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Re: Those "Noises" And MSM

From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:43:35 -0800
Archived: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 10:19:01 -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

>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

>[Begin Quote]

>"I called 911, They said they didnt know what it was, But that
>there were MANY calls coming in about the noise. They said they
>were sending patrols out to check it out... I called the News
>Station also, They told me it wasn't a Tornado, And that the
>police had told them to tell people it was an airplane revving
>it's engine at the airport. I live 4 miles from the airport, And
>I have lived here for 20 years, I have never heard an An
>airplane rev its engine at the airport, that was just insanity.

>... _And_, on the 11 o'clock news that night, the weather man
>made a comment about all the calls that had come in about the
>noise, He said, Dont worry, It wasn't a Tornado, and it was
>confirmed that it _wasn't_ an Airplane, _all_ You were hearing
>was _thunder_!!! If anyone has ever heard Thunder that was
>anything like that, Please let me know. It is just so Strange to
>me that the Stories kept changing... Like we are stupid or
>something and dont know what Thunder sounds like.

Before everybody wigs out and attributes such sounds to
'paranormal' origins or secret guvmint project, the most likely
reason for such mysterious sounds is a heat inversion layer,
i.e., air temperature gets warmer as one goes up from ground
level.  These are more common in winter.

Temperature inversions can cause sounds to be heard at much
greater distances than normal, the sound equivalent of optical
mirages.  Thus somebody might ordinarily be too far from an
airport or busy freeway or thunderstorm to hear the sounds, but
if conditions are right, the sounds can be reflected off higher,
warmer air layers back to the ground and be heard many miles
away.

I remember being in Baja a few years back in wintertime, being
camped by the water, and hearing a loud rumble every hour or so.
It sounded a bit like a jet taking off, but we were in the
middle of nowhere.  Finally I figured out it WAS jets taking
off.  We were about a dozen miles from the nearest airport, but
the conditions were just right for the sound to travel across
the water.  I probably could have been another dozen miles from
the airport and still heard the rumble of jet engines revved up
on takeoff.

Because such inversion layers are usually not the norm, people
start hearing sounds they ordinarily would not and are often
mystified or weirded out by them.


David Rudiak




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