22 posts in this topic

Mystery booms are still heard around Genesee, New York. This article cites several incidents around the country and focuses on this particular area.

It is a phenomena that has sparked curiosity throughout the country for several years now.

The booms, however, have grown more frequent.

Dr. Mark Castner, director of Braun-Ruddick Seismograph Station at Canisius College, told WIVB-TV in Buffalo that booms can be associated with an earthquake, quarry blasts, building implosions or sonic booms.

Seismographic records reported no unusual activity, however, and officials at Niagara Falls Air Reserve have had no aircraft flying in the area during the times of the reported booms.

The witnesses sometimes report that the dogs bark and the houses shake. I currently experience booms from a military testing area over 7 miles away. On some days, it DOES upset the dog. But making the house move is a very different thing. To cause movement, if indeed it DID do that (some people perceive movement based on the sound) in the house would suggest there is movement on the ground ? an explosion, a quarry blast or an earthquake will do this.

I?ve researched strange sounds quite a bit. Many events are left unexplained or provisionally explained because not enough information has been recorded from the event to determine what it was, so we are left ruling out what we can. In many cases, since event booms have been caused by military aircraft or meteors creating sonic booms, explosives or small earthquakes. Therefore, there could be various explanation for sounds that are similar, but they are not correlated. In the Finger Lakes area of New York, the term Seneca guns or lake guns originated as early explorers noticed booming noises, like canon fire, near the lakes. Also known as mistpouffers, similar phenomena are reported around the world and their explanation remains mysterious. Fascinating.

There is some evidence to suggest that very shallow earthquakes or shallow changes in the subsurface, may sometimes cause audible noises but NOT register on seismographs. Because each area of bedrock is a little different, and topography and even weather conditions may affect sound propagation, this may be a possible explanation. Also, it?s interesting to note that this area of New York was heavily glaciated in the past. The ground is still undergoing mild glacial isostatic adjustment which may cause activation of small, unmapped faults and thus account for the lake guns and booming noise phenomena.

Last January, there was such a spate of mystery booms.

The phenomena best known, but still rather uncertainly explained, is that of mystery booms. [William] Corliss [Earthquakes, Tides, Unidentified Sounds and Other Related Phenomena, a Sourcebook Project catalog (1983)] notes that there are SO many reports of unexplained sounds of this nature that their reality is not doubted. A review of a particular type of account of the phenomena, called brontides, has been published in the journal Science. (Gold and Soter. 1979. Brontides: Natural Explosive Noises. Science 204:4391. pp. 371-375.)

Brontides are observed with some regularity at certain places on earth. Frequently, they can be linked to seismic events that are too small to feel, perhaps even too small to be noticed or measured (in consideration of today?s background vibrations from urban activity). Ground-to-air acoustic transmission from shallow earthquakes is a possibility for many of the booming events. It seems likely that seismic activity is not the sole cause around the world, however.

more

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anybody checked to see if NK's testing again...?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

People have alleged that the US military are working on supposedly secret seismic weapons. I'm not a fan of conspiracy theories, but I'd be surprised if they weren't!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Every time there is a boom, another bit of Florida falls into a sink hole. :shiftyninja:

Too soon?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My house moves when a truck drives past, if I have my head on the wall at night watching a film in bed it feels like when you put your head against the window of a bus or car when its moving

--

Maybe fracking is causing it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Aliens are just enlarging the underground bases, to handle the fatter Earthlings. :alien:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We had "mysterious booms" here for awhile. It turned out to be teenagers filling balloons with helium and exploding them at altitude. Well, that was the official report anyways.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We had "mysterious booms" here for awhile. It turned out to be teenagers filling balloons with helium and exploding them at altitude. Well, that was the official report anyways.

Yeah, that sounds plausible. :s

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, that sounds plausible. :s

I just think it was that new Science lab on the other side of the mountain, testing something.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

my hubby needs to lay off the burritos!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

we had large sonic booms around me a few times in the past 10yrs... yet no jets in the air apparently......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is some evidence to suggest that very shallow earthquakes or shallow changes in the subsurface, may sometimes cause audible noises but NOT register on seismographs

This sounds like the most reasonable explanation to me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the new version of Hail Cannon testing?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds similar to the nearby Seneca (Lake) Guns. I heard them once while I was in Geneseo, NY fossil collecting. Never thought anything of it, till my room mate mentioned the local news talking about it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any Air Force bases nearby?

Guile-cfe-sonicboom.gif

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

These booms are being heard all around the world ... it's a real mystery

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Microquakes are my guess. The upstate NY region is a hotbed of minor fault lines, thanks to past glacial activity that compacted the Earth's crust in the region. Now that the glaciers are gone, the crust is rebounding, causing the seismic events.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We get those here time and again. It is the Air Force base disposing of old munitions.

We live a good 10 miles away and it knocks pictures off our walls. They don't tell anyone when they are going to do it, either.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We had "mysterious booms" here for awhile. It turned out to be teenagers filling balloons with helium and exploding them at altitude. Well, that was the official report anyways.

Sounds about like the 'weather balloon' explanation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe it's fat women casing after the ice cream truck?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.