Strange Boom, Ice Craters and “Frozen Waves” in Newfoundland
© 2013 by Linda Moulton Howe
“We've looked all around (1st ice crater in Dawes Pond).
There doesn't appear to be
anything else that could have
caused this except something that fell out of the sky.”
- Jim Gillard, Manager, Twillingate Astronomical
Observatory, Badger, Newfoundland
Strange “frozen waves” near the second crater in 2-foot-thick ice,
this one at Powderhorn Lake, photogaphed by cabin owner
Peter Butler on Sunday, March 10, 2013.
Dawes Pond and Powerhorn Lake are about four miles apart
at the Google map pointer near Badger, Newfoundland, Canada.
Dawes Pond and Powderhorn Lake, Badger, central Newfoundland, Canada - Two mysterious ice craters surrounded by odd, rising ice patterns that resemble frozen waves have been reported by cabin owners living about four miles apart, one on Dawes Pond and the second on Powderhorn Lake - both near Badger, Newfoundland, Canada.
First Ice Crater Discovery After Loud Boom
Early Friday AM, March 8, 2013,
Dawes Pond, Badger, Newfoundland, Canada
Dawes Pond covered with 2-foot-2-inches-thick ice in which something
penetrated and left the crater in lower left corner, surrounded by what appear
to be a pattern of frozen waves. The crater hole measures 180 feet by
197 feet (55 meters by 60 meters), first discovered early Friday morning,
March 8, 2013, after a resident reported hearing a very loud boom around
Dawes Pond on Thursday night, March 7, or early Friday morning.
Image © 2013 by Lindsay Bird/CBC News.
Jim Gillard, amateur astronomer, reported to CBC News in Canada that he found a crater and strange ice ripples in Dawes Pond early Friday morning, March 8, 2013, not long after another local man said he heard a loud boom in the area late Thursday night or early Friday morning. Puzzled, Gillard told CBC News that he could find no evidence of a meteor impact and wondered if a heavy object had fallen from an orbiting satellite or overhead airplane.
However, soon after on Sunday, March 10, the same type of ice crater with “frozen waves” was reported by a cabin owner at another lake known as Powderhorn Lake some four miles east of
2nd Ice Crater Discovered, Sunday, March 10, 2013,
Powderhorn Lake, Badger, Newfoundland
Powderhorn Lake, center circle is east about 4 miles from Dawes Pond
and northwest of Badger, Newfoundland, lower right.
Peter Butler was leaving his cabin on Powderhorn Lake on Sunday evening, March 10, 2013, when he stopped to stare at thick pond ice that puzzled him. “It does appear that something punctured the ice and caused waves to form and travel over the ice.” Butler also heard a loud boom noise in the early hours of Thursday morning, March 7, 2013, - was it the same boom heard near Dawes Pond? - and wondered if there was a connection between the loud noise and the ice crater.
Butler told CBC News the hole was “circular and about 98 feet (30 meters) across. There were ripples in the edge of the ice hole.”
Strange “frozen waves” near a second ice crater at Powderhorn Lake,
photogaphed by cabin owner Peter Butler on Sunday, March 10, 2013.
Jim Gillard, amateur astronomer and manager of the Twillingate Astronomical Observatory, dismissed the meteorite theory because he could find no physical traces. Gary Dymond - another amateur astronomer and a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador representative with the Meteorite Impact Advisory Committee, told CBC News that he didn't find any signs of meteor impact either. He looked for small, black rocky fragments and checked online for any reports of space or aircraft debris in the Badger region, but there were none.
Dymond wondered if there could have been methane gas underneath the ice in both the frozen pond and frozen lake that exploded. But concluded the two ice craters in two different iced over water bodies only a couple of days apart is a true mystery. “I think it will stay as a mystery.”
If any Earthfiles viewer has more firsthand information about seeing any object/s falling into Powderhorn Lake or Dawes Pond in Newfoundland March 7 to 8 or March 10, 2013, please email: email@example.com. All requests for confidentiality are honored.
