posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 02:40 PM
After lurking on ATS for a while, this is the thread that made me want to sign up and share my thoughts.
Around 4 or 5 weeks ago, I was at home around lunchtime, and heard what I initially thought was a very loud jet passing. I live around 6km from the
main runway at Calgary airport, so hearing aircraft is not unusual, and the various sounds are very familiar to me - from typical modern aircraft, old
noisy Fedex 727's, and the odd fighter jet. At night, if the atmospheric conditions are right, I can often hear jet engines spooling up and down at
the airport; there is an Air Canada maintenance hanger there, so again, not unusual at all.
To continue, as I prepared my lunch I became aware that the sound was continuing for much longer (and louder) than normal, and my pictures hanging on
the wall were actually vibrating quite loudly -- something that has NEVER happened before, in my 3 years of living at this address, and a total of 5
in the area. At the time, I thought this was odd, but assumed it was a heavy jet circling the airport, perhaps in a holding pattern (despite the fact
aircraft rarely need to hold here -- Calgary is not a massively busy airport and planes usually flight straight in on a long final approach).
As I sat down to eat my lunch, the sound was still there .. louder .. quieter .. louder .. and so on. Each time it was loud, the pictures would
vibrate more and more. After about 10 minutes, the sound became so overwhelming, I got up and went outside on to my deck to investigate further.
This is when I realized it was not the normal sound of jets that I was hearing. Whereas normally, I can hear the sounds coming from the direction of
the airport, this time - the sound was ALL around me, and louder than anything I had heard before. I could not detect which direction it was coming
from; as it was everywhere. And, from the deck, it did not sound like a jet at all. It's very hard to describe, but very similar to the Florida
video, only more intense. I stood there in awe for a good 10-15 minutes.
Anyway, after being spooked a little by this, it was time for me to head back to work. I returned to the house, grabbed my keys, and went out the
other door to my car. The sound had now vanished completely. Almost as if the sky had gone from complete chaos to tranquility in an instant.
I didn't think much more of this .. That day, I went back into work-mode, and forgot all about it .. until I read this thread. Whatever it was, I
can assure you, it was NOT normal in any way, shape or form.