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STRANGE RUMBLINGS: IS THERE A PHYSICAL CAUSE OR IS IT A SPIRITUAL MANIFESTATION?
By Michael H. Brown
It was bizarre. Last week I was looking to see if there was anything in the literature on "strange loud rumblings" -- which we have been investigating in light of a prophecy -- and up came the name, "Moodus, Connecticut." It was bizarre because every year I do a retreat in Moodus, and here was an article on how Moodus (which is known by its Indian name of "Place of Bad Noises"), has been marked by "strange rumblings since ancient times."
According to the article, Indians believed that there was a "god" in the area who got angered at local witches and created a wind that caused the distant rumblings and blew the witches from their caves.
"Thought to be a sign of the god's anger, local Native American tribes would offer sacrifices to appease his wrath," said the article.
The prophecy had mentioned that in a period of warnings and chastisement would be "a warning that involves not fire from the sky but fear of fire from the sky," as well as "strange loud rumblings." Right after September 11, we wondered if this was connected to what happened in New York. Many described the collapse of the World Trade Center as causing "strange loud rumblings," and so it may well have had relevance to that. Soon after the bombing, an actual tremor rumbled beneath lower Manhattan.
That seemed to be a physical manifestation, but the prophecy may also indicate something spiritual. As the Moodus legend indicates, "rumbling" may also be supernatural. This is also indicated in the Bible. "Listen closely to the thunder of His voice, And the rumbling that goes out from His mouth," says Job 37:1-3. "Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard a great rumbling sound behind me, 'Blessed be the glory of the LORD in His place,''' says Ezekiel 3. "And I heard the sound of the wings of the living beings touching one another and the sound of the wheels beside them, even a great rumbling sound." Adds Revelation 8: "Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake.'
The rumblings in Revelation are connected with the opening of God's temple, and that's what we're wondering: if the manifestations -- whether heard at a physical or spiritual level -- symbolize a great spiritual shift. Across America are news reports of mysterious rumblings in both the ground and the sky, and we are getting many e-mails about this. "I have heard strange rumblings since last year," says a typical one. "To me it always sounds like a very loud low-flying plane. The rumbling is very strong, then abruptly just stops and there is dead silence." Adds a reader from Kansas, "I didn't know that rumblings of the earth have been foretold by many seers to be part of the warnings of God, so I had no preconceived notions when I felt really strange, long-lived rumblings under my feet twice in the past week! I mean, Kansas is simply NOT the earthquake capital of the world!"
There are many other such accounts, and they often defy explanations such as a sonic boom or meteorites or tremors or trucks. Is it a manifestation of spiritual conflict? Are we hearing the "echoes" of invisible warfare? On August 24, 2001, the Lewiston, Maine Sun Journal had a headline that said, "Officials stumped by reports of rumbling," and explained that residents in the vicinity reported bright lights and rumbling sounds. Though it seems to have intensified recently, it has been going on across the nation for several years. In January, 1999, a loud boom disturbed resident of Colorado Springs while that same month dozens of people in Fairfield, Ohio, reported a stunning, inexplicable, and explosive sound. In 1998 thousands of residents 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles heard "explosions, earthquake noises, and thuds" that fit no ready explanation.
All these were logged as unexplained by local officials and many more are coming since September 11. We have heard from folks in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and elsewhere. There is an ongoing "explosion" in rumbling sounds that may or may not have spiritual relevance. We simply don't know. We're posing a question. We do know they manifest physically (as when a "big rumbling" is reported with the crash of the plane in Rockaway, Queens), and we believe these rumblings may be precursors of a much bigger rumbling to come.
Planes? Deep quakes? Hallucinations?
Your guess is as good as mine. As for Moodus: geologists speculate that the unusual sounds are the grinding of tectonic plates. In other words, they think Moodus is a place of highly unusual seismic activity.
Whatever the case, the connections are interesting. My gut feeling is that there is a spiritual aspect. I'll be back in Moodus for a retreat at My Father's House February 23 -- and maybe that will afford us a chance to come up with answers!
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