‘What’s that strange noise that’s making my home vibrate?’ – villager’s plea to end mystery


A Groby resident has asked fellow villagers for help pinning down the source of a mystery noise they keep hearing. The persistent sound gets so bad at times, they say, it makes their home “vibrate”.

Posting online, the anonymous villager wrote: “Can anyone else hear a strange noise now and then like a distant helicopter? It comes and goes.”

They then posted a link to a story from LeicestershireLive back in November last year. That appears to have been a similar noise which was keeping the people of Barwell awake.

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The poster added: “What is it? It is so bad it makes our house vibrate.” The plea, posted on the Spotted Groby Facebook page this week, got people talking, with some saying they had heard similar noises too.

In fact, some suggested it plagues towns and villages elsewhere in Leicestershire. One user wrote: “Melton Mowbray has had it for years.

“Sounds as loud as a refrigerated lorry running outside the house, or like a fridge is humming in your room. If you google “the hum” it shows Leicestershire is renowned for reports of it disturbing people.”

Another resident wrote: “We always say that we hear a low buzzing noise sometimes. The only way to describe it is when you touch the cable when the hair dryer is on, like the electrical buzz. Me and my husband hear it and can feel it. It’s very annoying at times.”

Another person added: “I too have heard it! I just thought I was broken.” Meanwhile, one person believed thinks they have the answer to the noise, with Groby being based next to the motorway. They wrote: “You do know that Groby sits on the M1. There’s no way anyone hears anything from Barwell!”

‘The Hum’ referenced by one of the commenters is a widespread phenomenon with countless reports of a persistent and invasive low-frequency humming, rumbling, or droning noise not audible to all people. Different causes are usually attributed to the noises, such as local mechanical sources – such as industrial plants – or manifestations of tinnitus or other biological auditory effects.