January 13, 2013 19:12
In almost every country you can find a lake surrounded by legends and mysteries.
The most famous exclamation "Below us is someone!" By the American ufologists Alan Polanski, who with a small group of researchers in 2005 studied abandoned in the mountains of South American lake. From the depth of the water could be heard a very strange sound. Their nature is still unknown.
In many cases, expeditions could fix strange sounds using hydrophones. In particular, the Russian lake Svetloyar. Legend of the Sunken City of Kitezh, the bells of which are still heard on the shore Svetloyar, is well known to many. When viewed from the lake area with inflatable boats were recorded sounds that have no biological nature, their origin was clearly manmade.
Known case of the two engineers Petrograd, relaxing on the lake and caught out Specific fish. According to the story of Vitaly Sychev, they've been looking for a clean place on the lakes. At first they were not lucky, as soon as they found a quiet lake and thrown rods, went to a nearby beach jeep watercraft on a trailer, and three guys with a roar began to drive it on the lake. Jacked and had to look for another, more quiet forest lake. Deep into the forest thicket, they came across a quiet lake coveted crown, which was small, but in some places it reaches the depth of over twenty feet. The engineer was a single boat, so the only one left on the shore, and the other went to fish on a boat. Vitali nearly swam to the middle of the lake, when he noticed a strange noise coming from the depths of the lake. Vitaly in his youth had to work in the factory, and strange sounds at once reminded him of the steam hammer, his punches hiss. Then the sounds died down and he heard the others, but it is reminiscent of attacks on the rail. His partner, fishermen on the shore noticed nothing unusual, but in the afternoon, when it was his turn to go fishing, too, heard a strange sound. And after the sun goes down, heard the sound of a large bell, and the production and towns near the lake was not.
In England, in the county of Wales, Celtic lake Llyn Bala, the legend at the bottom of it too sunken city. In calm weather, see the houses, the walls of the fortress and hear the bells. City was ruled king and queen Tegid Foale Karidven, sorceress, grandmother great Merlin.
Underwater sound of bells heard in the lake Malova rafts Nizhny Novgorod region. In Tishkov, the village that at Vitebsk, the sound of bells is heard from the ground. Local residents have witnessed strange anomalies unexplained visions.
In the spring of 2002, a group of French researchers on inflatable boats inspected one of the southern African bays of Lake Victoria, where, according to local residents, a large, unknown animal science.
Lowered into the water hydrophones recorded the strange, loud sounds, like a giant hammer hitting a giant anvil. These sounds occurred after an hour or two after sunrise and stopped just before sunset, sometimes permanently discontinued and reappeared after five to seven days.
However, the history of this phenomenon has been around for centuries, and themselves sounding lake found on every continent. In Eurasia most famous "talking" lake — Ladoga. Often fishermen who had gone to the coast to 2-3 km, they hear a mysterious rumble, rumble, like a distant echo of Rain. When the sky is covered with clouds, these mysterious sounds (brontidy) often fall newcomers on the lake — as "vodnomotorniki" and sailors, there and then guide their ships to shore.
By the way, in various literary sources can be found distorted variants of the term, but it goes directly to the Italian word "brontidi" means sound, which in some coastal regions of the Mediterranean.
Much rarer in Ladoga has a different view brontid — long a sound like the sound of a broken bass string. Even more rarely can hear two or three of these sound in a row. And some water tourists, for the night in the numerous skerries north-western part of Lake Ladoga, suddenly wake up from the sound of wheels rapidly approaching train, although no trains nearby, of course not.
In early 1890, the American Professor SA Forbes visited Shoshone Lake in Yellowstone National Park to study invertebrates. In his report, he made the following entry: "At this point in the early morning quiet, we heard mysterious sounds, which is famous lake. They reminded trembling strings of a harp that someone touched. Still it was like the sound of telegraph wires, and sometimes quiet melodious voice, talking highly of us. Sound is far away, getting closer and louder, and then moved away and disappeared in the other direction. Sometimes, however, it seemed that he wanders aimlessly around us. In each case, the phenomenon lasted from a few seconds to half a minute. Typically, these sounds can be heard in the quiet clear morning just before sunrise, this time of night sounds louder and clearer. But once I heard them in the afternoon when a breeze. "
Forbes colleague, Professor Edwin Linton, working on a nearby Yellowstone Lake, heard similar sounds. They looked like some kind of metal vibrations that arise directly over their heads, and then moved to the south-west. On average, this phenomenon has been observed for about 30 seconds. Sometimes sounds reminiscent of the howling wind, although the terms prevailed calm.
In the same place, the researcher Hugh M. Smith in 1919 heard something like a distant rumble of a huge bell, repeated at intervals of about ten minutes. Curiously, the strange sounds that resembled the sound of body, observed by Smith and while driving a canoe, in which were the members of the expedition.
In Australia, since 1870, become known "weeping water hole" near Uilga Ratven Station. One day she spent the night near the two sheep shearer. However, they were unable to sleep: in the middle of the night there was a sudden quiet weeping, which grew louder and louder. Then he was replaced, according to witnesses, otherworldly sounds diabolical, "which is not under the power of the human voice." The sounds grew. Shearer, it seemed that they have now burst eardrums, literally wild fear gripped them, not giving a damn to leave the place. Then howl became quieter and gradually moved to a soft whine. When all was quiet, shearer mounted his horse and rode away.
