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Taos Hum Intensity Reports


Last comment then I'm done. I was in Japan for two week last summer (Osaka, Kyoto, and Tokyo) and I did NOT hear the hum there. As you know, Japan, more than any place on earth except maybe Hong Kong, is replete with subways and electronic gizmos and cell phones. Do the Japanes have different construction techniques and operate electronics at different frequencies, such that we can learn something from them? It was like two weeks of peace for me when I was there.
Nancy Kiang <nancyk@nature.berkeley.edu>
Berkeley, CA USA - Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at 14:23:30 (PDT)
To add to my last comments, I do actually hear the hum outside if I go out to the foothills where there's no traffic. Since instruments cannot pick up any noise, I wonder if the hum is not actually cause by sonic waves but some radio frequency that re sonates with something in the brain? Can anyone point me to research on this? Several years ago, long before any of this humming business started, I was disturbed for one week by the phone company doing work at 7:00 am every morning in the street in fro nt of where I lived (this was in Hawaii). I would hear a loud, oscillating hum...ONLY if my head was tilted to the side. This was probably sonic, but the way it resonated only at one angle gives me pause. Comments?
Nancy Kiang <nancyk@nature.berkeley.edu>
Berkeley, CA USA - Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at 14:01:42 (PDT)
I'd like to report the hum in Berkeley, CA. This is a noisy city, so the hum would be drowned out for most people. But at night and in the morning, I can hear the like-a-fan-distant-motor-driving-me-batty hum when I am in North Berkeley. I went thr ough the whole series of turning off appliances and electricity, checking with doctors, wandering around checking at night for the last 3 years, but trips away from Berkeley confirm that it's not tinnitus. I also do not hear it when I go outside. Up the hill from me is the Dept. of Nuclear Engineering and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs. Down the hill are the freeway and BART. Does anyone else know anyone in the SF Bay Area who has heard this? I'd give it a 4UCA.
Nancy Kiang <nancyk@nature.berkeley.edu>
Berkeley, CA USA - Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at 12:00:47 (PDT)
I hear that damn weird humming sound every night. I live in New England in Mansfield CT near the town of Willimantic. It sounds man made, a wavering hum like an industrial fan or tires on a highway far away. It seems to come from an Easterly direction. Could it be from the Sub Base in Groton? I have shut off the power to the entire house to make sure it wasn't coming from an appliance. It is high pitched and very annoying. I have to use a white noise generator to get any sleep. Stranger still is tha t when I go out side at night I can't hear it. It is though it was being transmitted through the ground. Very odd. No I don't suffer from tinnitus. Jeff warp10@downcity.net
Jeff <warp10@downcity.net>
Mansfield, CT USA - Monday, April 26, 1999 at 17:25:24 (PDT)
Thought you might find this interesting. I belong to an earthquake study group.(public seismic network) A fellow from our group who lives in Hatteras Co. N.C. Has picked up an anomalous 10hz noise that he asked us to help him identify. He is able to see it clearly on a geophone printout (a type of seismometer) Has anyone heard of anything going on in this area? O.K. to e-mail me directly. Thanks, Mike. sw6079@aol.com
Mike Sellman <sw6079@aol.com>
USA - Friday, April 23, 1999 at 21:30:20 (PDT)
I just found a variety of web pages on this subject. I have to say that I am having one of those twilight zone moments. I have been living on the coast of SC (in the same area) since 1992 and approximatley 4 years ago I started noticing a sound that seemed to me to be a distant "roar." I live within 35 miles of the Marine Corp Air Station. I always assumed that it was coming form there. Then I casually mentioned it to various friends and family memebers. It is a sound that I hear intermittedly a nd when I heard it, I would say "do you here that? Maybe they are firing afterburners again." And very rarely did anyone else hear it. But it would be sooo clear for me! But the more I thought about it, the more it became harder to place the sound. I t comes and goes and at first I always thought it was the air base blowing out afterburners. Though I wasn't sure why they would do that. But then, I noticed that it would go on for hours and I scouldn't imagen anyone burning up that amount of jet fuel! It would happen at all hours of the day and night. I even went so far as to query some friends of mine that work at the base. They always said they didn't know of anything that would cause that kind of sound. I knew it wasn't just me though. Because some of the people I mentioned it to say that they hear it as well. Finally I called the Air Base directly and after literally over an hour of going from one office to the next I was told that the sound did not originate form there. I would even ask re gualrly if there were fight maneuvers in progress, could it be some sort of distant sonic boom? and the answer I usually got was no. Then I thought it must be from Parris Island. Nope I went through the same routine there as well. It drove me to distac tion. I even asked my doctor. Of course his response was that the tests would be very expensive, nix that idea. So, is this what I am hearing? The "Hum?" Now I am really going nuts over this....
