Tuesday, May 3, 2011

More booms mystify -this time it's Virginia

There have been series of booms in various states that mystify locals. Sometimes the booms occur coincident with quakes, and other times, not. Today another state reports mysterious booms: Virginia

Past booms:

Florida, March 2011
Geologist: Shaking Wasn't Florida Earthquake
"Investigators are trying to solve a bizarre mystery in Flagler County. A wave of people called 911 around 9:30am Friday to report the ground shaking in Flagler County. The calls all came from the Hammock area of Palm Coast. However, people in the north Daytona area, as well as in Deltona and as far north as St. Augustine, said they felt it as well."

South Carolina, March 2011
Residents report loud booms; CofC says no indication of seismic activity
"Loud booms and shaking across the Charleston area Monday afternoon had people a little jumpy.
Three big booms were reported late Monday afternoon. The reports came from people in different parts of the metro area. A Mt. Pleasant man said it felt like a truck hit his house. Vacationers from Canada reported hearing and feeling a series of loud booms at Folly Beach. Earthquake experts at the College of Charleston said there was no evidence of seismic activity."

NJ, March 2011
Newark Police Puzzled By Mystery 'Boom'
Police were investigating the cause of a mysterious noise on Monday after multiple people reported hearing it and feeling it. Residents living in the area of Idlewilde and Weiant avenues called police on Sunday afternoon to report what sounded and felt like a loud explosion. The noise caused homes to shake, residents said. Police and fire crews responded after several people called 911 to report the noise. They were unable to find any sign of an explosion or what might have caused so many people to feel the shaking.

Washington State, March 2011
Mystery boom heard Saturday
A loud boom was heard through Moses Lake Saturday night about 8:30 p.m. Authorities do not know what caused the sound.People described it in a variety of ways from a methane explosion to a sonic boom. "I don't know what it was, but it was loud," said Moses Lake police Capt. Dave Ruffin. "It sounded like a transformer blowing (up) down the street." The Multi Agency Communications Center (MACC) received several reports through 9-1-1 about the sound of an explosion and deputies were dispatched to determine the cause, said Kyle Foreman, Grant County Sheriff's Office public information officer. "The sound came from the sand dunes, but we couldn't find anything," said Foreman.

There were other booms in various states in January 2011 and in late 2010. I wrote about the booms in this piece "The language of God: Thunder." The one thing that is immediately evident when reading the summary of news articles about these booms, is, they are all extremely similar. Booms are heard. Calls are made. Officials investigate. Quakes, jets, military, drilling etc. is ruled out. End conclusion: officials are mystified. Here is the latest:

Mystery boom rattles parts of Va.
"A loud boom rattled Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore but the source is a mystery. Media outlets report that the mystery boom occurred Tuesday night. It was reported in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake and Suffolk. Some residents reported that the disturbance shook their homes. The U.S. Geological Survey’s reports show no seismic activity at the time. A spokeswoman at Oceana Naval Air Station says a sonic boom from the base wouldn’t be heard as far away as Suffolk. A NASA spokesman says there wasn’t any rocket activity at the Wallops Island facility that could cause such a noise. National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Rusnak says there wasn’t any severe weather at the time."

In Revelation John observed "From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. Before the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits of God." Notice that rumblings and thunder are distinguished from each other. In the Greek (and the King James version) the word rumblings is "voices."

It's curious, what IS going on at the throne room of heaven, and what DOES God's voice sound like? Ezekiel 1:24a gives a clue:

"When the creatures moved, I heard the sound of their wings, like the roar of rushing waters, like the voice of the Almighty, like the tumult of an army." That's pretty loud.

That same language is repeated in Rev 8:5 "Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake." And again, in Rev 10, 11, and 16. Always the three; lightning, thunder, and rumblings.

I like Wesley's notes. His take on the voices/rumblings is: "And out of the throne go forth lightnings - Which affect the sight. Voices - Which affect the hearing. Thunderings - Which cause the whole body to tremble. Weak men account all this terrible; but to the inhabitants of heaven it is a mere source of joy and pleasure, mixed with reverence to the Divine Majesty. Even to the saints on earth these convey light and protection; but to their enemies, terror and destruction."

Revelation talks of the voice of the seven thunders, which could be a voice or they could be an additional set of judgments we were not privy to. The voice told John not to write specifically about the seven thunders. (Rev 10:4) so we don't know.

Back to the booms. They could have a logical explanation. But I don't think the explanation is earthly. I believe that they are warning signs, and that once we are gone and the judgments begin, that the earth-dwellers will be hearing a LOT more rumblings that precede the judgments than they ever cared to before. If the voice of God were to be heard on earth to awaken people to His presence, I believe that booms are exactly what they would sound like. Mysterious, terrifying, explanation-defying booms.


3 comments:

  1. Curiouser, and curiouser...

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  2. I can't remember if I already commented on this post or not, but here I go again if I did:

    This kind of phenomena just blows my mind! Wow! I mean, God is REALLY trying to get our attention, isn't He?

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  3. I am glad to have found this sight. My family and I awoke this morning out of our sleep at 3:30am to a huge blast! It was bigger than any m80 firework people may hear around the July 4th holiday. We are Christians and have peace even while knowing about all the new stuff happening and yet to come. But this was the first time we ever heard anything so loud! The funny thing is the police department as well as a local news agency said they didn't receive any reports! Thank you for the time and effort you put into this site as it is really encouraging!

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