Sounds more like a magma displacement - some sort of seismic anomaly.
Yeah, I would hope they checked seismic data from the same time of the recording to rule that out. It would be pretty funny if no one did that, and it was caused by a minor earthquake.
Or whales humping. Anything but a submarine.
How did they figure it was a sound of something that's alive?
According to the NOAA description, 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." Though it matches the audio profile of a living creature, there is no known animal that could have produced the sound. If it is an animal, it would have to be, reportedly, much larger than even a Blue Whale, according to scientists who have studied the phenomenon.
It sounds choppy, like it's been time-stretched and there are sound artifacts that sound like the sound's been downsampled a lot... It might be a drill, a buzz-saw or something.
This isn't the real-time of the sound. The actual real time is roughly around 1 minute, not 2, which is why is sounds so distorted and choppy. When sped up greatly, the sound literally sounds like a "bloop" in the water. The actual waveform (which was heard several times in the space of something like a year) matches the profile of organic sound, as opposed to machinery or geological phenomena, but no serious researcher has ever said "Yeah, it's a living thing" for CERTAIN, just that the sound has all the earmarks of being made by a living thing. It is indeed one of those actual, legitimate unsolved mysteries because the fact it was heard across almost the entire array of sonar virtually rules out malfunctions or hearing some freak noise in one small place. The sound, as far as we know, really was THAT loud.
Another similar sound was detected by ocean sonar called the "slow down" which was another strange, long, whale-like sound coming from roughly the same area of the ocean and, again, impossibly loud.
Whatever the fuck it is, making these sounds, I want it to stay the fuck in the ocean.
Obligatory Cthulhu joke.
Which is odd, because I just got done reading some Lovecraft no more than ten minutes ago.
And like every Lovecraft story, no one has actually seen it.
What's extra great about the Cthulhu references is that the rough coordinates of where this sound originated are not far from the actual ocean location named by Lovecraft as where R'leyh was.
|Innocent Bystander |
Wow. This isn't a dupe/already on here?
|HURF BLURF DUH |
...and for the first time in millennia, the eldritch voice of the Shoggoth was heard again in the surface world... all those who heard the sinister ululations of the Shoggoth's thousand mouths went mad....
|Mike Tyson?! |
This is why I stay the fuck out of the ocean.
Conn, sonar! Crazy Ivan!
|Scrotum H. Vainglorious |
I'll refer this one to Mr. David Attenborough.
The Cloverfield monster?
Autechre's really phoning it in with this new album.
Here it is, really in real time, with a noise reduction filter.
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