Thursday, March 21, 2013

Does Uptick in Mysterious "Booms" Foretell Mega-Quake?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Back in October, I wrote an article entitled “Numerous Reports of Mysterious Booms and Strange Lights Over South Carolina,” in which I described the sounds and vibrations heard and felt all across the Pee Dee region of South Carolina with some witnesses even describing strange lights in the sky at the time of the event.

These strange occurrences were eerily similar to those described by individuals all across the state of Michigan like Bob Powell of The Truth Is Viral, who was actually detained as a result of attempting to investigate the nature of these sounds and vibrations. Please see my article, “Investigation Continues Into Source of Strange Michigan Area ‘Explosions’ and Radiation Spikes” for a further description of what took place in Michigan.

Similar noises and vibrations were also felt in New Jersey around October, as I wrote in my article “New Mysterious 'Booms' Reported in New Jersey.”

But while the incidents in Michigan and New Jersey were researched from a distance, it just so happens that this writer was in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina when the two “mysterious booms” in the first article took place. At the time, I described the incidents as follows:
[The incidents] spann[ed] the entire Pee Dee region and all the way into North Carolina. On the evening of November 5, around 7:30-7:45 p.m., various law enforcement and local news agencies were contacted by individuals living in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina in reference to a loud “boom” that was large enough to shake their houses.

The reports were numerous around Pamplico, Johnsonville, Marion, Hemingway, Aynor, Nichols, Hannah, and Mullins. However, as stated earlier, reports also came from as far away as Evergreen, North Carolina.
Marion County dispatchers alone received more than 100 calls in ten minutes related to the “booms.”

The US Geological Society has publicly stated that there was no seismic activity in the region on these dates and emergency dispatchers confirmed that there had been no plane crash.

Very soon after the event, Johnsonville Police Chief, Ron Douglas, claimed the “booms” were “from a handful of military aircraft” that had broken the speed of sound.

However, this explanation, which was rapidly adopted by the local media, does not hold water. For one thing, most of the individuals I have spoken to (as well as myself) have heard jets break the sound barrier before and both the sound and the impact of the mysterious “booms” were much different than that of jets breaking the sound barrier.

Secondly, if the jets were the cause of the sound and of the heavy vibrational impact that shook so many houses, the jets themselves would have had to be flying very low. But, if the jets were flying low enough for this type of effect to be achieved, witnesses would have also been able to hear the jets.

This writer can personally attest to the intensity of the “booms” as I, myself, was in the area at the time of the incident. The sound, much like what Bob Powell described sounded much more like artillery than any other comparable sound. There was no lead up to the shaking, it was simply as if one was experiencing the vibrations of an explosion.

The impact was so strong that one way to describe hearing and feeling the impact from inside the house, it would be if one could imagine a full grown adult climbing on top of the back of a couch or recliner and leaping off, landing full force on the living room floor. Much like this scenario, the impact was sudden and short-lived.

The sound, however, was extremely similar to the firing of artillery, much as Powell described it in Michigan.

The above incident occurred, as mentioned earlier, on November 5. However, one week prior, a similar, albeit weaker, explosion was heard in the same locations. Reports were made to this writer from both Marion and Mullins in terms of the noticeable impacts and sounds of this separate explosion. Like the first, the sound was similar to artillery, the impact was also distinct but sudden and brief.

To my knowledge, there have been no mainstream local reports of the earlier “explosion.” Also as in the second incident, I can personally attest to the nature of the first.
After the initial curiosity surrounding the incidents subsided, news coverage and local talk expectedly subsided as well. Yet, on January 6, 2013, South Carolina residents again began hearing these booms and feeling the vibrations powerful enough to “rattle windows.” This time, the location was not the Pee Dee region but in the Red Bank area of Lexington County. Interestingly enough, around the same time period (between January 2- 6 2013), these “booms” were heard and felt in other locations across the country including in Alaska, Oklahoma, Massachusetts, and Indiana.

The Pee Dee region was not to be overlooked, however, as on March 2, 2013, more reports were published regarding booms and vibrations powerful enough to shake houses. As with the other instances of booms and vibrations, there was no seismological activity in the area at the time. [1]

However, since the first set of occurrences in the Pee Dee region, two individuals have been paying special notice to the incidents of the mysterious booms, detailing and recording the dates of their occurrence as felt in the Conway/Myrtle Beach area.

In discussion with these individuals (who wish to remain anonymous), it was reported to this writer that on February 27, 2013, at around 6:45 pm, there were three booms occurring within seconds of one another. Some only felt one boom, others felt all three. However, it was described as sounding and feeling like “someone was dragging something heavy across the floor, only it was coming from outside.”

Another boom was also reported on March 5, 2013, just two days after the boom reported by the local media. Still another one was heard on March 9, 2013.

These booms are not necessarily strangers to South Carolina as a 2011 report from the Post and Courier reveals. It states,
A loud boom shook the coastal Lowcountry Wednesday morning, felt from Mount Pleasant to West Ashley. And once again, no one could say what it caused it.
Seismographs at the College of Charleston didn't pick up any earthquake activity. The Charleston Air Force Base didn't report any military aircraft creating sonic booms.
No commercial vessels responded to a U.S. Coast Guard message asking for reports if it had been felt offshore. 
. . . . . 
The latest blast hit just before 10 a.m. 
"It was a pretty good shake, a pretty loud boom," said Mark Reamer, who felt it in the Financial Management Group office off Coleman Boulevard near Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant. 
"I said it was probably one of those big electricity pillars getting pummeled down." He wondered only half-facetiously if it might have been a piece of the satellite that fell out of orbit last week. 
"The mirrors on the wall rattled," said Melinda Issacson, who was working out at home on James Island. 
Doors, windows and houses shook in Mount Pleasant and on Sullivan's Island, according to Twitter reports. A West Ashley tweeter said it sounded like a gust of wind against the house. 
About the same time, a large tree fell across Hut Road on Johns Island and a nearby resident reported an explosion. But a tweeter in North Charleston said nothing was felt there.
The Post and Courier article, entitled, “’Pretty Good Shake’ hits area but what was it?” does, however, provide some interesting information when it states that the booms might have come as a result of the "Seneca Guns," a so-far-unexplained phenomenon felt along coasts around the world.” The article speculates that yet another series of booms in March 2011 were themselves the famed “Seneca Guns.”

For those unaware of this phenomena, the Seneca Guns, are described by the USGS in the following manner:
The term “Seneca guns” is just a name, not an explanation. It does not tell us anything about what causes these noises and shakings. The name originated in a short story that James Fennimore Cooper wrote during the 1800’s. The name refers to booms that have been heard on the shores of Lake Seneca and Lake Cayuga in New York State. The name has been applied to similar noises along the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Similar booms are called Barisol guns in coastal India. These phenomena have also occurred in three widely separated places around the world. That’s about all we know about the Seneca guns.
Yet for all the inability to determine the nature of the Seneca Guns, we do know that such sounds and vibrations have been linked to earthquakes, with some of these booms occurring during earthquakes with varying intensity, with others occurring shortly before or after the earthquake actually takes place.

What might be particularly concerning to those living on the Eastern seaboard is the fact that these exact kinds of sounds were heard either before, during, or after the two of the biggest geological events on the East Coast to have occurred in American history – The 1886 Charleston Earthquake and the 1811-1812 New Madrid Earthquake.

In regards to the Charleston earthquake, the USGS states, “For several weeks after the Charleston Earthquake (8/31/1886) there were many aftershocks that were reportedly accompanied by "loud detonations". Further quoting the original source of Clarence E. Dutton’s 1889 report, “The Charleston Earthquake of August 31, 1886,” interesting information is provided. The report reads,

For several weeks following the principal disturbance minor shocks continued to be felt at frequent intervals. Many of them would have been considered very forcible and alarming and they not been greatly disparaged by the convulsion of August 31. Almost all of them were accompanied by loud detonations. Mr. McGee thus describes several which he experienced. 
"I reached Summerville about 5 o'clock p.m. Detonations were heard at intervals averaging perhaps half an hour. From that time until 9:30 p.m. occasional and very slight spasmodic tremors of an instant's duration accompanied the detonation. I endeavored to determine the direction from which the sounds came, but no two individuals agreed. They seemed to me to come from the northwest. They were much like, but somewhat more muffled than peals of thunder at distance of half a mile or more, or perhaps more like the discharge of a blast in a mine or quarry at a little distance."
There are also accounts which link “artillery-like” sounds occurring shortly before and during the New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-1812.

