Mysterious Booms Heard Around the World Leaving People Perplexed
In recent years, there have been hundreds of reported cases of startling, deafening booms that have shaken entire cities across the globe. Some say the noises have terrified them and their pets, or that the mysterious booms sound as if they’re coming from their own living rooms.
Others give more colorful analogies, describing the booming as someone firing a cannonball off a boat. But one thing is for sure: many people are experiencing earth- and house-shaking booms that defy explanation — and there are a multitude of guesses as to what’s causing them.
Loud Booms Heard Around the World
Though reports of mysterious booms have not been broadcast on national television, stories of them have been echoing through a network of communities. The penetrating sounds have been heard all times of the day and night, and residents of the areas impacted have flooded 9-1-1 dispatches, as well as local television and radio stations, with accounts of being scared out of bed — and trying to get to the bottom of whatever it is that’s disturbing the peace and setting off car alarms.
According to one report on March 26, 2019, a loud boom heard across several counties in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina was massive enough to register on seismographs. The explanation? Authorities attributed it to an earthquake.
But a few months prior to the North Carolina events, similar loud booms occurred not too far away, in Maryville, Tennessee, as well. Experts at the United States Geological Society (USGS) initially concluded that the booms were earthquakes, but later changed their minds and reported that they were caused by a nearby quarry blast.
Later, USGS authorities again changed their story and declared that the sound was the result of an earthquake caused by a quarry blast. And then, Carl VanHoozier, Community Relations Manager at Vulcan Materials Company, informed Knoxville’s WVLT News that a quarry blast couldn’t have caused such a ruckus.
Next, Robert Hatcher, PhD, University of Tennessee’s distinguished professor of geology, came to the fore and told WVLT News that the earthquake idea was nonsense. He said, “‘Usually a rumble, people who have been in earthquakes describe the noise as a train that comes in. It’s a rumble that comes in, that’s the earthquake’s way of coming through the earth. And so you hear a rumble, there’s not a boom or something like that.’”
Further dissolving the idea of a localized phenomenon are reports that have come in from around the world — from the United States to the United Kingdom to the Middle East and Australia. In all cases, official explanations have remained unsatisfactory to the residents who’ve experienced them, leaving them guessing along with the authorities as to what they had experienced.
Theories Surrounding Unexplained Booms
Whenever authorities begin pointing to rather abstract explanations for strange events like the mysterious booms, numerous conspiracy theories inevitably rise. Why? Or maybe the question should be “Why not?” People tend to lose their faith in official reports when they fail to make sense or take into consideration everything that has taken place. Not only are official explanations without proof, but they tend to seem dismissive, as well.
One theory that has become popular among those who’ve heard the loud booms first hand, and those who’ve been following the hundreds of reports made about them, is that the noises are caused by unidentified aircraft breaking the sound barrier over residential areas, but the jury is out on whether these are from top secret government aircraft or spaceships. In either case, this might explain why governmental agencies are unwilling to provide a straight answer.
Other official explanations seem to suffice for a few of the events, but certainly not all, and they range from meteor showers to illegal fireworks to climate change to abrupt changes in atmospheric temperature.
Some believe this type of phenomenon has been persisting for decades, at least, and that it’s related to the events recorded in various literary works, including Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle” and James Fenimore Cooper’s “The Lake Gun.”
People tracking these sounds suspect that they share the same cause as all other booms known to various areas around the world over the course of many decades. According to mysterybooms.com, “In Greenland, French Explorers near Scoresby Sound in the 1930s once described a deep, foghorn-like noise that has been called ‘Ton der Dove-Bai.’ Elsewhere around the world, the Bay of Bengal has its ‘Bansal guns,’ while booms known as ‘yan’ have been reported near Shikoku, Japan. The Italian Apennines also have their version of thunderous phenomenon of unexplained origin, similar to the Belgian descriptions of mistpouffers, or ‘fog belches’.”
It may be tempting to dismiss the myriad reports of mysterious booms as insignificant, or even flippantly attribute them to improbable causes, but to those who’ve been shaken out of their beds by these sky-splitting sounds, there’s still a puzzle begging to be solved. Right now, all they have are questions: What is the source of so much chaos? Will it happen again? Is the government hiding something from us? Perhaps most importantly is the question of whether this is just the beginning of something much bigger that we should all be preparing for now.
The Ark of Gabriel: Unearthing an Ancient Secret Weapon
Pope Francis’s meeting with the Patriarch Kirill? Russian ships found docking at Arabic ports? What could possibly be so important that would bring religious entities who haven’t met in 1,000 years, together? Some believe they know the answer: to move the Ark of Gabriel from the Grand Mosque in Mecca, to a secret base in Antarctica where it could be safely kept.
What is the Ark of Gabriel?
Not to be confused with the Ark of the Covenant, which houses the two stone slabs of the Ten Commandments, the Ark of Gabriel, which is not mentioned in the Christian Bible, is a mysterious device, a secret weapon that many people are only beginning to learn about. Its legend has been perpetuated by the havoc it has wreaked over the centuries, as well as its potential to be unleashed upon the world.
This legend is said to have ties to both the Christian and Islamic faiths in that Archangel Gabriel is sacred to both — he foretold the birth of Jesus and dictated the entirety of the Koran to the Prophet Muhammed.
When the Roman Catholic Crusaders pillaged Constantinople in 1204, the Eastern Orthodox Church was able to squirrel away the contents of a manuscript from the Hagia Sophia Cathedral, titled “Gabriel’s Instructions to Muhammed.” The document details the message that the archangel gave to Muhammed in a cave near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It tells of a box — an ark — that holds a “tremendous power” and belongs only to God. This ark was forbidden to be used until the “Resurrection Day,” and until then, buried in an altar within “the place of worship of angels before the creation of man.”