People are hearing mysterious trumpet noises around the world. Are they a sign the end is near?

People are hearing mysterious trumpet noises around the world. Are they a sign the end is near?

Or is this just the greatest viral marketing campaign of all time?

Concerned bystander or attractive female star? You decide. (via YouTube)

People have been hearing and recording mysterious trumpet noises around the world. I've piqued your interest, haven't I? You'll probably want to pay attention until whatever is behind them is discovered—be it man, God, extraterrestrial, or ad agency.

It's true: people in the United States, Germany, Iceland, and elsewhere have reported hearing inexplicable eerie noises with no apparent origin. Or is it true? The only evidence we have is a series of YouTube videos, that are so casually (and therefore creepily) filmed they almost appear, well, faked:

Search the terms "strange sounds" or "strange trumpet sounds" and you'll find dozens of these videos. In them, people rush to the window or point their cameras at the sky, while others look on, confused and frightened. The sounds are strange and variable—sometimes hard to hear, but undoubtedly ominous. They sound a bit like squeaky children's playground equipment moving in a breeze.

Oh yeah, this has been going on for years—the better part of a decade.

Even NASA spoke up about it. An unnamed spokesperson explained that people are hearing the planet's natural radio emissions. They said, "If humans had radio antennas instead of ears, we would hear a remarkable symphony of strange noises coming from our own planet."


Yeah, that's right, an unnamed spokesperson. The most convenient type of NASA spokesperson when you're trying to promote a movie about an alien race taking over our planet.

Whether it really is just the audible vibrations of Earth or a massive viral campaign from the production company of James Cameron, I definitely would like to purchase a ticket.

Of course, if you are a big ol' partypooper, you may want to watch this video debunking the videos one by one: