Scientists Investigate “MYSTERIOUS SOUNDS” Heard Around The World!!
Strange sounds have been reported in many parts of the world. In particular during the coronavirus quarantine many similar cases were documented probably because there was less noise pollution so that ambient sounds were heard better.
While many of the rumors people hear are related to humans (nearby construction sites, a large car passing by, or some sort of sonic boom), many reports generally cannot be explained by artificial sources.
Some of these unexplained phenomena are related to various natural phenomena such as earthquakes but the source of other sounds remains a mystery.
There are places around the world where these mysterious sounds are regularly heard. In the Ganges Delta and Bay of Bengal in Japan, Belgium. High-impact sounds are heard especially near Lake Seneca in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The sounds are so loud that windows and doors sometimes rattle.
Residents of coastal areas in North Carolina (USA) also often report hearing similar unexplained sounds, the explanations for which range from distant storms or earthquakes to quarry explosions or even military exercises. Now a panel of experts has decided to find out the truth according to Live Science.
A team from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill used seismic data recorded by the EarthScope Array (ESTA) from 2013 and compared it to news stories from North Carolina where noise has been reported quite frequently. They did not detect any earthquakes in this region.
“We generally believe that this is an atmospheric phenomenon. We don’t think it’s caused by seismic activity,” researcher Eli Bird told Live Science. “We assume that sounds travel through the atmosphere, not the ground.”
For now, the researchers decided to focus on listening to infrasound (low-frequency sound) data that the human ear cannot hear. They picked up 1 to 10 second long signals associated with the mysterious sounds recorded.
While these signals may indeed be related to observed sound phenomena, the team says they don’t bring us any closer to unraveling the mystery of sounds.
Many of these can be sonic booms from planes, storms and even tsunamis intensifying in a certain direction or the sound of methane igniting from layers of methane hydrate. And there’s another interesting version: fireballs are meteoroids that go unnoticed but still produce a sonic boom in the upper atmosphere.
However more data needs to be collected at the moment to find the true source of the sounds.