Any reports of a crazy loud noises at 2:40 AM this morning? We woke up to what I can only describe as a harrier jet landing outside our window. It lasted about 15 seconds each time with a couple minutes between each. Total of 3. Have never heard anything like it.
Twitter noticed too.
Is anyone else hearing the East Village explode right now?— RICHIE MOZZAREAL (@richieberetta) February 27, 2013
What the hell is that noise at 3am? #NYC #eastvillage #noise— Ben Nairn (@bennairn) February 27, 2013
@bennairn heard it too! #eastvillage #noise. sounded like rocket launchers through the sky— Kerry Docherty (@AMindfulMentor) February 27, 2013
Uhh, what was that sound? #nyc #eastvillage— Michael Serunian (@mserunian) February 27, 2013
Anyone know what those crazy sounds were a few minutes ago in the East Village?! @eastvillage— Roxxan Hanson (@roxxan23) February 27, 2013
Anyone else? We haven't heard anything about this just yet... like, anything official.
Con Ed said this via Twitter: "Looked into it and I have no reports of anything happening there..." Meaning the power plant on East 14th Street and Avenue C, a likely culprit.
So. UFO, totally.
Meanwhile, Unexplained Loud Booms and Light Flashes Persist in U.S.
probably the E14 Con Ed plant.
Noises like that can be heard at 5, 5:30 AM fairly often. Don't be scared...its the electric!
Something must be up. This morning at about 8AM when I was getting up, the lights flickered in my apt.
I head it, about three different times. Have heard it before, although never as loud as it was last night, and those other times it was Con Ed venting steam pressure. They're on 11th between A and B and 10th and B this morning with their street vents open and enough steam pouring out to make it look like something out of Dante's Inferno, you can't even see the workers standing right next to the opening the clouds are so thick.
Power was completely out in my building on 10th between 1st/2nd. anyone else?
Heard it from 14th St btw B and C (so right by the Coned Plant). Have heard this in the past, usually in winter, although not as frequent or as loud as last night. Always for some reason assumed it was steam venting from Campos buildings because to me it sounded like it was coming from that direction, but I suppose the Coned plant is a much more likely.
I live on 14th near B and heard this also. It was a VERY loud humming noise.. sounded like it was right outside my window. I immediately got on twitter to see if other people were reporting the same because it was sort of terrifying.
woke me up, and all the mice in the walls, their gnawing and chewing kept me awake until 4, can't get a nights sleep in this shithole, why I'm always pissed off
From the bridge...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3capE91-270
That noise was Ben Shaoul and Jared Kushner making love. Or as they call it, "Sledgehammer Whoopee”.
huh. i woke up like at least 3 times from a deep deep sleep last night and couldn't figure out why. kept taking valerium root to go back to sleep. i'm on ave c, maybe this was why.
It's electric... boogie oogie oogie.
Those three noises--yup, like having a Harrier jet land in the street--woke me up. I've heard similar noises, though not in a few years, from the ConEd plant. It's weird that they aren't owning up to it. WTF? What else could it be? If it was aliens, surely the dogs in the Tompkins dog run would know and was quiet there this morning.
You know, the details of the giant ConEd explosion during Sandy are still fuzzy--and ConEd has NOT answered all kinds of questions about it. Ummm, hello?, does ConEd have a policy of not answering questions? Because of security? Because? Because?
If those noises last night were from ConEd, why not say so? If they were not from ConEd, surely ConEd would like to know why there were crazy loud noises near their plant? No?
Glad i was wearing ear plugs last night because my neighbor is deaf and likes to keep the tv on all night.
Totally weird. It was happening like on the minute for 15 secs straight just before 3am. St. Marks and Ave A - definitely like a grinding sound.
@Anon 10:38, we probably live in the same building. Power went out due to water getting into the electrical box under the street and causing a small fire. Thank Bato the super for being super vigilant and catching this and calling the Fire Department and Con Ed. He even opened the basement doors to vent the smoke so as to not cause panic in the building.
...water getting into the electrical box under the street and causing a small fire...
But was that the source of the VERY LOUD noises at 3am? It seems like if that was the source, you would know, no?
from the back of 6th and Ave. A it sounded like it was coming from the Con Ed Station across the St. Very loud whooshing sounds like a cement dump truck dropping a huge load of cement sliding down the truck bed. Much louder though. Perhaps the steam release is the most senesable answer till we find the real reason.
