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Old 01-24-2011, 10:10 AM   #1
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What is the worst sound you ever heard?

I imagine we all have experienced some situation where there was a sound that could give us some nightmares.
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:14 AM   #2
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The screaming of one of the guys whose brother and friend were hit by a car right in front of our house, as they were riding bicycles to the country store, when I was about 10 or 11? The friend died. We knew the guys, and he came screaming into our house "I've got to call my mom I've got to call my mom."

The worst thing I've ever heard.
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:24 AM   #3
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That sounds pretty bad. I can only imagine.

The neighborhood gang played in the street in front of our house all the time. I was in the backyard when I heard screeching brakes one day. The entire neighborhood ran out to see what happened and watched a poor dog die in the middle of the street. He was yelping and lying on his side with his legs running in the air and a pool of blood forming underneath him.

Then when he was still, his owner picked him up by the collar and carried his limp body behind their house.

I'm sure the driver felt like an ass with 20 people standing there staring at him.

That was pretty bad, but was probably nothing compared to what you heard. I can only imagine.
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:33 AM   #4
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I don't know how the guys I was asked to help with their computer problems came by that recording. They were an insvestigation team.

During the whole time I was in their lab, they decomposed the sound at various speeds. It was the impact on a concrete slab of a 20-stories jumper. They were trying to determine if he jumped by himself or had a bit of help. The worst thing was probably the comments. Nothing funny, just clinical, describing each piece of sound : ankles, knees, hips, etc... breaking one after another...

As long as you don't know what it is, a sound is just that, a sound. When you know...
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:44 AM   #5
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Before my dog Bean died, he had a few seizures, and he would make this terrible blood-curdling howl with all his breath.
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:22 AM   #6
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Other people up chucking...especially my brother - he sounds like he is fighting to keep his stomach from going inside out.

Oh and a baby screeching.
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:56 AM   #7
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The screams of a family trapped in an SUV as they were burned alive
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:58 AM   #8
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The screams of a family trapped in an SUV as they were burned alive
that's horrible! i bet you have a lot of examples from your line of work.

edit: forgot to say, a child screaming that got hurt on a go-kart at work.
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:58 AM   #9
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Oh God.
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:23 PM   #10
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And here's another thread I'd like to put on ignore.
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Old 01-24-2011, 02:46 PM   #11
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I heard a wild animal getting mauled to death in the middle of the night out in Wyoming. Just a horrific screaming/yelping/moaning noise echoing off the hills.
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:27 PM   #12
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The hiss of a cockroach climbing into my ear.
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:06 PM   #13
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pigs being butchered--those suckers are loud.
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:25 AM   #14
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I'm with Cloud. Worst sound ever.
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Old 01-26-2011, 12:48 PM   #15
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Nagging wife kills me every time. It's just too horrible to talk about. No, seriously, the worst sound for me is the sound of a loved one crying. Not the fake crying children are good at, I'm talking the heart wrenching, soul moving cry of someone in pain that you can't do anything about.
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