Mysterious booms rattle homes, scare livestock in Oklahoma

January 9, 2015

A spate of mysterious booms that has been shaking central Oklahoma returned for a second day Friday, again rattling houses and frightening livestock.

Oklahoma Geological Survey research seismologist Austin Holland said a series of booms, much like a , rattled the Norman area starting at 11:19 a.m. Friday. Numerous others had been reported Thursday in the same area at about the same time.

Friday's booms weren't "quite as frequent" as Thursday's, Holland said. "It's quite interesting."

The windows of Anthony Young's home in the town that's the outskirts of Oklahoma City rattled. "We thought some nut was out here, you know, with explosives," Young told KOCO-TV. "It sounded like thunder, you could feel the ground shake, but it was nothing like an earthquake"

Both Holland and National Weather Service meteorologist Matthew Day didn't have an explanation for the booms.

No earthquakes have been recorded in the area, Holland said, noting that "we would have seen them on our seismic stations in the area." And it's unlikely that it's due to a drilling process known as fracking, he said, because the booms were heard and felt over a wide area including Norman, Edmond and Shawnee.

Holland's best guess: It must have been something just above the surface of the earth or in the atmosphere.

Day, who's based in Norman, said a phenomenon known as cryoseisms also isn't likely. Cryoseisms, or "frost quakes," occur when water quickly freezes in soil or rock, then expands and cracks.

"There are some stories going around that's what it was, but based on the research we've done here, it doesn't appear what people heard is related to the cryoseism phenomena," Day told The Norman Transcript. "There's not enough moisture, and the temperatures are not cold enough. That happens in areas where you have a lot of water flowing through a lot of rock," Day said.

"We don't know what it was, we just know what it is not," according to Day.

Holland said the booms occurred on generally regular interval, initially occurring 40 to 60 seconds apart, then about 20 seconds apart.

"It's a mystery to us as well," he said.

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gkam
1.2 / 5 (5) Jan 09, 2015
We are flying something up there. We have not announced an aircraft faster than the ones I watched fly at Edwards AFB in 1966-67. In fact, we have nothing today that we admit which can fly as fast as we did back then with Blackbirds and the XB-70.

Surely, there are faster ones now of which we are unaware.
alfie_null
5 / 5 (3) Jan 10, 2015
We are flying something up there. We have not announced an aircraft faster than the ones I watched fly at Edwards AFB in 1966-67. In fact, we have nothing today that we admit which can fly as fast as we did back then with Blackbirds and the XB-70.

Surely, there are faster ones now of which we are unaware.

The FAA is the government agency that manages that airspace. They take a dim view of aircraft causing sonic booms. Especially over populated areas. If some other branch were engaged in that activity, it wouldn't be there.
gkam
1.7 / 5 (7) Jan 10, 2015
Have you never talked to traffic controllers and radar operators who were told to ignore what they are about to see?
gkam
1 / 5 (5) Jan 10, 2015
I see I got another "one" from otto the Vandal, who follows me around this site giving me "ones", thinking he is hurting me. It is some psychological twist or perversion of his, I guess.

gkam
1 / 5 (8) Jan 10, 2015
Those booms could be the Earth getting a hernia from all the stuff pumped into it by fracking. I am serious.
Whydening Gyre
5 / 5 (6) Jan 10, 2015
Those booms could be the Earth getting a hernia from all the stuff pumped into it by fracking. I am serious.

Would show on siesmograph...
buzzsaw107
1.7 / 5 (6) Jan 10, 2015
It could be investigating judgement Angels. We are in the end times and the Book of Revelation is being fulfilled at this time. We are going to experience all kind of supernatural.
Whydening Gyre
5 / 5 (7) Jan 10, 2015
It could be investigating judgement Angels. We are in the end times and the Book of Revelation is being fulfilled at this time. We are going to experience all kind of supernatural.

Silly Rabbit - We are ALWAYS in the End Times... even before they wrote the book...
And - it's only supernatural (magic) if you don't consider actual physics behind a particular phenomenon...
pandora4real
not rated yet Jan 10, 2015
It could be investigating judgement Angels. We are in the end times and the Book of Revelation is being fulfilled at this time. We are going to experience all kind of supernatural.


