Monday, May 30, 2016

A Sound With No Source...!

Now this seems like a good topic for Monday Mysteries, don't you think ?

I believe that if a sound is loud enough that it wakes folks up, or keeps them from sleeping, the the source should be fairly easy to find. Especially if it isn't spread all over the place. But what do I know ?

The High-Pitched Sound With No Apparent Source

Earlier this year, the community of Forest Grove, Oregon, was dealing with a bizarre situation that kept them up at night. Multiple residents heard a strange noise. One woman was even awakened by the noise several times late at night and became seriously bothered by it. She didn’t believe that it was anything sinister, but she still wanted it to stop.

She went to the police and fire departments of Forest Grove for help. But they were unable to pinpoint a cause. The city’s employees did rule out a gas leak, a water valve, or animals making noise.

The woman who was most bothered by the noise captured sound from a video and sent it to the news. Her husband thought that it was a problem with someone’s brake pads. The sound was long, high-pitched, and screechy—similar to a train at a certain speed. But there are no trains in the area.

Although the brake pad explanation seems plausible, it would still not explain why the woman heard the sound throughout the night at odd hours. Although the sound may not be particularly worrisome, the issue has remained unsolved.

Like I said, seems as though someone somewhere could come up with the cause of the sound and then fix it. I have a hard time believing that with all the high tech stuff we have out there today, something couldn't be done!

Coffee out on the patio, as long as you can stand the heat and the 'skeeters!

9 comments:

deborah harvey said...

could be the earth's plates moving. sound more noticeable at night when all is quiet?
about 55 years ago i couldn't sleep for many nights because i heard a groaning sound, maybe deep underground.
my mother and dad could not hear it.
years later i read a report that many others had the same experience but widely distributed.
i now think it was the earth groaning from some movement deep within.

HermitJim said...

Hey Deborah...
Makes a lot of sense to me and is as likely as anything else, I reckon. Way too many things like that around.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Chickenmom said...

Kids have a bit of fun or a exhaust fan on top of a building? Good one, Mr. Hermit!

HermitJim said...

Hey Phyllis...
Yep...sounds plausible to me. Who knows what it was?
Yhanks for coming over today!

JO said...

Good one and both responses are possible. I'll bet it was some kids with some kind of autio.

Hope you have a nice quiet day today with some good BBQ.

linda m said...

You would think someone would have found the source of the noise. I think all the previous comments are very plausible.

HermitJim said...

Hey Jo...
Doesn't seem worth the trouble of cooking out for just one person, ya know?
Thanks for dropping by today, sweetie!


Hey Linda...
I have to agree with you on that!
Thanks for coming over today!

Dizzy-Dick said...

Maybe it was just a screech owl (grin).

HermitJim said...

Hey Dizzy...
That would be some really big owl, I'll tell ya!
Thanks for the visit today!