Mysterious shrieking noise puzzles people in Oregon neighborhood

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FOREST GROVE, Ore. – It is loud and annoying; that is how many residents in Forest Grove are describing a noise that is disrupting their peaceful neighborhood.

“It’s hard to identify what angle it’s coming from because it just kind of encompasses the area,” Paula Lynch told KOIN. “We’re just hoping somebody might be able to identify it so we can report it and have it stop happening.”

Fire officials believe it sounds like an air compressor, but city officials have no idea where it is coming from exactly.

Residents say the sound is random, but there is no escaping it.

In fact, Lynch says it is so loud she has to cover her ears to protect her hearing.