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Strange Noise in Skies over UK

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posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 08:33 AM
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Hi,

I live in the UK about 3 miles from Henlow RAF base near the herts/beds border. On a fairly regular basis i hear the weirdest sound in the sky. It sounds like a passenger jet is passing by, very high up. A low rumble. But, it lasts for upto an hour at a time and sounds static, not like something is moving. It even makes the walls shake sometimes. My wife hears it too, so i'm not mad. I've spent ages looking into clear skies, but there's nothing up there. We're quite close to Luton airport, but those planes pass over and the noise is gone as usual shortly after the plane leaves our sight. Anyone got any ideas what this noise is? It happens for 3 or 4 days consecutively about once a month.

R




posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 08:34 AM
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Forgot to mention, this always happens in the evening, just after it has got dark, never during the day.

R



posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 08:37 AM
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Whats a strange noise, is there a such thing. I cant say I have ever heard a "strange noise". what did it sund like? Its hard to try to help you with no real info.



posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 09:25 AM
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As i said above already, it sounds like the noise a passenger jet makes when passing over very high up. The difference being that the noise doesn't fade or appear to move across the sky. It stays the same level and pitch for ages...sometimes for over an hour.

R



posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 09:30 AM
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buy a nighvision or thermal camera and get up on your roof and find out wht it is.



posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 09:32 AM
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I guess I have lived in the city so long nothing sounds werid. I cant even hear passanger jets when they are at crusing alt.



posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 09:33 AM
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[edit on 25-6-2004 by SpittinCobra]



posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 09:42 AM
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Hi, I live very close to what used to be RAF Manston. Up until the time that it was sold off, I too used to hear similar noises at night.
They used to have a lot of old hercules (or hurricanes
, I really don't know my planes very well) that would start their engines up and be running for ages , and I think this is what the sound was that I used to hear. I got used to it over time, and missed it after it stopped. I don't know if this could be anything like the noise you are hearing.
There also quite often used to be a low hum sometimes in the night, but I don't know what that was?



posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 09:49 AM
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RAF Henlow which is the only military base near here doesn't actually have any planes there. It's supposed to be a testing and training base. I've never once seen a military plane fly overhead here.

And you were right with Hercules, Hurricanes were fighters from WW2.

R



posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 05:53 PM
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THIS IS STANDARD AT ALMOST ALL RAF BASES AS I SPEAK FROM EXPERIENCE. MOST NIGHTS BASES MOVE THE OVERHEAD MACHINERY ALONG THE ROLLERS TO DO BOTH UPGRADES AND SYSTEM CHECKS ON THE ENGINE AND COMPRESSORS. IT IS NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT!



posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 06:06 PM
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My mom lives near the main Boeing manufacturing facility, and right down the raod is a cooperate airfield. They often test thier engines there, and you can ehar them loudly at night, or near dusk, when they do must of the engine checks.

Im sure the Air Force bases do similar ones, and also check and see if theres a local aircraft manufacturer near by that builds or maintaines tubine engines.



posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 06:11 PM
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I used to work at Gatwick.
They maintain the planes in the hangars there and do the same at Heathrow. On cold days we used to stand behind the 747s to keep warm whilst they had their engines running!!!
The other guys here are right - you probably heard something being checked out on the tarmac.



posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 12:47 AM
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they probably are new jets that the government dosent want you to see.



posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 01:16 AM
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Where I live they chain the Harriers down in testing bays and power the engines up frequently - mostly in the evening... It's probably something like that. It probably is just where they run the engines for test reasons or whatever like everyone else has said.



posted on Jun, 25 2004 @ 07:30 AM
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Yea. It MAY be testing of engines.

Or it MAY be something else.

Paranormal hahahaa.



posted on Jun, 26 2004 @ 09:50 PM
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There is a modern day Hurricane in the british arsenal i think (make sence? Tornado and Hurricane, eh, eh, eh, EH!?)



posted on Jun, 27 2004 @ 03:20 AM
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Originally posted by Paladin327
There is a modern day Hurricane in the british arsenal i think (make sence? Tornado and Hurricane, eh, eh, eh, EH!?)


I don't think there is, or were you just joking?

Sometimes it is hard to tell over the intenet when people joke.



posted on Jun, 27 2004 @ 03:43 AM
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Where i live which is nowhere near you in stoke,i live under a flight path to and from Manchester Airport.For the past month ive been hearing a low pitched humming like a lot of planes flying high up,its been driving me mad ,i keep going out to see if their is any planes flying overhead.



posted on Jun, 27 2004 @ 05:30 AM
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Hi, i actuly live on Travis AFB in Califronia, USA i hear the exact same sound every single night them runing up the jet engins usealy lasts for upwards of about 30min each plane, and when they do prep tests to check for fuel overload problems those can go on for over an hour easy. lol actuly you might be able to help me on other problems, we are geting re-stationed to RAF Lakenheath (englind) in dec i need someone that knows that country. RAF Lakenheath is a fighter jet base from what i understand and the other 2 bases are bolth heavy's same as Travis AFB. and the resion you probly don't hear it every night is audio reflection some nights sound carry's better then others some nights the planes almost a mile away from our house will raddle windows. most nights just a loud rumble outside.



posted on Jun, 27 2004 @ 05:47 AM
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lol actuly you might be able to help me on other problems, we are geting re-stationed to RAF Lakenheath (englind) in dec i need someone that knows that country. RAF Lakenheath is a fighter jet base from what i understand



RAF Lakenheath's website

www.lakenheath.af.mil...



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