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Re: Those "Noises" And MSM

From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:26:06 -0000
Archived: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 13:35:06 -0500
Subject: Re: Those "Noises" And MSM


>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
>Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 14:06:30 -0000
>Subject: Those "Noises" And MSM

>Hello List

>Just did round-up of news stories and here's results: most of
>MSM is keeping away from the "Noise" story (waiting for
>'permission'?), except for some local press who've had the folk
>(and the mayor, in one case) pester them - have put a list of
>those at bottom.

>Interestingly though, and esp. if anyone tells you it all
>started recently or is "viral marketing" - you can dismiss
>that!

>Here's a young guy from New Jersey, Saturday May 21st 2011:

>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bju3pHUL45w

>And a couple from Florida, March, 2011:

>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvnHyU8e1c8

>be sure to read their account, esp. re: Police statements

<snip>

This is weird stuff. The nearest natural thing might auroral
sounds, which is interesting given the current solar maximum and
strong visible aurorae seen from many places recently. Auroral
sound is itself still controversial but a lot of specialists
accept it even though there's no good theory as to how it
happens. But the sound is almost always reported to be like a
hiss or swish or crackle - i.e. high frequency, not like most of
these recordings (a possible exception is old Eskimo stories of
aurorae "howling"), and also pretty quiet, certainly not
vibrating the ground. On the other hand v.low frequency
infrasound has been detected from aurorae, though only by
instruments and again not associated with loud roaring the human
range.Lots of info in a 113pp Helsinki University of Technology
Masters thesis here:

http://lib.tkk.fi/Dipl/2005/urn007898.pdf

One possibility often considered is electrophonic noise. This
would put auroral sounds in the same category as the meteor
sounds that people sometimes hear simultaneous with large
fireball events, caused by sensations directly induced within
the ear by electromagnetic waves. But again these sounds are
high-frequency and elusive, and what explains being able to
record them on camcorders and phones along with witnesses'
conversations? The only possibility would be that
electromagnetic energy reaching the ground is being transduced
by something in the local environment, maybe telephone or power
lines that would be conductors long enough that even small power
gradients might excite significant currents. Might this effect
also explain stories of power failures etc associated with
meteor fireballs and  Viktor Golubik has suggested (eslewhere)?

This sort of thing is certainly not new and unique to 2012.
Here's a story 137 years old, from the Daily Alta California,
Volume 27, Number 9073, February 4, 1875, p. 2:

"A PHENOMENON

Yesterday, at about half-past ten o'clock a. m., while some
topographical students were out on the Presidio, and while
adjusting their instruments, suddenly they heard a sharp
whistling in the direction of the northwest. The sound
increased, and as it passed overhead as if a shell or rocket, a
whistle at first, increasing to a scream, then as a park of
artillery rapidly rolling over a rough road, it dwindled into
silence, passing to the southeast. Nothing was visible in the
air. But the most curious thing about it was, that before the
sound the needle of the compass pointed two and three-quarter
degrees to the west of north. But, when the sound had ceased,
and the students with pale faces guve their attention to their
theodolite, it showed a variation of twenty-two and three-fourth
degrees to the east. Who can explain this curious phenomenon?
Gradually the needle returned to its former position. Here is a
nut for some of the members of our Pnilosophical Society to
crack." --Posted recently by Rod Brock on the Magonia Exchange
List

There are plenty of recordings of VLF and ELF auroral
electromagnetic emissions which get into the range of audio
frequencies. Here these peculiar "choruses" have been
artificially transduced into sound. But it's conceivable that if
this could happen "in the wild" then it might sound at least a
little like some of the noises recorded recently. Compare these
for example

http://www-pw.physics.uiowa.edu/mcgreevy/30a1652.wav

http://www-pw.physics.uiowa.edu/mcgreevy/24a1500.wav

But as for the vibrating buildings, and those strange regular
rhythmic low frequency components... I don't know. Worth
considering though.


Martin Shough




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