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A mystery noise described as sounding ‘like something out of Independence Day’ has been heard in the skies over Coventry.
As wet and windy weather battered the city, several people have reported hearing the loud droning noise at around 2.45pm.
Reports have come in describing a loud noise in the sky which lasted around one minute and was heard by residents in Whitley, Walsgrave, Stoke and Wyken.
Mitch Wise, 19, from Walsgrave, said the noise was so loud he could hear it inside his house despite all the windows and doors being closed.
He said: “I did think it sounded like something out of Independence Day, that kind of noise.
“I was just in my bedroom when I heard this loud noise outside my house. I looked outside my window, but I couldn’t see anything.
“I saw two guys looking up to the sky outside. It was scary!
“I thought it was thunder at first but it was too long to be that or a jet.
“It was like a loud droning noise that lasted about a minute. I was just confused, I couldn’t work out what it was.
“It was a lot louder than a lorry going past. It was loud with all the windows closed, but when I opened them it was really loud.”
Another reader contacted the Telegraph to say the noise sounded like a hurricane.
Here is an amusing compilation. At first it seems to have real footage with the audio people are hearing, but it is probably all fake. I could create these noises in my home studio.