15. A Strange and Terrifying Sound
It was around 9:00 PM on a Monday night in Denver, Colorado when the strange sounds woke the residents of the city. Unlike anything they had ever heard before, the strange yet terrifying phenomenon blasted through the city, shaking people awake.
What’s even more strange, this is not the only place it’s happened…
14. The Booms Heard Around the World
All around the world, people have been reporting hearing strange “booms” echoing in the sky. From the United States all the way to Australia, there have been over 64 incidents of this strange “booming” reported.
Despite many theories, no one has been able to come up with a solid explanation for the weird sounds. So what exactly could be happening?
13. The Colorado Incident
The most recent occurrence of these loud super-sonic booms happened in Colorado on November 21, 2017. According to the local news, residents reported the so-called explosions were so powerful they shook windows and rattled the walls.
While some booms have been able to be explained through science, others continue to haunt to this day.
12. The Beginning of the Booms
The strange sounds first started on January 3, 2017 and were recorded in Connecticut. Since the first boom was heard around the world, there have been multitudes of reports across the world of the same mysterious noises. The reports have confounded most scientists and meteorologists because there isn’t a simple answer to what could be causing them.
Is it possible a meteor shower could be to blame?
11. The Meteor Shower Theory
CBS meteorologist, Chris Spears, proposed a theory that a Leonid meteor shower could have something to do with the loud sounds. The meteor shower occurs when Earth passes through the debris trail of the Temple-Tuttle comet.
Is it possible as the debris entered the Earth’s atmosphere it was causing the boom-like sounds?
10. The Meteor Theory Discredited
After extensive research and working with astronomy expert, Ron Hranac, it was determined that the Leonid meteors could not be making such loud sounds because most of them were the size of the pea. Since most of the debris burned up in the Earth’s atmosphere, there wouldn’t be anything large enough to make impact.
So what could be creating the chilling booms across the globe?
9. Military Jets Breaking the Sound Barrier
Another theory that was proposed was that the sounds from Colorado were caused by military jets breaking the sound barrier. This was a very logical explanation because when planes break the sound barrier, they create shock waves that sound like explosions.
Could shock waves be the true source of the booms?
8. The Buckley Air Force Base
Unfortunately, that theory was debunked as well, since the nearest place that jets could originate from was the Buckley Air Force Base. The base confirmed that all of their jets were back on the ground at 8:00 PM that evening, which is before the residents of Denver heard the loud booms.
Is it possible the different booms reported were caused by various reasons?
7. Other Instances of Booms
It appears that other booms that were reported were actually caused by supersonic flight. One instance in Central Florida was caused by a returning NASA mission to the Kennedy Space Center. This has led people to believe that the incident in Colorado could have come from somewhere much closer to home.
6. An Earthquake in Colorado?
Chris Spears continued to research the incident with the hopes of finding an answer to the mysterious sounds in Denver. He wondered if it was possible an earthquake could have been the culprit. Unfortunately, the United States Geological Survey shot down his theory almost immediately, since the only noise they picked up in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal came from a passing train.
5. A Fireball in the Sky
As time passed, new pieces of evidence from that night began to surface. One person reported they had spotted a fireball in the sky the night of the loud sounds. However, that couldn’t have possibly triggered the booms because it was spotted two and half hours after the strange noises were reported.
4. The Disappointing News
As theories continued to swirl around the mysterious Denver booms, new evidence was presented that proposed a pretty disappointing reason for the sounds. It was nothing exciting after all. In fact, it seemed it could have been a small industrial accident.
3. The Night of the Incident
According to representatives of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the night of the incident an empty storage tank had suffered from a malfunction. As the night wore on, pressure began to build up inside the tank. Finally, the lid of the tank completely blew off, which would have sounded like the booms the residents of Denver heard that night.
And even more evidence was found to support this explanation.
2. The Compromised Tank
Later, the oil and tank company that owned the tank filed a report stating the covering of the tank had been compromised. It seems that this could be a very logical explanation to what people heard that night. Although it doesn’t fully explain why there were multiple booms heard that night.
1. More Incidents Around the World
While the tanker theory definitely could be the reason for the sounds in Denver, it’s highly unlikely that tankers have been exploding all over the world. Is it possible all of these incidents are random or could something “otherworldly” be at play?
We may never know the truth.