About two months a go, I went to visit my family in sleepy Sussex. My stay with them was typically uneventful, apart from the fact that for three nights running my sleep was disturbed by a strange, low-frequency humming noise. The noise persisted in the morning and early afternoon, but had stopped entirely by about 3pm. Our house is situated in a largely agricultural area and there are no industrial sites near-by. At the time, I was perplexed by the noise, but not scared. I spoke to my family about it and they confirmed that they too could hear this mysterious noise.
Shortly after this odd experience I decided to do some research online in order to ascertain whether anyone else had heard this noise. Unsurprisingly, many people had. It had been heard not just in my village, but in many other locations, spanning a distance of around 20 miles. It was reported in local press and on several blog sites. More bizarre was the fact that reports of a mysterious hum were also being made across the U.K., from Scotland down to Cornwall. A cursory glance at Youtube will reveal that there are a proliferation of apparent recordings available online. Amongst the obvious fakes there are a few that are so convincing that they have been reported by the national press.
I have no idea what this humming noise is or whether it really deserve a mention on a paranormal website at all. I would appreciate it if anyone else who heard the sound in Sussex or elsewhere could get in touch. Unfortunately, I did not think to make a recording of the noise, but I have embedded the Telegraph’s Youtube report below.
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