Mysterious Unexplained Noise From The Bottom Of The Pacific Ocean

Mysterious Unexplained Noise From The Bottom Of The Pacific Ocean

When the Bloop sound was first reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the media began to speculate that it was caused by a giant deep sea creature.

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The Bloop does have similarities to those vocalized by living organisms, but scientists say no known creature on Earth can make this sound, not even a blue whale is large enough to do so. Scientists said that the sound waves are almost like voice prints.

It appeared in the South Pacific. It’s about as remote as you can get in any ocean with no islands or anything anywhere near it. The sea is deep there, very deep, averaging about 4,300 meters.

Christopher Fox of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Acoustic Monitoring Project at Portland, Oregon looked at the characteristics of the sound and said that there’s a fin whale, there’s a  blue whale, there’s a humpback whale, there’s a boat, and here comes and earthquake. But until today the Bloop is a mystery. Is it a creature of the deep? No! Bloop sounds have appeared since 1997, although other loud and unexplained noise has been recorded in other places under different circumstances.

It appears to be seasonal, usually reaching peaks in spring and fall, but it’s unclear whether this is due to changes in the source or seasonal changes in the propagation environment. According to scientists, some of the sounds can have straightforward origins and they can be traced to weather and ocean currents.

Scientists think that the sound most likely comes from some animal, because it is a rapid variation in frequency similar to sounds known to be made by marine creatures. A giant squid could do that, but then again we know so little about these creatures, and noted that they don’t have a clue whether they make noise or not.

Cryptozoologists love the Bloop, because to them it is evidence that points to the existence of a huge unknown creature. Every web page about the Bloop sound (and there are a lot of them) says that even though it matches the sound of a living creature, there is no known animal that could have produced the sound. According to scientists who have studied the phenomenon, if it is an animal it would have to be gigantic — much larger than even a Blue whale.

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So what do you think? Who is the creator of this mysterious sound?