|Theories||· Micro earthquakes|
The Moodus Noises is the name given to an acoustic phenomenon that has plagued the citizens of Moodus, Connecticut, for centuries.
The noises have been described as sounding like everything from thunder to trees falling to the Earth itself belching.
There are several explanations as to what the phenomenon could be. Theories include:
- Micro earthquakes
- In Legendary Connecticut, author David Philips asserts that the Moodus noises were the source of an indigenous religious cult important to local Native Americans. Local Algonquin chiefs (Sachems) would gather around Mt. Tom in order to experience the living presence of the god Hobomock. Pequot, Mohegan and Narragansett tribes participated in this cult, and according to local Alison Guinness, the Wangunks were involved as well. The Algonquins called the area Matchemadoset or Matchitmoodus Hobomock was considered an evil spirit and worshipped by a warfaring tribe that inhabited the hills, ridges and caves in the area. Hobomock was the spirit of the dead.
- The Moodus noises were the basis for the otherworldly noises in H. P. Lovecraft's The Dunwich Horror. The local high school's athletic teams are dubbed the "Noises."