UPDATE 1/26: Cashcleaner has filmed what he believes to be the sources. We can’t blame or name any company regardless of the witness, let’s not forget that we have no conclusive evidence that any company was involved…and I don’t want to go there. We need an official statement from any source. Until then, be very careful in your speculation. We can only state what we know. FACT 1: there are witnesses with videos. FACT 2: there are comments posted from witnesses. FACT 3: a news writeup that was changed. We need to be clear that Cashcleaner is claiming to have heard the sound from a particular direction, which could be the sky, and not a conclusive source.
I’m advised not to embed this video. You can see the video here.
From the YT description:
So basically, this is where the sound we all heard Monday morning likely originated. The steel mill itself is located to the immediate NORTH of the gas facility, but please excuse my mistake for thinking the noise was from there and not this rather new-looking (notice the distinct lack of rusted or chipped paint on the cylinders and framework) gas plant. Also, you may notice a very large exhaust port in the middle of the complex. Could that have been the valve that blew?
UPDATE 1/25: Okay now it’s getting strange. There is no APCL plant in Oshawa. From the comments:
I’m sorry but I don’t buy this. For starters, I heard the noise myself from a location very close to Gerdau (less than a km). The sound was loud and could be heard over the traffic on the 401, but it was not overwhelmingly loud. How could it be possible for the sound to be heard in north and east Oshawa from a plant so far away? There is no APCL (Air products of Canada Ltd) plant in the area or close to Gerdau. The closest APCL plant is in Mississauga. By the way, I heard this sound myself and from a location close to Gerdau. It was loud, but not deafening. So how do you or anyone else explain how the sound was heard in east or north Oshawa?—Brad, (see comments in this post)
Captured at 4am in Oshawa, Ontario, January 23rd. Below is the best one, but this was caught on film by three other witnesses. This is no fakery.
Normally when two different witness videos with the same sound, location or date show up on Youtube I call them “twins”. In this case we have “quadruplets”. This is certainly not a fake, but is it unexplainable? The links to the other three are here, here and here.
Something weird is going on here because when I went to this link (here) earlier, the official explanation was that it was a venting valve at an oxygen factory.
This is what was there before:
A number of Durham residents were questioning a strange noise Monday morning. An open relief valve at the recently established Air Products oxygen plant is blamed for creating a loud whirring noise, comparable to the sound of a wind turbine. The issue was resolved shortly after 5:00 am. Officials had initially reported the sound was coming from Gerdau in Whitby, but it was revealed later a neighboring facility was the source of the noise.
They have now rewritten it to this:
A number of Durham residents were questioning a strange noise Monday morning. People reported hearing a wave or wind turbine kind of sound that was very loud. Although several possible explanations have been explored, nothing has been presented that’s able to point to an official cause for the noise. The noise was heard sometime around 4:00 am and was recorded by several people.
Why did they change this? Something is fishy here. MORE AFTER THE JUMP…
The plot thickens. A Youtube user named cashcleaner claims that he tracked the sound. He says:
I actually took the time to investigate the source of the sound and after an hour or so of driving around the south ends of Oshawa and Whitby and taking recordings, I was able to pinpoint the source to be the Gerdau Steel Mill located on Hopkins Street, south of the 401 in Whitby. When I got out of the car at the gates of the mill, the noise was incredibly loud, but definitely coming from inside the plant’s main building.
Not sure I buy this. The sound in the video is no louder than the “snoring sound” recorded in the other videos. Also I have no idea what he filmed but it doesn’t look like the front of a factory building. I’ve read some of the comments and people say it was heard all the way to Hamilton which is an hour and half away.
AND Oh My God, sky noises made the CTV News in Canada. I couldn’t embed this but the link is here.
Be sure to check out the expert explanation:
University of Saskatchewan professor Jean-Pierre St. Maurice says there is a natural explanation. “Somehow they are picking up noise from an electrical antenna that is there. That is electromagnetic noise.” St. Maurice says its normal and there is nothing to worry about. Whether a scientific explanation will satisfy all the people who heard something they can’t explain is up in the air.
It’s normal?! Maybe in an alternate universe.