Is this my first Wednesday Weird of 2014? I think it is!
Well then, time to start the year off with something fun! And something local (for me).
On February 13th, at about 4 in the morning, residents of St. Paul neighborhoods were awoken to a weird sound.
A kind of eerie howling. Some people said it sounded a lot like whale song, or possibly a bad horn player, but louder than any horn can blow.
At first people thought it was from a construction site, but officers checked it out and realized that it may have been coming from the Mississippi.
Both the Army Corps of Engineers and the National Park Service have jurisdiction over the river and both said they weren't initially sure what the sound was and that they're still investigating.
It's most likely ice shifting on the river. Some people in Duluth, which is situated on Lake Superior, have said they've heard the same sound from the lake which makes it seem likely. But also, there are cases of this type of sound being heard elsewhere around the world in the last few years, and some of these places don't sink to freezing temperatures.
Compilation video, so some of the clips are better than others. Check out the one around the 8 min mark at the FL Baseball game, though. That's one of my favs
So, what are your thoughts?