April 22nd was Earth Day… I meant for this post to go out in correlation to the celebration, but a mix up of dates delayed it (and forced me to edit it).
Many ancient (and not so ancient) cultures believed that if we listened hard enough, we could hear the Earth speak. While rooted in pagan mythology, it’s more fact than fiction. We’ve all experienced those moments when we could hear the Earth speak. It’s an amazing experience (don’t drift off, this post gets more interesting in a paragraph or two). It happens to me once in a great while, when I can manage to still my mind for a few seconds. I don’t know what it sounds like, I couldn’t pick the voice out of a line-up, it isn’t that kind of speech. It’s a feeling.
However, once in a while, the Earth really does speak… Loudly and with great authority. The strange phenomenon has been going on for as long as we’ve been recording history. Our ancestors told stories of the Earth emitting loud booms from time to time.
The last such event, that I am aware of, was in December 2012. The booms were recorded during most of the early part of the month from California to India to England. Different places heard them at different times and on different days (sometimes more than once). Those that heard them described them as a “sonic boom only louder.”
More strangely, while the Northern Hemisphere was plunged in the throes of winter. The booms weren’t confined to the northern hemisphere though and were experienced in the southern part of the world as well… while they experienced summer. Geologists that heard it couldn’t pinpoint the source or the reason. Although, they did throw out lots of theories about the booms.
Two and a half years later, they remain unexplained, but well documented. Obviously, the Earth had a lot to say. Unfortunately, we don’t speak “Earth” and the message was lost in translation, at least for now.