We received email and comment over the weekend about a mysterious, piercing, high-pitched sound coming from Montague Street, around 166 Montague. Someone got so fed up with it they started a blog about it:
Have you Heard that Piercing Alarm?
Since early February 2007, we have heard a loud, high-pitched, alarm noise that can be heard through a closed window. It sometimes sounds for less than an hour at a time, and other times it can sound for several hours – often late at night and a few times heard during the day. It sounds like an electronic, unwavering, and unmodulating noise of sustained high pitch and it is hard to detect the origin.
They have contacted various authorities, but to no one would help end this nuisance.
The person believes its source is 180 Montague St., however Saturday evening, around 8pm, I heard a high-pitched sound walking down Montague in the same vicinity, but it wasn't coming from 180 Montague, it was coming from either the Pearle Vision Center or the framing shop above it, and it sounded like a burglar alarm set a little too sensitive to movement. Was this the same alarm? Anyone else hear the sound? Any ideas of its source? Can anyone help this person?