A few years ago, people all over Texas reported hearing a haunting - and even irritating - humming and/or rumbling sound. Half a year later, strange sounds captivated Texans again, but this time the sounds were higher pitched - more of a trumpeting.
People have been reporting strange things they've heard in the sky ever since, though. Read the blog comments below, which detail both booming and humming sounds:
I live in temple and have been hearing it for a couple of years. I last for a couple of minutes and stops as quick as it starts. It has to be under ground. They say that there are underground tunnels all over the US, that use supersonic trains. There are even articles of nuclear powered tunnel diggers all rhe way back to the late 50'S. I have thought about it a lot, and cannot imagine what else it could be.
-Randy in Temple, January 2016
I've been hearing the same noise in Harlingen, Tx. I think it sounds like a drone or blimp. It sounds like a pulsating airplane sound. I can't sleep because of it. Government wants us to die of sleeplessness!
Clara in Harlingen, November 2015
I heard this noise early this morning around 1:45 a.m. I was outside letting my dog out. It was loud and as it got louder and louder I asked myself "how much louder can this get? My ears hurt!!!" It probably lasted for 45 seconds maybe. No lights in the sky but it sounded like a huge plane was about to crash into my house. I was thinking "well..This is it!!" My dog was going crazy too. I couldn't hear her howl/bark cause the noise was so loud. My daughter woke up not happy when I went back in the house. She was sleepy and kind of out of it but she felt the shaking of the house. I don't think she heard the noise though. I'm deaf in one ear. I'm adding that because it seems from what I've read that not everyone can hear this?! Very strange. My husband thought maybe a plane had to make an emergency landing at the nearby (small) airport, when I told him. I've lived on a military base for 4 years in the past and I've heard jets (jets that were breaking the sound barrier!) And huge C-130 planes etc. landing a and taking off right on the base where I lived. There were constant fly-bys by many aircraft, however, nothing was ever this loud and hurt my ear!! I have had the house shake before too but not like this. I'm stumped.
Sarah October 2015
My husband and myself, along with our son keep hearing this loud - annoying - dull kind of hum. It's loud from our sons window. It's loud inside the house. We went looking for it at 3 a.m. this morning because it's so loud. It wasn't the freezer. It was the frig. It wasn't the heater or ac. We can't find the noise? It's most definitely louder from the inside of our house. It really sounds like a big truck running to warm up or something down the street, but there is not one there.
MJ in Amarillo, January 2015
There have been a few other YouTube videos posted, too, with strange siren-like sounds and deep vibrations. You can see these videos and the news report from Corpus below:
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