THOSE MYSTERY BOOMSJanuary 28th, 2014 at 8:46 pm by Kevin Orpurt under Kevin Orpurt's Blog, Uncategorized
I’ve been getting several reports lately about people hearing loud, mysterious booms. There is no apparent source and the booms are strong enough and loud enough to shake houses, rattle windows, upset animals and create overall confusion. Many of the reports I’ve had are from southeast Illinois. Lawrence County, Richland County and Crawford County have been among the most frequent reporting locations. There are two aspects of these booms that are of interest. The first is that they are being heard all over the globe, and the second is that NOBODY seems to know what is causing them.
One name given to these booms is, “Seneca Guns”. It’s a word first used to describe them in a short story written by James Fennimore Cooper in the 1800s. Yes, these booms have been heard for more than a century and probably longer.
Some scientists believe they might be caused by shallow earthquakes that are too weak to be registered on seismographs. Others think the booms may have an atmospheric origin similar to thunder, but the sounds have been heard when no clouds or storms are around. Some speculate they might be caused by meteors entering the atmosphere, but a meteor big enough to cause a boom would likely be large enough to be seen. There is a faction that believes that the booms are being caused by cloaked UFOs or secret military aircraft. It is true that some of these booms have been admittidley caused by the military, but those are few and far between. One interesting point is that similar booms were reportedly heard in the months prior to the Great New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-1812.
So, the question remains whether these booms come from the earth, the sky or some other unknown source. The bottom line is that they are heard all over the globe, have been heard for a long time and nobody knows where they come from. The booms, for now, remain a true mystery.
If you’ve experience these booms, I’d like to know about it. Let me know when and where and also what you think might be going on. Perhaps together we can find an answer. Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org