Lynziswez wrote:With building work on my bathroom being replaced, for the last couple of weeks I have been struggling to sleep due to a chronic cough brought on by all the dust.
One night last week (think it was Tuesday night) I was up & down to the bathroom all night trying not to wake my husband. About 3am I once again climbed back into bed & was just about to doze off when I heard one of the most strangest sounds I have ever heard.
Our bedroom window was part open, (in the hope it would help me breath better) & the sound was so loud & clear it completely scared the s**t out of me.
At first it sounded like a demented monkey type of piercing scream that reverted to a wailing. It was such an eerie noise. The sound lasted for at least 30 /45 seconds .It was so scary I just froze. My mind was racing trying to comprehend what would make a noise like this, but I was that scared I wouldn't get up to the window to have a look.
I live on the edge of a small town, part rural, part suberbia & although there are a lot of fields & some tree's near by, I cannot think of anything that could make a sound like this. I have some large connifer trees at the bottom of my garden then a fence & then a path that circles a roundabout leading onto 3 normally busy roads in daytime, so it's not like I live near a forest or anything. The sound was directly outside my bedroom window. I have some wood pidgeons & some magpies nesting in my tree's but I am familiar with all the sounds they make & this was nothing like anything they make.
I went on google the next day to try & find something to explain it but all I could come up with that resembled anything like it was the "Cry of the Banshee".
I have not heard the noise since.
Any one else got any suggestions or idea's
Hello. Don't know whether you're still interested in identifying the sound you heard, but your description struck a chord with me because I think I may have heard the same thing! It's interesting that you said you live in Lancashire - I was in Leigh, Lancashire when I heard it. I was out late one night (about 1 in the morning) walking my dogs. I first heard the sound in the distance. I stood still listening to it for a while because I couldn't decide whether it was a baby crying or a cat howling. The scary part was that as I stood listening, the sound got closer until it was directly above my head! I was understandably terrified and started walking quickly home, expecting any moment for some awful creature to leap out at me! The dogs too were scared, in fact my bull terrier stopped in his tracks at one point, looking down the street behind me and growling though I couldn't see a thing. Anyway, I got home safely in the end, but the memory of that night has never left me. 20 years on it's still the most blood curdling sound I've ever heard. And I swear I hadn't been drinking or taking drugs!!
I've always wondered what made the sound. I suppose it could (at a stretch) have been some kind of owl. Have a listen to the owl soundbites on the RSPB website - you may find one that explains the sound you heard but I'm still to be convinced. I keep an open mind on the supernatural explanations. I have some Irish ancestry from way back so you never know, it could have been a banshee after all!!
I went online and went on to stockmusic.com and typed in banshee and i clicked on banshee wail and that was the noise i heard!
hope someone can go on and have a listen and see if that's the noise that they heard! It has no resemblance to a fox or a cat or an owl! Still now a few years later i have never heard anything like it!