Old Mooreland Hospital -
Victims where taken to several hospitals
in the region of the Tornado path.
Mooreland is ten miles east of Woodward.

In the wake of natural disasters, there is much tragedy and loss. People pick themselves up, cry of the loved ones gone, the property lost, and the dreams crushed by the shaking of the earth, the roar of the flood, the power of the winds, or any of a dozen other natural disasters. 

Memorials are erected to recall the lives lost and the families cut apart through misfortune. It is hard to even imagine the pain and agony of loved ones finding their families and friends in the wreckage. Worse, is the need to identify loved ones after such a catastrophe.

Yet, one of the most heartbreaking and puzzling has to be the people who remain after the disaster, after the identifications, and after the families and located their loved ones.  The ‘unidentified’ that linger on and cause a person to wonder how can a person, a adult or a child, remain ‘unidentified’?

On April 9. 1947, a massive storm front came up from Texas and crossed Oklahoma before moving northward. In northwest Oklahoma, one community would never forget the date or the aftermath.  Woodward would lose at least one hundred, see only their courthouse remain standing.

The mystery normally mentioned is the tragedy of Joan Croft, a 4 year old who was taken from a hospital by two men and never seen again.   Equally tragic, however, was the fact that there were at least two unidentified children in the wake of the monster of wind and debris.

Today in Woodward, Oklahoma there is a memorial honoring  the victims of the tornado of April 9, 1947 includes three females.  Unknown the victims were aged 6 months, approx 3 years, and one 12 years.
At one point, family and school teachers from around the region came by to view the bodies to try and identify the children.  

Yet, no one could identify the children. No one. In all of these decades those names have, apparently, remained unidentified.



The dawning of the new year has been punctuated by stories from around the globe of mysterious booms, explosions, and rattles for which no clear answers have emerged.  Some videos are clearly hoaxes but others are catching something but it is not clear what.

In January reports came from rural Poland, Indiana, Budapest, the Czech Republic, Romania, Arvada in Colorado and Toronto.

In February came reports from Alabama and in March from Savannah and from British Columbia a rumor of a barn leveled by noise and mystery sounds from Clintonville, Wis.

Is it just coincidence that on Jan. 18 came reports of sounds in two locations which can be linked by a straight line?  

Draw a line - a pretty straight one at that - from Arvada, Colorado to  Toronto, Canada and you see if passes very near the area of Clintonville, Wisconsin. This was the site of the very recent mystery booms.

Reports of booms or explosions reported from Savannah can also produce a straight line to the area north of Montgomery, Alabama where unexplained explosion sounds were reported.  A year apart - but still reported and on a straight line.

So - are the sounds then man made from some unknown craft flying at supersonic speeds? How many other reporting sites can be connected on a straight line? 

 Are they harbingers of  subterranean activity?  Clintonville is just north of the location of Wisconsin's largest earthquake. Are the recent unusual earthquake activities reported all up and down the Mississippi corridor part of a widespread and as of yet unidentified motion of the earth?

In 1997 in the South Pacific, off the western coast of southern tip of South America the 'Bloop' was discovered (50 degrees S, 100 degrees W).  This strange sound is unidentified with some thinking it is biological noise while others believe it is sound generated by the earth. Are changes in climate setting some acoustic action in motion unknown until now...just as the sounds from the bottom of the ocean  were unknown until 1997.

For an interesting discussion of Lovecraft and the Bloop click here.

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