Thanks, Kurt. Yup, same building. Grateful for Bato!
10 st 1-2 had a red con ed emergency van and another truck that looked like it had a pump on the block for some time this morning.
did see lights on in apartments on the block.
@Anon 3:23, the only noise I heard at 3 was the insane wind. It was howling as bad as Sandy at one point. I'm sure the issue on 10th street has nothing to do with the noises people are reporting.
@ Blueglass, only one building lost power. I'm hoping they got the power back on before my food spoils. I already lost a bunch of stuff from the hurricane.
I din't hear it (surprisingly), but from the descriptions, it sounds like it was probably a Con Ed vacuum truck that they use to clean out manholes and other access holes where wires get covered in salt and scum. Short circuits, fires, and electrocution of little dogs and human beings has occurs as a result. Con Ed has been (somewhat) more vigilant on this issue since the electrocution death of Jodie Lane.
That was the scariest craziest sound I've heard since the Sandy explosion. I'm on 12th between a and b. Actually thought that was the end,,don't really get why car alarms wouldn't go off, police wouldn't be around and no word on what it was. Crazy...
I've lived near the plant now for 19 years. And I've never heard what I heard last night. I thought the damn place was going to blow!
Woke up also around 3, probably one of the scariest sounds I've ever heard, I can't even describe it. Wondered at first if it was a plane, or some kind of explosion. Definitely strangest thing I've heard since Sandy.
It sounded to me like it was underground. When I was just googling it came across something interesting about pole shifts!
I am so happy to find this blog! I'm on 12th between A and B and heard the noise coming from Avenue B. It was so loud I thought it was a bomb explosion. Seriously similar to what Steven Spielberg used in Saving Private Ryan first 15 minutes of D-Day. The fact that not a single fire truck, or police car responded to such a loud horrific deafening sound was extremely suspect. Did conEd ask for no response? Hate to consider a type of "conspiracy" but how could officials not respond to something so loud. People were actually screaming. I heard that. To me the 3rd bang was louder than the transformer explosion during Sandy. I sleep very heavily and this shot me out of bed. Anyone who finds out what this is should have New York 1 cover it and make sure we know that we are safe.
as soon as i heard that sound remminssant of the blow up during hurrine sandy ... i checked if the lights were still on.. sounded like something with con ed to me .. transformers or some trouble .. sigh.. what next?
Still not a word in the MSM - what are they covering up?
Still nothing? Should we all flood the ConEd twitter account with questions?
YES to above. Not fair that people get away with this kind of thing! Sounded very dangerous! I agree that it os highly suspicious the fact that no police or firefighters responded.
...we're a bit west of there, and although I was awake at 3, I didn't hear it. But for those who did... call 311, report it! ask at the precinct too! why not!
This happened again late last night/early this morning. I didn't look what time it was but the noise was the same, except that it lasted for a much longer time. Did others hear as well??? WTF is causing it??
YEP.. I heard it.
and tons of smoke coming out of the building.
I guess it is safe to expel all the toxic gases when people are sleeping.
so no one complains!
Had I not been watching just outside my window last night as a curious tourist from the country visiting the big city, I would have thought an entity from a 3rd dimension had arrived. Seriously! It was SO loud, it seemed as if my ears shut down and went into survival mode so I could only then hear like an inward ringing. Very surreal 15 seconds.
The sound came from a vacuum truck of sorts being used to clean out a catchment basin under a manhole cover. The truck was parked not 20 yards from my window in Harlem. It was an experience I will NEVER forget from the otherwise wonderful time I have had in NYC. Just when I thought I'd heard every city noise there was. LOL
Earlier, Anon said:
"You know, the details of the giant ConEd explosion during Sandy are still fuzzy--and ConEd has NOT answered all kinds of questions about it. Ummm, hello?, does ConEd have a policy of not answering questions? Because of security? Because? Because? "
Yup, as far as I can tell, the public doesn't not know what the giant ConEd explosion was during Sandy. Seems to me that ought to be made public. Hello? Large explosion? Seems like there might be issue with toxic waste? And/or it just seems like we should know because, doh, it shouldn't happen again. Right? And, yes, they seems to hide behind "security" but at this point you have to suspect that "security" means "We did stupid things and we don't want to talk about it." or "Bad stuff was introduced to the neighborhood environment and we don't want to talk about it."
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