Strange sounds over Canada actually have some folks scared and once you hear what they sound like, you might understand why. Some are describing the sounds that woke people in Terrace, B.C., Thursday morning as a bizarre sounding freight train or off-key trumpets. These strange, screeching and grinding noises that appear to be echoing off nearby hills have sparked several theories of origin, according to the CBC News on Aug. 30.
The phenomenon was recorded by at least three different people in the town and the video above is the one posted on YouTube by Kimberley Wookey, who found the sounds strange and not appearing to have any clear point of origin.
Folks in the area described the sound as rolling through the hills in the area and they weren't sure if the sound was coming from the sky or underground. Last year an earthquake hit the area and it made sounds similar to the sounds captured on the tape, but there wasn't an earthquake going on.
There was that 7.0 earthquake that struck off the Aleutian Islands on Friday morning, was this a precursor to that earthquake? That isn't it, according to Honn Kao of the Geological Survey of Canada. He said that the noise is not related to any seismic activity in the region.
The theories range from just a train to electromagnetic activity, but residents know what the noises from the nearby train tracks sound like and this is far from it. This bizarre occurrence happened all over the world in 2011 and many folks called the noise "sky trumpets." The source of that global noise was never found.
A spokesperson for the city, Alisa Thompson, believes the sound was simply a city worker grinding down the blade on a grader. She said the city was going to try and replicate the sound to offer up proof, but the noise traveled too far and it was too loud for this to be the sound of a lone man basically grinding an axe. The mystery remains unsolved today.