Seems no one wants to get off their asses or take charge these days -locals have to go investigate.
Listen to the video but even at max volume it won't give you the right effect!
When this started at just after Midnight I thought at first emergency rail line work just up the lane from me. I even opened windows at 0300 to see if any night lights were on over by the tracks. Nothing. Vibration got quite bad. It almost sounded like heavy quarry drilling or mine-working (we have an old closed mine at the back of the estate).
0415 -after 4 hours it stops. No house lights on, no sign of police trying to find the source (it was heard right across South Bristol) and the nuisance police helicopter that loves to fly low over us for an hour or so? No sign of it tonight.
So what was it?
Police say they don't know??
Local council has no idea???
No one,it seems has any idea. Some very tired and pissed off Bristolians (and non-Bristolians) this morning.
But there was an "interesting" side to this if you are a bit weird.
It was interesting in one way in way I experienced some side effects from infra sound. I fell asleep then woke scared that something short and humanoid was running through the front gate! And it was a crystal clear dream. Then something 'weird' but undefined -a noise?- was going on. Something spooked me! But nothing was there.
One study has suggested that infra-sound may cause feelings of awe or fear in humans. It also was suggested that since it is not consciously perceived, it may make people feel vaguely that odd or supernatural events are taking place.
Luckily I knew this and the drilling made me realize what must be happening, even if unexpected, but did not lessen the effect.
Must be more than a few rattled people about today.
And now it is solved....but the official attitude is "Who gives a ****?"
Network Rail has apologised after waking hundreds of Bristol residents with a loud drilling sound that went on for hours.
People from as far as Knowle West, Hartcliffe and Southville reported being affected by the noise and vibrations of work taking place in the Ashton area.
Frustrated residents even got out of bed after hours of the racket in a bid to trace the source of drilling, which took place between 2am and 5am on Friday.
Network Rail has confirmed that the deafening clatter coming from the south of the housing at South Liberty Lane was its making.