UPDATE: The strange sounds phenomenon continues to spread, with videos popping up from Canada and around the world featuring similar noises. The weird sounds have allegedly been recorded in a number of cities, including Winnipeg, Chicago and Glasgow. While many viewers are intrigued, others are equally skeptical about the strange sounds. Is this the latest Internet meme?
The Huffington Post Canada first spotted a video recorded in an Alberta forest featuring bizarre sounds on Jan. 16. The video – which was originally uploaded on Jan. 13 – has already received more than 1.2 million views. A user created a video earlier this week that compiled a bunch of posts, including the video from Conklin, Atla.
Two bizarre — yet oddly similar — videos of howling have been recorded in separate parts of Canada, capturing the imagination of YouTube viewers and skeptics alike.
The first video, posted on Jan. 13, reportedly recorded strange sounds in a forest in Conklin, Alta., a remote community northeast of Edmonton. The unidentified noise – which sounds like it came straight from the soundtrack of a horror movie – has racked up more than 500,000 views and dozens of comments, many of which question its authenticity. WATCH ABOVE.
Another video surfaced just a few days later on Jan. 15, with similar sounds apparently recorded in The Pas, Manitoba, more than 1,000 kilometres away. WATCH BELOW.
Coincidence? We may need Mulder and Scully to investigate.
“Sounds like a good start to a death metal song...” said one user about the first video.
“Aliens obviously,” another viewer wrote.
“Sounds like hell opening up,” one user claimed.
A more skeptical viewer wrote, “This video is soooooooo fake people, they are just trying to get some hits on you tube! (sic).”
Some have suggested it's the sound of a sasquatch-like creature. Back in October, a group of researchers claimed they were "95 per cent" certain that a Yeti was living in Siberia. However the Yeti evidence was later debunked when one of the scientists who partook in the study told The Huffington Post that the Yeti scenario was likely staged.
We think the howling sounds a lot like the dragons in Skyrim.
Several videos featuring unidentified sounds have been posted in the last couple of months. A user in Denmark posted one on Jan. 10, which has already been viewed by 60,000 people. Another person in Sweden claimed to have been woken up by what sounds like a train (even though the user allegedly doesn’t live near any tracks).