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All of nature begins to whisper its secrets to us through its sounds. Sounds that were previously incomprehensible to our soul now become the meaningful language of nature. Rudolf Steiner
A project to develop a low-frequency pulsed sound generating weapon. It is said that this weapon would be effective against the alien craft and beam weapons. Bill Cooper, Operation Majority, material released 31st May 1996
In the deep nothingness of space the cosmic silence is broken. Galaxies, stars, planets and moons sing out with strange and alien music. The Universe s7e2: Alien Sounds, History 2012
In space no one can hear you scream ... A universe we can hear in all its variety. ibid.
There is in souls a sympathy with sounds. William Cowper, The Task
The walls of Jericho fell and the city was sacked ... Could the Israelites have possessed advanced sound-wave technology? If so, where did it come from? Ancient Aliens s2e6: Alien Tech, History 2010
Sound: Could there be evidence that such technology might also have been used for a more constructive purpose? Might it help to explain the existence of mammoth stone structures? ibid.
How could ancient man have built such colossal structures? ibid.
It is possible that early builders had access to the kind of acoustic technology that would allow for the transportation and careful placement of multi-ton boulders and stone blocks. ibid.
Did ancient aliens using anti-gravity and sonic levitation technology help early humans build the ancient wonders of the world? ibid.
There are many ancient legends which suggest that some of the monuments were built with the help of acoustic levitation. Giorgio A Tsoukalos
More than once during the Civil War newspapers reported a strange phenomenon: from only a few miles away a battle sometimes made no sound despite the flash and smoke of cannon and the fact that more distant observers could hear it clearly. These eerie silences were called acoustic shadows. Ken Burns, The Civil War: The Universe of Battle, PBS 1990
Krakatoa … the loudest noise that ever echoed round the Earth in recorded history. David Attenborough, The Living Planet I: A Portrait of the Earth: The Building of the Earth, BBC 1984
With the coming of darkness everybody seems to be using sound. David Attenborough, The Trials of Life X: Talking to Strangers, BBC 1990
But more concerning is the possibility that ocean noise might be affecting a much wider cross-section of marine life. David Attenborough, Horizon: The Death of our Oceans? BBC 2010
The transmitter was a microphone as we know it today ... The wizard’s most spectacular trick was yet to come. Those are the first sounds ever recorded. The phonograph. Horizon: The Wizard Who Spat on the Floor, BBC 1972
The Edison factory manufactured music to their ears. ibid.
The phonograph was a commercial success and he imagined all kinds of ways to perfect it. ibid.
The Doppler Shift: Approaching, higher pitch, shorter waves; receding, lower pitch, longer waves. The Doppler Shift is just about symmetrical; whether source or listener moves the effect is there. Horizon: A Whisper From Space, BBC 1978
In 1997 something emerged from the ocean that has confounded scientists to this day. From deep within the Pacific Ocean came one of the loudest and most mysterious sounds ever recorded in the natural world ... The sound was nicknamed the Bloop. Weird or What? s1e2: Ghost Ship, Discovery 2010
Researchers look for scientific answer to Taos [New Mexico] hum. News report
A disturbing low-frequency hum is emanating from the mountain town of Taos, New Mexico. Unexplained Mysteries, 2003-4
Mysterious terrifying booms are shaking local residents along the east coast of the United States. Unexplained Files, Discovery 2013
There are other reports from around the world of alarming explosive booms that no-one can explain. ibid.
Cape Fear: over the past three years Ivy and her neighbours have witnessed something remarkable at the same time as the booms: ‘orange glowing balls’. ibid.
I’ve heard of people committing suicide because of it [hum]. Winona Whitted, Taos resident, the Town Hum
The voice so sweet, the words so fair,
As some soft chime had stroked the air;
And though the sound were parted thence,
Still left an echo in the sense. Ben Jonson, Eupheme, 1640
Certain sounds can affect our circulation and nervous system ... Whatever change such vibrations cause extends to the mind of a person and also to the surrounding atmosphere, causing warmth or coolness. All this can be known by study and shown by practice. Swami Murugesu
You hear that, Mr Anderson? That is the sound of inevitability. It is the sound of your death. Goodbye, Mr Anderson. The Matrix 1999 starring Keanu Reeves & Laurence Fishburne & Carrie-Anne Moss & Hugo Weaving & Joe Pantoliano & Gloria Foster & Marcus Chong & Julian Arahanga & Matt Doran & Belinda McClory & Anthony Ray Parker & David Aston & Robert Taylor et al, directors Wachowskis
Slamming their doors, stamping their high heels, banging their irons and saucepans – the eternal flaming racket of the female. John Osborne, Look Back in Anger, 1956
Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of themselves. Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
O what is that sound which so thrills the ear
Down in the valley drumming, drumming?
Only the scarlet soldiers, dear,
The soldiers coming. W H Auden, O What is That Sound, 1936
On Earth the speed of sound is around 1,200 kilometres an hour. Known as Mac 1. Brian Cox, Wonders of the Universe: Messengers, BBC 2011
There is in souls a sympathy with sounds:
And as the mind is pitch’d the ear is pleased
With melting airs, or martial, brisk or grave;
Some chord in unison with what we hear
Is touch’d within us, and the heart replies. William Cowper
I don’t mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that’s how it comes out. Bill Hicks
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound. William Shakespeare, Henry V IV iv 73
... with strange and several noises
Of roaring, shrieking, howling, jingling chains,
And more diversity of sounds, all horrible,
We were awaked. William Shakespeare, The Tempest V i @235, Boatswain
Sound ... cannot travel across what we call a vacuum ... Light and our eyes that see it deal with the doings of the whole universe; sound belongs to the world only. I may talk of the universe of light, but I can only talk of the world of sound. William Bragg, The World of Sound, 1921
A noise like of a hidden brook
In the leafy month of June,
That to the sleeping woods all night
Singeth a quiet tune. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner V:18
And filled the air with barbarous dissonance. John Milton, Comus
Sonorous metal blowing martial sounds,
At which the universal host up sent
A shout that tore hell’s concave, and beyond
Frighted the reign of Chaos and old Night. John Milton, Paradise Lost I:540
Their rising all at once was as the sound
Of thunder heard remote. ibid. II:476