reply to post by StealthyKat
I was in the house, upstairs, when I noticed it suddenly, and ran around trying to figure out what in the house was making the noise. Then, I went
outside, and realized it was coming from the sky. So, I grabbed a voice recorder, a camcorder, and a digital camera and got as much of it as I could.
The voice recorder captured the sound with a lot of background noise, so that was no good. The camcorder wasn't sensitive enough to pick it up much at
all. Luckily, the digital camera got it pretty good, as you can tell.
I was just about ready to post my own thread here when I saw the helicopter on the horizon, and got a couple pictures of it (the only good one being
the one I posted). I never saw the helicopter before that, so it may even have been below the horizon for the majority of the time I heard the sound,
which would certainly make it all the harder to identify.
As for the time... the helicopter must have been hanging around over there for a while, 'cause the sound lasted for probably half an hour or so.
Definitely no less than that, given all I did (at least 15 minutes in audio and video recordings, plus starting to post a thread about it on ATS,
talking to mom on the phone when she called, and taking the pictures of the helicopter once I saw it) in the time I heard it.
I do hear helicopters all the time, so the fact that I couldn't tell what this was is significant. It just happened that the overcast sky was able to
carry and modify the sound enough to make it a loud, low-pitch rumble, as opposed to the "chop" sound of a typical helicopter.
Again, this isn't to suggest that what everyone is hearing are helicopters, but I just want to show that a normally mundane sound can morph into
something apocalyptic under the right conditions.
ETA: by the way, that bright area in the clouds...it's not the sun. The sun was due east, while the bright spot is almost due south. No matter what
time of day, when it's overcast and the clouds are ripply like that, there's always that bright spot in that same location.
edit on 20-12-2011
by CLPrime because: (no reason given)