Mystery Noise In South Tampa Solved… Maybe
Residents living in South Tampa have been dealing with a late-night mystery that’s been a nuisance for quite some time. Several reports have concluded that it’s most likely drum fish that enjoy mating late at night. These drum fish make a low bass noise that can often sound like music off in the distance. But many residents never truly believed it was just fish making this odd noise. The mystery noise was sporadic, happening a few times every month. Oddly enough, it seemed to have a rhythmic sound making many residents believe it was music instead. Last night was the last straw for several people living in the Bay area. After hundreds of people called into the non-emergency line with no answers, residents took it upon themselves to do their own investigation.
Residents Investigate The Mystery Noise In South Tampa:
Stephanie Kaltenbaugh has lived in South Tampa for over a decade and owns the Bamboo Pet Sitting company. She has long speculated that the noise wasn’t just fish and wanted to figure out where the noise was actually coming from. Kaltenbaugh got into her car Saturday evening with her friend and drove around at 10:30 pm on a mission. She stopped at several locations, all over South Tampa trying to determine which direction the noise was coming from and what area. Her first stop was at the Stovall House, which is a modern-day social club built in 1909. The Stovall House was renovated and now hosts many parties in the neighborhood. At first, Kaltenbaugh was convinced this was the original source. She drove around the building and realized it was only loud on the Bayshore side of the building. After determining it was not the Stovall House, she then drove to the Tampa Yacht Club to see if it was louder. Looking around she noticed there wasn’t one single car in the area. She realized it was off the Bay.
Discovering Where The Mystery Noise Is Coming From:
Kaltenbaugh then drove down to MacDill Airforce Base and oddly enough, she could easily tell the sound was now behind her. She turned around and drove toward Interbay and could hear the noise get much louder. Her last stop was going to Ballast Point Park which is right off the water and also has a pier attached. She wanted to walk down to the end of the pier, but it was late and dark outside she decided it might not be the best idea. The music was by far the loudest in this area.
After her investigation, Kaltenbaugh concluded that it could not be drum fish making the obnoxious bass noise. She could easily hear different music notes and instruments off in the distance which many residents have complained about for years. Another resident decided to walk down to end of the pier later that evening and asked some fishermen and boat owners about the sound. They all confirmed that it was coming from a boat or barge playing Caribbean or Latin music late at night. It seems as though the music is traveling across the water, through the Bay area and all-around South Tampa.
The South Tampa Mystery Noise Is Coming From A Boat Or Barge:
Beforehand, many residents thought the annoying sound could have been from Beer Can Island, which just added a new pavilion and generators. But people working there have debunked that theory saying the latest party they’ve had never went past 9 p.m. With no exact confirmation that it is actually coming from a boat or barge, this seems to be the most reasonable answer. Many residents have speculated over the years that it is and has always been a party boat. But maybe the idea of it coming from a barge with workers is the answer everyone has been looking. Especially since Port Tampa is so close nearby. Meredith Andrade from Wild 94.1 interviewed Stephanie Kaltenbaugh and asked her about what she’s going to do next. Kaltenbaugh said, “The next time the mystery noise starts, we’re going to find out exactly where it’s coming from. My friend who lives on Harbor Island has a boat. We’re going to figure it out, while on the water.”
It looks like Tampa residents are going to have answers soon on where exactly the loud, obnoxious noise is coming from. We can’t wait to see what happens next and finally figure out what and where the mystery noise is coming from. Kaltenbaugh is determined to find an answer and so are many other residents who live in the area. We will keep you updated on any new developments.