Editorial: The sky is falling…

The strange rumblings in Sooke have people talking

Some may think it is a signal that it is the beginning of the end, others have more sinister thoughts about the mysterious rumblings going on in and around Sooke.

The more unplausible explanations are that it has something to do with the end of time, as in the end of the Mayan calendar as someone prophesied. It is set to be 12, 21, 2012. Some sources predict a series of cataclysmic events such as solar flares, earthquakes and general disintegration of the Earth. Perhaps we are too cynical here but we predict this is total bunk.

Other whispered explanations include aliens and UFOs. While it is not too far out to consider other life forms in the universe, this explanation is also listed in the ridiculous column.

So what else? Earthquakes have been ruled out. Solar flares? Well, some folks are saying they haven’t been sleeping well ever since the announcement of solar flare activity. Maybe people aren’t sleeping because they are worried about the end of the world?

The most likely explanation is either some sort of nefarious military or air traffic activity high in the atmosphere. If the U.S. military is conducting some sort of testing on the Strait of Juan de Fuca they are not going to let us know about it.

Or it could be some sort of strange phenomenon in the atmosphere, energy of some sort being knocked about by thunder storms. Maybe it’s blasting sounds gone awry.

Whatever it is, it is causing a lot of amusing conversation and it has the doom sayers ducking for cover and the skeptics chuckling.