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October 11, 2021
Mysterious booms have been reported for years. Whitley has experienced three over his house in the past 3 months, one of which was recorded on his surveillance system at 3:36AM on July 23, 2021 and is shown here. There were many reports before what happened in Whitley’s neighborhood and...continued
Former Director of National Intelligence Confirms UFO Sightings by US Military, More to Come in Unclassified Report
March 22, 2021
John Ratcliffe, the United States’ former Director of National Intelligence, recently confirmed that the US military has logged more UFO encounters than previously disclosed to the public. He also stated that more information is expected to become available “in a way that the American people can see” when a declassified...continued
January 8, 2021
A new study into a form of the mystery boom phenomenon that occurs on the U.S. East Coast called the “Seneca Guns” was presented at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in December 2020. Matching recorded seismic data with on-the-ground reports of the enigmatic sounds, the researchers...continued
January 22, 2020
For the past month the star Betelgeuse has been acting strangely, having dimmed to a luminosity lower than at any point in history, prompting speculation that the supergiant star might be about to explode into a supernova. Although astronomers point out that this is an unlikely event, a strange gravity...continued
October 18, 2019
A recent review of the US energy sector has discovered that despite the past decade’s oil and gas boom, the green economy employed 10 times as many people as the fossil fuel industry, and was worth $1.3 trillion, or about 7 per cent of US GDP. Lucien Georgeson and Mark...continued
July 3, 2019
A new report released by the Global Energy Monitor warns that a global increase in the production and use of natural gas could have just as bad an impact on global warming as coal, putting the industry on a collision course with the 1.5°C (2.7°F) target set by the Paris...continued
May 26, 2018
Bucks County PA has been experiencing mysterious booms since April, and to hear the media talk about it, this is an entirely local phenomenon with no real history. The sounds are typically localized rather than spreading over a wide area as would the sonic boom of a passing jet that was flying faster than the speed of sound. The booms are also accompanied by ground shudders, but they are not powerful enough to be recorded as earthquakes. One of the few ways a boom like this could be produced is if something was moving straight down at supersonic speed. Another possibility is that the booms are caused by something underground, but the fact that they migrate suggests that the sound is generated by overhead activity.
January 19, 2018
The United States Geological Survey has confirmed that a bright meteor that broke up over the Detroit area on the evening of January 16 caused a 2.0 magnitude earthquake in Michigan. The meteorite fell about five miles (8 kilometers) from the village of New Haven.
"After reviewing several observational datasets, the NWS can confirm the flash and boom was NOT thunder or lightning, but instead a likely meteor," tweeted the Detroit’s National Weather Service office, in response to social media activity regarding the 8:08 PM event. The USGS confirmation followed shortly after the NWS tweet.
November 25, 2017
The phenomenon of mysterious booms is continuing around the world, with the sound of unexplained explosions being reported from locales as diverse as Michigan, Lapland, St Ives, Swansea and Yorkshire.
Booms reported by residents of six counties in Alabama have been investigated by police, NASA, and the Birmingham Alabama National Weather Service, with the latter tweeting on November 14:
"Re: loud boom heard: we do not see anything indicating large fire/smoke on radar or satellite; nothing on USGS indicating an earthquake. We don’t have an answer, and can only hypothesize with you. 1) sonic boom from aircraft; 2) meteorite w/ current Leonid shower?"
September 30, 2017
No-one could possibly accuse entrepreneurial wunderkind Elon Musk of being less than ambitious: between revolutionizing the electric car industry (Tesla), expanding the solar-electric generation industry (SolarCity), and devising new rapid mass-transit methods (Hyperloop), it’s a wonder he has time for more out-of-this world endeavors, namely his SpaceX spaceship manufacturing and transport company. And now Musk says that SpaceX’s ambitious BFR spacecraft could be used to carry passengers not only to the Moon and Mars, but also on shorter trips around the globe, including trans-Atlantic flights that could be undertaken in less than half an hour.
April 21, 2017
According to data released by the U.S. Department of Energy, carbon emissions from power generating plants in the United States fell by five percent last year, in addition to a five percent drop seen earlier in 2015. This decrease is the first one experienced in the more than forty years since record-keeping on CO2 emissions began, and in 2016 overall carbon emissions in the U.S. dropped by 1.7 percent, with emissions from vehicles now outpacing electrical generation.
