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Strange Sounds and Weird Noises in the Sky - Heard From Around the World

The Earth is Groaning

People around the world are talking about it: the "strange sounds" coming from the sky. Just within the last few weeks, Google search for "strange sounds" has skyrocketed for the query "strange sounds". Some say that "The Hum" is a sign of Jesus's return, others say it is related to weather wars, chemtrails or is a sign that the Earth is "troubled". I myself have not heard "the hum", but I'm sure if I did that I would definitely be kind of freaked out and would be looking for some type of explanation for the mysterious sound. In my research, I have found various links, YouTube videos of eyewitness accounts and have gathered information on various "theories" for the strange sounds that even news stations have reported on (ABC, The Huffington Post, local Canadian news stations and the Telegraph)

You can draw your own conclusions based on this research - and if you have been an eyewitness to this sound I would love to have you comment and let us know what you experienced! Myself, I have not drawn any conclusions yet as to what this may be - but I am definitely intrigued by all the reports coming in - especially over the last 2 years...makes one go hummmmm???

Where are these strange sounds coming from - the sky - or from the Earth?

Strange sounds coming from the sky - or from the Earth?

Strange sounds coming from the sky - or from the Earth?

Here's what some people are saying the" strange sound" sounds like:

“sounds like hell opening up”

"sounds to me that mother earth is crying hard"

"sounds to me like the cavern of the earth's spirit or whatever it's called where the monks live and listen to the earth"

"I have been saying it sounds like giant metal gates opening"

"sounds like something coming inbound from space"

"It sounds like demons"

"sounds like wind/air escaping a giant valve or something, but it might be the video quality... It totally breaks my mind, but I'm inclining towards it being something multi-dimensional that's coming from beyond our reality"

"Some of it sounds like it's dubbed from the Godzilla soundtrack"

"It gives one a feeling of eerie uneasiness when you hear it. Like I said, it sounds like a bear waking up from a long winter nap"

"It sounds like dinosaurs!"

"These sounds are exactly like the sounds of huge machinery, and lots of metal gears"

Strange sound in Montreal

The Hum - weird noise plaguing village is investigated by the Telegraph


HOAX!! Strange sounds in Conklin, Alberta Jan.12/2012

Some of the many "hearings" along with some accounts:

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Costa Rica (South America) Jan. 12, 2012: "This news has rattled the social web whereas Costa Ricans and the world over are scrambling to figure out what this mysterious sound could have been. Authorities have yet to comment on the subject although OVSICORI, the Costa Rica Volcanologist and Seismologist Organization is saying there is no Earth movements recorded at the time of the strange sound

Kota Samarahan Jan. 2012: "KUCHING: Authorities on science do not consider the strange sounds in the sky over Kota Samarahan near hear as a laughing matter.

They neither denied it as paranormal nor a hoax. Though explanation over the ‘phenomenon’ is still pending, some people have turned the matter into points for jokes, especially on Facebook. Deputy Minister of Science Technology and Innovation Datuk Fadillah Yusuf yesterday said he had already assembled a team headed by one Dr Mustafa Subari of Malaysian Space Agency to study the claims.

He said he had also asked the Meteorology Department but they too could not provide any explanation." (added Jan.20, 2012)

Dallas, Fort Worth, Texas 2011: "I know there is something to these 'sounds' as a year ago I was awakened early one morning to a sound that I could not determine what it was. Since all this has blown up I now know what I heard. Well I know I heard something weird. You have now authenticated this for me. :) People can try an debunk all they want I know I heard this."

Newport, VA: "Please stop. There is something going on. I am truthful when I say I heard these sounds in Newport News, VA. They sound EXACTLY like the sounds in the movie War of the Worlds. Just because you have not experienced any of these sounds doesn't make it untrue. Just because this is now making social news doesn't mean there will be some that try to copycat it and make fake videos. Ignoring it will not help figure out what the sounds are.

I wish I would have taped the sounds because my daughter and I heard it. Since this started exploded on the net I've asked my neighbors if they heard any of these sounds and they remembered it to because they couldn't figure out what it is. This happened here about a month ago and it is not something you forget. It happened for what seemed like a week every evening, about 6pmish.

Please do not debunk this. It is happening.

Miami, Florida - August 2011: I heard the "rumble" back in August of first I thought it was an airplane...but after it lasted more than 2 minutes I began to get nervous...I swear I thought we were about to be attacked by a missle or something...

