These BOOMS are extremely loud and would rattle the windows…if we had them. A sonic boom happens when an object, like a jet, breaks the sound barrier, while a skyquake happens for no apparent reason. Are they real? According to the scientists at the University of Lily Pad, they are very real and have been recorded for centuries. “Locations reporting skyquakes include the Ganges river in India, the East Coast and Finger Lakes of the United States, the North Sea of Japan, the Bay of Fundy in Canada, and parts of Australia, Belgium, Scotland, Italy and Ireland. Skyquakes have their own names in various parts of the world:
- In Bangladesh, their are called "Barisal guns" (regerring to the Barisal region of East Bengal).
- Italians have several names for skyquakes, including "balza," "brontidi," "lagoni," and "marine."
- The Japans name the sounds "umimari" (cries from the sea).
- In Belgium and the Netherlands, skyquakes are called "mistpoeffers."
- In Iran and the Philippines, they are "retumbos."
- In the United States, some recurring skyquakes are the "Seneca guns" (near Seneca Lake, New York) and "Moodus noises" in Connecticut.
The booming sound of a skyquake isn't the only incompletely explained atmospheric noise. Strange hums, trumpeting, vibrations, and wailing have also been reported and recorded. Sometimes these phenomena are called skyquakes, although the origin of the boom is likely quite different from that of the other eerie noises.
Whatever the cause, all I know is that they hurt my ears and scare the little tadpoles have to death!
I invite you all back tomorrow and until then, I wish you Peace.