Click here to hear the sound of the Seneca Guns.

Whatever the mysterious booms and vibrations are, they are prompting a great deal of speculation amongst anyone who has had occasion to feel them. While “official” explanations are much less than satisfactory, even if the incidents are, in fact, the famed Seneca Guns (with all of their own questions attached), it would be difficult to explain why the sudden upsurge in their appearance now.

If one were to speculate wildly, then one might wonder if they are not perhaps the precursor to some major geological event. In addition, one might also wonder whether or not the frequency of their appearance might foretell the potential time and intensity of such an event.

Regardless, as of the writing of this article, no satisfactory explanations have been provided for the mysterious booms and vibrations being heard all across South Carolina, the United States, and, apparently, the world. Until there are acceptable explanations, it may be that we must concur with James Fenimore Cooper whose own exposure to the Seneca Guns revealed no more information than we have today.
The "Lake Gun" is a mystery. It is a sound resembling the explosion of a heavy piece of artillery, that can be accounted for by none of the known laws of nature. The report is deep, hollow, distant, and imposing. The lake seems to be speaking to the surrounding hills, which send back the echoes of its voice in accurate reply. No satisfactory theory has ever been broached to explain these noises. Conjectures have been hazarded about chasms, and the escape of compressed air by the sudden admission of water; but all this is talking at random, and has probably no foundation in truth. The most that can be said is, that such sounds are heard, though at long intervals, and that no one as yet has succeeded in ascertaining their cause.
[1] Please note that many of the original local reports have since disappeared from the internet. Original postings are included as they are able to be found.

Read other articles by Brandon Turbeville here.

Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of three books, Codex Alimentarius -- The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, and Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident. Turbeville has published over 200 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville's podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV.  He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) 


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Anonymous said...

Booms and earth shaking in Morristown TN - but USGS said "not an earthquake. Feb. 2013

Paul Panza said...

For those interested in more reportage from around the world; as this phenomenon is global, try Linda Moulton Howe's website at My feeling is that this is related to the more than 160 underground bases in the US that maybe experiencing problems from the earth's bulging core. Duchsinse's website has shown proof of mysterious venting that is occurring only at night and ending at sunrise. Or,another theory is underground warfare, as there maybe factional infighting taking place within the alien/military/industrial/complex. And of course we cannot rule out HAARP and fracking. as combinations of these scenarios would exacerbate the situation.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

You can rule out fracking ... unless you want to include global warming. Then somehow there has to be connection ... there just must be.

Anonymous said...

I agree that they are building underground cities and roadways. It is reported that there is a roadway underground from DC to Area 51.
Who is to say that they are not building more underground all around the US.

Anonymous said...

It's the Mexicans tunneling state to state.

Anonymous said...

One more possibility. Check out: Clif High has been warning for about 3 years now of a coming Global Coastal Event which will be caused by the earth's core expanding due our earth being drawn closer to the Sun in what is an every 2000 year cycle. Just another point of view, and possible explanation for the strange events we now all seem to be exposed to, and purposely left in the dark as to why.

Anonymous said...

Grover Beach, CA December 20, 2012- about 8:30am 3 booms 10 minutes or so apart. accompanied by what felt like earthquakes. News said it was aircraft breaking the sound barrier, me and my whole block and the 6 friends staying at my house call bs!

Anonymous said...

Frequent booming in Moodus, CT for 300 years, but no earthquake yet. Also no known cause. Locals say it's witches fighting under the 'mountain'. Really.

Anonymous said...

Its HAARP. . . Here is the patent

U.S. Patent 4873928:
Nuclear-Sized Explosions Without Radiation
Inventors: Lowther; Frank E., Plano, TX
Assignees: APTI, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Issued: Oct. 17, 1989
Filed: June 15, 1987

Mark McCandlish said...

