By Mark Ellis
“And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet and they shall gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.” –Matthew 24:31
For almost a decade, people scattered throughout the world have reported unnerving trumpet-like sounds that are so loud they stop and scan the heavens to find the source.
To some, it sounds like the brass section of a symphony orchestra warming up, as demonstrated by a collection of videos filmed from the U.S., Ukraine, Germany and Belarus, according to a report by the DailyMail.
The first YouTube video recording the sounds was posted in 2008 by an observer in Belarus.
Kimberly Wookey from Terrace, British Columbia in Canada also recorded the trumpet sounds in the months of May and August, 2013. “On the morning of August 29, 2013 at approximately 7:30 am I was awoken by these sounds,” she recounted.
“I shot out of bed realizing it was the same sounds I had heard before and I ran looking for a camera to try to capture them with. I came out into the living room to find my seven-year-old son awake and scared wondering what was going on. He had said the noises woke him up as well and shook his window.
“I managed to record three clips showing almost five minutes of these strange sounds. After it was over and I sat down at the computer to upload the video. After checking my Facebook I noticed a lot of locals had heard the same sounds again but this time it was far more widespread.
“I have no idea what these sounds are but it is pretty strange and I am glad that I was able to catch them this time and share what I heard. The sounds were heard again on Sept 8th at 6:30am so far we have confirmed reports of it being heard from town to the lake, 25km away.
Wookey has speculated that the noise could be caused by a geophysical phenomenon. She contacted a local construction company to see if their activities might be the source. The company told her that none of their construction equipment could make such a noise.
Another recording of the sound was made in Kiev, Ukraine in August 2011, according to the DailyMail. An eyewitness said: “The sound was extremely loud, with some people 30-40km from the recording also hearing it in other cities. It was in the news with the investigation with specialists and scientists, but there is still no exact explanation.”
A myriad of theories for the origin of the sounds have included the grinding of tectonic plates, atmospheric pressure, train sounds, construction, aliens, testing of weapons, and signs related to Jesus’ return.
In the Book of Revelation, seven trumpets are sounded, one at a time, to signal apocalyptic events that unfold at the end of time.
Aaron Traylor captured a recording of the sounds in Missoula, Montana on February 18, 2012: “I was taking my daughter out for her daily exercise along with my dog,” he told the DailyMail. “I started to hear the sounds early on in our little adventure and the first time it was heard my dog perked her ears up and my daughter stopped in her tracks.
“That sound was identical to the one I had taped later, and lasted just as long. Now since I’ve been following this worldwide strange sounds phenomenon for some time, the whole ‘End of the world’ thing popped instantly into my head,” Traylor said.
“What if this was one of those sounds? I had my phone ready to capture the next one just in case. Sure enough, five minutes later the sound had returned.”
Traylor doesn’t believe the noise is made by trains or planes. “The Missoula rail system is one very loud and unpredictable beast. Trains connecting their loads to another is a sound very familiar to locals. Loud bangs and screeches can be heard from nearly 10 miles away at any given point throughout the day,” he noted.
“I’ve lived in this neighborhood for nearly four years and have heard all kinds of planes coming and going overhead and on the runway. I’ve never heard a plane sound like this before.”
In Allen, Texas, in 2012, the mysterious trumpet sounds caused a group of people to stop and point toward the sky, with one bellowing: “It’s weird, I’ve never heard anything like that.”