The Loudest Underwater Sound Ever Recorded Has No Scientific Explanation
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The Loudest Underwater Sound Ever Recorded Has No Scientific Explanation

October 2, 2019


Even though I’m mostly from Tennessee,
which is landlocked, As a kid, my grandparents owned a little cottage on the Jersey Shore and I used to spend six weeks every summer there. So maybe that’s what got me into the business of listening to the
waves at night. I’d be happy to give you the story! It’s a good one. Back in the 1980s, most of the work that had been done in underwater acoustic surveillance had been done classified within the
military. We hooked in the Navy’s system in August of ’91. We had a laboratory that was collecting these signals from the Navy’s underwater listening systems We had these blue and red colorful
spectrograms streaming screens and routinely marking into a
logbook. “Here’s a whale.” “Here’s this, here’s that.” But, occasionally, there were sounds that we just could not identify. I remember one sound in particular. We called it The Bloop, because when you listen to it, it
sounds like, “bloop!” It’s captivating because we don’t know what it was and it doesn’t recur. It lasted about a minute. It’s heard simultaneously on hydrophones that are thousands of km apart Heard 5,000 miles away, so very, very
loud. And of course, it’s very, very low. It’s a long, rising sound. Within 10 minutes, you had everybody in the whole team gathered around trying to think of explanations and trying to think of ways that we could enhance it It was like a detective work. I took it to the very classified innards of the U.S. Navy intelligence to see if they thought it might actually be a some sort of a military system that I wasn’t familiar with. They said, “Nope. It’s not ours.” It didn’t seem to be man man-made. We considered very possibility, including
animal origins. Other things in nature that make that sound are blue whales, but we very quickly we understood that when we looked at the volume of sound, certainly it is much louder than the loudest animal
sound that we are aware of. It’s many times more powerful than a blue whale, and of course they’re the largest animal ever. To produce a low frequency, you
have to be something big. You get off of to some really
far-fetched things that go outside of the scientific realm. The Bloop seems to have captured the imagination of everyone. If someone wants to
say, “There’s a gigantic monster out there,” I won’t join that conversation. But when you have sounds that you don’t know what the phenomenon is, maybe it’s like visually seeing something through the fog. There are still mysteries on earth and
in the universe. For the time being, it’s just an interesting observation that we made that we really can’t figure out. Is it bothersome that this thing has been carried beyond scientific rigor? Yes and no. It doesn’t bother me. I’m glad there’s still some mysteries out there.

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  1. Watch more videos in our Conspiracy Theories and Unexplained Mysteries playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwE8kIBd1xY&list=PLDamP-pfOskP1tc0yMyKezcVyquwAD_44&

  2. Nope, nope, nope, nope. I am NEVER EVER FRICKING FOREVER NEVER AND EVER going into the OCEAN EVER AND FOREVER AGAIN FOR EVER!!!

  3. For those people who think there is a creature the size of an island under water, need to realise how difficult it would be to sustain a biological creature of that mass. It would have to eat vast amount of food to sustain that size. It would be highly improbable for it to exist.

  4. It is actually confirmed to be a cryoseism. Specifically one caused by a large iceberg crashing against the floor of the ocean.

  5. That loud deep reverberation reminds me of some of the strange sounds we have heard here in the Rockies only it's a deeper /lower sound in the water !

  6. Do hydrophones on the ocean floor ever pick sounds like this , I'm sure if thay can pick submarines sounds up thay can pick sounds like in this video up ….

  7. The bloop was actually a part of a iceberg that's split off. Sry for my bad grammar ia'm german so my english is not the best.

  8. I think a black hole came to close to are earth and picked up all the water in the ocean and dropped it and that’s the sound we are hearing

  9. Expectations: gargantuan aquatic beast that's the largest organism known to man, able to eat the titanic for breakfast.
    Reality: a new species of blobfish.

  10. The bloop sound, sounds like shin godzilla's unused roar #shingodzillarealroar It sounds different, but if you watched the video from the link i gave you, you'll notice shin godzilla roared on land, and not sea, so mabey…

  11. Every intriguing thing and curious stuff is put down by government as ice quake, moving of tectonic plates, etc that too without and solid proof!! just to stop 7 billion curious minds from thinking and searching. This is evil.

  12. The bloop was thought to be Russian submarines but later identified as fish farts, I'm not kidding look it up, it's actually fish farting so much it creates a noise underwater similar to a submarine.

  13. Could it have been feedback that begin to amplify kind of the same concept of when you leave a bass amp on the noise gets louder and louder

  14. I like how he said it didn't bother him that there still Mysteries out there that's a true scientist rather than somebody who feels like they have to know everything to where they're beginning to cut corners and act like they know

  15. The world still has many mysteries for us to solve… Maybe if open our eyes (and keep them open), open our ears (and keep them open) and, close our mouths we, dumb animals aka humans might learn more about the world around us…

  16. If we colonize Mars, we should take 40% of our ocean water and make a ocean on Mars and maybe it will be shallow enough to explore more than just like 5 percent.

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