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October 10th 2008 : Edmonton, Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta Loud Sound Rattles Persons Home

Date: October 10, 2008
Time: 3:00 a.m.

HBCC UFO Research Note: I just called the witness up and had a wonderful talk with the person. I was told that whatever passed over the home, rattled all the windows. The witness talked to the neighbors and none have reported anything out of the ordinary which of course is strange. While talking to the person I found out that they have had other sightings of unknown craft, so I wonder if this event might have been more related to this one person. But if anyone else went through this on October 10, 2008 in the wee hours of the morning, would you please contact me at

Hello Brian, I have reported seeing large white lights in the Edmonton skies to your site this past summer. I do not expect you to recall who I am, as I am sure you get hundreds of e-mails daily. I am writing to you tonight with the hope that you might be able to shed some light on an experience I had on Friday October 10, 2008 at 3:00 am in the morning.

First off I do not expect you to post this on HBCC as it was not a sighting. Having said that I cannot find an explanation for it. But, I will add that I suspect that my experience did involve something (?) not of this world. I am hoping that you might have had similar reports from other people and might be able to direct me to a possible explanation.

My Story.

I had just gone to bed at 3:00 am, not very tired, but it was late. Within a minute or two of getting settled, I heard this very loud rumbling sound, somewhat like that of a Air Force Cargo plane, but much louder, and at the same time my windows rattled very forcefully. This sound and rattling lasted no more that 1 1/2 to 2 seconds maximum !

I was so startled that I jumped out of bed to look out my window, sure that I was going to see something in the sky. There was nothing I could see, so I ran to the opposite side of the house and looked out of another window and saw nothing. I even scanned the sky above as best I could.

I will reiterate that the sound and rattling of my windows only lasted a total of 1 1/2 to 2 seconds. No faint noise before or after. It was very strange!

I have talked with both neighbors on either side of me (I live in a townhome condo) and neither of them were awoken by this strange noise.

I googled " Noisy UFO " but found nothing so far.

Brian, if you have had similar reports, I would appreciate hearing from you. I must also stress that I was fully awake when this happened. There was no chance that I had fallen asleep and this was a dream. Thank you, and hope to hear from you.

Thank you to the witness for their report.



North-East Edmonton, Alberta More Witnesses To Loud Sound And Rattling Windows

Good day Mr. Vike,

I have never submitted anything to you in the past, but after reading your post: Edmonton, Alberta Loud Sound Rattles Persons Home I am compelled to do so now.

I live in North-East Edmonton, near the old CFB Namao (now called CFB Edmonton). It used to be an active Canadian Air Force base, mostly for Hercules cargo planes and Griffon helicopters, but my understanding is that the air functionality of the base has been mostly closed down, meaning air traffic to and from the base is minimal at best, and only allowed for helicopters I believe I was told. And that's all I see come and go from there, living so close. The next closest airport is in downtown Edmonton, about 15 kilometers south-west of where I live. Hercules planes have landed there over the last couple of years, but it's mostly used for small corporate jets and prop driven planes for the northern communities. Finally, there is the International Airport, but that is approximately 15 kms south of Edmonton, about 40 minutes driving from my house, and the main flight paths for them go over the industrial zone several kilometers east of my house.

On two separate occasions I have heard what I think is the exact same "Loud Sound / Rumbling" as the submitter in your post on Oct. 12, 08. The first occurred in the early-mid evening, and the second in the mid afternoon.

The First Experience

A few weeks ago, my wife and I were sitting in our living room watching TV, which is in the south side of the house. All of a sudden there was this really loud rumbling noise that went right over our house. And I literally mean 'all of a sudden' - there was no gradual growing sound, which an approaching plane would make, or gradual shrinking sound, which a distancing plane would make, it just appeared real loud and real fast and was gone just as quick, in less than two seconds. I thought it was somehow a Hercules plane (they move relatively slow and are loud - you'd hear them for a while coming and going, and see them fairly easily), and that it was crash landing because it was so loud (and I thought therefore very low) and fast! It seemed to literally buzz our house, shaking windows and glasses on the table, as if enroute to CFB Edmonton (which is less than a kilometer away to the north-west of us) to crash land in the fields a couple blocks north of us. I ran to the front windows within 2 or 3 seconds and saw nothing, except for a large dust cloud in the fields to the north. I thought for sure something crashed and hadn't caught on fire yet. We got in our vehicle to check it out and help if we could since we were so close and I was trained in Aircrew Survival, but found nothing. No crash site, no debris, and strangely enough no emergency responders ever showed up. Even the dust was settling, and it could have come from nearby construction machinery anyways, located about 500 yards west of the fields. We watched the local news closely for the next couple of days, but nothing was reported.

The Second Experience

A few days ago, again my wife and I are sitting in the living room watching TV and again the rumbling sound came out of nowhere, loud and fast. I even said "Not again!" as I got up to run to the front windows (it followed the same path as before) again thinking it was a Herc crash landing nearby. I saw nothing, not even the dust cloud this time. But this time the noise stayed for a few more seconds, about 7 or 8 seconds altogether, lingering and fading away, but still quite loud. In fact, it even sounded like it was doubling back, I swear it was going higher in elevation as it faded. It's as if the noise-maker pulled straight up this time, so I ran to the back windows and still saw nothing. This was extra peculiar because it was a bright, cloudless, blue sky, and considering prop driven aircraft's wings, especially Hercules planes, aren't designed to take the g-force of pulling up so sharply at any speed (they'd get stress fractures at least, and snap off if the speed is high enough) let alone at this come-out-of-nowhere speed, I was at a loss for understanding what was happening. Then the noise simply stopped and that was it.

Now, I was an Air Cadet for my teen years, privileged to be around fighter jets, and fly in Hercules planes across Western Canada and Griffon helicopters around Edmonton. I know what they sound like, how they move, what they look like from far off, and even where the landing strips and pads are on CFB Edmonton in relation to my house. This noise was so loud and fast that I was convinced something was just missing our house and crash landing nearby, off approach vectors for landing strips both times.

I didn't think to submit this to you until I read the post from the other Edmontonian. I can't shake the tingles on my spine now, because that makes three of us now who've heard this odd event and nothing's come of it.

If you have any questions for me, please feel free to email me back or call me at: (Note: HBCC UFO Research does not ever place anyone's personal/private information into the reports that are posted on the site. Also since I am the only person here at HBCC UFO Research, the information folks are kind enough to send me remains between the witness and myself.)

I would like to thank this witness for taking the time to write up and for sending in a good report, and confirming a report I received earlier this month.

Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research.
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