The chilling noises were first heard in Belarus in 2008 and have since increased in both intensity and incidence. What started out as a localized phenomenon rapidly spread to all four corners of the globe, as evidenced by sonic turbulence being reported from the U.S. to Ukraine and most places in between.
In 2011, residents of Kiev, Ukraine were sent into a panic after the deafening sounds were heard in the skies:
The sound was extremely loud, with some people 30-40 kilometers from the recording also hearing it in other cities. It was in the news with the investigation with specialists and scientists, but there is still no exact explanation,” one witness reported.In 2012, the sounds were heard over Missoula, Montana. Aaron Traylor, the man who recorded them, said he experienced severe nightmares for days after the incident:
I’ve had vivid nightmares ever since I posted the very eerie strange sounds that had Missoula talking and looking towards the sky; awful, awful nightmares.At the time, many people took this phenomenon as a sign of the end times, believing the sounds they heard were the apocalyptic trumpets from the Book of Revelation:
My wife woke me from a dream last night where she says I was screaming like she’s never heard me scream before.
Now since I’ve been following this worldwide strange sounds phenomenon for some time, the whole ‘End of the world’ thing popped instantly into my head.”
After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.” (Revelation 4:1)People with a greater inclination towards conspiracy theories believed the origin of the strange sounds was more likely to be man-made, but just as terrifying: HAARP.
Time and again, the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program has been associated with all manners of freak weather phenomena, and despite rumors of being disabled in 2014, the facility still operates today.
The trumpet-like noise gained worldwide notoriety in 2013, when Kimberly Wookey, a resident of Terrace, British Columbia, Canada posted a recording to YouTube.
Wookey described the event:
This is the second time I personally have heard these sounds here in terrace BC Canada. First tine was June 19th 2013 at approx 9-9:30 am but it was not quite as intense. On the morning of August 29th at approx 7:30 am I was awoken by these sounds.On May 7th 2015, she recorded the sound yet again:
I shot out of bed realizing it was the same sounds I had heard before and I ran looking for a camera to try to capture them with.
[…]I have no idea what these sounds are but it is pretty strange and I am glad that I was able to catch them this time and share what I heard.”
It’s been long rumored that HAARP is able to control the weather—or even worse, create disasters. In 2010, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez accused the facility of causing the Haiti earthquake by firing very strong radio waves into sensitive fault lines in the Earth’s crust.
The source of the mysterious trumpet blasts has yet to be identified but multiple scientific explanations have been put forward, ranging from natural atmospheric phenomena to the sound of grinding tectonic plates or other geologic processes.
As a mere exercise of thought, let’s ignore any natural explanation. Consequently, we are left with:
- man meddling with forces way beyond his control;
- signs that the end of the world is nigh;