Monday, December 24, 2012

Monday Mystery On Christmas Eve...!

Seems a little strange having a mystery on Christmas Eve, but it is Monday!

I guess that it isn't all that strange as the season is filled with mystery, especially for a child. Today though, the mystery is mostly for adults and is brought to us by Mother Nature!


Since long before the advent of supersonic flight, immense booms have been heard emerging from clear skies. No explanation has been found for these so-called sky quakes. There is no sign of lightning (which can travel long distances – even in clear skies) and no other human explanation for why the sky suddenly booms at the earth.

Some believers may consider this evidence for extra-terrestrial activity while sceptics continue to try to find a scientific explanation. Scientists – so far unable to explain the phenomenon – have resorted to explaining it away as one or all of the following: radio waves, solar activity, and even submarine activity (despite the sounds being heard miles inland).

Sometimes we just have to admit that Mother Nature outdoes us all when it comes to mysteries! Certainly keeps them interesting, doesn't She?

Coffee on the patio this morning. I'll share some Clementines with everyone, OK?


Gorges Smythe said...

I'd go with solar activity.

Phylis (N/W Jersey) said...

I'm with Gorges - Old Sol has been pretty active as of late!
Merry Christmas to you and your family, Mr. Hermit and also to all our patio friends!

Momlady said...

Verrry interesting. You have a wonderful day tomorrow and I hope the new year is a great one for you. Merry Christmas to you and your mom.

JO said...

Very interesting thoughts on booms.
Love the picture.

Merry Christmas to all here at Mr. Hermits. And of course Merry Christmas Mr. Hermit and Mom too.
I'll bring a Cherry Cream pie.

Ken said...

...Merry Christmas Jim, have a Blessed Holiday... for the sky-quakes, Somebody's knockin',We should let Him in...(?)

Dizzy-Dick said...

I just love your mysteries. The only think I can think of to give a reason for this one is that the ocean is burping. There is enormous amounts of methane trapped in the ocean floor and some times she burbs.

Randall said...

It's like that age old mystery, how do socks disappear in the dryer? Not a clue. Anyway, Jim I hope you and all the hermiteer's have a great Christmas and remember the true meaning.

JMD said...

A while back we heard those loud booms and so did surrounding areas. They never did have an explanation.

HJ, wish you and those you love blessings and peace.

Mayberry said...

Interesting... Merry Christmas Jim!

MamaHen said...

The arrogance of scientists when they think they can explain everything about the Earth and cosmos just cracks me up at times. Merry Christmas Jim!!!

blondie said...

Just wanted to drop by to wish you and your family A Very Merry Christmas!
Hugs to you Mr Hermit Jim
Now get to bed before Santa comes!
Judy :)