The rumble sounded like a space shuttle was taking off but it had somehow "froze" in mid flight....I had never experienced anything like it I chalked it up to being some sort of abnormal thunder or something...seeing as how August is hurricane season for Florida..

I can tell you till this day I still have that sound imprinted on my's very frightning as if though you are experiencing an earth quake but with no movement. Also one more thing to add...the "rumble" took place on a cloudy night sometime around 10-11 pm

Florida, March 2011:

Denton, Texas (Jan, 2012): "We were visiting friends when there was a grumbling sound outside. Nothing happened and we checked earthquakes and there weren't any. Hmm"

Austria (Jan. 2012): "really strange! My husband and I hear that sound too and we live in Austria - it sounds like in the video from Hungary - i think it's now 3 or 4 days ago. We were thinking it was thunder."

Dallas, Fort Worth, Texas (late 2010, early 2011): "can't remember 'what date' any more -- but it was late 2010 and early 2011 when I heard it (2 separate times). I have posted on here about it many times, but also I have said that it sounded like a jet flying over (really high) except that it went on for SO LONG that it couldn't have been a jet flying in a straight line. Maybe in a big circle or something? Anyway, my teenage son came outside with me to listen to it also because he thought it was strange enough that he came downstairs to ask me what it was. I haven't heard it recently. I didn't record it because at the time, no one else was posting the vids like they are now, so I sort of just shrugged it off. *edit to add that it was VERY loud and seemd louder sounding in the house than it was when we went outside, (but even outside it was Very Loud). Also one occasion there were clouds, on the other occasion it was a clear blue sky -- nothing in sight at the time, to make that noise."

Pennsylvania: "I once heard an extremely strange sound in Pennsylvania. Sounded like a flying saucer from one of those old syfi movies. A wooshh woosh woooshhh sound over and over and it was covering blocks and blocks. About a mile within city limits. No one could tell where it was coming from"

Montreal, Canada: Sept. 11, 2011 (video below) "I was unloading some stuff from my camera when I heard this noise outside on September 11th, 2011. It's only recently that I heard of the other sounds in Kiev and all over the world. I'm a skeptic but I gotta say. Spooky."

Editors Note: This video was determined to be a HOAX (1/31/2011) Conklin, Alberta - January 12th, 2012: (video to the right)

Northwest Indiana: Jan. 2012: "It sounds like the groaning/electrical noises are coming from the earth below us."

Beaver County, PA area:

Grande Cache, Alberta: "People posting that they and all their neighbors were on their porches listening... all the way down the streets. It sounds like the Earth is groaning. People posted that they were afraid to go to sleep"

Grande Cache, Alberta area: "That is the town that heard it, and there were at least 25+ reports of it. People reporting standing on their porches, all the neighbors on the street outside, etc. People afraid of going to sleep, etc. It was just incredibly weird."

SE Quebec, Canada: "We heard it last night from about 11:00PM to about 11:20PM in SE Quebec. The air was absolutely still... sounded like a moaning."

Windsor, Canada: "West end resident Gary Grosse compares the sound of the mysterious rumblings to the sound of "a fleet of diesel trucks idling next to your home." (see video below - very interesting)

Vancouver, Canada: "I just want to add I have been hearing these hums a lot lately mostly at night too, live on Van Island. I am wondering if it's Yellowstone. God knows how many lava tunnels this beast has underground. All these quakes around the world the pressure on this beast must be massive"

Google seaches for "Strange Sounds" skyrockets

This is very spooky and reflects the internet searches for the term STRANGE SOUNDS "Remember of the dozen plus strange sounds coming from the sky videos means there were probably hundreds of people who did not video it but heard it and Googled it"

This is very spooky and reflects the internet searches for the term STRANGE SOUNDS "Remember of the dozen plus strange sounds coming from the sky videos means there were probably hundreds of people who did not video it but heard it and Googled it"

News clip: US quake 2011 - strange sound during game before the earthquake

Florida March, 2011- eerie sound from sky: 20 min

Theories about the strange sounds

As with any unanswered phenomena, conspiracies and theories abound about what the source of the "strange sound" from the sky is. Some say it is actually coming from the Earth, and not from the sky. And as with any questionable topic - some think this is a viral hoax to market a movie or to scare people about the year 2012. I don't believe the marketing hoax myself - there have been too many accounts coming in from all over world, with even news crews hearing the strange sound (not to mention the interesting clip of the sports broadcasters who heard the strange sound while on public TV - See that video to the right here) Obviously there is something very unexplained going on that is capturing people attentions. Nasa? Do you have anything to say about this?

At various website forums around the world, possible theories are being discussed on what's causing these "strange sounds coming from the sky". Some believe the sounds are:

"The roar of solar wind....the holes in our magnetosphere

"If earth is would explain quakes....volcanoes....weird weather...and sounds. Maybe we were jarred more from Japan quake Jan what we were told"


"What happens to a machine/engine that doesn't have enough oil/lubricant? It squeaks. Maybe magma movement just isn't enough for the plates to slide easily anymore. This would account for the increase in average frequency and magnitude of quakes too. North American Crator (dormant.... or so they say) runs straight up through Colorado and western Canada. This all sounds too simple to be true, but it's my theory"

"The earth is a huge generator. It is speaking. I'm not a mechanic but the language is coming loud and clear. Translation: we are not in control, there is only one who is, so get quiet and listen closely"

"Well the Spirit is like the wind, it goes where it wants to go and is specific in nature. When it is windy, it is not all over the world. That is how it is spiritually. It doesn't 'hit' the whole earth all at once. It is location specific." (added Jan.20, 2012)

"Maybe the trumpets are sounding the arrival of angels. What could follow should be prophecy as outlined in revelation"

"Don't be alarmed. It's just the mad LHC scientists trying to open up a portal to some random hidden dimension"

"We may actually be hearing magnetism...or if the whole earth is slipping maybe the sound of gravitational pull...which would-be a reasonable explanation of why NASA sent probes to moon to measure it"

"I've been thinking again....these sounds may well have something to do with the magnetic pole shift. If this shift is occurring....the gravitational pull with moon and sun is changed. It could be a harmonic vibration....much like a guitar string.... Does our magnetospher move with the earth as it moves?

And if this is all connected...and weather has shifted northwest as has been suggested...would last years hurricane season be the new normal?"

"They are signs of an upcoming Mega-Earthquake"

"Probably released a mini black hole and the core of Earth is crumbling as we speak, should be ok"

"This is the result of a black hole growing in the earths core"

"I think that these sounds could be caused by earths crust shifting, lava flow, rotation of inner core or solar-wind or maybe this galactical cloud "fluff"

"It is the sound of Earth's long-awaited awakening"

"I don't think that the Earth can "no longer put up with the abuse and neglect." I think it is simply reacting, as all natural systems do, to restore a balance"

"Maybe it's just from that giant thing in space that we call a 'Sun' that is heating up our atmosphere"

“It is the US Navy project called HAARP.” – Tessie Foley

"Russian engineers said that is from underground explosions and air escaping through vents with their experience building underground shelters"

"I have a theory, what if it's the metal core of the earth resounding"

"It's more likely that distant city sounds bounce off the atmosphere similar to the way shortwave radio works"

"It´s coming from space"

"Could it be the sound/radio waves of a distant inhabited planet now only reaching us after traveling through space?"

"Earthquake clouds"


"Aliens? Godzilla?"

"Is it me or do most of them sound like Trumpet blasts? Like in the book of Revelations Trumpet blasts?"


"Polar Plasma Wave...creating the sounds people are hearing around the world??"

"HAARP trying to induce earthquakes"


"Investigators suspect this murmur could originate from the churning ocean, or perhaps the roiling atmosphere"

"It's a sign of an upcoming pole shift"

"It's ducting"

"Is it the mysterious sound of the so-called coming Apocalypse?"

Apocalyptic sounds heard around the world

Google map of mysterious hums and rumbling

  • Rumblings heard in many places - Google Maps
    Rumblings heard in many places December 10th, Heard several nights in a row, at about the same time (9:15 pm) lasting for approx 1 hr. The Purple Placemarks is an imported map of sightings from march 2011.

Poll on the "strange sounds"

Prophecy being fulfilled?

I have also noticed that many people are pointing to scripture in the Bible and feel that these "strange noises" from the sky are related to scripture. Digging a little deeper I did discover several passages that could literally be applied to these strange noises:

Rev 8:7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

Rev 11:15 And the seventh messenger sounded, and there came to be loud voices in the heaven, saying, “The reign of this world has become the reign of our Master, and of His Messiah, and He shall reign forever

Romans 8: 22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. 23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body

Luke 19: 39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!” 40 “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” 41 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it 42 and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. 43 The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. 44 They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.”

