According to this article here, residents of Kerry, Ireland are being plagued by a nocturnal noise that’s disrupting their sleep. The noise started in April 2011 and hasn’t subsided since. They seem to be experiencing a low-frequency hum not unlike the Windsor hum here. The residents are begging the government to investigate but the sound can’t be pinpointed. There is no obvious source such as windmills or generators in the area. The complaints have spanned a 7km radius.
From the article:
“It’s absolutely wearing us down and we are crying out for a good night’s sleep before our health starts to give,” said Mr Lynch.
Of course we can’t help but make the connection between Kerry and Derry. I recently posted about a similar situation in Derry, which is 350 miles away on the opposite south side of Ireland. In this article here from February 22nd, residents are experiencing the exact same problem. The noise in Derry is described as a buzzing noise and it too is keeping the folks awake.
From the article:
“I have received a number of calls from concerned residents who have been unsettled and whose sleeping pattern is being affected by what can only be described as a relentless and disturbing buzzing noise in the Derry sky over recent days,” he says.
Derry, Kerry, Waterford City and County Armagh
I found a chat board called Boards.ie from Ireland that has some interesting comments in the Waterford City section. This town is 100 miles from Kerry.
From the comments:
It was like a continuous roar of air with high pitched whine. it lasted about 5 minutes. started quiet, then got louder and louder until it sounded like it was overhead, then quieted down and seemed to be moving away. We couldn’t see any lights or plane or anything. It is headed towards the town.
Calling all insomniacs! Would you mind sticking yer heads out the window and see can you see anything? Really freaked out here! o_O
And another commenter says:
Have just heard that they said on 2fm that an army helicopter would be flying over Ireland tonight. They said it would sound like a humming noise. This sounded like a roar of pressurized air, or a really loud powerhose. Only really really loud.
The government is claiming, as it did in Derry, that it’s related to helicoptors. Why would a radio station (2fm) tell people a helicoptor was going to fly over and would sound like a humming noise? Since when does a helicoptor sound like a hum?
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