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Ocean microphones may have picked up MH370

By T.K. Randall
February 26, 2019 · Comment icon 14 comments

What really happened to MH370 ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Phillip Capper
A directional microphone system in the Indian Ocean may have recorded the doomed airliner going down.
Exactly what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 after it took off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport on March 8, 2014 still remains one of the most enduring mysteries in aviation history.

Now though, almost five years on, researchers believe that they may have found a new clue in the form of audio recordings from around the time MH370 is thought to have crashed in to the sea.

The four distinct sound events, which were caused by low-frequency acoustic-gravity waves, were picked up by hydrophones designed to detect evidence of illegal underwater nuclear testing.
While one of the events occurred relatively close to where MH370 is thought to have gone down, two of the others seemed to be thousands of miles away from where the search teams had been looking.

Researchers at the University of Cardiff in Wales and the Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada analyzed the recordings to compare them to the sound of a large object striking the ocean.

While they determined that the sounds could have been caused by an airliner crashing in to the sea, it is impossible to rule out other possibilities such as a meteorite strike or underwater volcano.

The findings have since been forwarded along to authorities in Malaysia and Australia however there are no immediate plans to resume the search based on this potential new lead.

Source: Live Science | Comments (14)




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Comment icon #5 Posted by Rlyeh 5 years ago
Given the utter lack of evidence, no it's not a likely explanation.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Rlyeh 5 years ago
Harold Holt, Jimmy Hoffa, and Madeleine McCann were also likely abducted by aliens.  JFK was likely assassinated by aliens.
Comment icon #7 Posted by BuddingPsychic1111 5 years ago
There is a lot of evidence.  Millions of sightings and thousands upon thousands of people taken against their will and experimented on.  Crop circles, implants found to contain isotopes not found on earth, and strange anomalies like high radiation in areas where UFOs have landed.  
Comment icon #8 Posted by Rlyeh 5 years ago
Stop talking crap. There is no evidence of UFOs being involved with MH370.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Eldorado 3 years ago
Jumbo Jets Don't Just Vanish - At Last Some Answers To The World's Biggest Aviation Mystery Full article at the Sarawak Report: Link
Comment icon #10 Posted by stereologist 3 years ago
None of that is true. Fun stories, but all fiction.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Abramelin 3 years ago
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/coincidence-rothschild-inherits-freescale-patent-bryan "This crazy story about how Illuminati Rothschild exploited the airlines to gain full Patent Rights of an incredible KL-03 micro-chip is going haywire across the internet especially when it’s involving Jacob Rothschild as the evil master plotter."
Comment icon #12 Posted by woopypooky 1 year ago
One heck of a conspiracy theory but a pretty good one. There was Vietnam reports of crash site, and Malaysian gov acting way too amateurish in the first few days.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 11 months ago
The United States military has had oceanic listening devices/systems that are more than adequate at picking up something this size, the crash of MH370.  Even older systems, like SOSUS can pick up the cries from whales.  "SOSUS is now used to study hydrothermal vents and pinpoint underwater volcanic eruptions. The system is also used to study the vocalizations of whales. Scientists can study and track whales in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans using the SOSUS hydrophone arrays." Don't worry, when it crashed, the US Navy (and others) were well aware of it. 
Comment icon #14 Posted by Emma_Acid 11 months ago
And this is why teaching critical thinking skills is important.


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