Strange rumbling sound in Arkansas?

I have been recuperating from surgery recently, so I am still in the recovery stage; however, something strange happened to us last night. I am hoping to find others hearing this noise.

JM and I went outside. It was approximately 2:30 am. We heard a low-level rumbling sound. I attempted to record this, but my phone wasn’t good enough to capture the sounds. This went on for awhile; it was at least a half-hour. We went to bed as the rumbling was still occurring. It was NOT a train…I have no idea what this sound was.

I have looked online, and it does appear that people in Louisiana and Mississippi have heard this low-level rumbling. Some hear trumpets, booms, etc. I am in southern Arkansas, for the record.

I have a VERY good audio recorder…a Zoom recorder that picks up low-level noise. I have charged it up and have my good camera charged up, also, for any video. If I hear this sound again, I will attempt to capture it. The Zoom is excellent; we have used it for paranormal research.

Maybe somebody else has heard it? Maybe? We could be going nuts. Just wondering if any other Arkansans are experiencing this. As I said, if I capture the sound, I will post it.

It’s starting to get freaky out there. After hearing the “rumbling”, my ears started ringing and I had difficulty in getting to sleep.

I was feeling off and on rumbles after that munitions explosion in Louisiana, our house shook from that. Nothing like last night, though, as this was more constant.

Stay safe out there, guys.

Upcoming Shows

For those that care. Don’t know what I will make it to, but interesting stuff.

Turbid North-October 17th, 2011, Downtown Music Club…Little Rock, AR

Louisiana sludge meisters THOU with Little Rock band Iron Tongue…Wednesday, November 16th, 2011, Downtown Music Club…Little Rock, AR

RITES OF DARKNESS 2011…featuring Quebec Metal MEISTERS Akitsa. Also Valkyrja, Tribulation, Warmaster, Pagan Altar. Friday, December 9th, 2011…San Antonio, TX.

Check em out. I would do anything to see Akitsa, but will be unable to make it, I am afraid.

Department of Homeland Security Prepares for Midwest Disaster

*Copied by permission from JM Ashley*

This blog post is a little off topic but I find this information to be very interesting.  The Dept. of Homeland Security is preparing for a disaster in the New Madrid fault zone region.

DHS has requested a supplier for meals for disaster victims:

They have also requested a supply of water:

Also DHS is requesting a supplier for blankets:

They are looking for someone to train an urban rescue team (including equipment and rescue dogs):

They are requesting a supplier of canine food (TSA):

And this may not be related, but they are also moving FEMA trailers from Baton Rogue to southern Mississippi:

It is clear that The Department of Homeland Security is investing a lot of money in preparation for a major disaster with in the U.S.  The time frame on these requests are relatively short.  What do they know?  Is there an earthquake coming?


Thank you, JM.


What I have learned on the morning of September 23rd

Get yer popcorn ready.

President Obama, speaking at the UN, calls for an agreement that leads to a new member, a sovereign Palestine.

Obama wants to “blur” borders.

US House puts oceans, coasts under UN: Senate vote will seal the deal

NJ 5th-grader suspended from school after he found lighter; administators consider it a weapon.

U.S. Coast Guard responding to reports of unknown substance off North Carolina coast

Well-known fisherman threatened with arrest — “Communism? You’re in it as far as I know.”

Giant swarms of locusts

Former Air Force captain to expose UFO threat

Giant fireball seen in Texas, NM

Nope, nothing at all to see here. Carry on.

Chemist: Oysters contain 1.25% (12,500 ppm) hydrocarbons near MS River Delta

Testing Results Returning With High Levels: Wilma Subra, chemist and president of soil testing company, Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN), August 30, 2010:

Results of sampling performed by the Lower Mississippi River Keeper in the Lower Atchafalaya Bay area on August 2, 2010

East of Oyster Bayou, LA:

  • Soil: 378 mg/kg Hydrocarbons and six Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) (0.222 mg/kg)
  • Oiled vegetation: 2.3% Hydrocarbons and 31 PAHs (0.554 mg/kg)
  • Fiddler & Blue Crab: 2,230 mg/kg hydrocarbons
  • Oysters: 8,815 mg/kg Hydrocarbons

Results of sampling performed by the Lower Mississippi River Keeper in the Mississippi River Delta on August 3, 2010

Mouth of Pass-a-Loutre:

  • Sediment contained 71 mg/kg Hydrocarbons and 14 PAHs (0.8713 mg/kg)
  • Muscles: 6,900 mg/kg Hydrocarbons and seven PAHs (0.386 mg/kg)
  • Oysters: 12,500 mg/kg (1.25%) Hydrocarbons and two PAHs (0.063 mg/kg)
  • Sandy soil: 29 to 38 PAHs (3.7259 to 3.934 mg/kg)
  • Soil from vegetation behind beach: 0.4 to 1.16 % Hydrocarbons, and 20 to 40 PAHs (49 to 189 mg/kg)


Two new oil incidents

*I do not believe in coincidences*

840,000 gallons of oil leaks into Kalamazoo River

Marshall Township, Mich. – A pipeline company says 840,000 gallons of oil has leaked into a creek that feeds into the Kalamazoo River in southwestern Michigan.

