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Occurred : 10/23/2013 21:30 (Entered as : 8/25/13 23:30)
Reported: 11/1/2013 4:12:13 PM 16:12
Posted: 11/11/2013
Location: Washington, NC
Shape: Unknown
Duration:10 minutes
Loud vibrating low hum.

We are located in downtown Washington, NC in the historic district - a block from the river. I am a USAF vet. Worked as a crew chief on F-16 & F-15 fighter aircraft. I know the sound of helicopters, Osprey aircraft & of course fighter jets.

During this last week of October we had Osprey aircraft performing exercises one of those day during the afternoon perhaps 4-5 pm. The sound we heard from within our house while watching TV was not US military.

The sound startled us because of the low persistent humming. We spent a good 5 to 10 minutes in the street trying to locate the origin of this hum/vibration. I can not remember if it ended or we just went back inside.

Sorry it is not too terribly exciting. No visual confirmation of the event. It was quite bizarre. I have lived here for twenty years. The Osprey do have exercises here ever two months or so. This was not an Osprey.

It left us a bit unsettled to say the least.


1) My wife is saying it was around the 23rd of October. Her recall is always better than mine. The time she places the event is 9-10pm "ish" but no later than 11.

Hope this helps.


2) I have found that I did tecord the event on my iPhone. :-)

3) Just uploaded to youtube for you.