I am always skeptical, but not so much as to immediately discredit things that I can’t explain just because I can’t explain it. The phenomena of reverberating sounds all over the world has been happening for several years, and has been increasing ever since summer of 2011.
The chance that it is a hoax is always a consideration, but the fact that entire towns are experiencing it and local news outlets cover it helps add to the potential validity as a legitimate phenomena. Any time something unexplained happens the trolls, copycats, and hoaxers jump on it and muddy the waters.
The best source for info on this is this blog - Strange Sounds in the Sky. The owner spends a huge amount of time analyzing the phenomena and debunks a ton of them. He’s also a believer that there is a valid unexplained phenomena happening in some cases.
Mass hysteria, Kthulu’s return, hoaxes, or dramatic environmental earth changes…whatever the cause it’s interesting to me and seems to be a trend to watch. Do you remember in the movie the Day After Tomorrow when the weather started going crazy all over the world? Well, I’m always watching for shit like that. :)
I’m not going to present a wide range. Others have done that well. I’ll try to show some of the ones that seem to be more legitimate. If you’re really interested in a skeptical, objective approach to learning about this, start with this post. For a consummate skeptics approach this article is really good.
Decide for yourself…
Rumble in the sky over Samarahan - Jan 11-12 2012 - Borneo Post
Tiny village is latest victim of the ‘The hum’ - June 2011 - The Telegraph
Mystery hum gains national exposure - Nov 25, 2011 Windsor Star
Mysterious Rumblings and Vibrations in Windsor, ON, Canada are Causing Problems - August 2011 - Windsor Star
One of the earliest documented - does not appear to be faked August 11, 2009
Another early example of this phenomena that doesn’t seem to be faked (listen to the folks recording it talk about it - ignore their speculations in their comments) - March 12, 2011
Another that doesn’t seem to be faked