Have any of you guys ever had an air raid siren or nuke siren go off in your area? stories? was just watching old youtube vids and thought it would be terrifying
Always wanted to own one of these to be honest. Air raid sirens are one of the spookiest sounds in existence.
More spooky, this time it's a recording of one of the "Operation Wandering Soul" tracks that was used during the Vietnam war to scare the living shit out of Viet Cong and NVA soldiers during the night.
well i never heard one , but i leave only like 6 kilometer away from the nato central command of europe (s.h.a.p.e.) so the day i hear sirens from that place i think i will be able to say for the first and last time : ITS HAPPENING
well i was about 500 meters from where nuclear subs are maintained and to cut a long story short i thought the biggest happening of our time was happening for a few seconds, its quite the feeling! turns out they test it every week
yeah, i live neara local mental hospital for the criminally insane and the nearbye air raid siren will go off if there is an escape.
its tested every thursday but it has gone off at other times and when that happens i make sure i am wary and on the lookout.
Small town, we have one go off at least twice a week to alert volunteer firemen to run to the firehall.
Sister had friend from Arkansas, alarm goes off, the have a momentary panic attack, "what do?"
we just look at them and say "uh... nothing"
sorry to hear senpai, glad you're now in austria getting some of that gibsmedat.
only people to have ever robbed me were serbs in france, I've fought off niggers in london and arabs in sydney... but them serbs in paris had a gun so fuck everyone from serbia.
I was out for a walk late at night when I heard this and shat bricks. It turned out a cargo ship was leaking toxic gas in a nearby port.
>the local government of so many Americans still hasn't realized that sounding these alarms weekly as part of a drill actually makes you less likely to respond to them quickly when time is critical.
>siren usually goes off on Sunday
>one day, it goes off on Tuesday, and instead of going to hide in your basement and shoving your head up your ass, you're on the phone calling your aunt because she would have seen the local weather alert.
I grew up right down the street from a firehouse before beepers/cell phones. They blasted that thing in codes, depending on what they needed; 1 blast for drill, 2 for ambulance, then 3 or 4 depending on severity of the fire. It was a volunteer company, so had mostly a skeleton crew, but would go off at any time.
Sounded a lot like an air raid siren, and was incredibly loud.
I might honestly automatically ignore it from years of exposure, at first, but then immediately know that something was very wrong, cause you never hear it anymore.
My home town still tests the air raid siren every Wednesday at noon.
They just use it for extreme weather/ tornado warnings.
And when the next town over launches a sneak attack over our town square.
I swear to God, the fuckers over here during the 00's were literally blasting off the air raid sirens every new years eve for about three years until they sent them to jail.
(This used to happen in a couple of neighborhoods)
Would be pretty fun to be apart of desu.
Being the midle of town and it going of.
seeing the fearfull faces of all the libtards that voted to kill our air force that was once the greatest in europe.
Just standing their and looking at them.
No one knowing what the fuck that sound is.
the few old people freaking the fuck out.
Young people not giving a fuck other then lel whats that spookey sound.
Ha pretty great desu.
>be me, grow up outside Boston
>visit gf (now wife) for 1st time in mid NY
>stop at store and get out of car
>suddenly hear a loud ass nuke siren
>standing right next to it
>never experienced this in real life
>get a feeling of impending doom
I found out that almost all of NY uses an archaic siren system for fires because they are volenteer stations. If you are a volunteer ff and hear the airen you are supposed to stop what you do and go to the station to go to the fire.
You can hear them in most towns multiple times a day/week. Where I grew up in MA they used fucking radios and paid their fucking fire fighters. Wtf NY get with the times.
First Wednesday of every month at 11am I hear it because that's the test day for my city. Lasts about 5 minutes.
When they first started it a few years ago, I didn't know it was just a test and I legit thought we were getting nuked.
Great... Tests count. Then i've had 5 Tests during my life time. All sirens are being tested all 5 years. I've also had one real alarm because the local river left it's bed and destroyed some houses.
If there's a siren in my area, nobody has bothered to test it.
There's an alarm in a warehouse near my house that goes off on hot days during summer. But that's due to its bad design. Totally not intentional.
They don't announce them; I HIGHLY doubt that people even know what to do in case of an air-raid here.
Nobody even takes them seriously ..
They're more of an annoyance rather than anything else.
In Hungary (at least in cities with heavily populated with concrete flats areas) they test them every year or two. Schoolkids practice to leave school orderly, probably other institutions doing that too. There is short info in the begining that this is a test, same at the end.
