This is pretty much the first thread I've ever started here despite my long years as a member. This happened last October and I haven't gotten around
to doing much with it because I've been involved with a classic supercar that I'm enjoying way too much.
This involves the mysterious sounds that people hear around the world. Not the trumpet sounds (although this may explain some of them) but the
screeching, screaming metal sounds where the local city, DPW, the military, nobody seems to know where they come from. Over the years, I've been
baffled just like everyone - and curious too. I've seen and heard a lot of really weird things over the years. I've had encounters with UFOs, seen
things I can't explain and am generally open to just about any explanation.
In October, in Pittsfield Township in Michigan where I work, these mysterious sounds made an appearance as documented in this video.
I recorded this on my LG Stylo 3 phone. Yeah, it sounds crappy - there's some frequencies that aren't picked up very well. In my defense, I wasn't
expecting to hear this so I used what I had on hand.
I imported the audio into Audacity and amplified it and adjusted the lower frequencies so that it sounds much like what I heard. I was less than 100
yards from the source and I suspect that many of these sounds that people are hearing come from the same source. It's sort of the forehead slapping
"why didn't I think of that" realization that we're not dealing with anything mysterious but a rather mundane source of the sounds.
Yeah, I know I should reveal the source right off the bat but my clues and guesses are what makes it fun. Who knows, you might be right. Remember,
hardened steel on steel. That probably gives it away. One more: It seems to me this only happens when there's a mechanical failure related to
compression of air.
1. The locations where they're generated is usually in a man made valley.
2. They're sometimes surrounded by trees or hills or cliffs that give the echoing bone chilling sound that accompanies the sounds.
3.The source of the sound has been around for over 100 years.
4. Spoiler hint: Recent developments in the industry may have increased the frequency of the sounds (not the audio frequency but the number of
Source to be revealed after some guesses. Trust me, it's a "duh" realization.
I've heard some wild sounds in the distance before that were produced by railway renovation operations. Some of the sounds your video had were like
those -- but the middle portion sounded like a jamming signal with the keytones.
I have heard sounds like that from the trains carrying iron ore going by. sometimes equipment like a bulldozer or bucket loader makes a sound like
that, especially if it is scraping on cement or rock. Heard both of those many times. They sort of resemble that sound, but it is hard to tell.
People here are too smart. Over the past year, the Ann Arbor Railroad upgraded their line with continuous welded track, thus no breaks in the line.
What this was was an air line failure on one of the trains, dragging the cars along the track. These were empty sand cars/hopper cars that carry sand
from fracking as well as empty tankers. There was another failure in early January. Like I said, the audio was pretty poor - I did what I could with
I have old train tracks in the woods behind my house. Occasionally, and old freight train passes through there delivering chemicals to a Procter and
Gamble plant on the coast. Some of these tanker cars sit in the plant yard for a few years before they haul them out again.
Exactly the same sounds.
edit on 1-2-2020 by charlyv because: spelling , where caught
Too funny, I grew up next to a Union Pacific main line and just reading the thread title I thought 'bet it was a train'!
Listened to the vid before reading the replies and thought, 'sounds like a train'.
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