Mysterious rising sounds have been recorded from different places around the world that have baffled people and experts, media reported. Scary noises, dubbed "Bama Boom," have been recorded from the Middle East to the East Midlands to Australia, and most are heard on the east coast of the United States. The boom has perplexed the experts, with suggested causes ranging from supersonic aircraft to meteorites that explode in the atmosphere, Dailymail.co.uk reported on Wednesday.
The Bama Boom soundgraph recorded by an installation operated by the United States Geological Survey. Image: NASA.
The last boom was reported from the US state of Alabama and Idaho in the last week. "There was a loud boom: we do not see anything indicating large fire / smoke on the radar or satellite, nothing in the USGS indicating an earthquake," the Birmingham National Weather Service said in a tweet. While the cause remains unknown, the suggested explanations include a sonic boom from an airplane or a Leonid rain meteorite. But NASA has cast doubt on these explanations.
The boom could have been caused by a supersonic airplane, an explosion on land or a fireball, a great meteor that explodes in the atmosphere unrelated to the Leonids. shower, Bill Cooke, director of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, was quoted as saying to ABC 3340. The noise, which was also picked up by the United States Geological Survey, noted that the boom was not the result of an earthquake.
The boom could have been caused by a military flight with a supersonic aircraft, they said, although the United States Air Force has yet to confirm it. The Bama Boom is just one of the many and mysterious booms that are heard around the world this year. According to some reports, this is not the first time that the mysterious sound is heard. In 2017 alone, 64 booms have been heard around the world, in places like Michigan, Lapland, St Ives, Swansea and Yorkshire.
On October 10, a similar sound left the Cairns locals confused. Many suggested that it was an FA-18 Hornet aircraft that was heard flying, news.com.au reported . Two weeks later, another boom was heard on the Eyre Peninsula in southern Australia at the same time a blue meteor was crossing the sky. "It just got bigger and bigger and it was just a big flash in the sky and there were sparks that came out of it," said Lisa Corp., local of Port Lincoln, quoted by News Corp.
"I came home and I heard two huge bangs, maybe a second apart, and then the sky lit up again … I felt the whole earth tremble twice, "he added. According to Cooke, NASA meteorologists will continue to badyze new data in the hope of determining the cause of the boom.