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Re: The Scariest Sounds I Know (as an adult)
« Reply #60 on: Yesterday at 07:18:01 PM »
Our friends home just burned to the ground. I was not there, but the sound of electrical wiring popping and cracking in the walls is terrifying.
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« Reply #61 on: Yesterday at 07:37:10 PM »
And I experimented by turning the power back on to the is working again.  Apparently the water from the "leak" evaporated or something and the sensor reset.

I love the sound of a running dishwasher before leaving on a trip.  No dirty dishes in the kitchen!
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« Reply #62 on: Yesterday at 08:04:49 PM »
When I lived in So. Cal.  a few years ago I remember hearing the earthquakes coming closer and closer and louder and louder.  The groaning and growling.  What sounds like something monstrous being ripped apart.  Only once though, did we run out of the front door and into the middle of the street.  I looked around and we were the only family out there.

That's really scary, and very interesting.  I wonder if you are able to hear sounds that are lower in frequency than many other people can hear.

I read an article once about infrasonic sounds - those sounds below the human level of hearing.  It stated that animals might hear these sounds, like the prevailing westerlies, and know when it is time to migrate.  I also suspect that the animals who ran for the hills in 2004 in SE Asia heard either the earthquake, or heard the tsunami coming.

There's a low sound that you can 'hear' before a tremor starts, if there isn't a lot of other noise around you. Like a low's almost an absence of sound, an unnatural quiet before the quake sound starts. After the '95 quake when we were having aftershocks all the time, I would recognize it and yell 'Incoming!'. Kept DH from cutting himself shaving a couple times.

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Re: The Scariest Sounds I Know (as an adult)
« Reply #63 on: Today at 08:07:35 AM »
That's interesting.  I would probably be able to pick it up.  I seem to have a very wide range of sounds I can hear because I hear the high pitches, too.

We have a dog that growls.  I've 'bah'ed him to stop numerous times and everybody else in the room was wondering why I was 'bah'ing him.

(Bah:  The word used in the Barkbusters training methods.  It simulates the sound a mama dog would make to her pups when they weren't doing what they were supposed to do.  It is very effective - we now have 4 dogs that were relegated to a pen in the garage in the house with us with minimal issues.  Still a work in progress but much, much better than it was.)
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Re: The Scariest Sounds I Know (as an adult)
« Reply #64 on: Today at 08:54:34 AM »
When driving - a car horn, full on, coming towards you.

Which is why I think radio ads with car horns should be banned. They scare the liver out of me when I'm driving. I think I'm about to die.
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Re: The Scariest Sounds I Know (as an adult)
« Reply #65 on: Today at 10:43:44 AM »
A veeery faint, but growing, clicking noise coming from the supercharger on my Mini Cooper.  It meant at least $5000 in repairs if it was what I thought was going on.  I was getting ready to bite the bullet and have it replaced because I loved that car, but ended up in a minor collision that totaled it instead. :(  The replacement has turbo and it's disconcerting that its proper operational sound has a passing resemblance to the bad sound on my previous car.   ;D


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Re: The Scariest Sounds I Know (as an adult)
« Reply #66 on: Today at 11:50:40 AM »
The doctor waking you up in the middle of the night after you've had an epidural and telling you that your baby's heartbeat has dropped. Everything ended up okay, but I was terrified.

The sound of an automobile wreck.

I was once having dinner with a friend and it was storming outside. All of the sudden, the cell phones of what seemed like every single person in the crowded restaurant went off at the same time as a tornado warning was triggered. THAT was creepy.

Someone mentioned above that total silence outside when you should be hearing noises was creepy. I completely agree. As a native-born southerner (of the U.S.), even in the total dead of winter, you hear noises outside at nighttime - squirrels, cars, people, the neighbor's dogs/cats, etc. When I did a road trip home from Alaska through Canada last fall, I found the lack of noise to be extremely off-putting. Let's just say I have no intentions of ever moving north.