Industrial sound responsible for Malaysia sky roar

Mystery of strange sound solved

The strange sounds heard over Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, had nothing to do with alien space ships, Sumatran earthquakes or US based research programmes.

Instead the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation has a very simple explanation – it was created by an oil palm factory testing their boiler pressure on Jan 11 and Jan 12.

According to a Borneo Post report, the “Sky Roar” had been heard over Kota Samarahan from around 2am or 3am till dawn on both days.

Terrified residents, the report added, described the noises as a “loud hushing” or “snoring” sound.

Source: Free Malaysia Today

This sounds like a reasonable explanation. They even reproduced the noise. I know, there are those who will automatically assume that this is a coverup and all but why would a company admit such a thing if not true. It’s pretty mundane. However, the article links the known hoaxed sky noises of Canada and strongly suspected hoaxed sound of Kiev with this sky noise – unfortunate.

Yet, one by one, these sky noises become less mysterious.