Tag Archive for sound

Loud noise, little earthquake in New Zealand

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Disruptive noise in New Zealand sounds like an earthquake. Loud, rumbling noise a mystery for Wanganui region. Mystery surrounds the origins of a loud rumbling noise heard in the wider Wanganui region overnight. The noise happened between 10.15pm and 10.30pm and was heard from Turakina to Waitotara. It was loud enough to shake the ground…

Auckland NZ booms reported (UPDATE: Solved)

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See update below. Originally published 18 Jun 2014 Mystery booms in New Zealand rattle residents. Mystery bangs and shaking in Auckland – national | Stuff.co.nz. A series of mysterious “explosions” have been reported across west and north Auckland, but police are mystified. Reports of loud ‘‘bangs’’ followed by houses shaking began about 5pm, in the…

Two years of screetching and no answers? (UPDATE: Solved)

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See update below. Originally published 11 June 2014 Mystery noise bugs residents. They can’t figure it out. Neighbours tormented by mystery screeching noise plaguing entire housing estate – Bucks Herald. 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…

Lovely ‘chandeliering ice’ in Minnesota

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Very neat natural phenomena. Strange ‘chandeliering ice’ phenomena unfolds at Medicine Lake | kare11.com. On a day in which spring made its return to Minnesota with a vengeance, Nadalie Thomas caught Old Man Winter making his last stand with an ice-shattering spectacle known to some as “chandeliering.” Nadalie and her kids were down on the…

Canada to fund study into what is causing that annoying hum

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There is a followup on this story of a request for the government to look into complaints about the Windsor Hum. A press release was issued today. Taking Action on the ‘Windsor Hum’. On behalf of Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, Bob Dechert, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, today visited Windsor,…

Mystery boom woke people up in Georgia

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Likely has the same explanation as last time. Booms a mystery in Columbia County Residents of Columbia County are wondering what, or whom, is responsible for the boom. Residents on and near Louisville Road near Appling reported hearing, and feeling, a loud boom early this morning. “It woke me out of a dead sleep,” said…

The Tunes of the Dunes: A million little shocks made audible

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Singing Sand Dunes Explained. When Marco Polo heard it in China, he suspected evil spirits. When residents of Copiapo, Chile, heard it emanating from a sandy hill, they dubbed the peak El Bramador, for its roars and bellows. Scientists today call it “singing sand,” but they’re all referring to the same thing: As sand grains…

Canada officials taking Windsor hum seriously

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Feds want the facts on our mystery hum. Windsor’s mysterious hum has reached the ears of the federal government. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird sent his parliamentary secretary, Bob Dechert, to Windsor Friday on a fact-finding mission looking into reported rumblings that have disturbed thousands of residents in the area for over a year. “We’re…

Mystery hum identified in Green Bay as industrial fans

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Case of mystery noises at Green Bay homes may be solved Five years after Green Bay residents began complaining about mysterious noises inside their home, a consultant says he has tracked the sounds to a refrigerated warehouse located a mile away. Consultant Richard James, a noise control engineer hired by the city, said he is…