What Are The Mystery Noises People Are Hearing In Terrace BC?
Something is creating haunting noises that echo through the town of Terrace in British Columbia. The sounds are reminiscent of a whale song, mixed with metal sliding on metal. The phenomenon has been documented by a local residents.
Explanations have been thrown out, but none are conclusive. I’ve written before about mystery “booms” over the skies of many towns and they are likely explainable. So how do we explain this long drawn out trumpeting sound?
First, some background on the phenomenon. This first video was shot by Kimberly Wookey on September 4, 2013 and is a compilation of the videos she captured documenting the sounds. In the comments, she gives some back story and additional information.
This is NOT a fake or hoax. What I recorded is what we woke up to that morning. We still have no confirmed proven source, yet. I have the original files on my camcorder still which could be examined for authenticity.
Let me tell you a little about myself. I am a 34yr old working mother of 4 wonderful children ages 18, 11, 9, and 7. I work in a nursing home. I have been living in Terrace for 11yrs and in the house that the “Strange Sounds” video was shot at for 6 years. I personally do not believe this has any religious connection (I am a Secular Humanist) nor do I believe it is aliens, graders, trains, construction, etc. I do believe it could be a geophysical phenomenon.
This is the second time I have heard these sounds here in Terrace BC Canada. First time was June 19th 2013 at approx 9-9:30am but it was not quite as intense. On the morning of August 29th 2013 at approx. 7:30am I was awoken by these sounds. I shot out of bed like a bat out of hell realizing it was the same sounds I had heard before and I ran looking for a camera to try to capture them with. Came out into the livingroom to find my 7-year-old son awake and scared wondering what was going on. He’s the one I am whispering to in the first video. He had said the noises woke him up as well and shook his window. I managed to record 3 clips showing almost 5 minutes of these strange sounds. After it was over and I sat down at the computer to upload the video. Checking my Facebook I noticed a lot of locals had heard the same sounds again but this time it was far more widespread. I have no idea what these sounds are but it is pretty strange and I am glad that I was able to catch them this time and share what I heard. This video was taken on my HD Samsung SC-HMX20C Video Camera. **Update** The sounds were heard again on Sept 8th at 6:30am so far we have confirmed reports of it being heard from town to the lake, 25km away.
Other residents grabbed their cameras as well and over the years have captured the same metallic wailing noises.
What is the explanation for these noises?
Those with a religious bent have immediately started calling it the rapture, but if that is the case it is in slow motion as the noises in Terrace have been being heard over the course of several years. What then is the logical explanation. The story was so baffling and drew so much attention that even mainstream news outlets picked up on it. Their “expert” claimed it was radiation in the atmosphere that was causing the noises over Terrace.
The Terrace BC Sky Sounds Debunked
But with as in so many cases, with wild claims flying around the web, there is (sadly) a much more mundane explanation, at least for the sounds being heard from the sky around Terrace, BC. The answer? A piece of heavy machinery scraping a blade on concrete. Yup it is that simple and if you have ever heard heavy machinery dragging a blade like that, you will know it is loud!
This isn’t just supposition either. Apparently someone finally localized the sound, tracked it down and got video of the source of the sky sound in action. Check this out:
While I would love for there to have been a much more pararational explanation for these noises, there isn’t. But this is a great opportunity to learn a lesson in not jumping to conclusions without fully examining the facts and doing some critical thinking. As for everyone thinking it was the rapture, sorry, you are going to have to wait for another day to be swept away from this world.