I agree-- it could be HAARP. (High Frequency, Active Auroral Research Program) One of 18 known sites, HAARP is an array of dipole antennas near Gakona, Alaska the are set out upon a precisely measured grid. Each antenna in the array is designed to broadcast at precise, nanosecond intervals in relationship to all the others in the array. By properly timing each antenna's transmission of RF (radio frequency) energy, the individual signals can be timed to arrive at a given distant target location at the exact same moment. The combined arrival of each signal is estimated to be over a billion watts.

Combine this capability with the nanoparticles dispensed in chemtrails and you can do many surprising things. The principle finds its roots in Lockheed's "Iron Ball" paint for stealth aircraft. The idea was, you could put microscopic bits of metal in the paint that would resonate at known Russian or Chinese defense radar frequencies. In resonating at these microwave frequencies, the metallic particles converted the incoming signal to heat and less of the radar was reflected back toward a listening antenna. Thus stealth was born.

Put nanoparticulate materials in the air, (chemtrails) with countless particles all exactly the same size-- (a fraction of the diameter of a red blood cell) and you can direct a powerful HAARP signal at this airmass and heat it up in the same way, causing a convection cell and eventually a low pressure system to form. Target the area abruptly with a billion watt signal, and you can cause such a rapid and abrupt expansion of the local air it might produce an explosive like sound.

One might try to coordinate HAARP signal energy charts (no longer listed on the net) along with chemtrailing activity in areas where the booming sounds occur. The HAARP patents also suggest that the system can be used to destroy ICBM's and cause earthquakes. Earthquakes could be produced by direct a HAARP broadcast at subterranean rock formations. A billion watts of RF energy could turn the water embedded in the rock to steam and cause instantaneous fracturing. My friend, Roxy Lopez of The Truth Denied webcast lives southeast of Phoenix where a similar phenomenon persisted for several months about a year ago. I don't think there are many fault lines in the area...

Anonymous said...

There was booming, as in rolling thunder with shaking, in North Central Florida 3-21-13 9 PM. We called the Sheriff's office and they said they had many calls and 'had felt and heard it themselves.' No explanation given. The dispatcher sounded as if he was keyed up over the event.

All this took place within 30 min and then nothing else that night.

Anonymous said...

The Mississippi River more or less follows a major intra-continental rift system that a few hundred million years ago threatened to split the NA continent in two. It first would have produced a sea similar to the long-narrow Red Sea in the Middle East. The onset of that process (interior sea creation) can be seen today as the flat lands of the "Mississippi Embayment", an encroachment of what is now the Gulf of Mexico all the way to S. Illinois. and SE Missouri. Lead-zinc and fluorite etc. ore deposits occur in the mid-continent, mostly in response to that rift event. Note that New Madrid Mo. (site of the big 1812 quake) lies on a line of faults that extend up to the very linear Lakes Erie and Ontario, and then through the St. Lawrence Valley. Quakes occur along that lineament even in modern times (I know; I've felt some of them!). A branch of the rift system extends from the Miss. Valley over to South Carolina, so the Charleston quake is not a mystery, but is quite expected. In any event, I suspect that fault movement is responsible for the sounds, or at least some of them. And - yes - there are fault systems in Cooper's Allegheny Plateau (home of the Finger Lakes, etc.). They formed during the creation of the plateau during the final stages of the formation of the Appalachian mountain belt.

Anonymous said...

i think the big clue here is the noted occurences in the 1800's- that eliminates jets and haarp... we heard them here in late oct. after a sizeable shaker off the west coast of B.C. sounded like thunder without the roll. and yes they blamed the u.s. military just across the border. they want you unprepared for when the continent splits in two.

Anonymous said...

It is historically proven that "booms" preclude earthquakes. Time varies but are nothing new. They don't want you to think about the worst possible scenario. "Got Fukishima?" "Got LA. Sinkhole?" "Got Cognitive Dissonance?"

Anonymous said...

This has been happening for at least the past several years in the SF Bay Area of Northern Cali. I googled "explosions in SF" a while ago and found several threads of many residents trying to figure out the source of the random explosions.......

Anonymous said...

