Infrasound Pulsation in Bridlington, England

Not an Earthquake, but Town is Shaken by a Sonic Boom

Alan Brook for the Bridlington Free Press
March 27, 2008

Did the earth move for you last Wednesday night?

It did for quite a few Bridlington residents who contacted the Free Press to find out if we had another earthquake.

In fact, local phone lines were red hot as friends and neighbours rang each other to see if they had also heard and felt a loud thud or bang.

Dave Garrity was at home in Wentworth Road at 8pm when he heard a noise like someone jumping up and down on the top of his bay window.

"I went out to have a look and found practically the whole street had come outside to see what was going on."

Friends living in Brookland Road rang to say they had also heard and felt the noise and his mother-in-law who lives in Greame Road also called to say she wondered if there had been another minor earthquake.

Across town Patrick Tibble was watching TV at his home at the top of Bempton Lane.

"I thought my six-year-old daughter Ruby had fallen out of bed or something. I went upstairs to find her fast asleep," he said.

He also rang friends and others rang him about the same experience at various addresses across Bridlington.


Contrary to the hypothesis offered by seismologists, the reason why these tremors are not registered as earthquakes is due to their atmospheric origin. Instead of being caused by subterranean movements, which would be picked up as seismic disturbances, these tremors are the result of an ultra-low frequency resonance of standing waves. The erratic source of these infrasound standing waves are solar flares transduced as atmospheric vibrations that are focused by the Orion pyramids of Giza, Egypt. Bridlington, England (54.08N 0.18W) is 2,281 miles from Giza, or 9.16% of the Earth's mean circumference distance of 24,892 miles.

The same effect has been noted in various other focal points around the world, without being registered by seismology equipment, most recently in Kimberley, Idaho; Wilmington, North Carolina; Anderson, Indiana and Sydney, Australia.

In various other cases, vibrating cellphones and shavers have spontaneously ignited by this same effect, as reported in Vallejo, California; the Berici Hills of northern Italy and in Messina, Sicily. Other infrasound focal points include Ratria, India; Seattle, Washington; San Mateo and Santa Barbara, California.