Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 23

Thread: What is this sound?

  1. #1

    Default What is this sound?

    This probably isn't the right area for this post, but I can't make one in the more relevant area.

    Anyhow, I live in northern Illinois and we keep hearing this sound, usually but not exclusively at night... seems to be coming from either the steps in the backyard or the backyard porch.

    https://youtu.be/2POVP2Dayd4

    The noise in question. Sorry it's not great but not sure I want to go outside til I know what it might be.


  2. #2
    Senior Member kyratshooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    KY bluegrass region-the center of the universe
    Posts
    9,272

    Default

    The average age of members on this forum is pushing 60.

    Do you realize how many hearing aid batteries this is going to use up?

    BTW, if the sound is occurring during daylight hours why do you not look out the window and see what the source is?

    Last edited by kyratshooter; 09-03-2017 at 10:07 AM.
    Come to the dark side, we have pudding.

  3. #3
    Senior Member hunter63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    SE/SW Wisconsin
    Posts
    26,323

    Default

    Hunter63 Saying Hey and Welcome....From Wisconsin.....north of you.
    Sorry......I couldn't hear anything.....

    See if you can set up a game camera and directional mic to see if you can find and catch it...fish net work well.....
    Geezer Squad....Charter Member #1
    Evoking the 50 year old rule...
    First 50 years...worried about the small stuff...second 50 years....Not so much
    Member Wahoo Killer knives club....#27

  4. #4

    Default

    It sounds sorta like a possum growl but not quite.
    Or some kind of bug caught between two sheets of paper, or some leaves.
    We sometimes get those huge caterpillar-hunting beetles that sound like that when stuck in between the windows.
    If we are to have another contest in…our national existence I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon's, but between patriotism & intelligence on the one side, and superstition, ambition & ignorance on the other…
    ~ President Ulysses S. Grant

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Goliad, Texas
    Posts
    347

    Default

    Just be glad it's not a fox. It would have scared the snit out of you and you probably would have called the cops and told them someone was being murdered under your porch.

    Alan

  6. #6
    Senior Member hunter63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    SE/SW Wisconsin
    Posts
    26,323

    Default

    I heard the "Hodag" has escaped and working it way south....
    Coming down from Rhinelander, Wi.


    Guests can not see images in the messages. Please register in the forum.

    Guests can not see images in the messages. Please register in the forum.
    Last edited by hunter63; 09-03-2017 at 10:26 PM.
    Geezer Squad....Charter Member #1
    Evoking the 50 year old rule...
    First 50 years...worried about the small stuff...second 50 years....Not so much
    Member Wahoo Killer knives club....#27

  7. #7
    Senior Member kyratshooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    KY bluegrass region-the center of the universe
    Posts
    9,272

    Default

    You call it a hodad up north, down here we call it a hootnanny.

    They usually make more noise than the recording. Lots of thrashing around and screeching.
    Come to the dark side, we have pudding.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Goliad, Texas
    Posts
    347

    Default

    Chupacabra-Wikipedia-146x300.jpg

    Or a Chupacabra!

    Alan

  9. #9

  10. #10
    Administrator Rick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Central Indiana
    Posts
    56,043

    Default

    This is the reason Edison invented the light bulb. He, too, had something making noise outside his back door at night. Flip the back light on or invest in a decent flash light. If its eyes glow green, close the door. If the eyes are over four feet off the ground, close the door. If the eyes are more than two feet apart, close the door. If there is one eye over the other, close the door and move.

  11. #11
    Senior Member Antonyraison's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Johannesburg South Africa
    Posts
    706

    Default

    almost sounds like a frog but not quiet either

  12. #12
    Ed edr730's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    somewhere in n michigan
    Posts
    586

    Default

    also like a lone cicada but not quite....too short

  13. #13

    Default

    I think a fisher cat would have a fox beat for sounds of murder.
    If we are to have another contest in…our national existence I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon's, but between patriotism & intelligence on the one side, and superstition, ambition & ignorance on the other…
    ~ President Ulysses S. Grant

  14. #14
    Ed edr730's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    somewhere in n michigan
    Posts
    586

    Default

    I have no idea what a marten sounds like. I did one run in front of my truck one night. I jumped out quick and chased it up a tree. I could see it pretty good in the moonlight in the tree, but had no idea what I was looking at till someone told me what it must have been. As far as I know, we aren't supposed to have them here.

  15. #15
    Senior Member kyratshooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    KY bluegrass region-the center of the universe
    Posts
    9,272

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    This is the reason Edison invented the light bulb. He, too, had something making noise outside his back door at night. Flip the back light on or invest in a decent flash light. If its eyes glow green, close the door. If the eyes are over four feet off the ground, close the door. If the eyes are more than two feet apart, close the door. If there is one eye over the other, close the door and move.
    Same if there is only one really big eye and it is 10 feet off the ground?

    My first thought was that the critter making the offending noise was operating in both daylight and dark. Why not go out and see WTH it was!

    This kind of thing is the only excuse I can think of for having a flash-light on a shotgun.
    Come to the dark side, we have pudding.

  16. #16
    Administrator Rick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Central Indiana
    Posts
    56,043

    Default

    I had an outlaw in the family at one time. I am sure that some on here are going to identify with this. There was a scurrying noise in the living room one night. He picked up a shot gun, racked a shell into the chamber and walked into the room. He flipped on the light and blew the field mouse and a goodly portion of the lower wall out into the yard. His wife never bothered him about scurrying noises in the house after that. She divorced him claiming he was mentally unbalanced. Hence the 'was in the family' portion. I had always suspected he was a bit out there. He married a close relative of his shortly after that, which sort of confirmed my suspicions.

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Goliad, Texas
    Posts
    347

    Default

    You realize you're disparaging someone's daddy/uncle, right?


    Alan

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Goliad, Texas
    Posts
    347

    Default

    And there's a guy on here with the handle kyratshooter, or sum such.... I ain't sayin nuthin!

    Alan

  19. #19
    Senior Member kyratshooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    KY bluegrass region-the center of the universe
    Posts
    9,272

    Default

    I resemble that remark!

    And I was forced to look up what disparaging means.

    But I must remind the host of members here that my offense was with a .38 shot cartridge and not one of larger bore, and the interruption of my sound sleep was at 2am after an 18 hour workday.

    Like a lawyer representing himself, I am not qualified to diagnose my own mental state but can only beg the consideration that the incident was 40 years ago and I have done very little physical damage to anyone since that incident.

    No one that did not deserve it anyway.

    Blew that mouse to a puff of blue fur!
    Come to the dark side, we have pudding.

  20. #20
    Administrator Rick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Central Indiana
    Posts
    56,043

    Default

    The two good things I can say in both instances are you both hit your mark.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •