Infrasound Pulsation in Wilmington, North Carolina
The 'Booms' Are Back in Brunswick County
WECT TV6 News
November 17, 2010
Brunswick County, NC - Residents are reporting strange, loud noises that shake their homes once again.
Several people in the Supply and Holden Beach area said they heard two loud "booms" around 11:00 Wednesday morning.
Chrissie Stevens said the racket woke her up and vibration from the booms knocked items off of her furniture and TV.
Some call the noises "Seneca guns," but no one seems to have a solid explanation for why they happen. Reasoning for the booms range from military practice to earthquakes below the ocean surface.
The noises have been startling residents along the Carolina coast for years.
Update: More Reports of Booms and Shakes Saturday Morning
by Chris Mazzolini for Star News
November 5, 2010
Residents across Southeastern North Carolina said something shook their homes Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.
What was it? It wasn't an earthquake - at least not one large enough to register, said Kenneth Taylor, assistant state geologist with the N.C. Geological Survey.
"It doesn't mean it didn't happen, but it probably was pretty small," he said.
Residents across the area, from Holden Beach to Leland to Wilmington, claim to have felt their homes shake at about 2:20 p.m. Friday and again after 10 a.m. Saturday.
Beverly Corne, of Carolina Beach, posted to the StarNews Facebook page this morning that she heard a loud boom around 10:15 a.m. and another one about 20 minutes later. Other readers reported booms from Monkey Junction to downtown Wilmington to the University of North Carolina Wilmington campus around the same time Saturday morning.
Jim Barnes, who lives on Covington Road near Bradley Creek Elementary School in Wilmington, said he was sitting on his couch reading on Friday when his home began shaking, a tremor that lasted about three seconds.
"I have heavy custom-made storm doors and they rattled like it was an earthquake," he said.
Taylor doesn't discount that people felt something, but he checked all seismic records and found no unusual seismic activity. The U.S. Geological Survey, which notifies the state quickly if there is an earthquake, has not posted anything yet, Taylor said at about 4 p.m. Friday.
If not an earthquake, what could it be? Perhaps the so-called Seneca Guns. Those are mysterious noises often compared to rolling thunder or distant cannon fire frequently heard off the Cape Fear coast and the Myrtle Beach area. To date, no satisfactory scientific explanation for the phenomenon has been found.
"The guns of Seneca are an old legend," Taylor said, adding that North Carolina's coast juts out into the Atlantic, essentially making it into a giant microphone.
"You could be hearing stuff from well offshore," he said.
North Carolina had an earthquake on Oct. 21 about 30 miles West-Northwest from Asheville, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It registered 1.7 on the Richter Scale, meaning it wouldn't have likely been felt by most people.
Wilmington has two historic earthquakes, according to the geological survey. An earthquake shook homes on January 18, 1884. In 1958, another tremor struck, waking people up from Hampstead to Kure Beach. Press reports indicated that houses shook and some people were rolled out of bed.
The worst earthquake in North Carolina occurred near Waynesville in 1916, registering 5.2 on the Richter Scale, which is considered a moderate earthquake.
Mysterious Booms Rock Cape Fear Region
February 8, 2008
Loud booms rocked Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties starting about 6:40 p.m. today.
Callers from Oak Island, Leland and Supply told the Star-News they heard the booms and felt strong vibrations. One man said he thought his beach-front home was collapsing. Another said it shook her whole house.
A meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Wilmington said reports of the booms or vibrations were widespread, coming from Rocky Point in Pender County to Leland in Brunswick County.
The Brunswick County 911 center's switchboard lit up with calls from people reporting explosions or loud booms.
A dispatcher said the center had not confirmed the source of the loud noises.
Although a dispatcher at the New Hanover County 911 center said the center had received no such calls, a Star-News staffer who lives in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Wilmington said he heard the noise at his home.
Mysterious booms known as "Seneca Guns" have been reported in the region for centuries. The name comes from a similar phenomenon in New York and Connecticut.
Legend has it that the Seneca Indians are getting their revenge with the guns that Europeans used to displace them.
More scientific explanations say the boom of the guns comes from earthquakes, material falling off the continental shelf, or pockets of hot air exploding like balloons.
"We have no idea what it was," said Michael Ross, the meteorologist at the weather service in Wilmington. "We felt the building kind of shake for just a split second."
Ross said staff at the NWS office was keeping tabs on the National Earthquake Center to see if there was a report of an earthquake in the region, but none was reported.
Ross said he wasn't aware of any military maneuvers off the coast, which occasionally is spotted on NWS radar when aircraft drop material to confuse enemy radar systems.
Calls to the public information office at Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station in Havelock were not answered...
Mysterious Booms Lead to Surge of Speculation
by Sam Scott for Star News
December 21, 2005
Tim McKinney knows for sure what caused the blasts - the Seneca Guns, he said. He's heard the mysterious coastal rumblings a thousand times, but never with the intensity he did Tuesday while working on the set of One Tree Hill in downtown Wilmington.
"That's the strongest I've ever felt it in my life," he said.
Something certainly caused a series of thunderous booms about 4 p.m. that sent some hurrying to call 911 and others looking skyward for answers. Curtis Reeves, who lives near Belville, said he initially feared an explosion at the Military Ocean Terminal at Sunny Point, near Southport.
"It felt like an earthquake," he said. "It shook every house in this neighborhood."
But officials reported no problems at the ammunition depot or elsewhere. And with nary a cloud in the sky, the booms weren't weather related, said Ron Steve, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
Steve said he spoke to the U.S. Geological Survey, which said there had been no seismic activity in the area. The weather service radar did, however, pick up signs of "chaff" off the coast of New Hanover and Brunswick counties, he said.
Chaff is like metal confetti that military fighters emit to trick radar-seeking missiles, he said. It's possible that jets off the coast broke the sound barrier as part of a military exercise.
The public relations office at Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station in Havelock was unable to confirm by press time if Marines were on exercises nearby. Some people reported seeing military planes and helicopters flying in the area after the booms.
But McKinney said the sound came from the ground, blaming the mysterious booms that have been reported in the area for centuries. The name, "Seneca Guns," comes from a similar phenomenon in New York and Connecticut.
Legend has it that the Seneca Indians are getting their revenge with the guns that Europeans used to displace them. More scientific explanations say the boom of the guns comes from earthquakes, material falling off the continental shelf, or pockets of hot air exploding like balloons.
Scientific investigation reveals that the earthquake-like tremors experienced
in West Wilmington, North Carolina are caused by a growing planetary resonance, apparently emerging in waves of
stimulated activity. The very small area within which the effects are reported suggests infrasound pulsation as the cause of the tremors.
The research shared at this site elucidates the hidden connections linking the global pattern of sacred energy
emerging with the rapid onset of magnetic reversal of December 22, 2012 and the new solar age on our planet. The fact that these tremors in Wilmington occurred precisely on the winter solstice, seven years before the reversal event of 2012, suggests that infrasound pulsation will be a key component of the magnetic reversal and the new conditions that prevail in the restored resonance.
The piezoelectric properties of the bedrock below the West Wilmington area is transducing focused
infrasound waves into a very strong electromagnetic field. This same effect was utilized in ancient times by the mound-builders, whose monuments received
focused infrasound from the Orion pyramids of Giza, Egypt.
West Wilmington, North Carolina (34.20N 78.40W) lies exactly 6,067 miles from Giza, which is 24.37% of the Earth's circumference distance. An identical effect has also been reported in Knoxville, Tennessee at 25.0% from Giza and in Klai, Vietnam at the 20.0% distance. Similar infrasound resonance has been reported in Atwater and Vallejo, California exactly 30.00% of the Earth's circumference from Giza. These sites exquisitely show the sacred geometric relationship 2:3:5, now called the Fibonacci proportion. The extreme precision of the distances of these infrasound anomalies to the Pyramids of Giza establishes a geometric relationship beyond any doubt - directly confirming the theory of magnetic resonance.
This same phenonenon is simultaneously occurring with waves of piezoelectric firestorms in Ratria, India, Messina, Italy, Bodibe, South Africa, Seattle and Santa Barbara, USA.