We had something like this happen around Thanksgiving 2012 in the Muncie, Indiana area.

Anonymous said...

Earth is transforming into a sun. The muted screams of birth pain.

Anonymous said...

I live in rural Wisconsin. Last summer after work I would typically grab a couple beers and go water the garden because it was so dry. I was sitting on the ground and felt the earth shake and a sound that I could feel in my body, similar to the feeling you get from one of those inner city automotive boom boxes.

There were four diminishing sounds in about 15 seconds, seemingly moving from NW to SE. The event was so subtle, I doubt I would have noticed if I wasn't sitting on the ground.

I have a feeling there is way more going on than we are aware.

Anonymous said...

& Florida has had more sinkholes lately. They've had them for years but very sporadically. There have been 3 in the last month. Florida is close
to sea level so the conjunction of blasts in the
earth's mantle affects the peninsula of Fla more.
But no conspiracy theory yet.

Anonymous said...

Here in the NC mountains, I've been feeling and hearing odd phenomena. I know the feel of the train passing along the tracks beside the river across the mountain. It's not hearing, which I can do if the wind is from the right direction, as much as a feeling in my whole body.

For the last few months, I've been experiencing the feel of the train, but when i go outside, I can't hear it in the distance. Sometimes I hear rumbles from inside the house but it will be perfectly quiet and still outside. I thought it might be the new furnace, but that wasn't on, or large trucks on the street nearby or on the highway a mile from here, but it appears to not be either of those.

I have been thinking that the noise could be from horizontal mining under my house, but that seemed farfetched since, while this area is mineral rich, most companies do strip mining in a few major areas. As in taking down mountains and turning the tailings into fill for low areas. They keep it rather neat, but eventually will run out of places to dump the waste. Which is another issue....maybe.

It has seemed spooky, but now it seems downright frightening to think that the New Madrid fault does, I've been told, run right past this area. I guess we all are in the soup together and the cook(s) doing the stirring are not responsible to inform ordinary people. Perhaps they fear a panic? It's more profitable to corporations to get paid for the cleanup and re-build? Perhaps the people who know these things are govt workers sworn to secrecy? Perhaps the not knowing exactly where or when a large disaster might strike makes it unwise to alert people before something happens. No place welcomes refugees unless there is a real disaster, which has not happened yet. I'm going to google the NM fault and see just how close it is to me.

Anonymous said...

Could be underground bombings. Maybe they're trying to set off faults to cause earthquakes.

Anonymous said...

I live in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and I did hear a big boom which shook our windows. It was around 7:00 a.m. one day last week, but I can't remember which day. I thought that my husband had gone downstairs and got mad at something and slammed the toyroom door ( which is right under our bedroom) I thought the door had come off the hinges because it shook and rattled the windows. A few minutes later he came in the bedroom and I said what are you so mad at this early in the morning? He said I'm not mad, why? I said didn't you just slam the toyroom door a few minutes ago? He said, no I've been in the kitchen watching the news. I said well something just rattled the windows and shook the house. He goes down with his gun drawn ( he's a police officer) to check out the downstairs, but nothing. I asked him what he thought it could be, he said I have no idea. I said wonder if the propane company had an explosion or something. He said I don't know. It was weird, really weird because I know what I heard and felt.

Anonymous said...

The "mysterious booms" in Flint, Michigan are the work of the #TSA 'secret bomb range'

Anonymous said...

I live in Marshfield, WI. Today I heard a small boom followed almost instantly by a larger boom that shook my house. We own a duplex and I ran next door to check on my mom - thinking perhaps someone had dropped a refrigerator down a flight of stairs??? My mom was fine and she'd heard the boom too. She thought someone had dropped a body from an airplane that landed on the roof of the house (way more interesting than my refrigerator hypothesis). She called me a few minutes later to say she contacted the police and others had reported the boom as well, but no explanation about the cause. So, chalk this one up as a "mysterious boom".

Michele Laughman said...

Been hearing these booms in mid western Ohio for past year.. Just heard another one like it was right outside my house. Freaking me out! :)

Anonymous said...

Booms are heard in Chesnee, SC all the time. Its been on the local news, no one knows why.

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