“Strange sounds emanating from a mysterious building in the dead of night. White cars following families as they walk their dogs nearby.,” Evann Gastaldo reports for Newser. “Science fiction movie? No, just Apple’s latest project.”

“Residents of Sunnyvale, Calif., who live near a complex of buildings Apple started occupying in 2014 tell the San Jose Mercury News it’s clear something is going on at the complex, where the sheet metal fences are 12 feet high and security is intense, but no one knows what,” Gastaldo reports. “One local says he hears “bangs,” “thumps,” and beeping (like a truck when it backs up) in the wee hours; another says he hears what sounds like a person “waving around” a big piece of sheet metal.”

“One family describes being followed by the aforementioned white Priuses when they walk their dogs near the complex, and say that if they get too close, they’re ‘intercepted’ by security guards who use clipboards to hide their shirt logos,” Gastaldo reports. “Clues, including two recent permit documents describing a “repair garage” and an “auto work area” inside the complex, suggest Apple might be working on a car, likely some sort of high-tech automobile…”

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MacDailyNews Take: Again, these have to be construction sounds since advanced, market-disrupting fuel cell engines are very quiet. 😉

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