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Residents of Doha, Qatar report loud earthquake-like 'boom'

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Loud boom was heard across Doha at around 8: 35am in morning, many people started posting on social media and discussing the same.

One of the user in an online group on Facebook, Sanesh Chembakath, posted that he felt like an earthquake. One more facebook user, Dana Barakat said, he heard a loud bang in Al Waab area.
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Many suspect to be a case of sonic boom. More details are emerging.


Source of loud boom that shook houses a mystery in Dayton, Ohio

Residents across the north Dayton, Englewood, Clayton and Trotwood areas reported a loud boom this evening that shook their houses.

"We just heard a huge explosion, like a sonic boom," said one caller in the 8300 block of East Westbrook Road, near Seybold Road. "It happened very close by. It jarred the house. It sounds like a house explosion."

The Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center and Englewood police said they received reports around 6:25 p.m. about the loud boom.

Many residents took to social media, questioning the source of the boom on Facebook pages.

Englewood officers and Montgomery County sheriff's deputies responded to the area but were not able to find anything that may have caused the boom.


Source of earth-shaking 'explosion' remains a mystery in Orangeburg County, South Carolina

A loud explosion heard Saturday in some parts of Orangeburg County remained a mystery Monday.

The explosion was reportedly heard in the Eutawville, Cope, Cordova and Norway areas, causing the ground to shake.

"It was significant," Orangeburg County Chief Fire Operations Officer Teddy Wolfe said, noting he heard it from his residence in Eutawville. "I would like to know what it was."

The Orangeburg County Fire District, however, did not receive any reports of a fire or explosion.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources State Geologist Charles William "Bill" Clendenin Jr. said there were no reports of earthquake activity that came across his desk for Saturday.

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division and the Orangeburg County Emergency Services Department said they did not receive any reports either.


Mysterious boom in Ohio shakes homes, knocks items off wall

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Some say it shook homes, knocked items off their walls.

Numerous people living on the west side of Hamilton reported hearing a loud boom around 5:40 p.m. Sunday. Some say it even shook their homes and knocked items off their walls.

"No other way to explain it other than a loud boom," Darryl Pies said. "It was different than firecrackers or perhaps a transformer blowing up. I mean,it was 'boom,' and a little bit of a rumble after that."

Earl Caudill said he felt it. "I felt the concussion. You could feel the concussion from it," he said. "Of course, you come out to see if you could see smoke and stuff. There was no smoke out here."

Multiple people called 911 after hearing the noise. "It shook my mom's apartment. I mean, it was huge, and now all kinds of people are saying they felt it, so it was something," one caller said. Another caller said, "It was so bad that it blew a clock off my wall."

Comment: The evening before, another loud boom was reported 180 miles away by residents of Mansfield, Ohio.


Loud mystery booms rattle homes in eastern Pennsylvania

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The booms are loud and deep, enough to rattle the dishes.

"I have heard it four times Saturday night through Sunday night," says Carolyn Risko, who lives south of Lancaster. "It's very loud and shakes the house."

She and other residents of the area have been trying to determine the cause of the loud noises, but they haven't had any luck.

Risko says she went outside after each boom but "didn't see anything."

Residents contacted Manor Township police and spoke to an officer who also heard the booms, Risko says. Firefighters, too, patroled the area searching for the cause.

"They can't pinpoint a location so they can't really investigate it," Risko says.

Manor Township police Sgt. Gary Gardner says he doesn't think anyone has tracked down the source of the booms.


First responders probe loud house-rattling booms in northeast Indiana

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Whitley County law enforcement and volunteer firemen have investigated calls from homeowners in southern Whitley County of at least two loud "explosion" noises that rattled homes and homeowners alike.

The calls came into emergency dispatch centers between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. Saturday. Both Whitley County and Huntington County dispatch centers fielded calls, including one from the Roanoke town marshal.

Whitley County responders investigated the areas between Meridian and Washington Roads near CR 800 South after the Saturday night phone calls but were unable to find the sources of the loud booms.

Homeowners reported the explosive noise literally shook their houses.

Possible sonic booms from air craft in the area were discounted as the cause as there were no Air National Guard exercises ongoing at the time.

Another cause could be the phenomena named "frost quakes," although those usually happen in much colder weather; however, there is also a moisture component to the freak winter events.