April 11, 2017
On March 28, President Donald Trump signed a new executive order ordering the rollback of a large number of environmental policies put into place by the Obama administration. Rules regulating emissions for power plants, methane leaks, the moratorium on federal coal leasing, and consumer-level carbon emissions, are part of the de-regulation called for in the order. But despite this setback to addressing the issue of greenhouse gas emissions, a coalition of 75 U.S. mayors have told Trump that they plan to defy his regressive policies.
August 9, 2016
Discovered in September of 1999, asteroid 101955 Bennu is a 500-meter (1,640 foot) asteroid that crosses Earth’s orbit once every six years. Because it has been observed for 17 years, astronomers have been able to plot its orbit very accurately, and have found that it will make a series of extremely close passes to the Earth between 2169 and 2199, but they calculate that the chance of an impact is only 1-in-2,700.
Unfortunately, this possibility of an impact has fueled the circulation of a great deal of misinformation on the internet, with most articles illustrating a civilization-ending impact to take place in 2135, with the equivalent energy of 3 billion tons of TNT — but this figure appears to be grossly erroneous.
July 13, 2016
Adding to the ongoing reports of mystery sounds being heard around the world, the city of Alhambra, California, has been plagued by the sounds of mysterious explosions since February of this year. To date, emergency services have received 114 reports regarding the phenomenon, where witnesses report hearing a loud explosion, strong enough to rattle windows, but no resulting flash, smoke or fire can be seen: “No one has seen the cause of the booms, smelled it or found remnants of fireworks,” according to Alhambra City Manager Mark Yokoyama, “and the calls we get don’t have enough specificity for us to find the source.”
Exoplanets With Saltier Oceans Might Be Better Candidates for Alien Life — Perhaps Even More Likely Than for Life On Earth
April 8, 2016
The study of planets found outside our solar system has been booming over the past few decades, with over two-thousand of these fascinating exoplanets having been cataloged. One of the next obvious steps for researchers is to attempt to detect signs of life on them, although the technology to directly determine if anything is living that far away has yet to be developed. In the meantime, studies are underway to help determine the best candidates to focus on, using what we know about life on Earth, and what information we can currently gather from the exoplanets themselves.
April 7, 2015
Loud booming noises that do not spread like sonic booms were heard on both US coasts and in Arkansas last week, adding to the proliferation of these events nationwide and worldwide. Just last week, booms disturbed residents in Berkeley, California, Lawrence County, Arkansas and Bordentown City, New Jersey, Victoria, Texas, Pennsylvania, Hawaii and North Carolina, to name a few. Just since January, there have been hundreds of cases reported in the United States alone. In general, they do not roll like sonic booms, but are single, loud explosions or rumbles that are confined to a defined area....continued
January 12, 2015
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.
December 30, 2014
Think of it: We are each a megalopolis – a dwelling place for trillions of microorganisms whose number, diversity and health have an enormous impact on our own. Our 10 trillion human cells actually depend upon the 100 trillion microbes colonizing our guts to extract energy from the food we eat, build our immune system, and defend us from foreign invader microbes.
July 2, 2014
Mysterious booms, bangs and shudders have been reported on Unknown Country for years, and they continue to be a phenomenon that we monitor with a keen interest.
The unexplained noises have been heard all across the globe, including Canada, Brazil, Ukraine, Spain, South America, Russia, many areas of the United States and across the United Kingdom. Now it seems as though the booms have traveled "down under" as a series of strange "explosions" have been heard across west and north Auckland, in New Zealand.
May 6, 2014
A recent study suggests that killer whales and other marine mammals are far more likely to pick up sonar signals than was previously thought.
Scientists have discovered that commercially available sonar systems, which are designed to create signals beyond the range of hearing of such animals, do in fact emit signals known to be within their hearing range.
The sound is likely very soft and audible only when the animals are within a few hundred meters of the source, say the authors of a new study. The signals would not cause any actual tissue damage, but it’s possible that they affect the behavior of some marine mammals, which rely heavily on sound to communicate, navigate, and find food.