During the Christmas season, we think of angels, bright stars, and songs that capture the wonder of the season. In the Christmas song, “Do you hear what I hear,” a young shepherd boy hears a little lamb, and the song in the sky that moves high above the trees with a voice as big as the sea. It is a fact that audible trumpets or songs from the sky or heaven do figure into several biblical events. The most important, and the biblically recorded first such event was in Exodus when God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses on Mt. Sinai. It is written that his presence was accompanied by ‘a very loud trumpet blast,’ causing everyone in the camp to quake in terror and holy fear.
The scripture account says the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder.
The roars from heaven and the sounds of trumpets have always been associated with the arrival of beings from the skies. Throughout the night of December 13th and early December 14th residents of Spokane Valley, Washington, tried to find the source of an eerie trumpeting sound that drove many out into the frigid cold in attempts to determine the cause.
Local media outlets in Spokane Valley, a suburb of Spokane, jumped right on the story the night of December 14th, reporting thousands of people – one estimated at least 27,000 people would have been exposed to it. They heard the mysterious sound from 10:30 pm to 5 am, a sound that many described as a trumpet.