Make my day. I hope your Jeezus does come back so I can rip his goddamned balls off!

The only end times we're living in is the end of the enlightenment, the end of civility and the end of intellectual integrity.

The interval is interesting. Pulsed ram jet, or such? I agree about sonic booms over civilian areas, but this is Oklahoma... But it doesn't make sense as a plan and as a accident, two days in a row?
RWT
4 / 5 (2) Jan 10, 2015
There has been a lot of seismic activity over the last 30 hours, even relative to the earthquake activity over the past 5 years, and these booms have actually been heard all week in several areas of Oklahoma.

This is all very strange indeed but I'm convinced it is connected with some process occurring within the Earth. They are called earthquake booms or Seneca Guns. They have been heard more frequently recently in the eastern U.S. and have also been heard in the NW U.S.

It's on the list of unexplained geophysical phenomenon such as earthquake lights. The disturbing part is that exactly the same sounds were taking place for several years prior to the New Madrid earthquakes in 1811.

If you live near the New Madrid area you need to buy earthquake insurance, NOW.
Whydening Gyre
5 / 5 (4) Jan 10, 2015
Make my day. I hope your Jeezus does come back so I can rip his goddamned balls off!

The only end times we're living in is the end of the enlightenment, the end of civility and the end of intellectual integrity.


Does anyone else know that the name Lucifer (the devil. Satan) means bringer of light?
Interestingly enough, Jesus is ALSO considered a bringer of light by the christian faith...
Ergo, Jesus and Lucifer are quite possibly one and the same...

The bible is primarily and simply a collection of stories passed down from previous civilizations. Possibly as a translation of "operator manuals" written by those civilizations (or even previous ones to that) and manipulated into a religious format for control purposes.

Additionally, I don't think you can rip his balls off, Pandora, inasmuch as I (crazily) suspect Jesus was female...
Whydening Gyre
5 / 5 (4) Jan 10, 2015
There has been a lot of seismic activity over the last 30 hours, even relative to the earthquake activity over the past 5 years, and these booms have actually been heard all week in several areas of Oklahoma. ..... The disturbing part is that exactly the same sounds were taking place for several years prior to the New Madrid earthquakes in 1811.


Interesting connection of dots, there RTW...
Speculation, of course... but, interesting nonetheless...
xstos
4.8 / 5 (5) Jan 10, 2015
Water_Prophet
1 / 5 (2) Jan 11, 2015
Seems to me those interested could have done some triangulation, timed duration, did some Fourier analysis, etc..

Probably fracking breaking the crust, harmlessly.

I am told the entire Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone Caldea, is an increasingly active supervolcano. Massive fracking, shifting the crust, please... what could happen?
gkam
2 / 5 (5) Jan 11, 2015
Worry more about volcanoes in Japan, many near nuclear plants. The nuclear plant they want to open in Sendai is near a volcano now getting active.
Water_Prophet
1 / 5 (2) Jan 11, 2015
Yep, a nuclear plant vs a 40 mile super volcano. Like I said, what could happen?

Somewhere, in a dark, smoky boardroom, some exclaims, "This is going to make us so much money!"

And that, is the sound of the end of the world.
gkam
1.3 / 5 (3) Jan 11, 2015
How many earthquakes in little Japan last year? These are ones to be felt, not just measured.

Over 2,000.
TheGhostofOtto1923
3.2 / 5 (5) Jan 11, 2015
Those booms could be the Earth getting a hernia from all the stuff pumped into it by fracking. I am serious.
I give you ones because you are a brainless sloganeer who consistently posts shit like this, and who claims to be what he is not and never was.

Yeah I watched these things fly too - on YouTube.
Maggnus
5 / 5 (6) Jan 11, 2015
How many earthquakes in little Japan last year? These are ones to be felt, not just measured.

Over 2,000.