Sounds like Ladoga brontidy and resembling distant thunder, observed on the North Sea coast, mostly in quiet foggy days. Local residents are known under the unpronounceable name "mistpoeferry." Similar rumblings in the delta of the Ganges called "barizalnymi guns." A similar phenomenon in New York is consonant with the name "Guns of Seneca Lake."
Researcher Albert J. Ingalls wrote about the mysterious sounds: "Their direction is undefined and, as the beginning of the rainbow, they are always" somewhere else. "
In the valley of the Connecticut River, it is called "rumble Mudusa" (named after the city), and in Haiti — "gouf-milling." In the Philippines, local residents believe unusual sounds peculiar voice distant sea and are confident that they are produced by the waves hitting the shore or wall caves. They believe that these mysterious sounds are closely related to changes in the weather and usually herald the arrival of the typhoon.
In 1870, the correspondents «Nature» undertook an investigation of so-called "greytaunskih sounds", which are distributed in coastal lakes and the coast of Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Trinidad. Ego was a strange metallic vibrating musical sounds, and with the characteristic rhythm. Yeah, and there were additional, but not consistent factors: sound often heard in metal ships, but only at night. A researcher S. Kingsley heard sounds "that emits a rumbling in the distance the locomotive when it releases steam" (that is, very similar to some Ladoga brontidy).
With all the statistics of the observations of this vast phenomenon over the past two centuries, it has been found acceptable explanation, and those who speak out, sometimes just naive. In geophysics, there is a whole branch of science, called the acoustics of the atmosphere, and there are ocean acoustics, but, alas, no acoustics lakes. In one story Armenian writer described how students and the teacher investigated the mysterious sounds of the mountain lakes and the locals attributed roaring underwater deity. So, the guys found a hole, into which the waters of the lake periodically rushed, uttering at the same frightening sounds. This is pretty much everything that could read the studies of the "voices of lakes." By the way, about the same explanation of the "diabolical sounds" "water hole" Uilga speaks for Australian phenomenon.
More or less plausible explanation is given and sounding lakes of Yellowstone National Park. There is very high seismic activity, and close batch geysers associated with lakes, apparently, a common water reservoir. In their work, and there are, apparently, these musical sounds.
As far as the Ladoga brontid, there is only one very meager suggestion that maybe they are connected with the feature of underwater currents and the complex topography of the lake bottom.
In contrast to the "lake" of research, study the strange sounds of the seas and oceans is at a higher level. Recently agency NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) registered in the depths of the Pacific ocean sounds, the origin of which can not be explained. For over twenty years, scientists have recorded and analyzed noise oceans. They recorded the sounds of seismic activity, sea animals, noise, moving ice arrays. However, the origin of some of the sounds to explain still not possible. Various theories have been put forward, which included marine life, the instability of the ice cover, and even UFOs.
Sound called "Roar"
NOAA detected the sound in 1997, it sounded at ultra-low frequencies and was incredibly powerful. It detected in a very remote area of the Pacific Ocean, which is located to the south-west of South America. Sound character suggests that its source was an animal, but animals are not known to science can produce sounds of this nature, in addition, the volume of the "Roar" is several times higher than any known animal noises. "Roar" was simultaneously recorded several hydrophones, remote from each other for five thousand kilometers, making it the most distant ever heard of ocean sounds.
It was registered NOAA1 March 1999, its duration was about fifteen seconds. This noise comes from the equatorial Pacific, the source was somewhere between Easter Island and South America. The sound of "Julia" was also very loud and was recorded by hydrophones, separated by a distance of more than five thousand kilometers.
Sound, called "Slow"
This sound NOAA recorded May 19, 1997, it lasted about seven minutes. He was named to slow down, because its height is continuously decreasing over seven minutes, Since 1997, the noise was repeated almost every year, the location of its source identified just north of Easter Island, near the Pacific equator. Scientists have put forward the hypothesis of the origin of the sound "Slow," but it is not confirmed, It sounds like the movement of the Antarctic ice masses, but the location of the source rule out the presence of ice out there at any time of year, so the discussion is still open,
Sound, named "Train"
This sound was also recorded NOAA in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, just south of Easter Island. At the sound of the dominant regular increase volume and height to fixed limits, echoing train whistles.
The sound of "Lifting"
It was recorded NOAA in August 1991 and consists of many repetitive sound waves with the rapid rise in frequency. Since the discovery of the sound recorded annually, but the frequency and the volume each time is decreasing. There is a seasonal pattern — the highest frequency sound reaches the spring and fall. Sound source is located in the Pacific Ocean, north of Antarctica, about halfway between New Zealand and South America. Scientists speculate about the nature of the seismic noise and associate it with the appearance of volcanic activity in the region.
Sound called "whistle"
This sound is detected July 7, 1997, and registered it was only one hydrophone sensor. This is very unusual, as all of the above sounds are captured, at least four different sensors simultaneously. The sound source is located in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, about five hundred miles (about 800 kilometers) from Mexico City. The sound resembles that from the whistle and usually lasts about a minute. "Whistle" recorded annually since the discovery.
All these unexplained noises come from the depths of the Pacific. One can go to ask, what is their source: the animals, seismic activity, or even a UFO? The good news is that the answer may not take long, because NOAA is developing new high-tech hydrophone sensors. Their sensitivity is more than a hundred times greater than the possibility of hydrophones used now.