Did you know that there are many unexplained broadcasts filling the air around you? Some are from space, others from various natural sources. Some of these broadcasts have very clear origins and we know exactly what produces them. However. there are those signals that are eerily untraceable. Where do they come from and what causes them? We simply don’t know. We may have general ideas and theories, but no one has been able to figure out the exact cause of these strange signals. Today we’re going to look at 25 strange unexplained broadcasts that might creep you out.
The Twenty Minute Idler
Transmitting on numerous frequencies, the signal was originally reported by ENIGMA (The European Numbers Information Gathering & Monitoring Association) in 1998. Since then it has changed frequencies numerous times. As you can guess, the signal would broadcast for exactly 20 minutes before stopping. Monitors believe that it is a forgotten relic of the Cold War.
In November of 2016, residents in the far north of Canada began to complain about a loud buzz coming from deep within the Fury and Hecla Strait. Apparently it was disturbing the animals that they relied on for their livelihood. As of now, the Canadian military is investigating the source of this strange signal.
The Backward Music Station (ENIGMA identifier - XM)
To get things cleared up, this broadcast doesn’t actually play backward music. It just sounds crazy and electronic. It has two sources, one in the US and the other in Europe. People have noted that the frequencies are similar to those used by the US Navy, but it should go without saying that nobody has figured it out yet.
This sound was first recorded by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 1991. Although its source can be triangulated to roughly 54°S 140°W, this as of yet unidentified noise can be heard throughout the entire Pacific!
The Crackle (ENIGMA identifier - XC)
One of the most mysterious signals on this list, not much is known about it except that it pops up every so often on different frequencies. Interestingly enough, those frequencies are regularly used by the Russian military for morse communication.
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