It’s not from fracking. And it’s not registering on seismographs as earthquake activity. Yet, it rattled livestock, people and their homes over a wide swatch of central Oklahoma (Norman, Edmond, and Shawnee) last Thursday and Friday, January 8th and 9th. Through this is not the first time it’s happened, nobody knows what or why it is.
Here’s a story on the subject by Linda Moulton Howe, investigative journalist/reporter and documentary writer-director-editor. Linda is well known for her investigations of breaking news about science, environment and real X-files.
Earthfiles.com began reporting unusual, unexplained loud booms, metallic and trumpet sounds in North America and other parts or the world in 2011 to date. Some geographic locations have had repeating cycles of boom reports, including Logan County, Oklahoma. Recently it was January 8 to 9 at about the same time on each day, 11:19 AM Central, that loud booms hit Norman south of Oklahoma City. Hundreds of people reached out to TV and social media such as Anthony Young’s interview with KOCO-TV about the rattling windows in his house: "We thought some nut was out here with explosives. It sounded like thunder. You could feel the ground shake but it was nothing like an earthquake.
A year ago on February 21, 2014, another Logan County, Oklahoma resident, Nancy York, reported similarly. "It felt like bombs going off. It’s just a huge loud noise and then it’s like a reverb from that boom that just shakes the entire house. If I’m experiencing eight of these in one day, then when does it erupt and become so absolutely horrible that it takes my house down?"
A year ago in February 2014, during that cycle of mysterious, house-shaking booms, I interviewed research seismologist Austin Holland, with the Oklahoma Geological Survey, about more than 400 quakes also happening in tandem with the booms in Central Oklahoma’s Logan County. He had no answers then and a year later in January 2015, Mr. Holland said there was no earthquake activity registered on seismometers during the January 8-9 booms. He speculated that the booms might be caused by something above the surface of the earth, even up in the atmosphere. But what?
So the current headlines on January 8-9 about "Mysterious Booms Rattle Homes, Scare Livestock in Oklahoma," need to be considered in the context of what was happening a year ago and the stunning fact that no one yet knows what precisely is behind the loud booms and "atmospheric compression hits" that have shaken houses in nearly every state and Canadian province over the past four years.
Since the start of 2015, the boom in mysterious booms has shaken up parts of Kentucky, Missouri, Indiana, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Idaho, and Texas.
Whitley’s Thoughts: “If it involved the use of explosives on that scale, it would certainly not be a secret. The shaking ground and the localization doesn’t suggest any normal sonic boom, either. If this is not geological, then it is being caused by something very large and configured in such a way that it generates an aerodynamic shockwave moving directly downward at supersonic speeds.”