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Mysterious sound recorded in Plymouth, UK

By T.K. Randall
February 13, 2017 · Comment icon 16 comments

Plymouth residents have been hearing strange sounds for years. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Derek Harper
Plymouth resident Joao Caetano managed to make a recording of the eerie sound on his mobile phone
The city, which is situated on the southern coast of England, is certainly no stranger to unusual noises thanks to what is known as the 'Plymouth Hum' - a mysterious low droning sound that authorities have been struggling to explain for years.

Hundreds of people claim to have heard the hum with some maintaining that it has even prevented them from sleeping at night. One theory suggests that the humming noise may be caused by waves vibrating on the sea floor - something that only a small percentage of people can hear.

This new sound however, which you can listen to below, seems to be something else entirely.

Source: Plymouth Herald | Comments (16)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #7 Posted by AnchorSteam 7 years ago
So many weird sounds out there.... but I think people are such shut-ins that way too many things sound strange when they finally go outside.    I once heard a tape of something that sounded like a damned Dragon, I kid you not. Turned out it was an F-18 just loafing along. And I thought F-4 Phantoms sounded weird...
Comment icon #8 Posted by Mike Fox 7 years ago
I have heard this sound too, many times, and as a yacht owner, I know what it is. It comes from the local marina. When the wind blows across the vertical slot in the back of yacht masts, it can set up a resonant hum, like blowing across the top of a bottle. The confirmation is the sound of tinkling in the background, which is the sound of unsecured halyards tapping against masts.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Hammerclaw 7 years ago
Comment icon #10 Posted by morphiouse1 7 years ago
gee it sounds just like the wind blowing across the top of an empty beer bottle.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Hammerclaw 7 years ago
"I can see it--coming--hell wind--titan blur--black wings--Yog Sothoth save me---the three lobed burning eye......"     The Haunter Of The Dark  H.P. Lovecraft
Comment icon #12 Posted by Essan 7 years ago
What's really eerie is when you hear something like this in the middle of the Scottish mountains, miles from the nearest road, track or habitation.    Especially in the middle of the night ....... Rusting Victorian-era fenceposts in lonely glens have much to answer for!  
Comment icon #13 Posted by MJNYC 7 years ago
Love your avatar, brizink 
Comment icon #14 Posted by docyabut2 7 years ago   I think  most of these sounds are comings from the oceans .
Comment icon #15 Posted by Black Monk 7 years ago
You'd be hard-pressed to find any working foghorns in Britain nowadays.
Comment icon #16 Posted by MJNYC 7 years ago
Well, it's a winner!  How can you go wrong with Alien?

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