What is causing these strange noises haunting New Jersey?

What is causing these strange noises haunting New Jersey?


Photo of UFO over Jersey City circa 2011. h/t World UFO Photos and News.

Best known for its smell, New Jersey’s experienced an uptick in pollution over the past week. A (presumably) recent video posted by Mister Enigma on YouTube captures an eerie keening haunting the buildings of Jersey City.

Local resident Erik Nyjdam comments, “Same damn noise that keeps me awake, does it ever happen in the middle of the day where I live, no, it has to happen at 3 am and hits a pitch that wakes me up and drives me insane, it doesn’t even go away when you plug your ears. To me its coming from inside the earth, but some people say the opposite.”

Might there be a connection between this phenomenon, and two year old reports of strange noises eminating from the vicinity of 1 World Trade Center Plaza? In 2013, the Port Authority chalked this up to the wind.1 Compare and contrast.


Note Jersey City is about five miles from the Freedom Tower, as the terrorist flies. Creepy howls from the wind blowing around the WTC’s replacement, and other construction projects, isn’t out of the realm of possibility.

Sixty miles to the south, the upstanding citizens of Bordentown are reporting mysterious booms echoing over Mercer County. For creepy stalkers, I live 45 minutes from the base and when my windows aren’t shaking, I can hear the faint forceful thuds while performing yardwork on the weekend. These mysterious booms have been happening during weekdays.2

Local police are stymied regarding their origin, claiming they are the result of cryoseisms. These frostquakes are caused by water freezing and expanding, cracking soil and rocks. Temperatures have been cold, but the mercury hasn’t dipped below 30F / -1C / 272 Kelvin since the end of February.

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  1. http://pix11.com/2013/12/03/residents-reporting-eerie-noises-coming-from-one-wtc-port-authority-says-its-just-the-wind/ 

  2. http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2015/04/bordentown_city_residents_report_mysterious_explos.html 


  1. Liz Leafloor

    04/01/2015 at 12:50 PM

    “Note Jersey City is about five miles from the Freedom Tower, as the terrorist flies.” OH NO you di-int! XD

    Interesting sounds in the videos, although I’m not sure they’re exactly the same. Erik Nyjdam is just experiencing Inception bwahhhhmmms. Perfectly natural, and it happens to Leo DiCaprio all the time.

    Thanks for another cool mystery investigation!

  2. Joshua

    04/01/2015 at 4:20 PM

    that happens to new Mexico… scary.

  3. Tim Grieve-Carlson

    04/01/2015 at 4:59 PM

    I saw this on NJ.com today and thought about sending it your way!

  4. JDG

    04/29/2015 at 9:44 PM

    I got recording of it happening in newark nj at 12:30 for 2-3 minutes and stopped out of no where

  5. John Zancanaro

    04/30/2015 at 5:03 AM

    Sounds similar to the reported “Trumpets of Armageddon” that are being reported and recorded worldwide since 2011. I have heard and felt anomalous Booming sounds randomly at all hours of the day and night here in rural Wisconsin, I first dismissed it as either Thunder or Blasting at a nearby Quarry but it happens in about 30 minute cycles were it happens every few seconds then pauses then minutes later repeats.

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