E L Rann <rann@islc.net>
St Helena Island, SC USA - Monday, April 19, 1999 at 21:45:20 (PDT)
I have been hearing the hum for at least 6 years now. I even had my ears checked by an ear specilist. My ears are excellent and even better than normal. Some parnormal explanations are UFO'S in the ground or maybe secret underbases. Some have called it the awakening for some of the light workers. The list goes on but I hear it inside and outside and when a heavy vechicle goes by my house the vibration hum increases. It started all of a sudden one day while I awoke from a nap and its been here ever sinc e.
Linda Strout <lj.strout@worldnet.att.net>
Pownal, Me USA - Thursday, April 08, 1999 at 11:21:34 (PDT)
hi Jean-Olivier Racine - thank you for the interesting information - i really enjoyed reading the report. I live in denver and began hearing the hum the summer of 1996. The location of the hum is unknown by me - i hear it in the house and not out of doors (thank goodness) and it is not just my house - i have heard the hum all along the front range and in tulsa ok, mesquite nv, and taos nm, but last i was in hattiesburg ms all was quiet there - i would agree that it is a natural cause of more waves i. e. cell phones and such but it was completely silent for the last two weeks in january last year - good luck with your quest - still hearing the hum level 6-8 denver co usa
linda
denver, co USA - Sunday, March 28, 1999 at 22:49:05 (PST)
Interesting information: http://www.earthpulse.com/science/taoshum.html
Jean-Olivier Racine <sirmont@usa.net>
Gatineau, QC Canada - Sunday, March 28, 1999 at 15:46:51 (PST)
Hi! I do not hear any hum, but I am quite interested by this phenomenom. I would like to ask a few people, you can answer on the report or directly to me by e-mail (sirmont@usa.net) Here are the questions: 1) Did you try to make a graphic representation of the intensity of the hum and the location fo it? 2) Did anyone verified if their were just over a big underground tunnel (underground highway, main sewer or any unerdground structure) 3) Is your city situated in a valley (huge one) Here are a few ideas that could be the cause: A) The noise made by cars and trucks and industries during the day could be reflected by mountains around the city, since the noise a city produced is VERY loud, it could be reflecting on far away structures or mountains. B) An underground structure always is generating some strange low pitch tone. Everyone who ever been in a metro did notice. Maybe should you try to go in a metro to see if the tone correspond. About the graphic representation, it could be quite interesting since it could show relationship between regions. Anyway, I am please to "meet" you all..
Jean-Olivier Racine <sirmont@usa.net>
Gatineau, QC Canada - Sunday, March 28, 1999 at 13:45:33 (PST)
yep, The Hum can be heard in Warrington North west of England, UK. I've heard it and so has my mum. very wierd, will the mystery ever be solved???
phillip smith <phillip-smith@lineone.net>
Warrington, UK - Sunday, March 28, 1999 at 09:00:31 (PST)
gee...I now feel a need to report that my own personal experience has been odd, what with that HAARP atmosphere-heating brainbeam and the Russian microwaves now resonating with ELF sub thumpers.....I hardly notice that my home resonates to the 12HZ tra ins, or that the high tension transmission lines give us all leukemia. Plus, I sleep better confused.
jaxter <jaxter@megsinet.net>
USA - Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 06:29:15 (PST)
I've lived my whole life here in this city, and I've neither heard nor detected any type of hum of any type and I feel that my hearing is as sharp as ever. The only diesel sounds are those of the occasional train that passes through the city from time to time--nothing out of the ordinary. In other words--- "All's quiet here!"
David Trautman <davidtrautman@juno.com>
Pittsburgh, PA USA - Monday, March 22, 1999 at 20:36:20 (PST)
Wendy,Is this an area where "real" crop circles sometime appear?
