A mysterious, creepy noise appears to be coming from the bottom of the sea in the Arctic, and the Canadian Military has been called for help in order to find out what’s going on. According to hunters, near Igloolik, Nunavut, a strange noise is driving wildlife away. No one has been able to explain where the noise is coming from exactly nor what’s causing it. But apparently, the issue is serious as the Canadian Armed Forces are investigating the matter.
As the CBC reports, locals have various theories to what’s causing the enigmatic sound. Some believe the ‘HUM’ or ‘Ping’ is caused by a mining company which is known to operate in the vicinity, while others are linking Green Piece to the ‘apocalyptic’ sound.
However, both Greenpeace and the mining company have denied having anything to do with the creepy noise.
It is known that the Arctic is a hotspot not only for mining operations but for tourism and military exercises, but of all the theories not one seems to explain what is causing the mystery sound. So, as nothing and no one can explain the sound, the office of the Premier of Nunavut turned to the Department of National Defense (DND) and asked them to intervene and investigate the mysterious sound.
Motherboard investigated further.
“The Department of National Defense has been informed of the strange noises emanating in the Fury and Hecla Straights area, and the Canadian Armed Forces are taking the appropriate steps to actively investigate the situation,” said DND spokesperson Evan Koronewski in an email to Motherboard.
“We appreciate the information provided by the Government of Nunavut and will follow up with the Premier’s Office once the investigation has concluded,” he added in the email.
Furthermore, the DND reported that:
“The air crew performed various multi-sensor searches in the area, including an acoustic search for 1.5 hours, without detecting any acoustic anomalies,” DND spokesperson Ashley Lemire wrote me in an email. “The crew did not detect any surface or subsurface contacts. The crew did observe two pods of whales and six walruses in the area of interest.”
But Wales aren’t a likely source.
While discussing the theory of ‘wales causing the creepy noise,’ University of Manitoba professor Steve Ferguson, who studies the evolutionary ecology of large Arctic mammals like whales, said that it’s possible but highly unlikely that whales are the cause of the mysterious pinging.
“Beluga and Narwhal whales use echolocation commonly,” Ferguson said. This echolocation “might scare away fish that whales might eat, but it’s unlikely it would scare away wildlife.”
“I think the assumption is that the pinging is a more human sound,” Ferguson added.
So if the mysterious sound is not the result of whales, is it possible that there are things in the Arctic we apparently have no idea about? According to many researchers and UFOlogists, both the Arctic and Antarctica are massive hotspots for anomalous phenomenon.