Nunavut, Canada’s most northern territory, is in uproar after mysterious sounds from the sea floor started to be heard in recent days. The sounds, described variously as pings or beeps, have been heard throughout the summer.
A member of the local government said the main concern is that the sounds are scaring animals away, a key source of nourishment for hunters. “That’s one of the major hunting areas in the summer and winter,” he said.
According to witnesses who heard the noises, they are “emanating from the sea floor,” but nobody knows what the source of the mystery sounds is. There have been a number of local theories, stemming from military exercises, to commercial shipping and fishing activity, to the frankly absurd: extraterrestrial involvement.
“I personally believe the noises are being generated by alien life forms,” said one local Nunavut resident. “It seems to me that they are trying to communicate with us. Possibly their ship has crashed and they need assistance to repair it.”
The Canadian military is now reported to be investigating the noises, but early investigations have appeared to have ‘ruled out’ the source being submarines.