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 Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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