilov
We have analyzed records of these sounds and found that most of their spectrum lies within the infrasound range, i.e. is not audible to humans.
What people hear is only a small fraction of the actual power of these sounds. They are low-frequency acoustic emissions in the range between 20 and
100 Hz modulated by ultra-low infrasonic waves from 0.1 to 15 Hz. In geophysics, they are called acoustic-gravity waves; they are formed in the upper
atmosphere, at the atmosphere-ionosphere boundary in particular. There can be quite a lot of causes why those waves are generated: earthquakes,
volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, storms, tsunamis, etc. However, the scale of the observed humming sound in terms of both the area covered and its
power far exceeds those that can be generated by the above-mentioned phenomena.
In the large list of the sky noise reports at “Strange Sounds from the Sky,” several of them are reported prior to an earthquake, so some of this
makes sense. However, you’ll note that the professor states at the end of this paragraph that the scale of the sounds that the world has been
hearing lately has too much power to be generated by earthquakes or any of the other phenomenon listed. That makes it highly strange. The professor
then went on to state that his belief is that the sun is the culprit behind the noise. He said that the sun was heading for its solar maximum and that
it would generate enough power to cause these sounds. Khalilov said that the powerful solar winds cause the sound when interacting with the
He made these claims in 2011, but since that time we know that the solar maximum ended up being a real dud. Scientists said that the solar maximum
that was supposed to have peaked by now failed to ever show up. They said it was one of the weakest solar maximums.