See update below.
Originally published 11 June 2014
Mystery noise bugs residents. They can’t figure it out.
A group of neighbours are at their wits end after being plagued with a mysterious screeching sound for two years –but still no one can tell them what is causing it.
Residents on the Stoke Grange estate in Aylesbury are subjected to the unidentified high-pitched sound – which can still be heard with the windows shut – on an almost daily basis, but despite several complaints to the authorities, they are no closer to finding out where it is coming from.
According to residents, it occurs almost daily in all seasons but when they hear it is inconsistent, even on holidays. Strange. No one seems to want to help them. Previous accounts of industrial noise are usually low-frequency droning or hums. Ideas include various buildings nearby but they can’t pinpoint it. There is no good info from the article. A search turned up no other articles. So, it’s hard to make anything of this.
Tracking noise means that special equipment must be used to find the source or at least log its occurrence. Maybe they can contact this town to see what their issue was from 2009. It seems like they need to get together and hire a professional to track this down. Complaining about it to the media probably won’t get results.
Here are other cases of mystery noises:
All “mystery sound” posts: Mystery Sound | Doubtful News.
UPDATE: (19 Jun 2014) Excellent update that the sound is found! It was a burglar alarm from the Stoke Mandeville Auto Centre on Wendover Road. An employee called one of the residents after hearing the story and they tested the alarm. There is no word on why it was going off at various times and how they didn’t notice. But residents are relieved, but have no kind words for the local officials who didn’t help them out.