Footage of the villagers swarming at the top of the mountain in Xiushi of China’s southwestern province Guizhou began circulating on Chinese social media.
The video eventually reached Twitter where social media users made their own conclusion about the mysterious noise.
Some Twitter users remarked that it could be the sound of fault lines beneath the village, causing fears that an earthquake could be imminent.
While others considered it could be an animal in the wild, as similar noises had been heard elsewhere in China.
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