Jim <>
Ca USA - Monday, March 22, 1999 at 16:42:47 (PST)
There was a local news report very recently - BBC 1 West - about people living in Bristol - UK who are virtually being driven crazy by a constant hum that they hear during the nighttime - it's there during the daytime too but is less audible because of the road traffic. I think these people lived near Avonmouth region. The reporters tried to record it but it was only audible to certain people(mainly women) and the camera mic picked up nothing! Apparently theres a hum in Bath too but I don't hear it! It 's a similar sound to a deep freezer - which hum like mad!!
wendy <wendysmith@futurenet.co.uk>
Bath, UK - Monday, March 22, 1999 at 07:22:04 (PST)
Eeeeeeasy jimmy
GP
```USA - Friday, March 19, 1999 at 16:36:38 (PST)
I have heard the hum for many years and many locations in Oklahoma. It became most noticable to me in 1984 in Sand Springs Oklahoma. Just about everywhere I've moved in Okla. it was there. Lately, since we've moved to our present location it has been v ery intense...off and on. Heard 3/13/99, and again 3/15/99 VERY INTENSE! Couldn't get to sleep. If you need more info from us let me know and I'll keep you informed.
Carole Bradley <OKIEUFO>
Collinsville, OK USA - Thursday, March 18, 1999 at 21:57:47 (PST)
Tolley Jones, Try shuting your eyes, concentrating, and silently ask the noise to quiet down. And don't forget to say please.
Jim <>
Ca USA - Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 20:49:53 (PST)
MANY sources exist.....Trains, HAARP, subs, aircraft, substations, improperly sized transmission lines....imagine all sources of electricity also being magnetic fields, and remember many materials are conductors are capable of lo freq resonance....Newt on believed TerraFirma had a pitch, we are adding harmonics!
jaxter <jaxter@megsinet>
USA - Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 08:43:15 (PST)
ok let's FIRST qualify and quantify the phenomenon...i.e. cps, amplitude, frequency...obviously there are several different phenom. being described! The ideal explaination/s depend on these facts. A frequency analyzer(like an equalizer)connected to a t ransducer(microphone) should give data. You really need to find the source; identify the phenom. FIRST,then finding the source is like parallaxing.
Jaxter <Jaxter@megsinet.net>
USA - Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 08:38:43 (PST)
ARRRGGGH! Make it stop! Woke up this morning with a headache that has steadily worsened as the day progresses. The hum is so loud that I can hear it standing outside. (Usually it is loudest in a room like the bathroom.) It hasn't let up for a week, and last night my boyfriend listened for it and could hear it, thou gh I guess it is easy for him to ignore it. I am considering staying home from work because my office is in an old factory that seems to be built just to amplify the hum. This is driving me crazy. I5MA
Tolley Jones <jshF91@hampshire.edu>
Sunderland, MA USA - Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 08:00:32 (PST)
Still no hummmmm here looks like it moved to the east coast! 0UAZ
gary picker <gary_picker@hotmail.com>
LHC, az USA - Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 15:29:19 (PST)
The hum is back. Very loud this week. I can hear it right now as I type. In the bathroom it was making my eardrum vibrate. I went out shopping and it was so loud, I couldn't believe the people right next to me in the lot didn't seem to notice. My boyfr iend, who has heard it once when it was very loud about six months ago, can't hear it. It sounds as loud as it would if someone were running a lot of shop vacs right across the street. Incidentally, I can block it out with my fingers in my ears, but not w ith anything else: no pillows over the head, no background noise. I hope it abates soon because I'm getting nauseous. 5IMA
Tolley Jones <jshF91@hampshire.edu>
Sunderland, MA USA - Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 12:25:03 (PST)
hey john K i am with you on this one - where in the world is that switch that turns this thing off and on ??? i can go for the natural occurring theory maybe it is some unkown energy vibration but then why do some people hear it and others do not ??? so many questions - what do we hear and why - i am beginning to think TH is just an unsolved mystery and the fact that a person can hear a noise and the family living in the same house "really is not bothered by it" and it is truly heard outside of the person's head because they do not hear it outside but then inside - and - to hear a sound which a person can not loc ate is almost enough to make a body crazy except not in this lifetime - well just go figure - take care all
linda
denver, co USA - Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 01:59:20 (PST)
Well, at least your talking again.
