Talk:Slow Down (unidentified sound)

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Several theories[edit]

After listening it several times, slowing the speed down to 8x, and speeding it up 32x, here are several theories:

It sounds almost like someone is screaming "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"

It sounds like a plane going down.

Actually the frequency that gradually lowens matches the sound of a rotor that is slowing down. Plane, submarine or similar machinery with rotors was my first thought too.--Draco ignoramus sophomoricus (talk) 21:56, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

It is a FAKE.

It sounds similar to a whale, perhaps in pain?

Also, perhaps this has something to do with the bloop, recorded in the same ocean? Also why is this sound file called "slow down"?-- 20:58, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

After using my ELITE AUIDOGRAPHER SKILLS, I note that it echoes towards the end, and (when very sped up) resembles somewhat the sound of water exchanging places, like a sort of underwater wind. Tar7arus (talk) 20:46, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

Lol, like your misspelling of Audio, Elite guy. Anyways, that comment interests me... Is underwater wind possible? Aside from currents of course... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:47, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

what would be the difference between currents and under water wind? Jake1993811 (talk) 08:32, 28 December 2011 (UTC)


To me, sounds disturbingly similar to the, "LOST", Theme, like just before the show goes to a commercial. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:26, 18 August 2008 (UTC) it sounds like a creature that is not known to us yet. It can be possible that the sound is to deep for us to go see if the sound came from under the Pacific Ocean. Or the sound can be vibrations from glaciers moving too, but my one big theory is that it may be a large water animal that may be believed to be extinct.That's my theory. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:30, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Hour of recording[edit]

Do someone know, which hour was when this sound apeared? (talk) 13:16, 27 May 2008 (UTC)


Is it me or does the "slow down" phenomena sound like the synth at the beginning of Roundabout by Yes? great song by the way! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:50, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

In and around the lake (ocean) Mountains (big sounds) come out of the sky (air = sound) They stand there (unexplained) 24 to 4 (slowing down) my love I'll be there for you (some kind of mating call) (talk) 04:27, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

Its that part of said song? —Preceding unsigned comment added by DrMGinius (talkcontribs) 13:17, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

YES! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:34, 16 August 2009 (UTC)


Merge with bloop? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:06, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

I'd say keep them linked, or better yet create a page titled Unexplained Sound Phenomona. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:57, 7 October 2009 (UTC)


Why is the sound here and in bloop played at 16 times the original speed? (talk) 03:46, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

To make it audible. Sarcasticidealist (talk) 03:49, 31 October 2008 (UTC)
Yes, at original speed the sound frequency is too low to be heard by human ears. Irish Techno Zombie (talk) 01:09, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
Cause the hydrophones were placed near an underwater helium geyser.--Draco ignoramus sophomoricus (talk) 21:03, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

Sunken ship?[edit]

Could be a ship on the edge of a trench or wedged in one finally breaking apart slowly? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:16, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

File seems to be broken[edit]

I can listen to other sounds on the wiki just fine, but the Slow Down doesn't play for some reason (talk) 03:45, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

Weird sound in Pacific, source unknown to US?[edit]

...Russian or Chinese submarine, anyone? Different sounds appearing mid-recording probably just systems tests or venting something. PS would be hella funny if this were actually just a sub flushing off its refuse tanks in the middle of nowhere. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:17, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

See, most of these as yet unidentified sounds appear to have occured (as well as their assumed source/s) somewhere in the South Pacific. In general, not a region where I'd expect Russian or Chinese crafts as most likely, or at least not restricted to this area. Doesn't make sense. For what I know, the SOSUS installations are not limited to this region, plus, there are other hydrophone systems, so in case it's just non-US submarines, you'd naturally expect similar occurences, say, in the North Pacific, and in the Atlantic Ocean, etc. Also, sounds stemming from submarines and the like, that is, sounds of essentially technical origin usually can at least be identified as what they are: artificial, thus anthropogenic. Something not the case concerning these examples. As for at least some of them, I'd say the relative proximity of their assumed source/s to the Antarctic ice shelves seems more suspicious than anything else. Someone here proposed a sunken ship, breaking apart. Well, a splitting iceberg, or colliding icebergs, anything breaking off from the shelves, or someting like that, may not sound so different. Zero Thrust (talk) 03:03, 11 November 2010 (UTC)I did not know about this awsom sound but when i herd it it sounded like it could be a creacher unknown to us. It could be posibul that there are still species that are to low to the bottom of the ocean for us to even know about.
The location seems to be far too north to be an antarctic iceberg.--Draco ignoramus sophomoricus (talk) 14:03, 13 February 2012 (UTC)