This siren fills me full of nope. Like...im not gonna die...im already dead.
>you realize tensions between major world powers have been deterioration exponentially
>everyone is on the brink of war
>be sleeping at night
>wake up to the sound of this https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k2a30--j37Q
Yes. As kid in the 80s in Connecticut they'd go off every Saturday during the morning cartoons. Sometimes I'd forget about them, hear go off suddenly, and think the Soviets were nuking the base nearby. I miss the Cold War.
Mom told me a story how she was taking a walk with me in a stroller when air raid siren went off. That was during the war and it was an actual airstrike as she could hear the planes. Got scared, picked me up, abandoned the stroller and escaped home. Later that week she took me abroad (yup I was a refugee) while dad stayed at home but we came back after the war was over.
This seems pretty close to what it would look like in the real event
>Minus the full on panic mode of course
this one always seemed like a good video of a normal day turned WWIII, and someone just wanted to capture where the first bomb would fall
>live in an area with shitty above-ground wires
>saw flash immediately dive under desk
>not dead, so look out window
>see plume of smoke behind a building
>run the fuck out of the building to see what is going on
>walking down the street and people ask me if we've been attacked
>wtf do I know?
>oldfag says transformers blow all of the time
>points up at smoking trashcan sized thing
>go home and have a scotch
Yeah welcome to my world, where I know the flash comes way before the sound, and am within five miles of a cold war target.
i did, i thought it was time to go innawoods, until i realised no one else was actually concerned at all, they did have those iodine tablets in boxes on the walls at the place i was at though
I live 10 miles from whiteman AFB, home of our B2s and I know this feel.
I've had so many occasions where I dreamt I saw the nuke explosion to the east and I was ready to die.
Also unexpected tornado sirens always made me assume "this Is it"
We have a couple old cold war ones in Hamilton that go off on hot humid days on their own but most people are aware of them and ignore it. Sort of like how railroad crossing barriers activate on hot days.
I've been in Japan and had this shit go off on TV before (not the March 2011 quake though). The chimes are pretty chilling. It's kind of cool that you can get 10-60seconds' warning before the quake even hits you.
That's a military base though
Once. When I was living in Minot north Dakota. I was pretty scared, but I was high af on spice also.
Fun fact. If north Dakota left the union, it would be the 3rd strongest country in the world.
Man I've dreamt of being nuked at least a dozen times. It might be telling me that it will be how I die
Wouldn't be so bad imo. Painless and instant. I'd just hope that I could see the explosion for a little bit before it vaporized me
At the last Opartion I heard for the first time the siren when I was In tel aviv because of the rorckets from Gaza.
when you hear and watch it on TV it's doesn't sound and look very scary but in live it's surprising and unexepted so you have a little fear. not panic tho.
this is ithe siren: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-3_D9b_z8Y&ab_channel=zety222
This also is the kind of siren we will hear when the are diffrnet kind of attack like serious Missiles or probebly nukes.
but of the towns near near Gaza strip have diffrent kind of siren just for rockets like the Kasam rocket.
the siren calld Red Color
and this is how it sound
in case of serious war they will probably hear the first siren and it's pretty lound and scary.
Ground liquefaction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJCidfj-x9M
The fact that 45 million people can go through a 9.0 earthquake lasting 5 minutes followed by a tsunami up to 40m high with less than 20,000 deaths is really impressive though.
There was an E57 about 100 Meters from the house where I grew up. Kind of a cold war era multi purpose siren, normally used to signal for firefighters, but they were to be used in case of a war too.
Also, a german world war ii vintage siren:
here is a live sound
it's also scary to heard the boom sound of the "Iron dom". I thouht I am not goind to be scare at all but it's is surprising.
You live near Broadmoor? Holy shit mate you poor soul, always wondered how cheap it would be to get a house near there just for the factor of having to live near the maddest loony bin in the UK
After the official minute of silence to pay homage to the victims of the attacks of Paris all the small towns around the city launched the sirens. Was great.
In Britain we have loads of sirens still left over from the war. They are in most towns and cities.
We were going to use them during the Cold War incase of Nuclear Attack.
We also have leaflets delivered and TV infomercials like this. (you may recognise part of this from an 80's pop hit.)
realy good in 80s too.
Better planes and way more of them.
All that jewish gold the gerrys gave us was put to good use back then.
We even for a veary short time had planes to use nuclear howitzer against the soviets.
It was a test of emergency equipment for a tornado warning system
Was incredibly loud, shocking, and genuinely scary because we had no idea what was going on but everyone knows that noise and knows it means something bad is happening