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Old October 12th, 2012, 04:21 PM   #131
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Could the sounds be from the craking or vibations of the ice in the poles traveling under the water?
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Old October 19th, 2012, 06:33 AM   #132
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People across Devon and Cornwall have inundated police with calls saying they had experienced an earth tremor.
Officers from the region said they received reports of people hearing loud bangs and buildings shaking from about 16:15 BST on Thursday.
Police staff in Devon's Newton Abbot station also said floors shook.
The British Geological Survey said it had no evidence of a tremor, but added it could have been a sonic boom from a meteorite falling to earth

'Spectacular' noise source
Police said the calls were "fairly widespread", coming in from Harrowbarrow in south east Cornwall, as well as the South Hams and Teignbridge areas of south Devon, the Tamar Valley and Dartmoor.

Insp Gareth Twigg, of Devon and Cornwall Police, said: "The first calls reported sounds like an explosion. Further calls also described noise and then objects shaking.
"One lady on Dartmoor who was alive during World War II said it was like a bomb going off.
"In Newton Abbot station, we had windows and the ground shaking, so we were getting it first hand too.
"We checked with the British Geological Survey to ask if it was because of a tremor, but they said it may have been caused by something a little more spectacular - possibly a sonic boom from a meteorite as it caused pressure changes in the atmosphere while falling.

It appears nothing has struck the earth that has caused any damage or injury.
"We're waiting to hear if we get anything back from local scientists."
Richard Luckett, from the British Geological Survey, said a meteorite sonic boom is "what we would assume it was".
He said: "When we see things like this on our instruments, we tend to assume that they're sonic booms."

BBC News - 'Meteorite' prompts Devon and Cornwall tremor reports
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Mystery of the Mystery noise continues
The Verde booms heard around the country, world

CAMP VERDE - Noises sounding similar to the mysterious ones heard across the Verde Valley on Tuesday afternoon have been reported around the country.

And one reporter at a Rhode Island newspaper says she has heard reports from as far away as London, England, of a similar phenomenon.

The Corsica Daily Sun newspaper in Corsica, Texas, reported mysterious tremors and noises beginning around 3 p.m. local time, 2 p.m. Arizona time.

Reporter Janet Jacobs reports that the Navarro County emergency coordinator, Eric Myers, received calls of "tremors being felt along with a rumbling type of noise."

Two hours later, heavier tremors were felt along with descriptions of "popping and shaking." After the notice was posted on the department's Facebook page, additional reports indicated the phenomenon was felt along a line 50 to 60 miles long.

"They didn't act like any other thing except perhaps earthquake booms, which are low, shallow sometimes undetectable tremors similar to what's been happening locally," Jacobs reported.

The Auburn Plainsman, a student newspaper at Auburn University, reported loud noises around midnight on Tuesday.

Residents in the area of the university reported the sound was "far too loud" to have been a gunshot. Campus police responded but found nothing unusual.

ABC Television WJBF Channel 6 in Columbia County, Ga., reported on several loud booms heard around 9 p.m., local time.

An update from Thursday, on the television station's website, reports that additional loud noises were heard on Wednesday, and Thursday.

According to Channel 6 Web Content Producer Randy Key, reports of noises have been reported "a couple times in the last few months," one of which was believed to have been an unscheduled blast.

Reporter Kim Kalunian, reporter and Webmaster with the Warwick Beacon in Warwick R. I., reports that around 11:20 p.m. local time, social media sites and the town police department began receiving reports of a loud boom that shook area homes.

The police department received over 100 phone calls, prompting a search of the area that came to include the four Coast Guard ships that combed adjacent Narragansett Bay for nearly two hours.

The boom heard around the bay was said by witnesses to have been followed by a low humming noise.

As in the Verde Valley, Warwick locals had their own theories including a bomb, a meteorite, and an alien spacecraft traveling at the speed of light that "ripped a whole in the space time continuum" after stopping short to avoid a squirrel.

In an email sent to Verde Valley Newspapers on Friday, Kalunian states, "I have received emails from as far away as London, England, with reports of booms heard around the same time."

No unusual seismic activity was reported in the Verde Valley or any location reporting the mysterious sounds and vibrations.

Mystery of the Mystery noise continues - The Verde Independent - Cottonwood, Arizona
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Old December 15th, 2012, 12:53 PM   #134

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I've heard loud booms before, kind of like thunder or fireworks (but definitely not either), and it happened to roughly coincide with meteor showers.

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Canada to Study Mysterious Windsor Hum | Hum in Windsor Ontario | LiveScience


Canada to Study Mysterious 'Windsor Hum'
Some people have described the sound as a low, humming drone. Others say it changes into a heavy "whump, whump, whump" sound. Still others have compared it to the bass rumblings of soulClick the image to open in full size. singer Barry White.
But whatever the mysterious sound known as the "Windsor Hum" is compared to, the residents of this small city in Ontario, Canada (directly adjacent to Detroit) agree that it's driving them bonkers.
"There's a rumble that takes place, and it is enough to shake your king-sized bed and rattle your windows and vibrate other parts of the houseClick the image to open in full size.," Windsor resident Gary Grosse told Ontario's National Post. "And that is enough to wake you up, and it's enough to drive you insane."

Now, for the first time since the Windsor Hum was first reported in 2011, the government of Canada is taking the complaints seriously. Researchers from the University of Windsor and Western University in London, Ontario, have been given a grant of $60,000 to analyze the noise and determine its cause, according to the Toronto Globe and Mail.
Hums have been reported in other parts of the world for years. The Taos Hum has bedeviled residents of the northern New Mexican town for decades. Bristol, England, Aukland, New Zealand and Bondi, Australia have all been plagued by unexplained booming, buzzing or droning noises, according to Time.com. These hums have been blamed on seismic events, underground lava or industrial equipment.
And the Earth itself is known to make a hum, generated by a number of events including the rumbling of storm-driven ocean waves. Researchers now believe the Earth's hum can helpClick the image to open in full size. them analyze the composition of our planet's interior.
No other hum, however, has set off an international diplomatic kerfuffle like Windsor's. Preliminary analyses have led investigators to believe the source of the hum is on or near Zug Island, an industrial area on the Michigan side of the international border, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The Zug Island area, surrounded by chain-link fencing, is off-limits to the public, thwarting any investigation by researchers. Canadian diplomats formally raised the Windsor Hum issue with the U.S. Department of State last year, but no substantive action has come of it, according to the Journal.
It doesn't help that nobody on the American side of the border seems to hear any disturbing sounds. One U.S. resident joked that the only noise pollution he has heard recently "is Canadian singer Celine Dion," the Journal reports.
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I've heard them myself in and around Lowestoft in Suffolk, UK and elsewhere in East Anglia. Very distant booming sounds, not thunder but similar. We thought it may have been the USAF bases in the area but cannot imagine what would make that kind of noise. It isn't anything like aircraft engines. Weird.
I don't like reviving old threads but... I'm from the Lowestoft area and I've heard the sounds you have mentioned, quite a few times. It's like the first sound in the Video above you... But more metally...?(That a word? Doubt it.) I've always dismissed them as construction work in the distance. They always seem to start at the crack of dawn and stop after a bit, they seem pretty distant as well.

We do have a company down here that helps build offshore platforms, so that could be the source of the banging/boom.
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Old June 5th, 2013, 04:10 PM   #138
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People all across Cornwall have reported hearing a "low rumbling noise" last night and are baffled as to what caused it. It was heard by people from St Austell , Truro, Devoran, Falmouth and Constantine between 8.00pm and 9.00pm. Police confirmed they had received no calls about the noise and the Met Office was unavailable to comment. One person said: "It sounded a bit like an earthquake without the ground tremors. Then it was a very rhythmic low rumbling." It is speculated the noise may...
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Hums have been reported in other parts of the world for years. The Taos Hum has bedeviled residents of the northern New Mexican town for decades. Bristol, England, Aukland, New Zealand and Bondi, Australia have all been plagued by unexplained booming, buzzing or droning noises, according to Time.com. These hums have been blamed on seismic events, underground lava or industrial equipment.
Bondi is a very busy and noisy place in Sydney. We have not I repeat NOT been plagued by unexplained booming, buzzing or droning noises. If any one here is claiming that they are not being taken seriously because it is nonsense.
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I went on N.A.S.A site after reading most of the post. I read this about 2 weeks ago I think. Thought It would be interesting.

NASA - Japan Quake May Have Shortened Earth Days, Moved Axis



Wouldn't the Earth if changing it's axis make a noise/ hum? Like the way a Sonic Boom does?
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