And now, we examine the cultural phenomenon of viral video on the internet. No doubt, in the middle of this month (January) the internet has been buzzing with a frenzy of videos, purportedly from around the world. Each video seems to feature a strange reverberating noise from the sky that sounds like something coming from our magnetosphere. Or perhaps it is the noise of some rare tectonic movement?
My friends at first thought the sound was the fabled sounds of scram jets. Various news agencies have even picked up on this noise, reporting on the YouTube video phenomenon and declaring that someone is going to get to the bottom of this, once and for all. I've heard forums and blogs state that this noise if the result of HAARP, Project Bluebeam, and Project Cloverleaf.
I do not buy it. The noise is too theatrical. When I first heard it, I immediately thought of the alien vehicles from the Steven Spielberg version of "War of the Worlds." Perhaps the sound was altered somehow. But that is how it sounded to me. And, for a while, I even considered the noise to be some sort of a viral marketing campaign.
But this evening, I take my hat off to SkyQuakes2012 for pointing out obvious similarities between the videos. Many bloggers will try to explain how you can hear the noises of a bird or two in each video, but SkyQuakes2012 wraps it up nicely in a well-edited demonstration of each video's similarity.
It was fun to consider that perhaps something monumental and ominous was happening across the globe. I think that with the international and economic conditions that have been hitting the population, we all would like to see some sort of a drastic change occur, even if it is cataclysmic. However, these "trumpets from the sky" will not prove to be the Ragnarok we wait for.
I imagine that 2012 could be filled with apocalyptic fever, what with the Mayan Calendar hype that transpired for the last two years. And to think, we aren't even out of January yet.
But it just goes to show how effective the internet can be at spreading a tale. I wonder how soon it will be before we hear about this phenomenon on either Coast to Coast AM, or even the Alex Jones Show.