Unexplainable occurrences science can’t back up

KENDALL SCHUBERT, Business Manager

  • LiveScience starts off with saying, “Science is powerful, but there is much it can’t explain. And when people see, hear or believe something that is not explained, science finds itself trying to prove things don’t exist, and that’s truly impossible.” The Taos Hum is in a small city in Taos, New Mexico, where residents and visitors of the town hear a “low-frequency hum in the desert air.” Only about two percent of the town report hearing the hum. It’s said no one can locate the sound’s origin, some believe it’s because of unusual acoustics but others believe it’s “mass hysteria or some secret, sinister purpose.” 
  • History explains that in July of 1518, residents in Strasbourg, France “were struck by a sudden and seemingly uncontrollable urge to dance.” The “dancing plague of 1518” was originated by Frau Troffea when she stepped into the street and started dancing, which then continued for almost a week. As time went on more and more people joined her in dancing. There was no explanation and “local physicians blamed it on “hot blood” and suggested the afflicted simply gyrate the fever away.” After some time, the dancers started to pass away due to exhaustion, strokes, or heart attacks. Those still carrying the strength to dance were “the dancers were whisked away to a mountaintop shrine to pray for absolution.” The plague was well documented in the 16th century and similar occurrences happened in Germany, Switzerland and Holland. 
  • An event known as the Philadelphia Experiment in the fall of 1943, during the time of World War II, a U.S Navy destroyer teleported from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Norfolk, Virginia. In the ESS Eldridge’s war diary during the fall of 1943, the ship sailed and docked all over but was never logged in Philadelphia, explained by Naval History and Heritage Command. The crew of the civilian merchant ship SS Andrew Furuseth claims to have witnessed “the arrival via teleportation of the Eldridge into the Norfolk area.” Although, the two ships were never logged to be in Philadelphia at the same time and Furuseth’s captain made a statement denying having seen it. 
  • On March 8, 2014 over 200 people aboard a Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared out of mid-air. Time explains that “despite government officials setting out on what they called an “unprecedented” search by air and sea that involved multiple countries and spanned at least three years, the aircraft and the remains of the 239 passengers remain missing.” The flight started off normal when it departed from Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia and then after a routine handover between air traffic control systems and then suddenly changed course back over the Malaysian Peninsula towards the southern Indian Ocean. Officials were never able to find the cause of the disappearance, they had little evidence explaining what could have happened. The aircraft systems were manually turned off but the lead investigator Kok Soo Chon “said signs did not appear to indicate that the flight’s pilots had maliciously cut off communication.” There was a theory that a third party interfered but no one has claimed responsibility for the missing plane and lives from that March day. Kok Soo Chon said “pointed out the unusual fact that no one has since claimed responsibility for the act. “Who would do it just for nothing?””