Wow, industry sure is loud these days. Lots of “snoring” factories in the world.
As you may recall, a very strange sky sound was recorded in Kota Samarahan, Malaysia, that residents described as “snoring”. The original article by the Borneo Post Online will give you background here. The incident occurred Jan 11th and 12th. You can also read the original post here.
In an article from the Borneo Post entitled Rumble just sound from palm oil mill, after all, the official government explanation is covered. As I reported previously, the Malaysian government began to take the incident seriously when it became a viral media sensation.
I’m pretty sure the US and Canada governments would never take sounds recorded in YT videos or witness accounts very seriously. However, it was taken seriously by the Malaysian government because there seemed to be a certain amount of hysteria over the reports. This says to me the Malaysian government doesn’t mess around and seeks quell the fears of it’s citizens. Most of the fear came from the belief in something supernatural. I’m guessing, but I imagine the Borneo Post never expected the incident to be taken seriously.
The Malaysian National Space Agency and Meteorological Department did an investigation and the conclusion is that it’s industrial related. The article says:
The so-called ‘rumble in the sky’ over Kota Samarahan near here on Jan 11 and 12 was explained by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation as the whistling sound of steam released through a vent in a Felcra palm oil mill. It said the whistling sound was due to steam which the factory released to the air in the wee hours of Jan 11 and 12 when it was in operation.
MORE AFTER THE JUMP…
The factory was required to recreate the sound as they did January 11th and 12th. It would be nice to see a video.
I’d imagine you have a lot to say about this.