Mysterious explosion rouses New Hampshire; meteor eyed as possible cause
(Planet Today) The Mid-Atlantic state of New Hampshire was recently roused by a mysterious explosion. Adding to the mystery was the fact that earthquake monitors detected no seismic activity in the region that could have caused the boom. Thus, many speculate that a meteor may have caused the loud explosion felt and heard in different towns in the state.
(Article by Ramon Tomey republished from NaturalNews.com)
Residents of New Hampshire reported hearing the explosion on the morning of Oct. 10. Many shared their experiences to news outlets, thinking that an earthquake may have caused it.
New Boston resident Dan Brian said: “There was a kind of a loud boom that rattled our whole house. It had like an audible boom to it. It was very strange, that’s why everyone thought it was like an explosion at first.” Meanwhile, Weare resident Richard Bossart described the explosion as “a huge thump, like a heavy person had landed on their heels on our second floor.”
Manchester residents Daniel and Cindy Howland also reported hearing the explosion. In an email sent to EarthFiles.com, the Howlands reported hearing “a thud followed by a slight metal-like crash noise” that lasted two seconds. The Howlands’ email says: “Cindy [adds that] she felt a vibration that [Daniel] did not probably [feel] because [he] was in the basement.”
New Boston Fire Department (NBFD) Chief Dan MacDonald likewise confirmed the explosion, saying that he himself heard the boom and felt a “slight vibration.” Soon after, the NBFD chief received an influx of calls reporting the explosion.
Local New Hampshire television station WMUR 9 reported that many of its viewers sent emails about the explosion. A viewer from Merrimack said the huge bang caused their house to shake, while another resident from Goffstown said the shaking caused a picture on their wall to fall. A third resident, this time from Fitzwilliam, also said that they experienced the shaking at around 11:30 a.m. of Oct. 10.
Explosion had nothing to do with earthquakes or military aircraft
Officials from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) insist they have found no evidence of earthquakes or any seismic activity in the New England region during the past week. Geophysicist Paul Caruso of the USGS National Earthquake Center in Golden Colorado says he found nothing in his Oct. 10 seismographs that indicated an earthquake had occurred.
Weston Observatory scientist John Ebel concurs with the USGS report. “We see nothing on our seismic stations [indicating] that there was any earthquake activity in the middle of the day in New Hampshire.”
The explosion also has nothing to do with military aircraft, the New Hampshire Department of Safety (DOS) insists. DOS Public Information Officer Paul Raymond says that the Federal Aviation Administration‘s Regional Operations Center reported “no military plane activity over New Hampshire on Sunday morning.” Raymond adds that statewide 911 only received one report of the explosion, while New Hampshire State Police received none.
Given that the explosion was unrelated to earthquakes or military aircraft, scientists posit that the explosion may have been caused by a meteor. Ebel says: “I would look for a natural event, something coming into the atmosphere past the speed of sound.” He mentions the possibility of a meteor or meteorite “probably causing enough energy to be released that people heard it here down on the ground.”
Other scientists appear to support Ebel’s theory. They attribute the explosion to a sonic boom from a meteor entering the atmosphere at supersonic speed and quickly burning up. While proving that a meteor is behind the explosion requires people to have seen it, the overcast skies in the region on that day may have prevented people from spotting it.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientist Ryan Volz is one of those agreeing with the meteor theory. “The Earth is always passing through this sort of dust of sporadic meteoroids … [that are] mostly very small, dust-sized particles. They’re creating meteor events that no one notices except scientists that try and look for them. But sometimes, you get these bigger meteoroids, and they create something that everybody notices,” he says.
Unexplained.news has more articles about mysterious events such as the one in New Hampshire.
The Dark and Mysterious History of Yosemite’s Tenaya Canyon
Tenaya Canyon is a trail-less and treacherous part of Yosemite
National Park that runs from Tenaya Lake down to Yosemite Valley. It is
known as the “Bermuda Triangle of Yosemite” because of the many
accidents, injuries and deaths that have occurred there over the years.
people even believe that the canyon is cursed by the spirits of the
original inhabitants of Yosemite, who were violently displaced by the
Mariposa Indian War in the 1850s.
The canyon is a challenging and
risky route for adventurous hikers and climbers, who have to navigate
smooth granite slabs, steep rappels, mandatory swims and precarious
ledges. The canyon also offers stunning views of waterfalls, swimming
holes and rock formations.
However, the park officials warn that
“a trip into the unforgiving terrain of Tenaya Canyon…should not be
taken lightly.” There is a sign at the entrance of the canyon that
reads: “TRAVEL BEYOND THIS POINT IS DANGEROUS.”
of the most famous incidents in Tenaya Canyon happened in 1918, when
John Muir, the “Father of the National Parks,” fell and was knocked
unconscious while exploring the canyon.
He later wrote: “I was
suddenly brought to a standstill by a blow on the head that confused my
senses for a moment or two without wholly stunning me.” He managed to
recover and continue his journey, but he never returned to the canyon.
Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, CA
“Tenaya Canyon is one of those places where you can feel history all
around you,” said Scott Gediman, a park ranger at Yosemite National
Park. “It’s a very powerful place.”
