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Eerie Unexplained Trumpet Sound Mystifies Many in Jakarta

The mysterious loud noise that ear witnesses say sounds like a trumpet calling was heard and recorded by many people this week in Jakarta, Indonesia. It’s a sound that has been heard around the world for decades yet continues to defy explanation.

Jakarta residents reported hearing the trumpet-like sounds seemingly coming from the sky from 6:00 to 7:00 pm on September 11. Numerous recordings were posted, comments flooded social media and the sound was reported on local television and radio. Witnesses agreed that the sound oscillated in both intensity and loudness until finally stopping. As of this writing, no explanation has been given for the mysterious Jakarta sound.

However, theories abound from around the world as similar sounds have been heard for years in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Germany, Ukraine, Belarus, Colombia and other places. The Belarus incident occurred in 2008 appears to be the first on actually recorded. A woman in British Columbia claims to have heard it multiple times in 2013 and 2015.

The panic caused by hearing a loud trumpet sound sends many to search for religious explanations like a forewarning of the Apocalypse. We’re still here so we turn to possible scientific causes. Tectonic plates rubbing together can create loud noises. Atmospheric conditions can cause variations on thunder. Tidal waves can cause shock waves and sounds. Then there’s just plain old loud noises from trains, planes, factories and explosions. None of these satisfy those who’ve heard it.

The mysterious sounds are known to stop people dead in their tracks to listen

The mysterious sounds are known to stop people dead in their tracks to listen

NASA likes to talk about the natural radio signals and noises made by the Earth that humans could hear if we had secret receivers implanted in our brains (Jakartans … check your scalps!). And HAARP gets blamed for sounds that might seem weather-related when there’s no weather to relate them to.

Could this be Jakarta’s version of The Hum? Not likely since it was clearly picked up by recording equipment and was at a frequency heard by many people, not the low-frequency of The Hum that is only heard by a few.

Running out of possible explanations, there’s always aliens – a low-flying UFO was spotted over Jakarta in July.

So what did the people of Jakarta hear on September 11, 2015? Who knows. Keep listening for further updates.

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  • CelticBull

    Red State, anyone?

  • Yasser Maniram

    Could be a rare phenomenon involving the wind. While I won’t go so far as to call it a natural phenomenon as it seems more unnatural at this point, the fact that local media picked it up tells me it definitely was not a procession of monks.

  • R. A.

    Presumably these particular sounds were different, which is why so many people noticed them. Its not like Indonesians have never heard a prop plane or trains being moved before.

  • Not Even Wrong

    But what he is saying is it sounded like a plane. And the only Indonesian in the video is the one looking up to the sky which is covered in clouds trying to figure out the sound. If this video had a bunch of Indonesians looking up at the sky pointing then maybe your argument would be valid.

  • Uncle Bug Music

    I might be alone in this but I believe it’s Gabriel’s Trumpet blowing to warn those of us on this Earth to stop using a fake IP address to access US Netflix. You go, Gabe!

  • Rich Horton

    Actually younger people might not be all that familiar with prop engines. As for the train noises, go and find the YouTube video from British Columbia of trains (something like “noises explained” or some such) and tell me if they don’t sound identical.

  • Jim

    The Jakarta sound seems like a mechanical engine of some sort. At least, that is the closest familiar sound to which I can compare it. Some folks are saying it is a prop airplane, but it is way too loud for that. The British Columbia sound is very different, and frankly terrifying. It does sound like large objects scraping together, but would plate tectonics be that audible on the surface of the earth? Eerie stuff.

  • binkyboo

    Pretty creepy, un nerving and puzzling the Canadian one.
    I have no idea what it could have been, but I would think, that an Apocalyptic horn or Gabriel himself, would be a tad more melodic.
    If anything it sounded like some kid just learning to blow a horn.
    And of course some atmospheric conditions can cause sound to distort and carry long distances. So maybe it was trains shunting into a yard.
    Be interesting to check, meteorological data and train schedules, if someone was really interested in finding out the cause.
    And what about Global W arming and melting icebergs, (some the size of whole States?)
    What noise would they make if amplified in the atmosphere?

  • binkyboo

    Terrace, has a train station nearby and is actually on an active fault line.