There are always lots of earthquakes in Japan - it is, after all, sitting on a major fault zone. The reactor at Fukushima survived the earthquake you may recall, it was the subsistence combined with the tsunami that caused the problem. What are you driving at here gkam?
gkam
1 / 5 (3) Jan 11, 2015
Unit One had a reported LOCA before the Tsunami. Plus, off-plant radiation monitors detected high levels of radiation many minutes before the Tsunami.

But is earthquake country the place you want to site dangerous technologies? How about volcano country?
Maggnus
5 / 5 (6) Jan 11, 2015
Unit One had a reported LOCA before the Tsunami. Plus, off-plant radiation monitors detected high levels of radiation many minutes before the Tsunami.


I can find nithing agreeing that such a report was made regarding Unit 1.

Of course, an emergency was declared, there was a major earthquake that shut down power to the main cooling pumps. That is why the generators took over. Does not change the fact that but for the ensuing tsunami, made worse by the subsistence that occurred as a direct result of the earthquake, there would likely not have been a meltdown.

You'll need to provide a cite for the last statement. I am not aware that there was any reported radiation prior to the arrival of the tsunami, and in fact, not for many hours after it hit. The first reports of radiation that I can find reference to were made March 12th, the day after the earthquake.

gkam
1 / 5 (4) Jan 11, 2015

http://www.bloomb...ted.html
The wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan may have released more than twice the amount of radiation estimated by the Japanese government, a study by European and U.S.-based scientists said.

Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima station, which was wrecked in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, may have emitted 35,800 terabecquerels of radioactive cesium 137 at the height of the disaster, according to a study in the Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics journal. Japan's nuclear regulator in June said 15,000 terabecquerels of cesium 137 was discharged.

The amount is about 42 percent of that released at Chernobyl in 1986, the worst civil atomic disaster in history, according to the study. The plant may have also started releasing radioactive elements before the tsunami arrived about 45 minutes after the magnitude-9 quake struck, contradicting government assessments.
gkam
1 / 5 (3) Jan 11, 2015

http://www.nature...35a.html
"The latest analysis also presents evidence that xenon-133 began to vent from Fukushima Daiichi immediately after the quake, and before the tsunami swamped the area. This implies that even without the devastating flood, the earthquake alone was sufficient to cause damage at the plant.

The Japanese government's report has already acknowledged that the shaking at Fukushima Daiichi exceeded the plant's design specifications. Anti-nuclear activists have long been concerned that the government has failed to adequately address geological hazards when licensing nuclear plants (see Nature 448, 392–393; 2007), and the whiff of xenon could prompt a major rethink of reactor safety assessments, says Yamauchi."

But these are not yet the references I want to show you.
kochevnik
5 / 5 (1) Jan 11, 2015
@Whydening Gyre Does anyone else know that the name Lucifer (the devil. Satan) means bringer of light?
Interestingly enough, Jesus is ALSO considered a bringer of light by the christian faith...
Ergo, Jesus and Lucifer are quite possibly one and the same...
Here you can see that Mary became Queen of Heaven and birthed the SUN of gawd https://www.youtu...E#t=1047

Alll these religions are derived from the ruling descendants of Babylon and Nimrod who talk about gods to the public but worship the SUN and the obelisk penis among each-other. The xtian cross is nothing but the rays of the sun you see when squinting your eyes
Whydening Gyre
5 / 5 (2) Jan 11, 2015
Here you can see that Mary became Queen of Heaven and birthed the SUN of gawd https://www.youtu...E#t=1047

Alll these religions are derived from the ruling descendants of Babylon and Nimrod who talk about gods to the public but worship the SUN and the obelisk penis among each-other. The xtian cross is nothing but the rays of the sun you see when squinting your eyes

Gotta good laugh at that vid, but couldn't watch more than 12 minutes of it... was getting too "religious" for me...

Wanna know the simplest explanation of the snake and 666? It's a visual metaphor for spin info in 4d space/time. And actually, the cross is a targeting method/device to capture/predict frame references in real time. Haven't tried it out yet, but....
Whydening Gyre
5 / 5 (2) Jan 11, 2015
And - apologies.... That was WAY off topic.
TheGhostofOtto1923
3 / 5 (4) Jan 11, 2015
But these are not yet the references I want to show you
So why did you post them? Dazzle?

