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Science Frontiers is the bimonthly newsletter providing digests of reports that describe scientific anomalies; that is, those observations and facts that challenge prevailing scientific paradigms. Over 2000 Science Frontiers digests have been published since 1976.

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Over 14,000 volumes of science journals, including all issues of Nature and Science have been examined for reports on anomalies. In this context, the newsletter Science Frontiers is the appetizer and the Catalog of Anomalies is the main course.


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... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 52: Jul-Aug 1987 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects More Carolina Waterguns "Residents of North Carolina's southeastern coast call it the 'Seneca Guns' and say it's caused by chunks of the continental shelf dropping off a cliff under the Atlantic Ocean. "' You will feel the house kind of shake and windows rattle,' said Walt Workman, assistant chief of police in Long Beach. 'It sounds a lot like a sonic boom type of thing.' "The rumbling boom with a sound like artillery fire is heard along North Carolina's southernmost beaches, sometimes as often as once or twice a week, and scientists can't explain the phenomenon. The sounds have been heard as far north as Fort Fisher, located just north of Cape Fear." (" Booms Keep Coastal Area Guessing," Charlotte Observer, January 26, 1987. Cr. G. Fawcett via L. Farish) Comment. The real Seneca Guns are, of course, in New York, where they have been heard for years about Lake Seneca. Category GSD, in Earthquakes, Tides, Unidentified Sounds, provides numerous examples of such waterguns, from all around the world. Information about this book may be found here . From Science Frontiers #52, JUL-AUG 1987 . 1987-2000 William R. Corliss ...
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... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 73: Jan-Feb 1991 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Booms Along The Beach Just because we don't report them don't think that unexplained detonations are no longer heard along the world's seacoasts. These "waterguns" are still booming away, as they have for centuries. Take the Carolina beaches for example. " Sunset Beach -- Just what is that noise that residents along the coast have been hearing? "Reverberations powerful enough to shake beach cottages are heard several times every autumn along the coast in New Hanover and Brunswick counties. "' It moves the earth, I tell you,' Minnie Hunt of Sunset Beach said. 'Sometimes you get two or three in a row.' .. .. . "Residents who are now grandparents say their own grandparents remembered the rumbles, so they predate the sonic booms of jets breaking the sound barrier. .. .. . "The noises clearly emanate from the sea, she said...'It's not a land phenomenon.' .. .. . "The sounds occur most often in the fall and spring, though they occasionally shiver across the beaches in other seasons. Sometimes they shake the coast more than once a day. Sometimes they happen a few days in a row. Sometimes they are weeks apart. They have been reported as far north as Carteret County, but are most frequent near Wilmington and southward." (Mysteries, Marvels and Things That Go ...
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... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 52: Jul-Aug 1987 Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues Last Issue Next Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Contents Archaeology Costa rica's neglected stone spheres The calico debate, plus a little editorializing Astronomy Small icy comets and cosmic gaia Carbon in a new comet Meteorites also transport organic payloads Supernova confusion and mysteries "COMPACT STRUCTURES": WHAT NEXT? Biology Nose news Checklist of apparently unknown animals New vertebrate depth record Aggressive mimicry Parasites control snail behavior Geology Do large meteors/comets come in cycles? Complexities of the inner earth Geophysics Concentrated source of lightning in cloud More carolina waterguns More moodus sounds Inside a texas tornado Ship enveloped by false radar echo Psychology Dowsing skeptics converted Do dreams reflect a biological state? ...
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... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 73: Jan-Feb 1991 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects An Amusing Assemblage Of Anomalies We don't read much about "waterguns" in the modern scientific literature, but a century ago Nature published many ear-witness accounts of them. These muffled detonations heard near the coasts of almost all the continents are believed by some to be caused by eruptions of methane from the seafloor. The same eruptions probably also account for the myriads of "pockmarks" found in the sediments of shallow seas. Whether this outgassing of methane comes from shallow accumulations of organic matter or from deep within the crust is still debated. Here, geophysics merges with biology. Recently, a group of researchers discovered a large (540 square meters) patch of chemosynthetic mussels in a brine-filled pockmark, at a depth of 650 meters, off the Louisiana coast. The mussels grew in a ring around the concentrated brine. The mussels harbor symbionts which consume the methane still seeping up through the brine from a salt diapir (a massive fingerlike intrusion 500 meters below the brine pool. The origin of some diapirs is not well-understood.) The mussels get the oxygen they require from the ordinary seawater covering the dense brine. Like the biological communities surrounding the "black smokers" and other ocean-floor seeps, the brine-filled pockmark community includes several species of shrimp, crabs, and tube worms. We have here another example of the astounding ability of lifeforms to take advantage of unusual, even ...
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... Correlated with the Moon's Position GQS3 Appearance of Meteors during Earthquakes GQS4 Annual Variation of Earthquake Frequency GQS5 Diurnal Variation of Earthquake Frequency GQS6 A 42-Minute Period in Quakes GQS7 Earthquake Activity Correlated with Planetary Positions GQS8 Seismic Activity Correlated with Pulsar Radiation GQS9 Earthquakes Correlated with other Periodic Phenomena GQS10 Earthquakes Correlated with Polar Wobble Earthquakes Correlated with Earth's Speed of Rotation Earthquake Cycles Chaos in Earthquake Data Nocturnal Earthquakes GQV UNUSUAL VIBRATIONS GQV1 Unidentified Vibrations GQV2 Vibrations Induced by Falling Water GQV3 Vibrations of Polar Ice Exotic Seismic Signals Periodic Vibrations Recorded by Gravitational-Wave Detectors GQW EARTHQUAKE WEATHER GQW1 Earthquake Weather GQW2 Earthquakes Associated with Sudden Storms GQW3 Rainfall Correlated with Earthquake Frequency GQW4 Wind Gusts and Earthquakes GQW5 Fogs Associated with Quakes GS UNUSUAL SOUNDS IN NATURE GSD EXTRAORDINARY DETONATIONS GSD1 Explosive Sounds Heard near Bodies of Water (Waterguns) GSD2 Detonations Heard in Seismically Active Areas Thunder in Clear Weather Close-by Aerial Detonations Unexplained Underground Detonations [GSU] GSE ANOMALOUS ECHOS GSE1 Aerial Echos GSE2 Musical Echos (Analyzed Sound) GSH ANOMALOUS HISSING AND RUSHING SOUNDS GSH1 Hissing Sounds Preceding Earthquakes GSH2 Hissing Sounds Correlated with High-Altitude Meteors GSH3 Swishing and Crackling Sounds Associated with the Aurora GSH4 Overhead Rushing Sounds of Undetermined Origin GSH5 Unidentified Humming Sounds GSH6 Nighttime Hums in the Desert Space-Shuttle Reentry Sounds GSM MUSICAL SOUNDS IN NATURE GSM1 Underwater Musical Sounds GSM2 Subterranean Organ-Like and Horn-Like Sounds GSM3 Natural Melody Musical Valleys GSO UNDERWATER SOUNDS Unidentified Thumping Sounds Passive-Sonar Imaging GSU UNDERGROUND SOUNDS Machine-Like Sounds [GSD] GSW UNUSUAL BAROMETRIC DISTURBANCES GSW1 Unidentified Air Waves GSW2 Earthquake-Generated Air Waves GSW3 Meteor-Generated ...
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