Jim <>
Ca USA - Saturday, March 13, 1999 at 12:33:20 (PST)
It's too bad that all of the Hummer sights end up being taken over by global warming, ozone depletion, and military conspiracy nuts. References to so called scientific journals that are nothing more than "Popular Mechanics" expansion publications are only used as validation by self-proclaimed pseudo scientic types that believe university training is beneath their all knowing observations of how things really are. Please, before anyone comes up with another theory, at least have the answer as to why th e hum randomly starts and stops. That is the number one reason all of the previously offered theories fall apart. John K. Cameron Pk. Ca.
john K <JGK@INNERCITE.COM>
Cameron Pk, Ca USA - Saturday, March 13, 1999 at 10:10:56 (PST)
Looks like Jim is trying to stir up the haarp controversy again.
GP
USA - Saturday, March 13, 1999 at 06:00:08 (PST)
just zip - no noise no hum no nothing it is great = think i will go to bed and ENJOY THE PEACE AND QUIET - reasons unknown as usual - take care you all
linda <TAFELX@webtv.net>
denver, co USA - Saturday, March 13, 1999 at 02:25:12 (PST)
I had to fight tears reading these reports! I had a similar experience recently, but only for a period of a few days. I too turned off every applience in the house where it was most intense. I went outside where it could also be heard, and I thank g od I found a neighbor who confirmed there was a low hum. I would say under 20 cycles. I live right next to Lake Michigan. I thought it was an idle train engine or other (big) water craft. I feel VERY SORRY for anyone who has had to listen to this for m ore than a week. My heart goes out to you. It could have easily made me comit suicide the subtle pain was so intense! I'm looking into the possibility of noise cancellers now, if they will help. I have excellent hearing and dabble in audio recordings. This noise scared me. I felt very relieved to read of others having this experience too. I don't know what I can do to help, but whatever this is, it is very real.
Jeff Tamraz <zarmat@acronet.net>
Kenosha, WI USA - Saturday, March 13, 1999 at 00:16:44 (PST)
Sightings has an article,Weapons of Total Destruction.It's the latest on the HAARP project.
Jim <>
Ca USA - Friday, March 12, 1999 at 21:03:22 (PST)
Just writing to update my info. I moved from Northampton, MA to Sunderland, MA this past weekend. Sunderland is in the hills and Northampton is more into the Pioneer Valley. In Northampton, I could hear the hum in varying degrees of intensity. Interestingly enough, I have barely heard the hum since I've moved. There are several possible reasons: 1. It is less intense all over the place this week, 2. I have been more easily distracted, and can block it out better than before, or 3. It really is related to a gov. base. Northampton is about 15 minutes North of Chicopee, MA, which houses Westover Air Force Base. Sunderland is 30 minutes North of Northampton, so maybe being 45 minutes away from the AFB has helped. The only problem with this theory is that when I was babysitting in Whately (about 10 minutes away from Sunderland) I could still hear the hum. Since I've moved, I h ave listened for the hum and it seemed very faint. I was afraid to try harder and jinx the peace and quiet. The last week has been very windy (could that distort the sound waves?) and we got about 8 inches of snow in the nor'easter that hit last weekend. I am typing this at Smith College and can't hear the hum right now, because there are about thirty computers and 15 printers running, plus someone is printing out on a dot matrix printer, and that seems to mask everything.
Tolley Jones <jshf91@hampshire.edu>
Sunderland, MA USA - Tuesday, March 09, 1999 at 16:06:55 (PST)
Happy to report NO HUMMMMMMMMMMM (0UAZ)
gary picker <gary_picker@hotmail.com>
LHC, az USA - Monday, March 08, 1999 at 09:25:54 (PST)
My wife and I have heard an annoying buz for about two years. This differs from the reports of the taos hum only in frequency, ours is near ultra sound, very high pitched. i would estimate it to be near the frequency emitted by a television ste, neat 1 7000 cps. It is everywhere we go, even miles from any electrical lines, and it's extreemly bothersome, sometimes maddening. We don't always hear it at the same time. Sometimes only one of us hears it, sometimes both of us. I'm a retired Electronics Engine er with many years designing microwave countermeasure systems, and I have knowledge of a great deal of classified military information. I've considered the buz to possible be a method of following me. It's common knowledge that those of us who have had se cret clearances are subjected to investigations from time to time. Any comments ?
