Roe Valley residents are mystified over strange late night noises high in the sky, which has left them scratching their heads.
The late night noise surfaced recently in Drumsurn, according to local Sinn Fein councillor Brenda Chivers.
“It’s very annoying. It starts around 7pm and can go on until 2-3am. People have been out searching to see what it is, but they see nothing. There’s no plane, just this constant drone, and nobody seems to know what it is; unless it’s flying saucers! It’s a mystery.”
A similar noise was reported in Derry recently, but there was never any conclusion as to what it was.
In the meantime, residents around the Roe have been “tormented” by late night “helicopter noise”.
“People are telling me they are hearing this noise at a time when children are either going to or are in bed, and it has wakened some and prevented others from getting to sleep,” said DUP Colr. Alan Robinson, who said no one could tell him the source of the noise. “Someone knows the answer and I hope it will be discovered soon and the usual quiet Limavady nights return.”
However, SDLP MLA John Dallat is convinced it is British Army helicopters.
“It’s happened several times before and it’s time the Brits honoured the Good Friday Agreement and took their hardware home,” he said. “Everyone knows those helicopters are in training to kill people in Afghanistan. It’s an invasion of people’s lives and it has to stop.”