Mystery noise causes misery across the county - in the UK
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Mystery noise causes misery across the county
THE mystery surrounding a strange noise that is keeping people awake at night has taken a new twist.
As revealed in yesterday’s Daily Echo, the low-frequency drone is causing sleepless nights in Hythe, Holbury and Dibden Purlieu.
One woman has resorted to visiting a friend in a bid to escape the din.
Another is said to be considering early retirement after being badly affected by the stress of living with the noise.
Now people living in Southampton and West End have come forward to report similar problems.
Gordon Windebank, 82, of Broadlands Road, Swaythling, said: “It’s driving me mad.
“It started with a low rumble about 18 months ago and has been getting steadily worse since last Sunday. I notice it when I go to bed at 10.30pm and it still seems to be going on when I get up the next morning.”
Mr Windebank has been prescribed sleeping pills by his doctor and says he may be forced to go back for more.
“The noise is terrible at night,” he said. “I’ve got double glazing but it just seems to go right through.
“It’s making me very bad tempered and I don’t seem to have any energy.”
New Forest residents affected by the all-night noise include Roger Guy, a member of Hythe and Dibden Parish Council.
Cllr Guy, who has an engineering background, said: “It’s a low frequency droning noise that becomes quite obtrusive at night.