Originally Posted by velochic
I live near an airport where the take-off path is right over my house when there is inclement weather (fog and rain), so the clouds always make the jumbo jets sound like they are on a direct path to my living room (and they fly sooooo low over my house). This is also a flight path for National Guard jets, so even if I did hear something like that, it wouldn't register. These planes rattle my windows and are loud enough to interrupt conversations. It was probably just military flying below the cloud deck or a large commercial jet. The clouds really amplify the sound. It must be scary, though, if you're not used to it!!
This. About 6 months ago, my toddler woke up at 2am one night, and while I was getting her back down, I regularly heard what sounded like a 747 landing next door. The sounds came about 10 minutes apart, and after about the 6th one I realized it had to be coming from the airport. I am about 5 miles from the airport in Indy and one of the flight patterns goes right over my house (in the summer with the windows open, I often dream of plane crashes because I hear the planes in my sleep and that's how my brain interprets it into my dreams.) My dad happens to work overnights for FedEx at the airport, I asked him about it, he said they were military planes heading out.