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Do trumpet sounds in the sky have a divine origin?

[by Dean Smith] Around the world, people are hearing strange sounds in the sky that oddly sound like trumpet blasts. They have been heard in Germany, Belarus, US, Canada and the Ukraine.

England’s Daily Mail, recently did a story on these sounds describing them this way:

“Sounding like a trumpet or a collective from a brass section of an orchestra, a selection of videos shot from Canada to Ukraine, via the US, Germany and Belarus show strange goings on above us.”

These blasts have been loud. The one heard in Kiev, Ukraine, in August 2011, was recorded by people almost 40 kms apart. That noise was so unusual, it even made nightly news casts.

The sounds started showing up nearly 10 years ago, the first being recorded in Homel, Belarus in 2008.

Of course, there are people taking to Youtube with their fake videos and mocking the sounds, but in the mix there are those that are genuine.

The sound can have quite an impact. Aaron Traylor who heard and recorded the sounds in Missoula, Montana in February 2012, reported nightmares after hearing them.

Traylor writes:

“I was taking my daughter out for her daily exercise along with my dog. 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.”

So what is making these trumpet-like sounds. There have been many explanations, but none proven.

1. The sounds are man-made: Some believe there is a human explanation to the sounds. That is what Kimberly Wookey from Terrace, British Columbia, Canada initially believed (watch her video at the beginning of this post). She has recorded these sounds several times, the latest being in May.

Wookey even contacted local construction companies to see if they were using equipment at the time. All either said they weren’t or did not have equipment that produced those kind of sounds. She adds the sounds were heard by people 25 kms apart. She doesn’t believe they are artificial, but have a geophysical origin.

Others have blamed trains, though they don’t sound like the typical noise made by trains.

David Deming a geo-scientist from Oklahoma has reported on these sounds for years. He suggested a US plane with special submarine detection equipment or even telephone transmissions.

2. Grinding tectonic plates: Others wonder if the grinding together of tectonic plates is causing the sound. Found in the earth’s upper mantle, these shifting plates upwards of a 100 kms thick can also cause earthquakes.

3. Atmospheric conditions.

4. Natural radio transmission: NASA reports that the earth naturally makes sounds all the time, but we are unable to hear them. We could hear these “twerks” and “whistlers” if we came equipped with radio antennas. Maybe some of these naturally occurring sounds can now be picked up by the human ear.

Certainly, these are all possibilities. But the sounds just showed up recently and they are being heard all around the world. It is quite coincidental that they would all sound so similar.

However, there is another possibility. If the world is entering the end-times prophesied by Jesus and the prophets as some believe, these trumpet-like sounds may have a spiritual significance.

The Book of Revelation speaks of trumpet blasts being used to signal significant end-time events. Shofars (a ram’s horn) were used by the Israelis as trumpets in the Bible. Joshua used the Shofar to help bring down the walls of Jericho (Joshua 6:20).

It is believed angels use a similar instrument to make their trumpet blasts. However, I never thought these angelic trumpeters would produce a sound that anyone on earth would hear, but maybe I am wrong.

The Book of Revelation and the sound of trumpets

One verse in particular stands out. Found at the beginning of the Apostle John’s end time vision, he described angels talking to him which he said sounded like trumpets “and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me” (Revelation 4:1 NASV). In Revelation 14:6, John reports of an angel flying through mid-heaven preaching the Gospel to people on the earth. I wonder if this proclamation may lead to a great end-time revival. Do such proclamations have a trumpet-like sounds? Who knows?

In addition to this, in Revelation chapter 8 through 11 the Apostle John mentions seven trumpet blasts used to signal significant end-time apocalyptic events:

1. Revelation 8:7: A judgement of hail, fire, blood hits the earth profoundly affecting plant life.

2. Revelation 8:8-9: A giant mountain sized object plunges into the sea. Asteroids certainly fit this description and scientists are concerned earth may soon be hit by one.

3. Revelation 8:10-11: A star referred to as wormwood hits the earth poisoning the fresh water. People who drink the water die. Some have wondered if this may be the after effects of atomic blasts.

4. Revelation 8:12: Darkness hits the earth when a third of the sun, moon and stars are struck.

The next three trumpet blasts signify significant events that are the called the three woes that unleashes a number of apocalyptic events. I am not going to describe all that follows these blasts but highlight a few of the after affects.

5. Revelation 8:13 – 9:12: The fifth trumpet is called the “first woe.” A star hits the earth that opens up a pit. Smoke pours out darkening the sun — perhaps a volcano. A great plague of locusts, possibly demons, rampage through the earth tormenting any who do not have the seal of God.

6. Revelation 9:13: (The Second Woe) A great army of 200 million is unleashed. This is a plague army releasing massive plagues on the earth.

7. Revelation 11:15: (The Third Woe) The seventh trumpet proclaims Jesus as Lord. A temple is opened up in heaven in which the Ark of the Covenant appears. At this time, God judges the dead and saints rewarded.

We can’t be certain these trumpeting sounds have a special end-time significance. Who knows? But listen to a selection of heavenly trumpet blasts from around the world in the videos below:

 Trumpet blasts from around the world

Below Allen, Texas:

Below Germany, April 4, 2015

Below Kiev, Ukraine August 11, 2011

Below Missoula, Montana February 18, 2012:

Below a compilation:


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