Mystery booming noise leaves residents and houses reeling in Costa Rica

January 12, 2012COSTA RICAMonday morning started off with a bang for residents of the Central Valley when a loud, as yet unidentified, series of booms rattled windows about 30 minutes after midnight. Many did not hear it, but enough people did to cause a firestorm of comment on social media such as Facebook and Twitter. The strange sound was prolonged – many described it as lasting for five minutes or so. Perhaps the only one making no comments were scientists and government authorities, who were reticent about commenting or speculating. A few things it wasn’t: Volcanologists discounted a volcanic eruption; nor was it a supersonic aircraft, because the powerful radar at Juan Santamaría International Airport outside of San José picked up no planes at the time, not even subsonic ones. Also, there were no climatological phenomena or strange weather conditions. By nightfall Monday, the speculation was still going along briskly with the major vote going to fireworks at the festival at Zapote, in San José. But many said it sounded like no fireworks they had ever heard. Mario Sánchez, spokesman for the National Meteorological Institute, discounted a storm because the only thing that would sound like the noise described would be a storm accompanied by lightning – and early Monday morning was clear with a full moon. The sound reverberated in Coronado, Heredia, Desamparados, Escazú, Cartago, San Ramón, Turrialba and as far south as Pérez Zeledón near the Panama border. Rafael Arias, advisor to the San José Municipality, confessed to being puzzled. Yes, he told the daily La Nación, there were fireworks that closed out the fiestas, and they might have been heard as far away as Desamparados – but not in San Joaquín de Flores. Although other citizens might be celebrating with fireworks, they certainly would not be heard that far away, he added. The owner of fireworks firm Cavica, Carlos Villavicencio, thinks it could have been his company’s work in the night. “Yes, we closed out the festival with about 150 bombetas [exploding aerial bombs].” But he still couldn’t explain how they could have been heard in Turrialba. The director of the School of Physics at the University of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Carboni, scoffed that only a volcanic eruption could be heard that far away. But Fabio Antonio Chávez, a Zapote resident, was not convinced the fireworks didn’t cause the uproar. He told La Nación, “They set off my car alarm. They were very strong. … I’ve never seen anything like them in the 10 years I’ve lived here.”  –Tico Times
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9 Responses to Mystery booming noise leaves residents and houses reeling in Costa Rica

  1. tellthetruth1 says:

    Keep yer eyes peeled for a sinkhole or yet another rip in the earth somewhere:( Or maybe a landslide?


    • says:

      I do believe this is incalculably yet another problem with the Polar Shift which some find of little reason to bring up for what ever reason? We’ve had so much planet movement in such a short period of time and all they can think about is Bombing yet another Innocent bunch of folks off the planet permanently. Good thing we still have Alternative News to connect with until they seemingly think that this of course is a big problem for the Wise Guys Ruining the Planet as well. Take Care


  2. Excavating underground tunnels.


  3. Elizabeth says:

    What if the process of the pole reversal is causing sound waves to be distorted? . Could these mystery booms, hums and sound anomalies be a side effect? We don’t seem to have a complete grasp on the process and the effects of this pole reversal. We may learn a lot as it happens. Thoughts Alvin, anybody?


    • They could very much be rooted in seismic anomalies based on tectonic plate movements or slabs of rock in faults grinding, if its not coming from metorite debris. If it’s seismic in nature, it’s almost irrelevant as a percursor to an event because no one is documenting or taking these events seriously.


  4. K says:

    Sounds similar to the noise on the video from Kiev Ukraine.


  5. mel says:

    guess the volcanologists were wrong…


  6. eileen says:

    realy are we realy going to do this, even if it were the beginning of the END…. do you think we can stop it, i just want to experiance life what ever it has in store for me.


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