When this story first came in, I read about it, and then quickly thought, "well that will probably not make the finals cut this week," but boy, was I wrong, as more and more people sent this story in, and offered comments in some cases. When one is in the high octane speculation business, one is wrong about 99% of the time and right a mere fraction of that (that would be the other one percent, for those of you who suffered under Common Core). So what's the problem? Apparently, people all over the country are hearing loud "booms" or "explosions", and there's no known source for them.  And this wouldn't be the first time strange noises have been heard. A few years ago, they were hearing them in Russia and Canada. And no one seems to have a clue as to what is causing them:

Apocalyptic Sounds In The Sky: No Explanation For "Mysterious Booms And Flashes Of Light" All Across America

As one might expect, my antennae are pulsing with suspicion, and I've a little high octane speculation to add to the mix, and it concerns the following statements:

For weeks, Americans all over the country have been rattled by extremely loud booming sounds that seem to have no explanation, and they are often accompanied by “mysterious flashes of light”. 

These strange booms are shaking homes and rattling windows, and some witnesses say that they sound like cannons being fired.  And even though the “mystery booms” and accompanying flashes of light have been captured on camera all across the nation, so far the authorities do not have a reasonable explanation for why they are happening.  Unfortunately, it does not appear that this strange phenomenon is going to go away any time soon.  In fact, the Sun is reporting that the frequency of these “mystery booms” appears “to have gathered pace over the past week”…

To make matters more even incomprehensible, as the article also notes, there is no accompanying seismic activity, which would seem to rule out geophysical explanations, but I'm going to take the plunge anyway. But before I do, the article also notes that the "booms" heave been heard in Rhode Island, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, New Orleans, and Tuscon, Arizona. Beyond this, we don't have much information upon which to speculate. Yet, in spite of the fact there's no reported seismic activity accompanying these booms, people are apparently experiencing some sort of physical shock wave from them.

To my mind, all these things are clues, and if there is (1) no seismic shock  and yet (2) physically experienced shock wave  phenomena, and (3) flashes of light, then I can think of a few mechanisms that might account for it, the first being very shallow ground shock waves, which might not necessarily show or, or be recognized, as seismic events, which might show up if peizoelectric rock is suddenly stressed, released energy in the form of the shock wave and a flash of light.  OK, I know all of that is reaching, so that brings me to the following. The second possibility might be something happening in the air, such as a sudden release of lightning which anyone who has experienced a thunderstorm can attest, these events can send powerful shockwaves through the air and shallow ground shock waves.

So what might be causing such unusual events as lightning with no thunderstorms around? Here the problem in my speculative hack-from-South-Dakota opinion is just about anyone's guess. Are we looking at natural phenomena that are the result of new stresses and strains in the ecosphere, things like HAARP, the rapidly shifting magnetic pole, resonance effects from all the electromagnetic soup we live in? Who knows.  But there could just be the outside possibility we might be looking at something deliberate, along the lines of Tom Bearden's speculations on interferometry loading energy into certain areas which is suddenly released, which could account for both the shock wave and flashes of light.

To put all this country simple: it's the shallowness of the shock waves (registering no seismic effect, or no recognizable seismic effect), plus the sound and light, that suggests to me that this might be something deliberate, and that "someone" is playing with "something," all the better to get people thinking in terms of something "apocalyptic."

See you on the flip side...

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Peter Sazonoff on February 18, 2019 at 12:07 am

    I heard those loud cannon like sounds a few weeks ago in Houston. At first I thought it was thunder, but the sounds persisted for days. I wound up thinking it was some kind of heavy construction noise, but, who knows . . .

  2. Loxie Lou Davie on February 14, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Here in upper NY State back in the 1800’s such sounds were heard & they were called “The Seneca Guns”!! 😉 Could the mantle itself simply be “readjusting”?

  3. RBG Santa Monica on February 13, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    Charles Fort has many descriptions of mysterious booming sounds with no discernible source. (See “New Lands” Part Two, Chapter 17). These reports come from all over the world, and some of them include light in the sky. My first reaction to this story was also Beardon’s interferometric infolded EM weapons, but I would find it more interesting if these recent reports are a continuation of the same phenomenon Fort was cataloging from hundreds of years ago.

  4. Margaret on February 13, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    I had my first experience with these sounds about 5 years ago. Since then it is periodically …. sometimes it sounds like gears grinding in the heavens, but it is not coming from there… you really cannot tell exactly where. But for me in New Hampshire in the country, the best I can surmise is to the north above the mountains. I live behind one of the 2 inactive volcanos in New Hampshire. Like today I heard what sounded like explosions inside the mountain & then smoke rising from the top. Speculation is there is a UFO base all along this mountain ridge inside. But perhaps these sounds, whatever they may be, might be invisible to our eyes as to what is happening & all we do is hear it. They always sound like they are right here, not in the distance…. but in your face. The flashes of light that come through the skies are plasma energy beams that the UFO’s are using as weapons with othe factions. I think a lot of this is bleeding through, so to speak from these different dimensions that we hear the sounds & see the flashes. The shaking is so forceful it is what I think is similar to a sonic boom.

