July 29, 2013 at 11:33 pm #41030
NOTE: hmmmm…could this be part of the earth shifting it’s physical body into a higher vibrational dimension? – Michael
MYSTERIOUS HUM DRIVING PEOPLE CRAZY AROUND THE WORLD
By Marc Lallanilla
July 26, 2013
It creeps in slowly in the dark of night, and once inside, it almost
never goes away.
It’s known as the Hum, a steady, droning sound that’s heard in places as
disparate as Taos, N.M.; Bristol, England; and Largs, Scotland.
But what causes the Hum, and why it only affects a small percentage of
the population in certain areas, remain a mystery, despite a number of
Reports started trickling in during the 1950s from people who had never
heard anything unusual before; suddenly, they were bedeviled by an
annoying, low-frequency humming, throbbing or rumbling sound.
The cases seem to have several factors in common: Generally, the Hum is
only heard indoors, and it’s louder at night than during the day. It’s
also more common in rural or suburban environments; reports of a hum are
rare in urban areas, probably because of the steady background noise in
Who hears the Hum?
Only about 2 percent of the people living in any given Hum-prone area
can hear the sound, and most of them are ages 55 to 70, according to a
2003 study by acoustical consultant Geoff Leventhall of Surrey, England.
Most of the people who hear the Hum (sometimes referred to as “hearers”
or “hummers”) describe the sound as similar to a diesel engine idling
nearby. And the Hum has driven virtually every one of them to the point
of despair. [Video: Listen to 6 Spooky Sounds]
“It’s a kind of torture; sometimes, you just want to scream,” retiree
Katie Jacques of Leeds, England, told the BBC. Leeds is one of several
places in Great Britain where the Hum has recently appeared.
“It’s worst at night,” Jacques said. “It’s hard to get off to sleep
because I hear this throbbing sound in the background. You’re tossing
and turning, and you get more and more agitated about it.”
Being dismissed as crackpots or whiners only exacerbates the distress
for these complainants, most of whom have perfectly normal hearing.
Sufferers complain of headaches, nausea, dizziness, nosebleeds and sleep
disturbances. At least one suicide in the United Kingdom has been blamed
on the Hum, the BBC reports.
The Hum zones
Bristol, England, was one of the first places on Earth where the Hum was
reported. In the 1970s, about 800 people in the coastal city reported
hearing a steady thrumming sound, which was eventually blamed on
vehicular traffic and local factories working 24-hour shifts.
Another famous hum occurs near Taos, N.M. Starting in spring 1991,
residents of the area complained of a low-level rumbling noise. A team
of researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, the University of
New Mexico, Sandia National Laboratories and other regional experts were
unable to identify the source of the sound.
Windsor, Ontario, is another Hum hotspot. Researchers from the
University of Windsor and Western University in London, Ontario, were
recently given a grant to analyze the Windsor Hum and determine its cause.
Researchers also have been investigating the Hum in Bondi, a seaside
area of Sydney, Australia, for several years, to no avail. “It sends
people around here crazy — all you can do is put music on to block it
out. Some people leave fans on,” one resident told the Daily Telegraph.
Back in the United States, the Kokomo Hum was isolated in a 2003 study
financed by the Indiana city’s municipal government. The investigation
revealed that two industrial sites — one a Daimler Chrysler plant —
were producing noise at specific frequencies. Despite noise-abatement
measures, some residents continue to complain of the Hum.
What causes the Hum?
Most researchers investigating the Hum express some confidence that the
phenomenon is real, and not the result of mass hysteria or hearers’
hypochondria (or extraterrestrials beaming signals to Earth from their
As in the case of the Kokomo Hum, industrial equipment is usually the
first suspected source of the Hum. In one instance, Leventhall was able
to trace the noise to a neighboring building’s central heating unit.
Other suspected sources include high-pressure gas lines, electrical
power lines and wireless communication devices. But only in a few cases
has a Hum been linked to a mechanical or electrical source.
There’s some speculation that the Hum could be the result of
low-frequency electromagnetic radiation, audible only to some people.
And there are verified cases in which individuals have particular
sensitivities to signals outside the normal range of human hearing.
Medical experts are quick to point out that tinnitus (the perception of
sound when no external noise is present) is a likely cause, but repeated
testing has found that many hearers have normal hearing and no
occurrences of tinnitus.
Environmental factors have also been blamed, including seismic activity
such as microseisms — very faint, low-frequency earth tremors that can
be generated by the action of ocean waves.
Other hypotheses, including military experiments and submarine
communications, have yet to bear any fruit. For now, hearers of the Hum
have to resort to white-noise machines and other devices to reduce or
eliminate the annoying noise.
Leventhall, who recommends that some hearers turn to
cognitive-behavioral therapy to relieve the symptoms caused by the Hum,
isn’t confident that the puzzle will be solved anytime soon.
“It’s been a mystery for 40 years, so it may well remain one for a lot
longer,” Leventhall told the BBC.
Reports Of Mystery Booming Noise Growing? (Updated)July 30, 2013 at 8:32 pm #41031
I have heard this sound since the 1980’s. The article describes the sounds exactly- a low distant rumble like an engine idling- a big diesel engine. I don’t actually hear it with my ears, some other part of me perceives it. I have tinnitus too, or that’s what the doctors call it, I’m not so sure I hear that with my ears either. The hum used to make me crazy but it has changed over the years. It’s almost more harmonious. It isn’t really annoying anymore. I hear it at night, inside the house not outside, usually wakes me up about 0130 but doesn’t keep me awake. Early on I searched all over trying to find the source- never did. I have heard the hum while camping at Lake Mohave on the Colorado River- it was so loud I didn’t sleep for 5 nights. That seemed to be coming from the Earth- it was louder when lying down. I even heard it one night at the Heaven & Earth retreat last week.
I always assumed it was some diabolical weapon project. I never considered it could be coming from the Earth which is funny for someone who loves nature so much. Next time I hear it I will meditate on it/with it.August 3, 2013 at 4:03 am #41033
I have trained a lot of people with tinnitus to listen to an inner sound and try to center it in their core channel until it becomes harmonious. But usually it is a high pitched sound, not low pitched. But assume it may be humans eavesdropping in on the subtle body conversation between heaven and earth. :0August 3, 2013 at 2:26 pm #41035
I have the high pitched tinnitus as well as the occasional Taos hum. I do try to listen to it in my core channel and the tinnitus seems to be not so obnoxious anymore. I call it tinnitus but not convinced that’s what it is, could be subtle body. The sound current & music of the spheres & those tones seem to hide in what I call tinnitus.
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