Edgar Gillham <twinpines@usa.net>
Willits, ca USA - Thursday, March 04, 1999 at 15:10:46 (PST)
Agree 100-percent with post below. As a fellow "hummer" who leads a normal life, enuf with the supernatural and anti-military environmental hype. Those groups are tagging onto us to push their own agendas. True "hummers" know the difference.
Steve
USA - Tuesday, March 02, 1999 at 13:01:51 (PST)
I've been a hummer since 1985, when I decided to work out of my house in the foothills of the sierras of northern California. When I realized the sound was not easy to located I called in a sound consultant, Brown & Assc. of Sacramento. They brouigh t out a hand held electronic ear that isolated and amplified the component I was hearing at about 80 hz. Even though they couldn't hear it, the $5000 mechanical ear could. They thought the phenomena was so intrigueing they didn't charge for the call. Th eir speculation on what it might be, a large distant generator or large mine shaft air fans didn't pan out, so I placed an open letter in my local newspaper with my phone no. and started to receive dozens of calls from fellow hummers. By comparing out exp eriences we at least figured out what it wasn't. NOW HERE'S THE REASON I'M WRITING THIS!...These "Hum"sites attract too many crackpots who can't seem to grasp the facts: (1) The sound being heard is truly universal (i.e. the same phenomena for all humme rs), (2) It doesn't matter if you are young, old, man or woman, (3) it doesn't matter if you have perfect hearing or tinnitus. (4) It doesn't matter where you live, and most important, (5) when it stops for what ever the reason, other hummers I talk to st op hearing it also. If any theory would keep all those facts in mind, we could stop wasting time on all the red herrings I see on every "Hum" site I read. John K (4UCa)
John Kerliker <jgk@innercite.com>
Cameron Pk. , Ca USA - Tuesday, March 02, 1999 at 11:29:36 (PST)
According to the bible the Lord speaks only to those who are ready for His message.
Jim <>
Ca USA - Monday, March 01, 1999 at 09:57:30 (PST)
5 - I - WI... Much louder today, no wind to mask hum, no snow cover to dampen the hum. How come there hasn't been whole scale public uprising regarding this? Not even an article in the daily rag. I fear hearing damage will result from this. hmmmmm, who can I sue?? Perhaps we should get the people from "Sightings" TV show to research this (they go after ghosts, spirits, unusual stuff).
Ken
Fredonia, WI USA - Sunday, February 28, 1999 at 09:21:28 (PST)
I began hearing this hum 2 weeks ago while suffering from an inner ear infection. Now that the infection is gone, and my ears have "popped" or equalized the pressure on my eardrums, I still hear the same low, throbbing hum described in so many of thes e reports. I have never heard it before. My wife thought I was crazy until I read to her about others doing the same thing to locate the noise (unplugging the appliances, walking around the house trying to find the source, blaming traffic on the highway 2 miles away, etc.). I keep hoping that this is some remaining symptom of the ear infection and will eventually go away.
David White
Tulsa, OK USA - Saturday, February 27, 1999 at 09:20:24 (PST)
4 U-ILre: warming of the poles... I recently (a few days ago) heard on TV that the mean average water level for our oceans has FALLEN TWO FEET this century!! Wouldn't warming of the poles have a RAISING effect on our oceans? (i.e global warming) < B>Can anyone confirm whether the sound Taos waves emminate from the ground? The following are all hoxes: Y2K, Jesus, ALL Gods, Hell, afterlife, reincarnation, seers, UFOs, crop circles, ghosts, angles, devils, demons, ESP, magic, witchcraft, out-of-bo dy/near death experiences, and any person who claims that they can do or see or hear anything that 99.999% of the population cannot. I feel better now!! The HUM is real!!
goat
USA - Friday, February 26, 1999 at 17:35:24 (PST)
I think your right Steve, GB is really good with the technical double talk.
Jim <>
Ca USA - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 20:15:29 (PST)
Weren't the woodpecker signals, or over the horizon radar on the HF frequencies of 2-21 MHz? They were not anywhere near VLF or ELF and on top of that, they sent out bursted transmission of 10 to 30 seconds...there is no coorelation to the hum and the over the horizon radar.
Steve
USA - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 09:06:48 (PST)
Weren't the woodpecker signals, or over the horizon radar on the HF frequencies of 2-2
Steve
USA - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 09:05:31 (PST)
The hum is about 4U,and has been so for the last 24 hours.
