In the realm of arcana and all that is catawampus
-- those many disturbances and mysteries so prevalent in our time -- there
continue to be matters at that far kicking-edge of the periphery (what some
might prefer to call imagination; still others, spiritual awareness; others the
The supernatural and natural, the bleeding of the
into the real,
a melding, are not always easily differentiated, nor is the sane from what is fantasy.
They are so elusive -- things like ghosts and
lights in the sky and the supposed creatures of cryptozoology -- that there is virtually no
Such is the case with "UFOs,"
which several U.S. presidents believed existed and which even Hillary
Clinton has addressed of late and which
were recently the subject of old case logs released by the Central Intelligence Agency -- which
despite its drones and spy cams and night vision and satellites is not able to explain in at least a number of instances.
Quicksilver. There is no physical evidence.
Perhaps then the phenomena, when not concocted, is more non-physical than
physical. In at least many cases (see Indian spiritual lights, or Ezekiel) they
may have a spiritual element.
They can be in the night sky above a city -- seen
by hundreds, in some cases thousands -- or in the way of a graveyard "orb" photographed by a
single straggling cemetery visitor.
If at all spiritual, are lights in the sky
("orbs") and attendant phenomena an intersection of dimensions that can inform
or deceive, that can offer good or evil, depending
on origin? (At LaSalette, in France, the Blessed
Mother arrived in an oval of light.)
As recounted by Yahoo a few weeks back (3/14/16):
footage has emerged of a 'ghost-like' white object hovering inside a 'haunted'
ancient cathedral sending 'ghost-hunters' into a paranormal feeding-frenzy. Father-of-two Paul Jackson, 46,
managed to capture the strange apparition quickly 'float' from one side of the
cathedral to the other." The demonic? The deceased?
Most recently, strange formations of lights have reappeared
above Arizona -- long known for such sightings (and also for Indian burial
mounds). "It's the dead of night and you are driving through rural Scotland when
suddenly this strange object appears out of nowhere making a noise like
'a thousand Hoovers.' Pretty scary, right? Well, John Macdonald says that is exactly what
happened to him and he's convinced it is a UFO,"
starts an article in
a UK tabloid.
It's not just the stuff of tabloids, though it is
certainly their lot; rashes of sightings in
places like Upstate New York have warranted reports in "no-nonsense"
publications such as The New York Times (see: Greenbush).
But let's stay on this issue of noise (a thousand
Hoovers, which one takes to
mean vacuum cleaners): It brings to mind the otherworldy sounds many claim to
have heard and recorded around the globe, "alien"-type noise that alternately seems to be coming
from deep in the earth or from the sky or both, sometimes like the wail of a shofar (sometimes as a simple loud and recurring whine, echo, or rumble).
"I strongly suspect those sounds are coming from ionic layer
disturbances created by now intensified weather modification weaponization experiments and by the Americans, Chinese and Russians,"
wrote one viewer a while ago. "To me, that is the only thing that makes sense."
Or is it electromagnetism from disruptions on the sun, radio
emissions, collisions with nitrogen, vibrating our ionosphere (and also causing
those northern lights, which continue to come into prominence)?
Or something totally beyond physical?
Is the unreal real? Or vice-versa? Let the philosophers
decide. You hear this constantly, and around the world: booms, shakings, rumblings.
Adds a a website dedicated to such sound, "So when you
don't have quakes or volcanoes around, then probable causes are regional
thunderstorms, tsunami-like waves breaking off-shore, explosive offshore methane
bursts, disintegrating meteors, or if you are in the desert some booming sand
But don't forget, says the site, "that when the earth
moves and pulls apart in stretch zones, loud booms are created by the air above
the areas slapping together. Most of the mystery booms and rumblings are the
result of a tearing or stretch planet. So I would advise people living along
stretch zones to keep a close check on their homes and the sinking ground
It seems nearly to reflect societal agitation!
The earth groans, as in labor. Take it from Romans 8:22: "For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers
the pains of childbirth together until now."
The sounds of late:
"Long Island Residents Call 911 to Report Mystery
'Boom' Sounds," says an NBC affiliate there. "Suffolk police said they received numerous calls from
residents in Lindenhurst, Copiague, Babylon and West Islip just after 6
p.m. Resident Samantha Collins of Lindenhurst told NBC 4 New York she was
sitting on the couch watching TV when 'the whole house started shaking.'"
In a video-audio clip below is the sound of the northern lights and it seems too high-pitched and
squealing for what is so widely reported.
They also can be
claps and crackles and muffled bangs and sputtering sounds.
seem like what is being described in many cases.
In Canada, a whining near a building under construction
seemed simply the wind (a giant chime).
Reported the Pennsylvania media last January: "At least 10 calls were
made to 911 dispatchers between 4:50 p.m. and 5:10 p.m. Saturday around York
County with people reporting what sounded like a loud explosion, York County 911
said. But fire crews -- sent to the North Codorus Township and Spring Grove
Borough area -- did not find anything, dispatchers said."
If so, why not to this degree in previous decades?
New Jersey. Ontario. Panama City, Florida (which isn't
supposed to have earthquakes).
The exhalations become stertorous.
Is it geophysical? Is a government or are governments (plural) doing
stuff way below the surface, or in the ocean, or up there in the sky (see the
new test grounds in Nevada known as Area 6), that we don't know about? We guess,
among other things, that there may be a profound shift in the core of the earth
or a movement of tectonic plates that are gathering tension and as such are
portentous. Overall: signs of the times.
Sometimes it's just sonic booms. Sometimes --
perhaps, just perhaps -- booms and rumblings with a supernatural undercurrent.
It is plain strange out there, and not just because of all the data that
caterwauls, that besieges, that cascades across the internet: Something is
transpiring. We may find out one day soon. There is a disturbance, a
consternation, at that seam where meets the material
A mysterious sound we prefer
comes from Philip T. Nachazel of Ceda, Michigan, who
"After my very first retreat at Marytown, in Libertyville,
Illinois, I was moved to spend a couple of hours in thanksgiving
prayer at a beautiful Carmelite Shrine called Holy Hill in Wisconsin,"
writes Philip T. Nachazel of Ceda, Michigan. "I lived twenty eight miles away from this property.
"After an unusually long recitation of the Holy Rosary, an
hour and fifteen minutes long, I stood up from the kneeler and exited
the side chapel to sit in the main chapel for Adoration. While I was
thanking God for the great weekend retreat at Marytown, a beautiful
soft singing started to enter in. I turned my back to locate the
"When the singing stopped I rushed downstairs to the gift shop and
inquired as to the music and singing that I had been listening to. They informed me that no choir's nor practices of any kind were taking
place that Monday morning.
No music was being sent through the speaker systems. One twenty-two-year volunteer smiled at me and explained that she had known of four
privileged souls who heard the angels sing. 'Now I've meet the fifth
one,' she said as I began to cry.
"[Franciscan friars] oversee Marytown
and they suggested that when praying the Rosary slow it down and
contemplate each and every word. I did exactly that on that wonderful
Eyes closed and fully engulfed in the mysteries, I prayed ever so
I wondered if my thanksgiving prayers were returned moments later with
the sweetest song from above."
His is the sound we seek; here is the Light in the sky
-- His Light -- that is forever real.