Strange sky sounds: Metallic, groaning, trumpet-like noises heard worldwide in 2016

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From as far back as 2008, video recordings of strange and eerie sounds have been appearing on the internet. They occasionally garner a mention in the media but are generally ignored or explained away as a 'hoax', the result of "secret government weapons", the "activation of HAARP" or "HAARP-like technologies", the by-product of "top secret construction work on underground bases", or "aliens", etc., etc.

Variously described as groaning, metallic, clashing, clanging and trumpet-like, these (usually loud and pronounced) noises seem to come from the sky but generally reverberate in such a way that listeners are unable to make out from which general direction they come.

These 'strange sky sounds' have been observed all over the globe and first really caught the public's attention in 2011, when a spate of events sparked such widespread interest that significant effort was made to discredit the phenomenon through the dissemination of fake recordings.

Some, certainly, are hoaxes. That's human nature; we mock that which we do not understand. But the sheer proliferation of 'strange sound events' in recent years, the similarities (with minor differences) between them, and the diversity of the locations they've been recorded in (sometimes more than once), speaks to there being a global reality to this phenomenon. In the course of tracking and reporting these events on SOTT, we've noticed that they tend to come in waves; there can be 'silence' for some time, then 4 or 5 'strange sounds' events occur in disparate locations (perhaps within the same region or continent) in the time span of a week or fortnight. And, as best we can tell, this trend seems to be increasing.

Here is our 'best of' strange sounds summary video, comprising some events from around the world in 2016. Please excuse the occasional foul language - muting or otherwise distorting it would have interfered with the strange sounds themselves. Besides, hearing them curse and swear, you get a real sense of the observers' astonishment!

Bizarro Earth

Earth 'overdue' for magnetic pole reversal

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The Earth's magnetic field, magnetic poles and geographic poles.
Earth's magnetic field may be about to reverse, which could have devastating consequences for humanity.

Scientists think that Earth is long "overdue" for a full magnetic reversal and have determined that the magnetic field's strength is already declining by 5 percent each century. This suggests that a fully reversal is highly probable within the next 2,000 years

Earth's magnetic field surrounds the planet and deflects charged particles from the sun away, protecting life from harmful radiation. There have been at least several hundred global magnetic reversals throughout Earth's history, during which the north and south magnetic poles swap. The most recent of these occurred 41,000 years ago.

During the reversal, the planet's magnetic field will weaken, allowing heightened levels of radiation on and above the Earth's surface.

The radiation spike would cause enormous problems for satellites, aviation, and the power grid. Such a reversal would be comparable to major geomagnetic storms from the sun.

The sun last produced such a storm that struck Earth during the summer of 1859, creating the largest geomagnetic storm on record. The storm was so powerful that it caused telegraph machines around the world to spark, shocking operators and setting papers ablaze. The event released the same amount of energy as 10 billion atomic bombs.

Researchers estimate that a similar event today would cause $600 billion to $2.6 trillion in damages to the U.S. alone. National Geographic found that a similar event today would destroy much of the internet, take down all satellite communications, and almost certainly knock out most of the global electrical grid. The Earth would only get about 20 hours of warning. Other estimates place the damage at roughly $40 billion a day.

A similar solar event occurred in 2012, but missed Earth.


Mysterious 'loud boom' shakes homes in North Carolina

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The residents of Mount Holly, a town in North Carolina, have been puzzled by a mysterious "loud boom" that reportedly shook several homes earlier this week.

The Mount Holly Police Department "received more than 30 calls from various parts of the city and even neighboring communities" about the noise on Tuesday evening, said Chief of Police Don Roper.

"People were saying they heard a very loud boom or explosion or loud bang, and some folks said it shook their houses and rattled the windows," Roper told ABC News today.

"It sounded like a bomb just went off outside our house," one caller said, according to 911 audio obtained by ABC's affiliate WSOC in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Several officers immediately went out that night to check areas where callers reported hearing the sound, according to Roper. But they found "nothing," he said. "There was no evidence of any type of injuries or damage."

Comment: With such minimum information available, It is hard determine what might be the cause of these booms. They could be a result of the increase in meteorites exploding in our atmosphere or a sign of some earth changes. Nevertheless, reports of these mystery booms have risen significantly in the past few years.


House destroyed by explosion in Manchester, five people injured

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A house in Manchester has been almost entirely destroyed by an explosion, reportedly leaving five people injured.

The home in Blackley can be seen roofless and reduced to crumbling brickwork in videos and pictures on social media.