For further information about other boom reports throughout the United States, please see the Earthfiles Archive, of which a few are listed below.
• 03/01/2013 — Mysterious Booms - A Secret Military Weapon?
• 03/01/2013 — After Mysterious Booms, Why Do Military Helicopters Fly Search Patterns Below 500 Feet Over Residential Houses?
• 02/20/2013 — Part 2: Unexplained Loud Booms and Light Flashes Persist in U. S.
• 02/16/2013 — Part 1: More Earth-Shaking Booms in Morristown, Tennessee and “Shock Wave” Booms in San Manuel, Arizona
• 02/06/2013 — Viewer Emails about Boom Mystery
• 02/01/2013 — Mysterious Booms and Light Flashes Across U. S.
• 01/25/2013 — Updated: Unexplained Loud Booms Persist in United States
• 01/11/2013 — Part 1: Could Computer-Interfaced Communication with Other Realms Be Linked to Strange, Unexplained Booms?
• 01/11/2013 — Part 2: Could Computer-Interfaced Communication with Other Realms Be Linked to Strange, Unexplained Booms?
• 01/11/2013 — Part 3: Could Computer-Interfaced Communication with Other Realms Be Linked to Strange, Unexplained Booms?
• 01/05/2013 — 26 Hours Before 7.5 Quake, Unexplained Rumbling Boom in Southcentral Alaska
• 12/08/2012 — What's Causing Mysterious Lights, Loud Booms and Strange Hum in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island?
• 10/17/2012 — Loud Boom and 3-D Radar of Mysterious Aerial Object in NW Louisiana
• 08/26/2012 — Updated: More Unexplained Boom Sounds from Sweden to Calif: What's Happening Now in Sacramento? And What Happened August 21st In Oakland, California?
• 05/30/2012 — Updated: Mysterious Booms Heard May 27 and May 28 in Four West Michigan Counties
• 05/10/2012 — Mysterious Horn and Boom Sounds Still Being Heard
• 05/01/2012 — More Unexplained Booms in Boston and Beyond
• 04/26/2012 — Updated: Mysterious, Persistent Booms Throughout North America and England
• 04/22/2012 — Huge Boom Heard in Central California and Northwestern Nevada - Did Meteorite Hit?
• 04/08/2012 — Part 3: Confusion About North American Booms and Man-Made Quakes
• 03/30/2012 — Part 1: Updated 033021 with boom recordings - Mysterious Rattling Booms Expand from Clintonville to Montello, Wisconsin and Beyond.
• 03/30/2012 — Updated with boom audio Part 2: Boom Phenomenon in Several States and Canada
• 03/20/2012 — Two Nights of Mysterious Rattling Booms in Clintonville, WI
• 03/15/2012 — Updated 031512 - High Strangeness Email: Unidentified Aerial Craft, Strange Sounds and Door-Rattling Booms
• 03/01/2012 — Updated 030112: Solar CMEs Hitting Earth's Magnetic Fields - Do They Make Strange, Loud Sounds?
• 02/28/2012 — Strange Sounds in Washington State
• 02/23/2012 — Updated Feb. 23: Eerie, Strange Sounds Heard in Tennessee and Kansas
• 02/04/2012 — Video of Kiev-like Strange Sound in Amarillo, Texas: What Happened?
• 02/02/2012 — Updated: Earthfiles Email About Mysterious “Chorus of Trumpets” and Other Strange Sounds
• 11/13/2011 — Updated: More Loud Booms in Virginia and Missouri; More Quakes in Oklahoma
January 5, 2013, 1:30 AM Eastern, Salem, Massachusetts Light Flash and Loud Boom VIDEO:
"Unexplained Strange Booming Sounds Rattle Bowling Green in Plano/Alvaton Area, Kentucky, March 4, 2013":
"Mysterious "Explosion" Sounds Alarm People On Flint's East Side":
"Explosion or Just Noise?," Metropolis, Illinois, near Elizabethville, Illinois:
"Did You Hear the Loud Booms in Evansville, Indiana?," NBC Channel 14-TV: