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'Shook the house, shook the walls': Mysterious explosion heard in Knoxville, Tennessee

Mystery Boom
A mysterious explosion in North Knoxville left hundreds questioning on social media-what caused the boom?

People said they heard and felt it in Powell, Halls and Mascot Tuesday night, but they found no real answers as to its cause.

Neighbors suggested explanations from thunder to earthquakes, but one possibility stuck out more than the rest.

A video surfaced of at least two men who appeared to be behind some type of small explosion. They said they were blowing up a tree stump off Salem Church Road around 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Comment: The area from Powell to Mascot to Halls, Tennessee covers well over a 20-mile radius. We doubt that the sound heard across that area would be caused by a local crew downing a tree with explosives.

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Mystery 'sonic' booms are hitting Desert Hot Springs, Southern California, almost daily

Desert Hot Springs booms
A big mystery is surrounding Desert Hot Springs tonight after a series of powerful explosions has rocked the city. They shake windows and some residents describe them as small earthquakes.

The blasts began a couple of months ago and as recently as Monday night, the big booms have been shaking the foothill community.

Comment: They've been regularly heard throughout Southern California, along with many other parts of the US, off and on for some years now.

In a city of 27,000 people, no one knows what they are or where they are coming from. But they sure do hear them and feel them.

"They're like a big explosion. Totally like boom!" said Desert Hot Springs resident Regina Robinson.

Almost every evening big blasts rock several areas of the city. The Desert Hot Springs Police has received call after call. Everyone saying the same thing.

Comment: That strongly suggests something non-local, either atmospheric or deep underground. We suspect that most of these booms, particularly in an earthquake-prone areas like SOCAL, are seismic in origin.


'Weird, strange trumpet sounds' heard in Queens, New York

Strange sounds in Queens, NY
© YouTube/A Fox
*Audio Only* - I apologize about the video of my window screen, but I finally caught the noise with my phone and that's all I was concerned about. I was drifting back to sleep with my sick kid when this sound jostled me awake, I threw open the window and just let it record. (( Friday, December 15th approximately 8:30 AM. ))

This is maybe the 5th time I've heard this in the past 1.5 to 2 years. I always hear it when I'm near my home in Queens, New York. The sounds can vary but are always extremely loud coming from everywhere, lasting 5 to 10 minutes.

Interestingly enough, a few different "intuitives" that I've asked have all told me the same thing. That it's coming from the Earth because the earth puts out its own vibration and noises but only now are we actually able to hear it. The earth is going through some major shifts so it's producing these loud vibrating noises but it's nothing to fear.

Comment: We aren't so sure these trumpeting sounds are not a warning of some kind. In historical accounts chronicling cataclysmic events that occurred in Ancient Rome, similar sounds were described:
Consulship of Tiberius Gracchus and Manius Iuventius - BC 163

At Capua the sun was seen by night. On the Stellate Plain part of a flock of wethers was struck dead by a thunderbolt. At Tarracina, male triplets were born. At Formiae two suns were seen by day. The sky was afire. At Antium a man was burned up by a ray of light from a mirror. At Gabii there was a rain of milk. Several things were overthrown by lightning on the Palatine. A swan glided into the temple of Victory and eluded the grasp of those who tried to capture it. At Privernum a girl was born without any hands. In Cephallenia a trumpet seemed to sound from the sky. There was a rain of earth. A windstorm demolished houses and laid crops flat in the fields. There was frequent lightning. By night an apparent sun shone at Pisaurum. At Acere a pig was born with human hands and feet, and children were born with four feet and four hands. At Forum Aesi an ox was uninjured by flame which sprang from its own mouth.

A Book of Prodigies: After the 505th year of Rome by Julius Obsequens
See also: Strange sky sounds: Metallic, groaning, trumpet-like noises heard worldwide in 2016

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Strange sky sounds heard in Switzerland

Strange sounds in Switzerland
© YouTube/RicardoPresentation
Zuerst dachte ich das diese Sky Sounds nur Fake wären. Doch jetzt habe ich es auch gehört. Es gibt sie wirklich. Ein Par Tage zuvor gab es Zwei sehr sehr laute wie Explosionen am Himmel. Tausende haben es gehört. Es waren keine Überschallflugzeuge zu sehen oder zu hören. Das Video habe ich mit einem Samsung Tablet aufgenommen, und unbearbeitet im originalzustand veröffentlicht. Hört und seht selbst.

Comment: Google Translation:

At first I thought that these Sky Sounds were just fake. But now I have heard it too. They really do exist. A day before, there were two very loud ones like explosions in the sky. Thousands have heard it. There were no supersonic aircraft to see or hear. The video was taken with a Samsung tablet, and unedited in its original condition. Listen and see for yourself.

The sounds start at about 1:20.


Strange sounds heard in the skies of Poland

Strange sounds over Poland
© YouTube/M C
What do you think it was? Secret jet engine sound, sonic booms, drone or something else?

Bizarro Earth

Loud, house-shaking boom heard around Bakersfield, California

Boom in Bakersfield, CA
This is a strange one.

At around 5AM this morning, something startled Holly Olsen as she lay in bed in her east Bakersfield home.

Not a gunshot, nor a firework.

"It was more like a 'krplow' noise," Olsen explained.

Calls and messages flooded into our newsroom.

"It sounded like a bomb going off, but not nearby," Olsen continued.

First responders heard the same around 5:09 or so.

Comment: We doubt the Sheriff's Department would be conducting the training at 5:00 am.


No explanation for loud boom heard, felt across three Tennessee counties

Mystery boom
© The Scottish Sun
A boom heard and felt over three counties last Sunday may have no conclusive explanation.

There are many theories as to what the boom was - cryoseism, earthquake or sonic boom. But none have been definitely proven.

Cryoseism seemed to be the first theory most concluded on social media.

According to Frost Quake's website, a cryoseism is defined as "'a natural phenomenon that occurs when extremely cold temperatures lead to sudden deep freezing of the ground, after it has been saturated with water."

Earth science professor at Tennessee Tech Larry Knox said a cryoseism just wasn't likely.

"As I understand them, cryoseisms occur where the ground is saturated with ground water and temperatures drop suddenly to, or below, zero degrees Fahrenheit. There was a temperature drop on Sunday, but not of that magnitude," Knox said via email. "Also, cryoseisms are generally accompanied by earthquake-like vibrations that are strong enough for people to feel them - no earthquakes were reported as far as I know."

Comment: See also: BOOM! Mysterious blasts rattling the skies are on the increase around the world - UPDATE at least 64 documented events (VIDEO)


Mysterious explosion heard on the coast of West Bengal, India

A mysterious explosion was heard in West Bengal’s coastal town Digha on Thursday afternoon, triggering panic among tourists and residents, police said.
© Reuters
A mysterious explosion was heard in West Bengal’s coastal town Digha on Thursday afternoon, triggering panic among tourists and residents, police said. (Representative Image)
A mysterious explosion was heard in West Bengal's coastal town Digha on Thursday afternoon, triggering panic among tourists and residents, police said. However, till late in the night, the source of the sound was yet to be identified.

Police said the sound was heard in some parts of the coastal town in East Midnapore district and was much lesser in intensity than the twin explosion sounds off the coast in August this year.

"An explosion like sound was heard at some parts of Digha at around 2 p.m. on Thursday. However, no injury or damage to property has been reported till now. We are looking for the source of the sound," a senior officer from Digha police station told IANS.

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Eerie sounds heard in Texarkana, Texas skies

Strange sounds over Texarkana, TX
© YouTube/Jason Lovett
Weird sound in the sky Texarkana, Texas in 2017:


'Sounded like an air raid siren': Weird sounds permeate the sky in Alhambra, California

Strange sounds in Alhambra, CA
© YouTube/George Martinez
Strange sound Alhambra CA 4:30 am Dec 7. 2017. Sounded like an air raid siren. I've lived in Alhambra for 31 years and have never heard anything like this before

Comment: The sounds in Alhambra were recorded by another YouTube user, TOS Underground. He notes that the noise occurred in same time as the above user.

12/7/2017 Around 4:30 maybe little earlier I was woken by my wife to this strange siren sound... in Alhambra California. Lasted I would say 5-8 min long.