Sunday, 1 March 2009

The Bloop: An Unexplained Sound

"The 'bloop' is the name given to an ultra-low frequency underwater sound detected by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration several times during the summer of 1997. The source of the sound remains unknown....

The sound, traced to somewhere around 50° S 100° W (South American southwest coast), was detected repeatedly by the Equatorial Pacific Ocean autonomous hydrophone array, which uses U.S. Navy equipment originally designed to detect Soviet submarines. According to the NOAA , it "rises rapidly in frequency over about one minute and was of sufficient amplitude to be heard on multiple sensors, at a range of over 5,000 km." This means that the sound was detected in 2 different places 5000 km apart! What could be big enough to make a sound that huge?

According to scientists who have studied the phenomenon it matches the audio profile of a living creature but there is no known animal that could have produced the sound. If it is an animal, it would have to be, reportedly, much, much larger than even a Blue Whale, the largest known animal on the earth."

(Turn up the volume. Don't worry this isn't some scary prank.)


Source: Wikipedia

2 comments:

  1. Michael E. Hoskins11 March 2009 at 11:57

    Wow, that make you kinda wonder there is actually species of animal that we have not discovered yet. Strangely enough while I was listening to it I had this strange feeling of fear and it made me one to turn it off and turn all the lights on in my house.

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  2. freaky...i got a HUGE boner, and jacked off to the bloop noises.......wow

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