Plane PA system emits moans ‘between an orgasm and vomiting’

PHOTO: A flight PA system shocked passengers with continuous orgasmic or vomitous moans. (via Actually Emerson Twitter)
If you are a frequent flyer, you are probably used to tuning out the plane PA system. You know how to fasten your safety belt and put on an oxygen mask, right? But what if it was entirely different – and extremely awkward – sounds coming over the PA? A passenger recorded a now-viral video on a flight from Los Angeles to Dallas, Texas capturing continuous moaning over the plane PA described as “somewhere between an orgasm and vomiting.

The flight is one of three to have recently encountered this problem and passenger Emerson Collins posted a video to TikTok recording the strange guttural moans and his and other passengers’ shocked response. People suspected a practical joke, someone hacking the PA system. But American Airlines, the operator of the flight, said that hacking is very unlikely because the PA systems have no external access, no Internet connection, and are physically hardwired.

The moaning and groaning sound started just before takeoff, eliciting confusion and some giggles, but also worrying passengers that something might be seriously wrong with their aircraft. A flight attendant can be heard making an announcement acknowledging that they are aware of the unnerving sound, and are trying to fix it.

“Ladies and gentlemen, we realize there’s an extremely irritating sound coming over the public announcements. The flight deck is trying to troubleshoot, trying to turn it off, so please be patient with us, we know this is a very odd anomaly and none of us are enjoying it.”

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Once the video went viral, other passengers came forward reporting hearing similar orgasmic and gut-churning moans through the PA system on other flights recently. One man reported hearing identical sounds on a flight from New York City to Los Angeles in July. He described them as the sounds of someone “incapacitated by a severe gastrointestinal problem, and just moaning.” Another American Airlines passenger noted the same noises on a flight from Orange County in the greater Los Angeles Area to Dallas.

A spokesperson said that the airline looked into the weird moans coming from the PA system on several flights and called the problem a technical issue.

“Following the initial report, our maintenance team thoroughly inspected the aircraft and the PA system and determined the sounds were caused by a mechanical issue with the PA amplifier, which raises the volume of the PA system when the engines are running. Our team is reviewing the additional reports.”

SOURCE: Yahoo News


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Neill Fronde

Neill is a journalist from the United States with 10+ years broadcasting experience and national news and magazine publications. He graduated with a degree in journalism and communications from the University of California and has been living in Thailand since 2014.

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