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Icy lake's 'Star Wars' sounds spark outlandish 'alien base' claims

December 9, 2021 | Comment icon 16 comments

The sounds are impressive, but they are not from an alien base. Image Credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
An impressive natural phenomenon has been misinterpreted by some as evidence of alien visitors.
Steamboat Lake in northwestern Colorado has inadvertently become the focus of a bizarre alien conspiracy this week, all thanks to an audio clip posted up by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

The short clip contains a recording of some very strange sounds that were picked up at the lake.

The peculiar audio, which has been likened to the sound of blaster fire from the Star Wars movies, is actually produced by the ice as it shifts due to temperature changes.

It is a well known phenomenon and there are countless videos on YouTube featuring similar recordings captured at frozen lakes in Canada, Norway, Sweden and elsewhere.
This hasn't stopped some from claiming that the sounds are evidence of an 'alien base', however.

Conspiracy theorist Scott C. Waring, for example, whose posts are often (and somewhat inexplicably) quoted by major newspapers, has suggested that these sounds are "100% proof" that there is an extraterrestrial base at the bottom of the frozen lake.

"White sphere UFOs have been recorded and eyewitnesses by thousand of residents of Colorado over the last few years," he wrote.

"The signals point to there being an alien base deep below the lake, which amplifies the sounds below due to it being frozen."

Since the natural cause of the sounds is already an established fact, however, this just goes to show how easily such things can be misinterpreted and how 'out there' rumors can gain a foothold online.

Source: Boing Boing | Comments (16)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #7 Posted by psyche101 2 months ago
Like The Bloop yeah?  Considering that I would have thought ice would be the first place to look.  Unless Nessie is on a US holiday. Is the US allowing monster travel yet? 
Comment icon #8 Posted by jethrofloyd 2 months ago
Why this pic not blurry like the 99.99% bigfoot photos? Something is fishy.
Comment icon #9 Posted by aztek 2 months ago
actually it would be the USO,  a submerged object not a flying one.  
Comment icon #10 Posted by HandsomeGorilla 2 months ago
as long as they've got their vaccination papers... 
Comment icon #11 Posted by moonman 2 months ago
Ice makes weird noises, it's been known for some time. We don't need alien conspiracies to explain it. Ignorance of the natural world is exhausting.
Comment icon #12 Posted by brokenbutcher2016 1 month ago
when Ice cracks due to temps, water and or air, it cracks.. making these sounds. I used to ice fish in NW Montana, we heard it all the time.
Comment icon #13 Posted by ChrLzs 1 month ago
Next time, wannabe researcher employed by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Service, maybe do a little googling at least...  If I was in the CP&WS, I'd be a little perturbed by the obvious implication that they were named as the employer - as if that gives credence - and that they employ people with nothing better to do than this.   PS - Scott Waring???  He's the kiss of death to credibility, a well known idiot, charlatan, internet money grabber and faker/hoaxer.  (Ask me what I really think...)
Comment icon #14 Posted by psyche101 1 month ago
Comment icon #15 Posted by Raptor Witness 1 month ago
What a waste of paranoia….
Comment icon #16 Posted by Hyperionxvii 1 month ago
Makes sense, every time I hear something I do not recognize, or see something I am not sure what it is, I immediately think of aliens. I guess that is just normal.

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