Weird noises in braddon at dawn??

embilly 15 March 2012 23

For the last few months, every single (weekday) morning in Braddon there is the strangest sound at around 6.30am – it sounds like a dodgey car horn (like when your battery is going flat) but it goes for about 15 seconds, then stops, then goes again. i thought it was some moron honking their horn to alert their carpool buddy to get their ass downstairs or something – but it is too loud for that.

It can be heard from different parts of braddon (I hear it from my apartment and when out walking at that hour)

Anyone know what it is? It is sooooooo very annoying!!! Suspect it is coming from one of the many nearby building sites… maybe some sort of ‘start work’ siren or safety thing?


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cantdance cantdance 10:32 pm 20 Mar 12

It’s the call of the female drop bear.

turntabletreachery turntabletreachery 12:36 pm 17 Mar 12

yea its the stupid alarm thing on the telstra building

Ate Ate 10:58 pm 16 Mar 12

There is an extremely loud car at the end of my street in Braddon that starts up about that time every morning, he warms it up for a few minutes then flogs it down Torrens Street. I’m not a car enthusiast but it sounds tough. Used to wake me up each morning but I’ve gotten used to it.

beep beep 5:25 pm 16 Mar 12

I’ve heard this too. It sounded exactly like a car horn with the battery running right out. After a while it would stop and then start up again. From what I know about car horns it seems very unlikely its that. If I was you I would pursue memmum21’s bird call idea.

For the record, it was well over a year ago (since moved to beautiful Brisbane) and I lived right at the Northbourne end of Condamine Street in Turner. I just assumed that it was another of the strange goings on at northbourne flats.

Henry82 Henry82 3:07 pm 16 Mar 12

I’d say it’s a dodgy siren connected to the reverse gear of a vehicle

Chop71 Chop71 2:07 pm 16 Mar 12

Exception said :

Braddon always has strange noises – my next door neighbours have a massive pig in their backyard and it starts squealing from about 5:30am onwards……bacon anyone???

I saw her at Moosheads last week, although she was squealing from 2.30am

zippyzippy zippyzippy 1:54 pm 16 Mar 12

An unwell rooster?

Watson Watson 1:46 pm 16 Mar 12

Darkfalz said :

I hear sounds all the time at night around Braddon. Sounds like a generator running or something, a low, loud hum from an indeterminable place – maybe Merici college. Could be their air conditioner systems firing up.

Or the gutter cleaning truck (tech term)?

peterh peterh 11:53 am 16 Mar 12

Ben_Dover said :

EvanJames said :

Feeding time at Ainslie Village.

Gold!!

+1

Though its a bit early for the denizens of Ainslie village to be up. Pubs aren’t open at that time…

embilly embilly 11:09 am 16 Mar 12

thanks all… hmmm Bacon from Braddon… tasty…

the noise is defintely mechanical… and the same time every morning (and no it’s not my alarm clock) 😉

Exception Exception 10:05 am 16 Mar 12

Braddon always has strange noises – my next door neighbours have a massive pig in their backyard and it starts squealing from about 5:30am onwards……bacon anyone???

Chop71 Chop71 9:37 am 16 Mar 12

….. have you checked your alarm clock 🙂

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 8:07 am 16 Mar 12

EvanJames said :

Feeding time at Ainslie Village.

Gold!!

lobster lobster 7:19 am 16 Mar 12

When I read the title I thought it was going to be a hot air balloon. But if it has been happening for months, probably not.

Perhaps an air compressor on one of the building sites?

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 6:04 am 16 Mar 12

A garbage truck with a dodgy reversing beeper?

memmum21 memmum21 12:28 am 16 Mar 12

My brother was telling me about a sound he was repeatedly hearing in his neighbourhood and we finally solved the mystery. It was the mating call of a male Koel bird. If you go to the following link check out if it the horn sound is the same as this bird??
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvzzsItJ9D8&feature=related

Darkfalz Darkfalz 11:42 pm 15 Mar 12

I hear sounds all the time at night around Braddon. Sounds like a generator running or something, a low, loud hum from an indeterminable place – maybe Merici college. Could be their air conditioner systems firing up.

EvanJames EvanJames 11:05 pm 15 Mar 12

Feeding time at Ainslie Village.

Thumper Thumper 9:53 pm 15 Mar 12

Bunyip.

No doubt flushed downstream by recent rains.

p1 p1 9:43 pm 15 Mar 12

Hydraulics on one of the tower cranes?

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