Sounds of the Apocalypse, aka Strange Sounds Heard Around the World

MadCarlotta sent me an interesting video:

The premise of the video (which has over 1 million views) is that people around the world are hearing eerie groaning sounds that seem to rise up from the ground and echo through the sky. My first thought was that it sounds like the noise my tankless water heater makes on cold days. So if anyone in La Mesa is hearing eerie noises echoing through the neighborhood, I'm the culprit.

Is the 'strange sounds' video a hoax? Seems to be. Some of the youtube comments point out that you can hear the exact same bird noises at three separate moments (in segments supposedly shot in different parts of the world): at 0:47, 10:35 and 13:38. Which suggests the audio has been dubbed over the video.

A whole slew of similar videos can be found on youtube. So whoever is behind this has put some work into making it seem as if there's all kinds of people hearing these sounds. But the entire 'strange sounds' movement seems to trace back to a single site:, which launched in Sept. 2011. The guy posting on identifies himself only as "Jay Man," and the site itself was registered anonymously through Domains By Proxy. Hoaxers always love anonymity.

I don't know why someone is trying to make people believe that the "sounds of the apocalypse" are being heard around the world. The obvious suspect would be that it's a marketing campaign of some kind. I'm sure we'll find out in time.

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Posted on Sat Jan 21, 2012


So the molemen have finally begun assembling their war machines, ready for an assault on the surface dwellers.

It certainly has the hallmarks of viral marketing.
Posted by Paul Taylor  in  Peterborough, UK  on  Sat Jan 21, 2012  at  09:44 AM
The sounds woke me in the middle of the night and I'm in Phoenix.
So if it's one guy, he is dammed good being everywhere and must have a hell of a big amplifier and speakers
And why would someone want to even do this at that time when most wouldn't probably even hear it if it's a hoax?
Posted by lance  on  Sat Jan 21, 2012  at  12:09 PM
I started doing Strange Sounds in the Sky last September. No one followed the blog until the Conklin hoax. The Conklin is a complete hoax. I started it because I like paranormal stuff and notice when looking at ufo videos that people were posting videos of sky events. No one was interested but me. If you read the blog you will find that I actually debunk these videos. The reason they all sound alike is because fakers took the Kiev sound from last summer and dubbed it over shots of the sky. The Kiev sound is the hoax. Sky sounds are real but they don't sound like metallic scraping. If this is a marketing scheme I want my money. lol.
Posted by jay man  on  Sat Jan 21, 2012  at  02:24 PM
Jay man, for those of us who have just come to this, can you clue us in on which ones you DO think are legit?

There's a video from kiev that's known as the "second video from Kiev". the sound in that one is different, and there's cinstruction noise in the foreground from the building across the way. That alone would be tough to edit in, but the camera also seems to "jump" a couple of times at the sound, which means if they edited in post, they also had to be very good at syncing.

I'm not saying I buy any of this, but I'm certainly intrigued!
Posted by Brokenengine  on  Sat Jan 21, 2012  at  05:18 PM
Oh, also, the MLB broadcast where the commentators are talking about it. What's your take on that?
Posted by Brokenengine  on  Sat Jan 21, 2012  at  05:19 PM
The Strange Sounds Are Mind Control!

This is the beginning of the Great Tribulation millions are becoming riddled with demons through this evil technology! It is NOT going to stop!

Do not listen to these sounds, even briefly! These low-level sounds have a very terrible effect on the body. These sounds cause the lower nerve center of the body to oscillate at a lower frequency, to slow down in its circulation, and to open up. When this happens, demonic entities can quickly enter into one’s body. This lower neurological center is also the “seat” of the soul. This is the place where the soul is attached to one’s body.

When one listens to these sounds, one may experience an actual pain, or vibration in the lower abdominal area, or at the base of the spine. This sensation may be pronounced, or very subtle. Many may not notice this strange sensation at all as most people are not really focused on any inner sensations, but have their eyes and ears glued to the outside world.

These Satanists are not at all stupid. They know exactly what they are doing in pummeling the people with these terrible sounds. But, the people do not know and they are literally opening themselves to demonic possession, to very great mind control, and even in due season to the easing of the soul from its housing in the body, or in the causing of an unstable connection of the soul to one’s body. This, then, is creating something like a dissociative state.

The unstable ones will fall first. Hear me in this. This is a very serious problem, but sadly many will not listen. Do not spend your time listening to these sounds. You may already be in trouble.

This warning is not a joke.

linda newkirk

You can read the full warning here, 12/Chapter81.htm

This is an excerpt,

Know, My Blessed Child, that this is the New World Order goal and the New World Order mindset. Understand?

Yes, my Lord.

Now, My Blessed Child, through their great assaults against their own people, many of whom are indeed godless, empty souls, the Russian/Satanic Alliance is intent upon creating one mind.

But, Father, how so?

My Blessed Child, through this barrage of disharmonic sounds, they are seeking to cause the people to emerge as one through the simultaneous opening of the lower neurological centers, which tie them to base human emotions, like sex, fear and dread.

With the opening of the lower and primary nerve centers, they are also preparing for a greater demonic infiltration/possession and a loosing of the soul at the level of the attachment of the soul, at the level of the lowest neurological centers

With the soul at loose attachment, they will seek to drive some souls from their bodies, or to create a dissociative state for the body (and soul), thereby creating armies of automatons. This is one great experiment, but still on a small scale and will most assuredly work, especially on those, who are already devoid of My light.

Posted by Mark Brander  on  Sun Jan 22, 2012  at  05:10 PM
Oh, good. At last someone's going to take control of the World who's got a bit more about them than hyperbole.
Posted by Paul Taylor  in  Peterborough, UK  on  Sun Jan 22, 2012  at  11:58 PM
Man, I've missed this place.
Posted by MadCarlotta  in  Canada  on  Mon Jan 23, 2012  at  04:53 AM
Oy vey 😝
Posted by brokenengine  on  Mon Jan 23, 2012  at  06:45 AM
Close Encounters of the Third Kind rip-off. The five-note tune is rather similar.
Posted by LaMa  in  Europe  on  Mon Jan 23, 2012  at  08:14 AM
Ha! I noticed that too, LaMa
Posted by MadCarlotta  in  Canada  on  Mon Jan 23, 2012  at  08:18 AM
I'm not as scared to listen to it now, as I was when brokenengine first sent the link.
Posted by MadCarlotta  in  Canada  on  Mon Jan 23, 2012  at  08:19 AM
For those too young to remember "Close Encounters" and the five-note tune of communication with the aliens:
Posted by LaMa  in  Europe  on  Mon Jan 23, 2012  at  08:27 AM
If you speed it up 3x, it sounds like a rusty hinge on a gate.

The Florida sound at the MLB game isn't quite the same, it sounds more like wind.

Most damning is the lack of local news coverage.

Looks like we're off to a good start for scary apocalyptic hoaxes. Should be fun!
Posted by CrazyIvan  on  Mon Jan 23, 2012  at  10:43 AM

I am not threatened by listening to these sounds. These sounds remind of Tibetan monks chanting. These vibrations help slow our thoughts down, so we can relax and think better. If this were 'satanic' or destructive, I would sense this immediately.

There has been mentioned to me that these sounds may be "A Call for Reason" -- such as what is written on the Georgian Guidestones. Check them out on the internet. The message on the Georgian Guidestones are NOT about a New World Order ruled by Domination. It is a call to grow past our passions and start using our minds.

Here is the message written on the Georgian Guidestones:

--Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
--Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.
--Unite humanity with a living new language.
--Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.
--Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
--Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
--Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
--Balance personal rights with social duties.
--Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
--Be not a cancer on the earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature.

Peace be with you.
Posted by Healthy Planet  on  Mon Jan 23, 2012  at  01:16 PM
so you're telling me what an entire city and myself heard is not real ok, I heard it myself back in september there were a lot of calls made to 911 please.
Posted by Nancy  on  Mon Jan 23, 2012  at  03:15 PM
Just speculating, Nancy.

