New York residents kept awake by eerie howling from new One World Trade Center
Puzzled New Yorkers are reporting an eerie sound coming from the new One World Trade Center building.
A strange howling sound from the building is even keeping local Tribeca residents up at night.
"I first heard this very eerie sound during Hurricane Sandy last year,” Kenny Cummings told the Tribeca Citizen.
The building's 104-storey Freedom Tower is 1776-feet high, making it the tallest building in the US. On top of the tower is a spire, which appears to be the source of the disturbing sound as wind races through its lattice-like design.
Cummings, who raced outside to record the scene on a video posted on YouTube, said he has only heard the sound once since.
"At 3.15 a.m. Wednesday morning, I awoke to the sound,” he said, adding that the noise was “two tones” and went on for hours.
"I couldn’t be sure what it was at first, but after a moment I realized it was the Trade Center. Outside it was raining, but the trees were calm. I can only imagine at that height the weather is different. I’m sure all of downtown hears this. It’s unmistakable and very chilling."
The creepy, choral-like sound was first reported during Superstorm Sandy, when the building was lashed with strong winds and rain, turning the tower into something of a musical instrument.