Muireann spoke to Karen in Douglas who told her she's heard the 'Windows' sound every night for weeks. She can even hear it inside her house. At first she thought it was her neighbour's loud computer! Listen to Karen here. Below is a thread on Reddit that first got people in Cork talking.
(considering it's a Microsoft noise we're guess it's not from the Apple factory!)
There's something strange in the Cork neighbourhood. There's many sounds to be heard across Cork during the night. It could be someone making passionate love to a delicious Breast In A Bun from Hill Billys, the screams of the GAA board on the new Páirc Uí Chaoimh cost overruns, but this has to be the weirdest...
A concerned Corkonian took to Reddit to ask their fellow Rebels if they heard anything:
Here is the sound in question recorded late at night.
Now you REALLY have to pin your ears back but this is the sound you can definitely hear very faintly in the backgound:
There was a lot of response to people who've experienced the same:
Another suggested it has been happening for years:
Someone has a Valentine's week theory:
This is an excellent suggestion: