Thu, 02 Feb 2017 12:12 UTC
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!
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:23 UTC
The relentless global escalation of extreme weather, geological upheaval, and cosmic bombardment continued last month, ending a year the authorities claim was (again) "the warmest ever - and it's humans' fault."
Still no explanation from them as to how 'man-made CO2' is responsible for - among other new or increased natural phenomena - all the sinkholes opening up and killing people; the meteor fireballs raining out of the sky; redirecting the course of high-altitude jet streams; and increasing the frequency of earthquakes two or three-fold.
But pay no attention to those details - they're probably just signs that we're heading into another ice age.
Highlights in our Earth Changes Summary video for December 2016 include:
- Persistent, heavy fog across the world last month - northern Europe, India, China and the Persian Gulf
- Return of the 'polar vortex' to both North America and Russia, bringing record-breaking snow and cold temperatures
- Snow in the Sahara Desert, Arabian Desert, and Syria
- Thundersnow, snow-nadoes, 'fog walls', 'fog domes', 'spinning ice disks', and other bizarre cold weather-related phenomena!
- Severe flash-flooding (and a tornado) across southern 'sunny' Spain
- Outbreak of forest fires in the Swiss Alps... in winter!?
- At least a half dozen spectacular meteor fireball events in North and South America, Europe, and Central Asia
- A string of powerful earthquakes and volcanic eruptions around the Pacific Ring of Fire
- Widespread flooding in Southeast Asia during its 'dry season'
- Record-breaking rainfall in Australia's desert regions
Sat, 17 Dec 2016 20:24 UTC
- Snow, hail and flooding in the deserts of Saudi Arabia (again)
- New Zealand's second strongest tremor in the modern era
- Johannesburg's worst flash-flood in living memory
- Another powerful quake (and another tsunami) off Fukushima, Japan
- Outbreak of 'thunder asthma' in Melbourne, Australia, which killed 8 people and sent another 8,500 to hospital
- The latest Atlantic Hurricane in the modern era (and the most southerly, and the first to ever make landfall in Costa Rica)
- Unprecedented 'superfires' torching swathes of the US Southeast
We are, of course, being facetious. There's nothing normal about any of this. We've entered a new global climate. Forecasting models are largely redundant at this point. The costs from all this destruction pile up ever higher with each passing month. Until now, elites have either ignored the climate/planetary upheaval, or blamed ordinary people for causing one or another symptom, then carried on milking taxpayers and spreading wars. No doubt, given recent patterns, they're soon going to start blaming it all on Putin.
These were (some of) 'the signs' in November 2016...
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:09 UTC
The curtain-raiser in October 2016 was Hurricane Matthew, which left a swathe of destruction across Colombia, the Caribbean and the US East Coast. The strongest North Atlantic storm in a decade, Matthew was also the strongest storm ever recorded so close to the equator, dumped so much water that it broke rainfall records wherever it went, and cost over $10 billion in damages. Haiti, where over 1,600 people were killed, bore the brunt of it.
Extreme weather is so 'normal' now that South Carolina last month recorded its seventh '1-in-1,000-year' flood event in just 6 years, beating rainfall records set in... September 2016. While much of the US saw record-breaking warm temperatures for October, copious amounts of snow across Russia meant that the northern hemisphere's snow cover extent by late October was second only to that recorded in 1976.
We also have a dozen mind-blowing meteor events in this month's video, a reflection of what we suspect is another end-of-year uptick in 'space visitors'. As we reported at the beginning of the year, fireballs have significantly increased over the last decade, and the skies become especially 'illuminated' during the latter half of each year.
These were 'the signs' in October 2016...
Comment: Update 23 November 2016 - It has come to our attention that the 'meteor over south Wales' @15:14 is being claimed as the creation of some liberal artist, which may or may not be the case.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:17 UTC
A series of cyclones also brought wave after wave of flooding to southeastern Australia, breaking rainfall records dating back to the country's foundation in the 19th century, and bringing the country as a whole its third wettest winter on record. Meanwhile multiple typhoons in the northwest Pacific battered the Philippines, Taiwan, China, Korea and Japan. 50% stronger today than 40 years ago, the strongest of these cyclonic storms - Category 5 Meranti - was the strongest anywhere in the world so far this year, and second only to 2013's Typhoon Haiyan in the record books.
In addition to the walls of water brought by these large storms, local downbursts brought record-breaking rainfall, causing severe flash-flooding that washed away cars, homes and people in parts of the US, Mexico, Tunisia, Greece, Turkey, Ukraine, India, Indonesia, and China. Oklahoma, which never experienced earthquakes until recently, last month felt its strongest yet. A record-strong earthquake also hit South Korea, while a strong quake in Skopje, Macedonia, damaged buildings and sent residents into a panic.
Multiple volcanic eruptions, mass fish kills, whale beachings and meteor fireball events round off another eventful month of Earth Changes...
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:18 UTC
- A record-breaking number of tornadoes in the US for August
- Another '1-in-1,000-year flood event', this time in Louisiana
- A destructive earthquake in central Italy
- The fastest comet ever recorded
- Lots more lightning deaths, including an entire herd of reindeer in southern Norway
- Three massive sinkholes opening up to swallow (and kill) people in China
- Intense storms hitting many world capitals, including record rainfalls in Macedonia and Moscow
- Raging wildfires across the western Mediterranean and western US
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 22:13 UTC
- A destructive tornado outbreak in South Africa (where it's winter-time)
- Hail the size of golf-balls falling in - of all places - Colombia and Brazil
- Intense electrical storms everywhere, with lightning strikes continuing to pick people off in alarming numbers
- Deluges of rain washing away cars and people everywhere from Mexico City to Berlin to Maryland
- Devastating flooding across swathes of China, India and Nepal
- Multiple destructive waterspouts coming ashore in Cuba
- Animals, both wild and captive, attacking and killing people
- An enormous meteor fragmenting from horizon to horizon over the US Southwest
Mon, 04 Jul 2016 20:35 UTC
Yes indeed, it's summertime in the northern hemisphere, but not as we once knew it. The pace of increasing climate chaos continued relentlessly all over the world last month: China recorded its most destructive tornado in living memory, another 'once-in-a-millenium' flood hit the US Mid-Atlantic states, and intense storms battered capitals from Accra to Kuala Lumpur to Warsaw.
These were (just some of) the signs of the times in June 2016...
Tue, 07 Jun 2016 20:18 UTC
Last month, more volcanoes erupted during one week than would typically erupt during an entire year in the 20th century. Hailstones the size of tennis balls fell across southeast Asia, while the Indian subcontinent roasted in a record-breaking heatwave for the second year running. Europe experienced record-late snowfall in many places, followed by tornado outbreaks, devastating flash-floods and hailstorms that required snowploughs to clear streets. Wildfires raged across vast expanses of sub-Arctic regions, notably in central Canada, where the population of an entire city was forced to flee.
Month after month, the rain falls harder, the winds blow stronger, and the meteors come closer. Devastated homes can't be rebuilt fast enough before the next waves of natural disasters hit. The leaders of the free world, while waging more wars, plundering more resources, and causing ever more death and suffering, are telling us we've never had it so good.
Based on this snapshot of global environmental upheaval in May 2016, Mother Nature apparently begs to differ...
Mon, 09 May 2016 15:18 UTC
The Powers That Be tell us that that is all due to 'man-made global warming', and that the environmental chaos can be arrested or mitigated by implementing their judicious solutions.
But is that the real story here? How can paying carbon taxes or 'going green', for example, stop the cosmos from sending increasing numbers of meteor fireballs our way?
In the space of 24 hours last month, two major earthquakes on either side of the Pacific Ring of Fire killed several hundred people. The quake in Ecuador was followed by extreme rainfall, while the quake in southern Japan was followed by hundreds of tremors - and foam; lots of bizarre, white foam of unknown origin.
Here is just a selection of 'the signs' in April 2016, signs that the planet/cosmos/Living System is gearing up for a major 'reset'...