Stardew Valley falls under the umbrella of relaxing games to unwind to, alongside Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing. However, players have reported accounts of strange sounds occurring during specific events, and this guide will explore all the weird noises in Stardew Valley.
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Noises when it rains
The most common reports of weird noises from Stardew Valley players specify a sinister howling or moaning when it rains, as well as during thunderstorms.
Most have identified the croaky noises belonging to frogs, but these eerie sounds don’t seem to belong to small amphibians.
One theory suggests that it is the echoing sounds of whales singing in the ocean since Pelican Town sits right next to the water.
Another theory suggests that it is the wizard, M. Rasmodius, who you can hear wailing on rainy days because he can only commute when it pours. Marnie also confirmed that she can hear noises coming from the Wizard’s Tower in the far West of Cindersap Forest, but players have confirmed that the closer you get to the tower, the further away the noises are.
Some players have also considered Krobus, the friendly monster who lives in the sewers, as the culprit behind the noises, but that theory doesn’t seem to stick either.
Stardew Valley urban myths
From Sasquatches to water monsters and sky whales, players love to debate the origin of the strange noises and create urban legends to add some extra excitement to the game.
Not only can these noises be heard when it’s raining, but they are also heard during the night, accompanied by a strange rustling of leaves outside.
User Kati3e posted a strange experience on Reddit, which makes Stardew Valley sound a whole lot more terrifying than it started out to be.
The user-described one evening when they were walking back to their farm, and upon hearing the ghostly sound, a white figure appeared and sat on top of the storage chest. The user thought it was their cat that was sitting, but when they moved closer, the figure vanished. The user also confirmed that the cat was inside the house when they entered, therefore it couldn’t have been outside.
In the same thread, another user reported taking part in some fishing in front of Willy’s Shop before a loud croaking and moaning occurred. The user then saw a green head poke out of the water before swimming away and described it as looking something like a Kappa – a turtle-like creature from Japanese folklore.
There is one possible explanation for these random noises, and that is the Strange Capsule event.
If you have ever received the message, “A Strange Sound Was Heard In The Night,” then that indicates that a Strange Capsule event has been completed.
This refers to the opening of a strange capsule located on your farm, releasing a creature into the wild.
The creature has been described as friendly and only seems to appear at night or in random spots. Players have reported seeing the alien at the bus stop or in the background somewhere, but you cannot interact with it.
Even though there is no concrete explanation behind Stardew Valley’s weird noises, it definitely adds another compelling layer to the farming sim.