We've been through this before. The reactors failed because the backup generators were in the basement and they got flooded.
gkam
2 / 5 (4) Jan 11, 2015
Did otto read the references? No. He is fixated on me, not the topic.

Unit One had reports by the technicians there of a LOCA.
Mike_Massen
3.7 / 5 (6) Jan 12, 2015
Elsewhere Water_Prophet made idle claims:-
What is the basis of your claim that CO2's IR effect to space is negligible when U ONLY focus on Total Solar Insolation (TSI) ?

Evidence abundantly clear, u ignore CO2's increased thermal resistivity of IR to space !

Why Would U Water_Prophet ignore something so vitally important ?
==========================================================

Its as if U have a SERIOUS mental block to even THINK of that issue ?

Did U look at Mars as I urged:-
- Less than 1% of Earth's atmosphere
- Farther away from sun
- High CO2 of ~95%
yet can reach a balmy 20 to 30C in the shade...!

As a claimed Physical Chemist, why can't u even find any link to support your claim, let alone an educated opinion based upon your university training ?

Look forward to integrity & mature dialectic here Water_Prophet - can you please communicate well, just like a trained uni graduate ?

Can U be smarter please Water_Prophet - Good Physics please ?
Maggnus
5 / 5 (4) Jan 12, 2015
http://www.bloomb...ted.html
The wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan may have released more than twice the amount of radiation estimated by the Japanese government, a study by European and U.S.-based scientists said.


Ok, an article from Oct 2011, some 7 months after the accident, speculating there could have been more released than initially thought. Has the amount released been confirmed? Or at least, have the numbers been more tightly bound?

The second cite you make is also from Oct 2011, and likely forms the basis for the first article. In the nature report, they state explicitly: "The differences between the two studies may seem large, notes Yukio Hayakawa, a volcanologist at Gunma University who has also modelled the accident, but uncertainties in the models mean that the estimates are actually quite similar."

Regardless, this says nothing about an LOAC alert for Unit 1, nor does it confirm a radiation release prior to the arrival of the tsunami.
TheGhostofOtto1923
3.7 / 5 (3) Jan 12, 2015
"... close study of the disaster's first 24 hours, before the cascade of failures carried reactor 1 beyond any hope of salvation, reveals clear inflection points where minor differences would have prevented events from spiraling out of control. Some of these are astonishingly simple: If the emergency generators had been installed on upper floors rather than in basements, for example, the disaster would have stopped before it began"
http://spectrum.i...ours-at-

-Only one of dozens of sources, papers, and official reports which all say the same thing.
TheGhostofOtto1923
3 / 5 (4) Jan 12, 2015
"THIS REPORT is based on interviews with officials from the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the International Atomic Energy Agency, local governments, and with other experts in nuclear engineering, as well as a review of hundreds of pages of official reports."
gkam
1 / 5 (3) Jan 12, 2015
"Regardless, this says nothing about an LOAC alert for Unit 1, nor does it confirm a radiation release prior to the arrival of the tsunami."
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You did not read far enough down.

As for otto, . . well, . . he does not know a quencher from a krytron.
TheGhostofOtto1923
3.7 / 5 (3) Jan 12, 2015
"Regardless, this says nothing about an LOAC alert for Unit 1, nor does it confirm a radiation release prior to the arrival of the tsunami."
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You did not read far enough down.

As for otto, . . well, . . he does not know a quencher from a krytron.
-And you dont know what high energy alpha is. Yet I wouldnt pretend to know these things before looking them up, while youre very happy to pretend, and be wrong, and fail to admit it.
gkam
2 / 5 (4) Jan 12, 2015
Sorry, otto, . . you are back on Ignore.

Bye.
TheGhostofOtto1923
3 / 5 (4) Jan 13, 2015
Sorry, otto, . . you are back on Ignore.

Bye.
Well you're not very good at defending what you post anyway. But others here will continue to see what you are whether you defend yourself or not. Guaranteed.

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