|Occurred : 1/8/2017 03:00 (Entered as : 01/08/2017 3:00)
Reported: 1/19/2017 7:18:03 PM 19:18
Location: Golden, CO
|Strange melodic hum, higher pitched, alternating between 2 tones and moving back and forth N and W of Golden, CO.
Woke up at about 3 am to a loud melodic hum during the catastrophic wind storm that hit Colorado this month that sounded like it was above my house. It was like nothing I’ve ever heard before. It moved north away from the house and sounded like it was moving back and forth between the northern and western part of Golden. I woke up my girlfriend and she was able to hear it to, but couldn’t make sense of it either.
Checked around while it was going on and the sound didn’t appear to be created by the borderline record setting winds blowing through or against anything as the noise remained consistent in volume between wind gusts. Also, being from Wyoming (arguably the windiest state in the country) and having heard a lot of wind against a lot of different things, this hum was still like nothing I’ve heard before. I checked the skies around the house, but it was overcast and all I could see was the glow of the Denver lights bouncing off of the cloud deck. But considering the fight or flight response that sound was eliciting from me, I’m glad I didn’t see anything if I’m honest. My every instinct was telling me to get as far away as fast as possible. It’s worth noting that the hum was higher pitched and seemed to alternate between 2 tones. It scared the hell out of me but oddly the sound was kind of pretty in a way. I’ve found a lot of reports online of a “hum” that detailed a really low pitch that almost chimes, but this was nothing like that and was both several octaves higher and constant.
Also conferred with my next door neighbors. They woke up from the wind at about the same time that I did and also heard the noise, but they’re pretty heavy sleepers and fell back asleep pretty quickly without giving it much attention. To be more specific, it didn’t occur to them that they heard a sound until I brought it up a few days later. I stayed up and listened to the hum until about 5:30am before falling back asleep myself. As far as I can tell, no one has reported this to anyone.
I’m prior military and a fairly level headed person. So far, nothing has ever made the hair stand up on the back of my neck like that hum.
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