Perhaps even more entertaining then this frozen lake’s otherworldly sounds? Filmmaker/Vlogger Cory Williams’ frenzied, freak-out reaction. “Whoa, WHOAAAAA!” he says in total bewilderment, before dubbing the bizarre noise the “coolest sound ever.”
If you’re curious as to the science behind the whole shebang, Cottage Life has the scoop:
And the chirping and pinging when you chuck rocks at the frozen water? They’re different from the noises you’d generate by whipping rocks at, say, dirt, because underneath the ice the water isn’t solid. Ice vibrates up and down, similar to a drumhead or cymbal vibrating after being struck. Different ice produces different sounds: A high-pitched noise when your rock hits the lake likely means you have “clear” ice.
Now, excuse me as I listen to this amazing thing for the 10th time in a row.
Update: I totally had a brain fart and forgot to note that the cool parts start around the 3:40 mark. Scroll away!