Wellhead hit, leaking oil near Bayou St. Denis

JEFFERSON, La. – Officials in Jefferson Parish said that a wellhead was hit overnight and it is leaking oil near Bayou St. Denis.

Councilman Chris Roberts said he is getting reports of oil in the marsh from the Jefferson Parish emergency management staff.  Vessels of opportunity are en route to beginning cleaning up the area.

“There is a pretty good amount of oil flowing there,” said Roberts, though the exact amout is unknown.


Are they preparing us for failure?

A couple of notable stories I have read…I am wondering if they think the relief wells are going to fail?

BP is poised to plug its leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico. Drilling engineers have only one chance to get it right.

One wrong move as engineers break through the cement and steel pipe of the Macondo well could increase the torrent of oil into the Gulf. In the worst case scenario, it could even trigger a blow-out in the relief well.

They pretty much have one shot,” said Wayne Pennington, the chair of geophysical engineering at Michigan Tech University. “Once they hit it and they try to kill it they really just have that one chance.” …

The intercept could be complicated if it turns out that the oil is flowing around the pipe, between the pipe and the cement of the well bore

HOUSTON — As engineers bore deeper into the seafloor toward the source of the oil still spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, BP PLC is growing more confident that the relief well it expects to complete in August will succeed where all previous efforts to contain or kill the gusher have failed.

But what if it doesn’t work?

At the very least, oil would continue to spill while workers try something else.

That proposition would surely bring more misery for the people who live, work and play along the shores from Louisiana to Florida.

Relief well backup plans are part of Gulf of Mexico oil spill response

Although drilling a relief well is still considered the ultimate solution for stopping the oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico, BP and government officials are working on backup plans if the well fails, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Tuesday.

Allen, who is the federal government’s point man for spill response, shared one such plan that officials are in the early stages of studying. That involves the possibility of sucking oil from the well through a pipeline that would feed to an inactive platform nearby. From that platform, the oil could either be produced or pumped back down into the ground.

What the bloody hell is going on here? For two months, we have been sold that this is going to work…now, there are doubts? It is time for them to start telling the truth, whether it be the Coast Guard, BP, or Obama. I guess that is too much to ask for, though.

BP blocking journalists from spill sites

With the Gulf oil spill dominating the news cycle, journalists are flocking to the region. But getting down toLouisiana is the easy part. Once there, journalists are finding that BP — aided by local and federal officials — is making it difficult to cover the environmental disaster.

Newsweek’s Matthew Philips spoke with a number of journalists in the region. Photographers tell him that officials are “blocking access to the sites where the effects of the spill are most visible,” such as “oil-covered beaches, staging areas for cleanup efforts, and even flyovers.”

Of course, anyone flipping on the cable networks or perusing online news sites has probably seen images from the spill. But Philips says many images “are coming from BP and government sources.”

Philips’ finding is not surprising given the anecdotal evidence of journalists who say they’ve been prevented from doing their work. Just in the last week, BP contractors stopped a CBS crew from filming and threatened arrests; CEO Tony Hayward was caught on tape yelling “Get outta there!” at a photographer snapping pictures; and Mother Jones reporter Mac McClelland said her efforts to reach Elmer’s Island on the tip of Louisiana were thwarted after she was stopped more than once by Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputies.

With such access being cut off, Philips writes that journalist trying to cover “the worst environmental disaster in the history” of U.S. waters must do so “against the will of BP.”;_ylt=A2KIKvnzMABMZIoAdACs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNodWZhazdpBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwNTI4L3VzX2d1bGZfb2lsX3NwaWxsBGNjb2RlA21vc3Rwb3B1bGFyBGNwb3MDMQRwb3MDNgRwdANob21lX2Nva2UEc2VjA3luX3RvcF9zdG9yeQRzbGsDYnBibG9ja2luZ2pv

News comment of the day: ‘We are on our own’

In Times-Picayune reporter Paul Rioux’s story about President Barack Obama’s visit to Louisiana on Friday, “President Obama again says he understands oil spill frustration during speech in Grand Isle,” openmike made this comment:
Having seen Bush through the federal flooding after Katrina and now seeing Obama through this one, it is increasingly clear to me that government is not able to respond to disasters. There is simply not the organization to do so . . . We are on our own, just as we were after the levees broke.