posted on May, 23 2011 @ 05:32 PM
Jersey City, NJ - I heard the same noise over the weekend (same time as the OP, upstate NY people, and the North Bergen person, if 'm not mistaken?).
I heard nothing when I fell asleep around 12/12:30, but I heard it when I woke up around 4am/4:30am. I didn't look out the window at all, because it
really just sounded like strong wind, and it was raining that day, I think. But I eventually realized that the "wind" was lasting for an abnormally
long time, so I looked outside my window, and noticed that nothing was moving (as would happen with strong wind). I opened my window, and the noise
sounded like a fighter jet at an airshow - maybe not quite as loud - or like a tornado (if I could imagine what one sounds like at a distance).
It stopped for a minute or two, then came back. I don't think much of it, but it's worth my $0.02.
Apparently, the power plants (perhaps the nuclear power plant?) in this area clear the steam out of their pipes every so often, and it sounds like a
earthquake that you can hear very far away. Somebody else posted a video of something similar. So that's probably the most logical explanation.