A creepy noise haunting the Canadian sky has locals whispering about UFOs and the end of the world, but one scientist thinks he knows the source of the awful screeches, and it’s just as weird.
At 7:30AM on Wednesday, residents of Terrace, British Columbia woke to a terrifying sound piercing the air over their small city, a horrible metallic noise that sent Kimberly Wookey scrambling for a way to collect evidence of the disturbance.
“This is the second time I have heard these sounds here in Terrace BC Canada,” she wrote on her YouTube page. “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.”
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.
Terrace-based local news channel CFTK-TV became aware of the bizarre event after reports began to flood in from area residents worried about the biblical apocalypse, alien spacecraft, and government weather machines, so they reached out to the University of Saskatchewan for answers. According to a professor of physics, the scary sky sounds aren’t the result of an impending invasion, but rather due to electromagnetic noise emitted from radiation belts and auroras. Whew.
Of course, that explanation hasn’t been adequate for everyone (“that’s just what they want us to think!”), although the most unexpected balking has come from skeptics who believe the entire event was simply a hoax perpetrated by Kimberly herself. After all, her last name bears a striking resemblance to a fictional creature known for belting out a similar noise..
So what do you think? Are the eerie mechanical groans the result of stray radiation? An extraterrestrial battle cry? Or just a Wookie through a loudspeaker? Let us know what you think! Share your thoughts with us on Facebook, tweet us @WhoForted, or leave a comment below!