The BloopIn 1997 a mysterious noise was recorded under the Pacific Ocean, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration were recording whale sounds when they picked up a very strong, very low-frequency sound, they nicknamed “The Bloop”. It was said to be a similar sound, when sped up by 16 times, to that of someone throwing a rock in a still pond of water “bloop”.
The sound was recorded several times until it mysteriously stopped.
There is no known animal in the oceans of the world that is big enough to make a sound so deep and of the frequency recorded.
Bombs, submarines, man-made disturbances, volcanoes and earthquakes were ruled out as being the source of the sound.
This left a lot of room for speculation by scientist, paranormal enthusiasts and cryptozoologists, with Cthulhu, The Cloverfield Monster and Poseidon all being put forward as explanations, another put forward is that this “bloop” could be some large sea monster we have not yet discovered.
In 2012 a different theory was presented, that the sound was that of an “ice-quake”, an event that happens in Antarctica often, where glacial ridges melt and slide into the ocean, creating a long slow underwater booming sound. Some people believe this is not the actual answer, and that the “bloop” is indeed something else, something alive...
To hear the sound, visit here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBN56wL35IQ
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©2012 Allen Tiller
first published 8 Jan 2013