This is not a conspiracy/cryptid/etc blog. BUT sometimes, just sometimes, weird unexplained shit happens that is also kind of cool. One of those things is the Bloop.
In 1997, when a significant number of Tumblr users were busy being born and making me and apiphile feel old, NOAA detected an ultra low-frequncy sound coming from the Pacific Ocean. It happened several times over the summer, each time lasting over a minute. They called it, descriptively, the Bloop. Here are some facts about it:
1. It is LOUD. Many times louder than the blue whale, which is, again, LOUD.
2. It’s not alone. Scroll down here to listen to other sounds we have no idea about. If you wiki them, you can listen to them, too.
3. The noise was recorded in a part of the ocean called the deep sound channel, where temperature and pressure combine to sequester sound waves. Basically, sounds in this part will bounce around for awhile, so much so that some whales may use it to send long range messages to each other.
It’s probably not caused by an enormous squiddly emissary to the horror terrors, despite the fact that it is only about a thousand miles off where everyone’s favorite xenophobic weirdfic writer said Dead Cthulhu lay dreaming. Squid-type things are just not generally known to make that sort of sound.
In conclusion, there was this thing that happened, we have no idea what it was, and you should know about it if you didn’t.