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Noises In The Sky - Again

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 00:42:54 -0000
Archived: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 14:57:11 -0400
Subject: Noises In The Sky - Again


Hello List

Just read The Willows by Algernon Blackwood, for the first time,
and was struck by this description:

"It was repeated at regular intervals, but it was certainly
neither the sound of a bell nor the hooting of a distant steamer.
I can liken it to nothing so much as to the sound of an immense
gong, suspended far up in the sky, repeating incessantly its
muffled metallic note, soft and musical, as it was repeatedly
struck. My heart quickened as I listened.

...

I listened carefully, striving to associate it with any known
familiar sound I could think of, but without success. It changed
in the direction, too, coming nearer, and then sinking utterly
away into remote distance. I cannot say that it was ominous in
quality, because to me it seemed distinctly musical, yet I must
admit it set going a distressing feeling that made me wish I had
never heard it.

...

At one time it was behind and at another time in front of us.
Sometimes I fancied it came from the bushes on our left, and then
again from the clumps on our right. More often it hovered
directly overhead like the whirring of wings. It was really
everywhere at once, behind, in front, at our sides and over our
heads, completely surrounding us. The sound really defies
description."


which seems a lot like some reports of those 'sounds in the sky'
of the last three or more years.

Did a brief search but didn't find any reference to Blackwood's
inspiration for that part of the story - has anybody got more
info on similar noises in fact or fiction?


Cheers

Ray D




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