  5. bruski1212 on February 13, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    umm, I’ve experienced three of these last week. I’m in California, in the central valley due east of Silicon Valley. Gently shook the house, mild enough you barely noticed it. But loud enough that I looked outside to see what heavy equipment could the neighbors be using. and nothing in sight. Could be unrelated but seems to be same as the storyline.

  6. TRM on February 13, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Ionospheric lightning. Except that due to a very quiet sun the bolts don’t go upwards like they normally do. They are going more horizontal.

    Just my SWAG but if you check back in history it was during similar quiet solar periods that similar things were reported. The sample size is extremely small but interesting.

  7. DownunderET on February 13, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Didn’t Nichola Tesla use the ground for …………………………..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Carolyn on February 13, 2019 at 4:44 pm

      Linda Moulton Howe has been tracking and reporting on this phenomenon for years. She has come to no conclusions, either. Perhaps and interview with Ms. Howe would be enlightening. Just a thought.

      • goshawks on February 13, 2019 at 8:56 pm

        Yes, I remember that. She’s done good work running-down eyewitnesses and sound-tapes. It is not just the current spate of events…

        I have wondered how a direct-down (90 deg to surface) meteor would sound and light-up. There would be no ‘trail’ to the immediately-below observers, just a flash as it broke-up and vaporized. The ‘focused’ sonic-boom of arrival might be co-mingled with the detonation-like shockwave of break-up. It would be both powerful and more of a rumble than a crack.

        Could Earth be encountering an asteroid or comet trail-of-debris that is more boulder size than pea size?

  8. Robert Barricklow on February 13, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Again, technological breakthrough advances are being tested live-in-action upon the public at large. Data is being collected on both the technologies and the social reactions.
    Is this some form of their so-called non-violent weapons being tested from afar? Will it soon start to be tested near & dear?
    Sad to say, “they’ve” exhibited no fear of public reactions, as long as they can continue to hide relatively safe, behind the smokescreens of Act of God and/or u-name-it patsies, like PG&E.
    No doubt there’s a pipeline of weaponized toys on-the-shelf to be tested. If they make the cut; they’ll be coming soon to a neighborhood near you.
    This is not just a local thing; its globalized.
    The global benefit at the local’s expense.
    Weather it’s a Boom or a Bust, or a California Burn
    They’re in control.


  9. Flora on February 13, 2019 at 10:44 am

    Also happened in Stockholm, tuesday evening (12/2) around 20.30. Homes were shaking, but no flash reported.

  10. DanaThomas on February 13, 2019 at 7:09 am

    Certainly the use of the word “apocalyptic” smacks of psychological manipulation. Are the “booms” more important, or the spin about them? If they are natural or largely so, why are the reports (apparently) coming just from the US and not elsewhere?

  11. anakephalaiosis on February 13, 2019 at 5:40 am

    Shakespeare’s Globe
    in theatrical apocalypse
    by stage prop.

    • anakephalaiosis on February 13, 2019 at 6:18 am

      When not in Kansas,
      pay no attention to wizard
      behind curtain.

  12. WalkingDead on February 13, 2019 at 5:38 am

    High voltage plasma speaker:
    J. Stone covered this with a post:
    “First of all, to throw it off the shelf – these booms are not any forewarning of any earthquake. The earth did not change overnight and just suddenly start doing this. if these booms and flashes were any kind of warning of an earthquake, it would be known about so far back even the Bible would have it. The fact that “earthquake lights” have only been known about for 20 years or so is proof it is tech at work and not nature – the previous generations were not too stupid to observe this. There are natural light phenomenons such as St Elmo’s fire, lightning, the aurora or even piezoelectric effects DURING earthquakes, but not mysterious forewarnings where everyone goes back to bed. Someone is playing games.”

    • Melodi on February 13, 2019 at 12:46 pm

      Actually, boom and lights in the sky were reported for a couple of years before the New Madrid quake, but there were so few Europeans in the Area (and almost none further West) that we have no idea how far and wide the booms and lights were seen.

      There were also no seismographs set up to measure any ground shaking that may or may not have gone on with the booms and lights; though I don’t think there was any shaking reported.

      My guess is these lights MAY be the signs of a potential New Madrid style quake (which rang church bells in New York and temporary had the Mississippi flowing backward).

      About five years ago someone on another forum saw what looked like gas/or steam coming out of the ground in the right area (I think Arkansas but it has been a long time) they had the background to be able to tell gas or steam from ground fog – they reported it to their local university geology department.

      At the time I started to wonder if there might be another super-quake coming since such things were also reported in the early 1800s.

      Earthquake lights and booms are known to exist but hard to study; this could be something else but my first thought was: Great Quake coming…

    • zendogbreath on February 14, 2019 at 12:08 am

      what the heck was that plasma speaker?

      where’d the signal come from and how was it relayed?

      • WalkingDead on February 14, 2019 at 3:26 am

        Came from his phone, you can see it connected in the video very briefly. I would think he is using amplitude modulation to reproduce the sound. More power, louder sound; imagine what kind of noise you could make with lightning bolts or a large Tesla coil.

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