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Two professors from the University of British Columbia say it’s unlikely the loud scraping sounds heard around Terrace on the morning of August 29 have their origin in the sky or the bowels of the earth.
Rumours began to swirl after clips were posted online that the source of the screeching noises heard on both sides of town was solar flares in the atmosphere, or the shifting of tectonic plates.
People compared the noises to a moose call, scraping metal, angels and whale song.
Originally posted by KaiBosh
Uh, this was one person in a subdivision - I think there will be more videos that come out over the next few days. The buildings downtown emptied of people, anyone who is suggesting this was done with loudspeakers are not 'getting it'. This isn't just "hey, that's a loud noise", this is a grating of the sky that makes you nearly piss your pants. This was not a 'prank'. You can clearly hear in this video just how pervasive and overwhelming the sound was.
“We heard this sound, it sounded to me like someone dragging a dumpster across the pavement,” The worker says. “So, we came around the building to have a look and see exactly what it was, and there was a grader grading the pavement. Now, there’s no wind, it’s like every morning it’s just still and quiet, and the sound just carried through the valley”
Originally posted by AlliedMintOwl
The city also took credit for this on their Facebook page
On Wednesday morning there was a strange sound heard by some residents. People got to talking about it and what could be making this unusual noise. Extraterrestrial visitors? A sasquatch and a whale having an epic battle? Trolls? Giant metallic bees?
Turns out….. it was us. ...
City of Terrace FB Page
Kinda sucks it has such a mundane explanation.
Someone just posted and challenged the City of Terrance to reproduce the sound.