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Eerie Song Captured By Rosetta Spacecraft Resembles 1987 Predator Sounds

In the 1987 science fiction movie, Predator, the sound the alien makes—a click, click, clicking—is very similar to the sound transmitted from Comet 67P back in 2014.


Mycroft Holmes: Oh, Sherlock, what do we say about coincidence?
Sherlock Holmes: The Universe is rarely so lazy. 

The Sounds of Rosetta’s Comet

Compare if you dare

Some Background On The Rosetta

The probe bounced—the pictures by Rosetta’s Osiris camera were taken within a period of 30 minutes; the time of each image is indicated in the picture in coordinated universal time, which is five hours ahead of Eastern time. (European Space Agency/European Pressphoto Agency)

On November 12, 2014, The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta mission successfully soft-landed the Philae Lander Probe on a comet it has stalked for over ten years. The comet is 67P.

  • Reports indicate that the Philae Lander bounced three times before securing its footing.
  • It landed in the shadows partially on its side, and since it uses solar energy, late on November 14, 2014 the probe went into hibernation mode when its primary battery ran out of power.
  • ESA successfully issued a command to rotate the spacecraft and get its largest solar panel into sunlight.
  • The ESA claims that in the 60 hours of operations on the surface of Comet 67P, scientists managed to complete 90% of the primary science it intended.
  • If Philae Lander revives after the comet shifts to put the probe in a sunnier location, scientists say the additional information was a bonus.
  • The eerie song was first picked up by Rosetta’s magnetometer when the spacecraft traveled closer to the comet in August.
  • Also in August, Rosetta took the temperature of Comet 67P and found it to be warmer than once predicted.
  • From a distance of 145 miles, Rosetta took the surface temperature and recorded it to be minus 94 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • This is warmer than scientists suspected for a comet covered in ice.
For great in-depth coverage (less science fiction) of the Rosetta Mission and it’s outcomes

Predator 1987, The Movie

Kevin Peter Hall as the Predator 1987.
Plot Line

Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a soldier of fortune, is hired by the U.S. government to secretly rescue a group of politicians trapped in Guatemala.

But when Dutch, and his team, which includes weapons expert Blain (Jesse Ventura) and CIA agent George (Carl Weathers), land in Central America, something is gravely wrong.

After finding a string of dead bodies, the crew discovers they are being hunted by a brutal extra-terrestrial warrior with superhuman strength and the ability to disappear into its surroundings.

Movie Facts

  • Jean-Claude Van Damme was originally cast as the Predator creature, the idea being that the physical action star would use his martial arts skills to make the Predator an agile, ninja-esque hunter.
  • Van Damme often complained about about the monster suit being too hot and caused him to pass out.
  • Compared to Schwarzenegger — Van Damme didn’t.
  • Kevin Peter Hall — towering over  7’2″— replaced Van Damme.
  • Released June 12, 1987.
  • Budget $15 million.
  • Grossed $98,267,558.
  • Initial reviews were negative.
  • Later, opinions changed.

The movie now appears on Best Movie lists.

Rambling Thoughts

Let’s assume there is no such thing as coincidence (Gibbs, NCIS). For just a second. How do we explain the song of Comet 67P sounding like a 33 year old movie alien?

I found these two compelling comments at the ESA blog site explaining the sound:
  • Maybe another life-form realized that a comet could carry language, and this is their means of communicating with us LOL. —tony
  • What if it is space bugs inside the comet? Starship Trooper like?!? — Richold

My Thoughts

  • The special effects person for the movie is a Starseed and that click, click, clicking sound is the one his seed heard as it traveled through space to Earth. He replicated it for the movie. (Consciously? Unconsciously? Good question.) 
  • NASA was created in 1958. Maybe the sound isn’t new. Maybe it was leaked to Hollywood via scientists.  
  • ETs monitor Earth and everything we do. Even our movies. When we get close to explaining what is really out there, they try to communicate with us by using what they see we see in films or read in books. That would mean the clicking from Comet 67P is the metaphoric message in a bottle.
  • The inhabitants of Comet 67P are enjoying the movie and love the sound the Predator makes—or it’s the only sound they understand. They thought that perhaps we understood it also. (Hey, people are using the eerie Comet 67P song for the ringtone on their phones. What ET wouldn’t think we understood it?)
  • OR you can go with the sciency version: It’s just the comet’s magnetic field. Which is what it probably is, but less fun to think about. 

I’ll go with what Sherlock says.

Eliminate the impossible and whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

Do you believe it’s a coincidence that the 1987 science fiction Predator sounds just like the 2014 sounds transmitted from Comet 67P?  Or do you have a theory?

I love hearing from you. And, hey: What is the best science fiction movie you’ve seen lately?

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6 replies on “Eerie Song Captured By Rosetta Spacecraft Resembles 1987 Predator Sounds”

Personally, I think they are unrelated. I think the explanation may be in the use of frequencies set at different speeds to create sound. The meteor has its frequency sped up to create this sound. Perhaps the movie producers behind predator used a similar system of speeding up sound or frequencies to get their desired effect.

Either way, it is cool and nice catch with the similarities. While a don’t agree with it, the Starseed explanation is my favorite of yours.

I think my current favorite Sci Fi movie is 5th Element, it was on the other day and I couldn’t help but watch it. It has such a poetic underlining story to it and I love the campy way it was done.

I’ve been seeing commercials for Ascension and I’ve thanked your blog for bringing it to my attention every time.

Hiya Dillo- So glad to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Your name just went into the magic jar for the drawing on November 24. Good luck.

I bet I watched the same showing of 5th Element that you did on Sunday. It is a classic. My question is: What Science Fiction movies today are as good as the classics?

In the 1980s, we had Alien, Predator, Poltergeist, Terminator, ET, Blade Runner, The Abyss…just to mention a few. What do we have today that is as good?

Maybe Ascension will be. But it’s TV. Seems as if we have more great TV Science Fiction than movies.

I agree with Dillo, I love the 5th Element!! Actually, 1997 was a watershed year, in my opinion, for Science Fiction… Contact and Gattica (on the serious side of scifi) and Starship Troopers and Men in Black (on the campy blockbuster side).. all of which were pretty good, if not great, films in the genre.

And Dillo, if we are all talking about the same airing of the 5th Element, I believe it was proceeded by the Stargate movie (1992).. which is also a favorite of mine. Clara, Thoughts on Stargate? Ancient Aliens seem right up your alley. Future blog post?

Hi Jo Stella— Thank you for stopping by. I have just placed your name in THE MAGIC JAR twice for our December 29, 2014 drawing. Good luck.

Ancient Aliens/Astronauts fascinate me. When I first started blogging, I did much research and several blogs on AAs.

Here are the links:

It was a 5 part research series into Ancient Aliens.

Perhaps, it is time for me to do another blog on AAs.

Thanks, again

So glad you like the post, Bill. Yes, Predator is truly a classic film as well as a classic monster. I mean who matches his awesomeness in present day movies?


Thank you,

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