posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 12:09 PM
Most of us are familiar with the "rumbling noise" reports coming from different places lately, a phenomena still not entirely explained. Some of the
theories envlove a sort of technology, volcano/seismic activity and meteorites.
Well, this is an event occurred in the night of March 9 of 1687, in Bogota, Colombia. That means we can cancel technology and HAARP-type weapons,
unless we want to consider alien technology of course.
Also, seems that records/reports of volcanic ashes/clouds haven't been found, so volcano activity is not an strong theory neither, but at the end of
the same year a big earthquake happened in Peru.
Cassanl (1741) relates to what happened in Santa Fe with the large earthquake in Peru in December
1687, taking an explanation suggested by Ribero.
As I read the sources, I coudn't see any report of "lights or shining sky", to make me believe this was a meteorite, but I need to mention the
sulfuric smell reported.
The astronomical hypothesis was proposed by Moreno & Portilla (2006), based on comparison with other
similar phenomena reported in the literature (Lewis, 1996) and the analysis made by Cassani (1741) and Ramirez (1975), who argue that noise originated
in the atmosphere. It sets that on the night of March 9, 1687 a small comet or asteroid (meteoroid) entered the atmosphere.
Time of Noise is the name given to the phenomenon occurred at 10:00 pm on March 9, 1687 in the then city of Bogotá and its surroundings, according to
the report made by Peter S. Market J. and transcribed by the Jesuit Juan Ribero (1728) and Joseph Cassani (1741), and oral tradition in Bogotá. Noise
is characterized by unusually strong mysterious and unknown origin accompanied by a strong smell of sulfur, which lasted for several days, lasting
approximately 30 minutes, generating collective panic among the inhabitants of the city.
For non-registration did not cause it appears that earthquake, fire, flood, landslide, storm, no injuries or deaths occurred. An interesting
detail: during its duration is perceived a strong smell of sulfur.
Imagine how those colombians in 1687 felt, also the president thought they were invaded and sent troops to the area.
At about 22:00 when most of the inhabitants of the city slept, he heard a deafening noise that lasted for 20-30 minutes, accompanied by smells of
sulfur. Immediately, the colonial city residents panicked and fled their homes sleeping clothes in the streets uncovered. Most took refuge in the
religious cloisters where they remained several days praying and fasting fearing the arrival of a legion of demons or of Judgement. President Gil
Cabrera colonial Davalos led a military expedition to the outskirts of the city, where he apparently felt more strongly the strange phenomenon. The
deafening noise ended that night and never ran again, while the sulfur stench remained for some days on the Sabana de Bogotá. For many years after
the date March 9 is uncovering the sacraments and taken as a religious festival in Bogota. The expression "Time of Noise" was forged in the jargon
of the inhabitants of New Granada.