Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Inside the Empty Quarter, the Sand Sings



For centuries, the barren desert of Arabia's "Empty Quarter" was said to be haunted by evil spirits and djinn. Terrified travelers often reported hearing strange sounds and ominous music coming from the dunes.

We now know that those sounds were a phenomenon known as the Singing Sands. But that doesn't make them any less eerie. Listen to them here and here.

16 Comments:

Anonymous Nellie said...

The sands are alive
With the sound of music....

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

singing sand...intresting. too bad it wasn't really djinn.

1:07 PM  
Anonymous UU said...

That is soooo pretty!!

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Odd but very COOL!

3:27 PM  
Blogger vendetta said...

how do i get there??? i wanna meet the djinn!!!

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Kiwi said...

That's a little creepy... Though I like the picture.
That's funny, Nellie!

5:52 PM  
Anonymous ~chanel~ said...

That's so cool! To bad it's not really haunted.

Do you know what else is cool?
This:

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/32218342?gt1=43001

It's called Stiletto Spy School! I wish they had one aimed for teenage girls. It would certainly help me reach my full dark and dangerous potential. :D

7:54 PM  
Blogger Book Girl said...

So cool! But I wouldn't like to be there on a dark night. I have a weakness for disembodied voices.

9:06 PM  
Blogger brave chickens said...

Vendetta:You shouldn't say that! They're spooky and real.

7:02 AM  
Blogger Anna!!!!! said...

The second sound was a frog... wasnt it? maybe my computers being stupid, but the title said "frog" lol...... :)

11:39 AM  
Blogger vendetta said...

they r real?! cool! my life is boring i need ADVENTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanx brave chickens. u hav a kool name

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi is there going to be a third book coming out

1:13 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Oh, I remember this XD IT'S THE DJINN!! ['cuz they're cool characters in Children of the Lamp XD] <--- ... Ignore the stuff in teh brackets

12:08 AM  
Anonymous SAMEANONYMOUS said...

O_o

12:59 PM  
Anonymous SAMEANONYMOUS said...

Also, has anyone hear read the bartimaeus trilogy by Jonathan Stroud or the abhorsen Garth Nix????? If not, you defenatly should.

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Forrester said...

they sound so cool.....when you can turn it off, sure, it's really cool. but days of that?I dont think i could handle days of ghosts making that sound. slowly driving you insane with fright or just turning you nuts just hearing it nonstop....especially at night. I think it could drive a person insane Kirsten, have any people been known to go crazy from that?

I'm morbid huh?

9:03 PM  

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