Brooksville, ME

#1 Feb 12, 2014
Anyone live in Bangor or Portland and hear a weird obnoxious sound that can drive you nuts? It sounds like a loud generator or fan system running. Kind of like a vibrating or osculating bass sound. I can hear it outside and indoors it makes my apartment sound like I'm inside an obnoxious drum. I heard it years ago when I lived over on Mt. Hope Ave near Fruit Street. Since then we've lived in different places in and outside of Bangor and in none of those places did I hear this irritating noise. In the last year we moved back over towards State Street down near Maple St. and we can hear that same obnoxious booming sound. It doesn't last year round and is more pronounced during some months than others like in February. Where we live now is just 4 blocks from the other place we heard the same weird sound. Outdoors it's not so bad and blends in with other city noises except late at night when the city is more quiet then it's very noticeable outside as well. But indoors it seems to hit the apartment walls and vibrate louder than ever. It's hard to sleep or concentrate with this constant obnoxious sound. Like I said it sounds like a generator or extremely large fan making some vibrating booming sound like a bass. But it's not someones stereo as I've walked the neighborhoods at night listening for it. Another friend of mine down in Portland said he could hear the same thing and actually my roommate said that he could feel the floor slightly vibrate at night when the noise was at it's loudest on Mt. Hope Ave. And another guy I met at a bus stop that lived on Pearl Street said that he could hear it too but it didn't bother him as much since he was on strong sleep meds at night and was gone most the daytime hours. So I know I'm not just hearing things and this is a real obnoxious noise BUT what is it??? Anyone else notice it in Bangor or Portland? Any explanations. And please don't simply say it's a combination of city sounds coming together because I'm pretty convinced that is not the case, specially considering I've had other apartments in Bangor and never heard such a sound other than those 2 places. I'm glad we are moving again this summer because this noise is not only weird but it's so obnoxious that it's distracting me from anything else I can do at home.

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#2 Feb 20, 2014
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Islesboro, ME

#3 Feb 20, 2014
Is it possible that you are hearing noise from the Life Flight helicopter at EMMC? In the cold weather of the winter months more time is required to keep the aircraft ready to fly (warming, deicing, etc.), while the aircraft is still on the ground.

Bangor, ME

#4 Apr 21, 2014
I lived over near that area in Bangor and we used to hear this weird noise at night just like you said. It was very obnoxious sometimes. Since we moved we no longer hear it but it was irritating. We couldn't tell were it was coming from but it was in that general area.

Bangor, ME

#5 Apr 21, 2014
Half a Bubble Off wrote:
Is it possible that you are hearing noise from the Life Flight helicopter at EMMC? In the cold weather of the winter months more time is required to keep the aircraft ready to fly (warming, deicing, etc.), while the aircraft is still on the ground.
I'm not sure what this Manni was hearing but when I lived in that area the sound was not coming from the helicopters because we took a long walk one night looking for it. Also it would last far too long to be helicopters standing by. Some of our neighbors didn't seem to hear it while others didn't mind. But it is one reason why my room mate and I moved off Maple Street where we lived down near Garland. I've read some other posts here and there from others who have also heard it and seemed to be bothered by it. Since we moved we no longer hear it. It seems to be isolated on that end of town but I do recall it being obnoxious at times. My room mate couldn't sleep and before we moved he actually left to stay at a motel the last week before we moved.

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