Revelation 9:9: They had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the thundering of many horses and chariots rushing into battle.

Being a believer myself, I do know that Jesus said he will return like a "thief in the night". Although we may interpret scripture to believe that we are living in the end times, I do believe it's critical that we don't dwell on life ending so much as we should be dwelling on living life - in the here and now! I would love to hear your ideas and comments about what you think these strange sounds in the sky are - and thank you for reading

(Dorsi Diaz is a freelance writer/publisher/designer and photographer who writes about thought provoking topics on the web)


Since I published this hub on Jan.17, 2012 there has been an overwhelming response and I am going to be adding new stories and more eyewitness accounts as they come in. Please check back for updates here:

EXPLAINED: FEB.1, 2012 Rumble in the sky over Samarahan

Jan. 24, 2012: Battleford, Canada mayor hears the strange sound

The Earth is Groaning - Unknown sound phenomena occurring 2011

Has the hum always been here?

The Schumann resonances (SR) - another possible explanation?

A possible explanation?

2012 @ copyright Dorsi Diaz. All rights reserved.

3-19-2012: Something odd going in Wisconson

  • CNN
    A small town in Wisconsin has been shaking and had loud rumbling noises for days now. The USGS has even been called in. Could this be the break in the story needed.


MattyJV on January 03, 2018:

It’s January 3rd, 2017 - and I heard this around 4am in Montana. I was just about to nod off and I accidentally clicked on a video that ended up giving me the creeps and as I turned the video off I heard it. It sounded like a giant elephant trumpeting, or metal groaning - echoing through the sky. I’m not usually easily scared but as I read some of these comments I share that feeling of dread. I woke my brother up and he didn’t seem to be phased we thought maybe it was a snow plow since Montana gets a ton of snow during winter, but there’s this deep sinking fear like ‘aliens’ or something inter dimensional is happening. I also thought maybe it was some sort of mental trigger that engaged when I saw something scary in the video I was watching, but the sound kept going in portions for several minutes after - so it must’ve been real. I snap chatted some friends but it’s so late I doubt anyone else heard it, I’m a little uneasy.

Dorsi Diaz (author) from The San Francisco Bay Area on November 25, 2017:

Dawn thank you for sharing your experience. It must have been very profound for you to remember it so vividly. Strange times we live in! And thanks Michael for coming by and reading. I do believe in the scriptures and am paying attention.

michael dropuljic on November 22, 2017:

"the powers of the heavens shall be shaken" Jesus said

"a day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities"

"the Lord shall roar out of Zion"

Dawn marElizabeth on October 19, 2017:

I thought I was going crazy until I read this article. I woke up in the middle of the night thinking about this dreadful sound that I heard in the sky back in 2012... I was living in Leesburg FL at the time, it woke me up in the middle of the night and I ended up walking outside with my ex husband because we were like what in the heck is that sound. It was loud, it sounded like something out of the movies in surround sound. It brought chills to our bones and felt like if we were going to have some sort of alien invasion. I had a flashback and was just explaining this to my boyfriend how I just though if this sound and he thought I was crazy lol. Then I showed him this article. The sound is real and I wish I would have recorded it, but I wasn’t thinking about it at 3 or 4am in the morning that day. I will forever remember that sound.

Dorsi Diaz (author) from The San Francisco Bay Area on October 19, 2016:

October 19, 2016. A huge jump in views today, has someone got something new to report on the strange sounds?

Michael Vislocky from Newport News, Virginia on February 01, 2014:

ive heard this noise three times so far, once in 2012 once in 2013 and once about 5 months ago. a friend put on facebook did anyone hear the strange noises last night at 2:30am? while i did not hear it i knew exactly what she was talking about, to me it sounded like a crazy electron machine gun of some sort. i live by a military base and at that time kind of chalked it up to be something that they were experimenting with over there but it did not sound like a low flying helicopter at all. after hearing it a couple more times and reading some of the comments here i dont think it has any biblical ties i personally think its a weather control device, back in WW2 the nazis were trying to build weather control devices to use in war. seeing how the technological day we live in where we all have computers in our pockets now i dont think its far fetched one bit to say that we have the ability to control the weather today weather it be for war or for relief funds. if you heard of frequency levitation than whats to say a louder frequency cant direct climate change as well

Dorsi Diaz (author) from The San Francisco Bay Area on April 05, 2013:

@Rix) Very interesting and I could see why you would have been worried. We are all still wondering what these noises are. Thanks for reading and glad you found us.

