Mystery hum strikes again, this time in Barnard Castle

Posted on March 5, 2012

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People living in Churchill Road, Barnard Castle, say they are being plagued by an intermittent hum – the like of which tormented a Teesdale village last summer.

Heard mostly during the night, they are baffled as to where it is coming from.

At first, people thought the noise was coming from neighbouring properties leaving washing machines on overnight, but as word spread throughout the street, householders realised this was not the case.

Electricity engineers have carried out checks on an electric sub-station in the street, but found the noise was not coming from there, and now Durham County Council has been called in to investigate.

Last June, people living in Woodland, seven miles from Barnard Castle, reported hearing an unexplained hum, similar to an idling tractor engine.

Retired policeman Dave Fishwick, who has lived in Churchill Road, for more than 30 years, said he had been in contact with people in Woodland, but the noise in Barnard Castle appeared to be a different type of humming.

The Northern Echo

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