Another notable explorer of
Tenaya Canyon was Ron Kauk, a legendary climber who lived in Yosemite
for decades and scaled some of its most challenging walls.
He camped on the side of a rock face in Tenaya Canyon and felt a mysterious force pulling on his sleeping bag.
He told SFGATE:
“It was like something that came around in a teasing kind of way or
something. It wasn’t anything too dramatic, no lights flashing around or
flying by you. Just to acknowledge that there was something else
He speculated that the canyon might be “the holding place for the original spirit of the place and the people (of Yosemite).”
Canyon is named after Chief Tenaya, the leader of the Ahwahneechee
tribe that lived in Yosemite Valley before they were driven out by the
Mariposa Battalion, a group of armed volunteers sent by California’s
governor to subdue the Native Americans in the area.
battalion captured Chief Tenaya and his people and forced them to
relocate to a reservation near Fresno. However, some of them escaped and
returned to Yosemite Valley, where they were attacked again by the
Chief Tenaya’s son was killed in the battle, and he
reportedly cursed his enemies and his homeland before fleeing into
Tenaya Canyon. He was later killed by a rival tribe near Mono Lake.
historians and locals believe that Chief Tenaya’s curse still lingers
in Tenaya Canyon, causing misfortune and tragedy for those who enter it.
Others think that the canyon is simply a dangerous place that requires
caution and respect.
Tenaya Canyon has had more than 110 people
killed there and many more injured. It is known to the Park Service as
the Bermuda Triangle of Yosemite.
of people go missing at national parks across the United States every
year. Some of these disappearances are never solved. Yosemite National
Park holds the notorious position as the national park with the third
most missing persons per year (233).
Either way, Tenaya Canyon
remains one of Yosemite’s most fascinating and mysterious places, where
nature’s beauty and history’s brutality collide.
Vatican investigates potential miracle at Connecticut church
The Catholic Church is reportedly investigating a potential miracle that occurred at a church in Connecticut, reports independent.co.uk.
The supposed miracle took place at St Thomas Church in Thomaston, Connecticut, according to the Hartford Courant.
Revered Joseph Crowley, who heads St Maximilian Kolbe Parish, which
includes St Thomas Church, reported that the wafers distributed during
the observation of communion multiplied while sitting inside the
“God duplicated himself in the ciborium,” Rev Crowley
said after communion, referencing the metal storage containers used to
house the communion wafers. “God provides and it’s strange how God does
that. And that happened.”
response, the Archdiocese of Hartford began an investigation to
determine whether or not a miracle had occurred at the church.
then, the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of Faith, a group dating
back to the 1500’s tasked with promoting and defending the Catholic
faith throughout the world, has been notified and has begun its own
A spokesman for the archdiocese, David Elliott,
issued a statement to the Hartford Courant saying that “reports such as
the alleged miracle in Thomaston require referral to the Dicastery for
the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome. The Archdiocese has proceeded
accordingly, and will await a response in due time.”
an important part of the process of becoming a saint within the Catholic
Church. Sainthood considerations typically begin five years after the
death of an exceptional Catholic.
number of criteria must be met, including “verified miracles” — Vatican
officials must determine that the miracles are a direct result of an
individual praying to the candidate saint. They must come to the
decision that the miracle was a result of the dead potential saint
interceding between the petitioner and God, causing the miracle.
Catholic Church defines a miracle as a “sign of wonder such as a
healing, or control of nature, which can only be attributed to divine
While duplicating thin bread wafers may seem like a minor
use of divine power to those unfamiliar with Catholic theology, the
Eucharist — often called communion or the lord’s supper — is arguably
the holiest and most important sacrament — or ritual — in the faith.
typically believe in the idea of transubstantiation, or the idea that
the bread and wine given during the ritual literally become the body and
blood of Jesus Christ upon consecration, as opposed to simply symbols
of his presence.
O’Neil, who goes by the moniker Miracle Hunter, authored a book called
Science and the Miraculous: How the Church Investigates the
Supernatural, spoke to the Hartford Courant and gave examples of
previous eucharistic miracles.
“There are various types of
eucharistic miracles, but the ones that are most remarkable, in my
opinion, were on some rare occasions, the host is said to bleed human
blood,” he said.
Reverend Michael McGivney, the founder of the
Knights of Columbus, ended his clerical career at St Thomas, where the
alleged communion miracle took place. He has been in consideration for
sainthood and requires one more verified miracle before he moves on to
final consideration for sainthood within the Catholic Church.
Leonard Blair explained to the Hartford Courant that “what has been
reported to have occurred at our parish church in Thomaston, of which
Blessed Michael McGivney was once pastor, if verified, would constitute a
sign or wonder that can only be attributed to divine power to
strengthen our faith in the daily miracle of the Most Holy Eucharist.
would also be a source of blessing from Heaven for the effort that the
US Bishops are making to renew and deepen the faith and practice of our
Catholic people with regard to this great Sacrament.”
“Blessed” is a title given to saint candidates who have had “verified” miracles attributed to them by the Vatican.
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