Rix on April 05, 2013:

Hi. I came upon this site by accident, but what I have read sent shivers down my spine because I heard the same thing late last year (early Dec 2012) here in Western Manila, Philippines. I forgot the exact date, but I remember getting out of bed around 7 in the morning and going to my 2nd floor balcony and I heard this low persistent hum/rumble in the air like there were a thousand cars idling their engines nearby. At first I thought it was just the noise of morning rush-hour traffic building up (although the highway is too far to contribute to the sound, and what I found strange was the fact that the sound was coming from ABOVE, and not in the direction of the highway. I knew it was a new sound because I remember asking myself 'have mornings always sounded like this?'. It went on, and I kept going in and out of the house trying to prove to myself that I was hearing 'something' . I was starting to freak out and think that I was beginning to hear things in my head. Like some of the people who posted here, I had this feeling of fear.... I don't know why. To calm myself, I just told myself that this was regular sound, that I was just 'too busy' to notice it before, and for me to just 'get used' to it and not freak out. After an hour or two, I took a shower and went out and noticed it was gone. I tried listening for it for in the next few days, but never heard it again. Since then, several massive traffic jams have clogged the nearby highway, and I have kept note of all airplane engine sounds from passing jets, and none sound like what I heard that day. Just sharing my experience.

Dorsi Diaz (author) from The San Francisco Bay Area on February 28, 2013:

@Matt) Thank you for the report. Meteor perhaps? There have been alot of them recently.

Matt on February 24, 2013:

Monrovia Ca., Feb 24, 2013 @ 2:am, heard sound, thought it was a jet plain in distress flying low over the house, but lasted too long to be that. It was clear night - Very odd.

Dorsi Diaz (author) from The San Francisco Bay Area on January 29, 2013:

High & Troy) The sounds ARE real. Thank you for your "ear-witness" accounts

troy on January 25, 2013:

the sounds r very real i heard them in my town of methuen MA at about 2-3 am they r very scary sounds.

highstrangeness on January 13, 2013:

I've heard the sounds for myself. My husband and I both heard about ten minutes of the loudest, strangest and horrifying sounds we've ever heard. We live in Oklahoma. They sound like booms, and gigantic scraping noises followed by a brilliant flash of light that seemed to illuminate everything everywhere just for a moment. Experienced faint vibration all over the house. We assumed everyone in the neighborhood heard them, but no one else that I spoke to heard them. Everyone thought I was crazy I'm sure. How is that possible? They are VERY real.

Dorsi Diaz (author) from The San Francisco Bay Area on November 15, 2012:

@Noenhulk) Thanks and your welcome. I appreciate you stopping by.

noenhulk on November 06, 2012:

I do not hear the hum yet but reading this sounds interesting and creepy... thanks for sharing this story. rated up!

Dorsi Diaz (author) from The San Francisco Bay Area on October 31, 2012:

Thank you Shine for your interesting observation.

Shine on October 31, 2012:

I think that noise is a vimanas an ancient flying machine, now they have finsihed and understand how to opereate it so they are testing it... for those of you who think Hitler failed in his mission you need to think again... May God help us all from the coming day of doom...

The Unknown

Dorsi Diaz (author) from The San Francisco Bay Area on October 22, 2012:

@Stephanie) Thanks for sharing your experience and I agree, the signs are all around us,

stephanie on October 19, 2012:

Wow didnt know a lot of peopel Heard this sound i heard a trumpt sound back in 2010 i was a little creep out thouth God was coming felt that my family was not ready i bealive God is trying to tell us that he is coming the world its seeking redemtion that day i had a very interesting experiance i felt that something wanted to come out of my body i couldnt speak i was shaking and my sisters got really scare all i wanted to say to my sisters and couldnt say was that God was coming i bealive the time is coming its closer then ever we are living on revelation days its not time to play church or play with our salvation gbu all

Dorsi Diaz (author) from The San Francisco Bay Area on September 06, 2012:

More strange sounds making lots of news in the Seattle, Washington area. Here's an audio of it:

and a link to news on it:

Dorsi Diaz (author) from The San Francisco Bay Area on July 05, 2012: