“The sound would send chills up your back. It was so
intense — like something was in pain. It was very eerie. ”
– Kathy Schlenker, 64, retired mental health
counselor, Spokane Valley, WA
“In Spearfish, it was like ‘the sound of about 8 shotguns going off at once.’”
– Brad Scott, Spearfish, SD, resident
Spokane and Spokane Valley, Washington, marked by Google pointer are
280 miles east of Seattle, Washington, and next door to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Return to Part 1.
December 18, 2016 Spokane Valley, Washington – On the night of December 13 to 14, 2016, thousands of people in the Spokane Valley region of Washington state reported on Facebook and Twitter about strange, eerie sounds coming from the sky all night long. Here is one of the best YouTube postings of 11 minutes recorded by iPhone at 3 AM Pacific at Sullivan Road and Broadway Avenue in Spokane Valley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1f5BkFPpc0
Beginning at nearly the same time, 3:05 AM Pacific, 64-year-old Kathy Schlenker woke up startled and puzzled by “a crying type noise that made me get up and walk outside on the deck of my trailer home.” Kathy lives in a park of 1,700 trailers. Oddly, she never saw anyone else come out of their trailers while she stayed outside until near sunup between 4:30 AM and 5 AM, mystified by the eerie, crying noise.
Around 3:30 AM she noticed a glowing “mist” in the sky beyond one of the trailer homes and then two vertical beams suddenly appeared and remained until daybreak. She took this photograph of the beams on her iPhone and tried to record the eerie crying sounds, but says her audio is not clear.
iPhone photograph around 3:30 AM on December 14, 2016, by Kathy Schlenker, 64, of the two vertical whitish beams that appeared above the foreground trailer house at the same time she could hear loud and eerie, metallic, crying sounds at her Spokane Valley, Washington, trailer park. Kathy posted her photo at the local media’s KHQ Facebook.
Kathy Schlenker, 64, retired Sacred Heart Hospital mental health counselor, Spokane Valley, Washington: “I had gone to bed the night of Tuesday, December 13, 2016, around 10 PM to watch the news and then went to sleep. I was awakened by this very loud, almost crying-type noise. I thought it was so odd and kept hearing it get louder and louder.
So, I got out of bed and went outdoors to my deck. The direction the crying sound was coming from was the southeast. I was looking across the street above the roof of one of the trailer houses and I noticed a funny glow, like the sound was coming from there. Then I realized I was the only one up in the trailer park and I better get my phone to document what was happening. The air was cold and the glow did not look like a cloud. It was a different kind of mist.
The sound would send chills up your back. It was such an intense — like something was in pain. It was very eerie.
So, when I went in my trailer house to get my phone, I tried to record the sound. I was standing outside, but the recording would not come in very good. Periodically the sound would stop and then start back up.
Around 3:30 AM, I took a bathroom break and when I came back outside and looked in the direction of the crying noise, I noticed two beams of light that weren’t there before. The two beams were so clear to my eyes, I knew my phone could pick them up and I took a photograph.
WHEN YOU TOOK THAT PHOTO, THE STRANGE SOUNDS WERE DEFINITELY COMING FROM THAT DIRECTION?
Yes. I estimated the two beams were some 250 to 500 yards apart and knew there was nothing in that direction that would cause those beams to light up. So I posted my photo on Facebook and to the KHQ news station Facebook.
WHAT KIND OF FEEDBACK DID YOU GET?
People could not explain the beams. A couple of times the sound was like a trumpet and I thought of Jesus and the Apocalypse that talks about the “rapture” when people would be beamed up from Earth.
HOW LONG DID THE BEAMS LAST?
Two hours or more. When the beams were up, the noise was louder. When they faded out, the sound change to a more intense crying. It was such a weird noise, I thought maybe it could even be a UFO.
WERE YOU WATCHING WHEN THE BEAMS DISAPPEARED?
Yes. It was like they were rheostated slowly off, probably around 4:30 AM. Then about 5 AM, the noise stopped close to sunup.”
Other Spokane Valley, WA, Reports
To: [email protected]
Re: Strange Trumpet-Like Sounds Coming From East Skies In Spokane Valley Date: Dec 14, 2016
I was refereed to you from an individual who runs a YouTube channel called EnigmaSeeker. I am very familiar with the work you do and am a regular listener to coast to coast am radio.
On the 14th of December 2016 around 23:45 (11:45 PM Pacific), my wife went outside and started filming the strange sounds. It was so cold outside that she was only able to get about 6 minutes in before having to go back into the house.
We live in the heart of Spokane Valley, Washington. The noise seemed to be coming from the eastern skies. It was very mysterious and strange. I myself was already in bed and also heard the sounds. I wanted to pry my window open, but they were frozen shut. The sounds lasted all through the night.
Here is a link on my you tube channel. The video is unedited and uploaded in its raw form.
Keep up the amazing work.
To: [email protected]
Re: Spokane sky noises on Dec. 14 2016
Date: December 15, 2016
I woke up in the middle of the night (early Wednesday morning on Dec. 14, 2016) and could hear something similar (to what you have posted at Earthfiles Part 1), but very faint. It sounded like weird tonal music of deep sounding bells far away, hard to describe, but then I figured I was hearing things.
I live in Rossland, BC, Canada, very close to the border and about a 3-hour-drive directly north from Spokane. It is normally very quiet here at night, being a small town in the mountains. The sound went on and on till I fell back to sleep, I think it was around 3 am.
I don’t know if what I heard is related, but in any case I was intrigued to read your Earthfiles report posted December 15, 2016. I enjoy reading all your reports, keep up the good work, cheers.
2) Unexplained House-Shaking Boom Hit Near 2 PM
in Three States, November 7, 2016
Spearfish, South Dakota, at Google pointer is 815 miles southeast of Spokane, Washington.
Near 2 PM on Monday, November 7, 2016, people reported rattling windows and shaking
houses from the Black Hills of South Dakota to western Nebraska and southeastern Montana
Five weeks before on November 7, 2016, near 2 PM local time and about 815 miles further southeast from Spokane, Washington, in Spearfish, South Dakota and beyond, people reported rattling windows and shaking houses from South Dakota’s Black Hills to western Nebraska and southeastern Montana. Authorities heard from people living in Spearfish, Lead, Deadwood, Piedmont, north of Belle Fourche, to Angostura Reservoir in the Southern Black Hills — all saying it sounded like a car or a tree had hit their house.
Black Hills Pioneer, November 12, 2016, headline about unexplained loud
boom heard throughout the Black Hills and at least western Nebraska to
southeastern Montana, on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, shortly before 2 PM local time.
The Black Hills Pioneer also learned that unexplained booming, vibrating sounds were heard at 5:30 AM for 15 to 20 seconds on Monday, November 7th, and at 7:30 AM on Sunday, November 6th. That Sunday noise heard by Brad Scott of Spearfish was like “the sound of about 8 shotguns going off at once.”
No Quake. No Sonic Boom. No Meteor. No Blasting.
The BHPioneer reported that “some people thought it was an earthquake, or some pressure release from the ground. However, the U.S. Geological Survey’s earthquake monitoring site did not record a tremor of any magnitude in the Dakotas, Nebraska, or Eastern Montana within the week of December 12 – 16, 2016. Some people thought it was a sonic boom from an airplane. However, officials with the Federal Aviation Administration and Ellsworth and Minot Air Force bases said it was neither civilian nor military planes from their bases.
OK, so how about a meteor breaking the sound barrier as it fell from space?
Tom Durkin, the Deputy Director of the South Dakota Space Consortium said he checked with the American Meteor Society and no meteor sightings around 2 p.m. were reported.”
BHP also asked A-1 Drilling and Blasting in Deadwood, SD, if they had done any blasting on Monday, November 7th, and the answer was no, none at all.
© 2016 by Linda Moulton Howe