With news here in the states being what it is , we rarely feel the need to add all that real word horror to our agendas, but this one we just couldn’t pass up. Looks like Cthulhu and all those lovable Shoggoths are on their way back up. Apparently a “ping” has been heard issuing forth from the ocean floor near Antarctica and hey, call a spade a spade, but that sounds like good ole fashion Lovecraftian doomsday to us. So, hold on to your sanity and read the excerpt below…
“Birds hear it. Bears hear it. Bowhead whales and bearded seals hear it too. ‘It’ is a mysterious pinging sound coming from the sea floor in the Arctic and its unknown cause is baffling the Canadian military and frustrating hunters who blame it for driving away their prey. What’s behind this Arctic earache?
The Department of National Defence has been informed of the strange noises emanating in the Fury and Hecla Strait area, and the Canadian Armed Forces are taking the appropriate steps to actively investigate the situation.
Ground zero for the strange sound that some call a ‘ping’ and others a ‘hum’ or ‘beep’ is the village of Igloolik, Nunavut, on the Foxe Basin north of Hudson Bay between Baffin Island and the Melville Peninsula. The cold waters there are perfect for the growth of phytoplankton and host the northern migration of bowhead whales. Well, it did until the pinging started in early summer.
That’s one of the major hunting areas in the summer and winter because it’s a polynya (area of open water surrounded by ice that attracts sea mammals). And this time around, this summer, there were hardly any. And this became a suspicious thing.
Paul Quassa, a member of the Nunavut legislative assembly, gave this status at a meeting last month where he described the noise as “emanating from the sea floor.” It’s loud enough to be heard through the hulls of boats passing through the strait and locals say it’s rare to find anyone who hasn’t heard it… read the full article here