I'm just wondering why I couldn't find local news coverage in towns where it happened. I even read a comment on YouTube claiming to have heard it where I live a couple weeks ago, but I heard nothing myself and saw nothing in the news.

Might be worth noting that a couple weeks ago, I did hear lots of roars in the sky, but not like in the video. There was a very very low ceiling that day, and all the planes and helicopters were flying extremely low. Enough that a visiting friend asked "what the hell was that?" after the house shook.
Posted by CrazyIvan  on  Tue Jan 24, 2012  at  06:16 AM
Sounds like the Reapers (Old Machine Gods), come to destroy biological beings and harvest their technology. Mass Effect is coming true in 2012!
Posted by Will  on  Wed Jan 25, 2012  at  03:55 AM
Turns out it's just electromagnetic noise from an antenna. I wonder if it's anything to do with the Sun being particularly active.

Also, this guy could be completely wrong. My money's still on the molemen. Arm yourselves!
Posted by Paul Taylor  in  Peterborough, UK  on  Thu Jan 26, 2012  at  08:57 AM
Will, I think you are onto something there. Mass Effect 3 is due to be released on March 6th.
Posted by MadCarlotta  in  Canada  on  Thu Jan 26, 2012  at  09:01 AM
Hahaha, it's totally Reaper sounds in the videos!!

Well played, Bioware. Well played.
Posted by MadCarlotta  in  Canada  on  Thu Jan 26, 2012  at  09:41 AM
Wow. Well, there's the mainstream media report I was waiting for. I was assuming the impressive videos were hoaxes, and the rest was over-active imaginations listening to low-flying planes. But this makes it seem like the impressive horn sounds are real. That's... um... kinda creepy.

As for the explaination in that Saskatoon video, I'd always heard the aurora sounded like very quiet static, not booming metallic grinding:

Or, that you needed a radio to hear it:

Still, didn't hear anything but airplanes in my neck of the woods.
Posted by CrazyIvan  on  Thu Jan 26, 2012  at  09:54 AM
Yay, more drivel related to these noises.:D According to some goit, this musical instrument is responsible for these sounds, as well as no end of old science fiction movie soundtracks.

Sounds almost as likely as the molemen to me.
Posted by Paul Taylor  in  Peterborough, UK  on  Tue Jan 31, 2012  at  08:48 AM
Surprised that nobody mentioned the ending of the movie 'Red State'


(...)"The shoot-out is then suddenly interrupted when a mysterious loud trumpet blast echos across the sky. The remaining Coopers lower their weapons and run outside rejoicing, claiming that "the Rapture" has come upon them as the trumpet continues to play. Abin calmly approaches a stunned ATF team and confidently taunts them that God's wrath is upon the Earth. He raises his arms and stands in the face of a confused and worried Keenan in a moment of triumph, daring him to defy God as the trumpet blares.

Several days later, during a briefing before 2 special agents, Keenan reports that he then head-butted Cooper and took the rest of the congregation into custody. He explains that the trumpet noises were not the Rapture but came from a group of marijuana farmers who lived down the road and were irritated with Cooper. As a prank they rigged up an old fire truck siren to an iPod with loud trumpet noises (...)
Posted by Toberoni  on  Thu Feb 02, 2012  at  06:39 AM
Episode 341 of the Skeptic's Guide to the Universe podcast has a segment on this. Rebecca Watson shows how sloppy some of the creators of these fakes are.
Posted by gcason  on  Tue Feb 07, 2012  at  07:42 PM
Like in Red State?
Posted by Farore  on  Tue Feb 28, 2012  at  07:46 AM
i have heard a lot of weird noises over the past year early in the morning and very late at night. i work 3rd shift. i think these noises are a marketing gimmick for that red state movie or some other movie coming out soon. i would love to think this is the end then i could catch up on some needed sleep. Marketers are the devil.
Posted by dmt  on  Wed Feb 29, 2012  at  02:41 PM
I've heard those noises too- but they were quite normal - just a huge crane from a near-by factory. Noises in the air can be caused by a helicopter, military plane or any other man-made flying device.
Posted by SixSixteen  in  Resita RO  on  Fri Jul 20, 2012  at  10:46 AM
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