Jim <>
Placerville, Ca USA - Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at 20:35:58 (PST)
The ozone is actually very resilent, but there is however something that is highly destructive to our ozone, and that is pulsed ELF. An analysis of 65 years of data from a monitoring station in switzerland found that the earth has lost about 3% of its ozone since 1920, MOST OF THAT IN THE LAST DECADE! In other words, the swiss observations clearly document the GRADUAL and normal loss of ozone caused by industrial use of such gases as cfc's etc.,since 1920. HOWEVER, these very same observations clearly document that something highly unusual started taking place RECENTLY which CAUSED MOST of the ozone depletion. Until about 1977, there was no indication it had changed by any substantial amount since the late 1950's. But it has really fallen off the tabl e in the past few years. The single most revealing piece of evidence about the REAL cause of the sudden depletion of atmospheric ozone is that it was not discovered until 1977. On july 4, 1976, soviet tesla magnifying transmitters started their infamous " russian woodpecker" ELF signals! There is strong evidence that these tesla ELF transmitters INTERFERE WITH THE EARTHS OZONE LAYER.
GP
USA - Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 16:00:19 (PST)
I'm with you on this one Linda.I doubt if Steve (hears) the Hum.But,he's a great debator.
Jim <>
Ca USA - Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 10:35:01 (PST)
as for the ozone - i did a reseach paper in college on the effects of cfc's in the ozone layer - the study was alarming because one cfc molecule bounces around increasing in speed and strength wiping out millions of ozone particles and if it were not f or the pollution that creates the ozone - well we are lucky to even be hear - as for the hum - it is pretty quiet here in denver tonight - must be raging in colorado springs ???
linda
aurora, co USA - Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 23:42:09 (PST)
Precisely Jim, the fact that this hole has apeared fairly recently, and is expanding suddenly, should raise red flags as to the conventional mainstream idea that this is simply caused by the so called greenhouse effect, or cfc`s, that is just so much j ibberish, you must understand; Industrial gas's such as cfc's have been in use for many years, and the hole in the ozone has come on SUDDENLY!
GP
USA - Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 19:49:26 (PST)
Hi Linda, The article is technical, your library should have Science News. The ice pack is receeding at an alarming rate,and the researchers up there,living on the ice arent sure why.I'm sure that they are bright enough to know about HAARP.Greenhouse g asses,and chlorofluorocarbons are suspected as the cause.The ice pack has receeded dramatically (as much as 200 mi.} in the last five years.
Jim <>
Ca USA - Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 14:43:14 (PST)
hi jim - plz relate the article for those of us who do not have access - thanks linda
linda
denver, coxo USA - Friday, February 19, 1999 at 23:47:13 (PST)
steve - for those of us who do not have the article ava - plz outline thanks linda
linda
denver, co USA - Friday, February 19, 1999 at 23:42:19 (PST)
Continued from the report below. Please excuse the interuption, this report is being givin under hectic conditions. This 80 million watt beam heats a large pancake shaped area, 6 miles thick and 12 miles in diameter, in the ionosphere 40 to 60 miles ab ove the ground ... When the temperature of the ionosphere increases, the current produced by the electrically charged particles in the ionosphere changes and can be REGULATED by turning the transmitter ON and OFF! In effect, this procedure creates a radio antenna in the ionosphere which emits radio waves that come back down to earth. The waves are EXTREMELY LOW FREQUENCY, similar to giant standing waves, which can and are used to alter the jet stream and effectivly control weather! The hum that is being h eard/felt are these ELF waves. If you believe the weather has been askew over the past 20 years, you are correct and it is not by chance.
GP
USA - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 18:22:51 (PST)
The u.s. government's High power auroral stimulation facility is successfully heating the Ionosphere makeing possible the generation and transmission of extremely low frequency or ELF radio waves. The technique tested here involves shining a one millio n watt high frequency wave into the ionosphere through a very narrow beam, effectively producing 80 MILLION WATTS OF POWER. When that beam shines into the ionosphere it increases the temperature of the region by 50%
GP
USA - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 12:38:04 (PST)
Please read the article on page 104 in SCIENCE NEWS Feb.13,1999 titled SEA CHANGE IN THE ARCTIC.
Jim <>
CaP USA - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 10:02:23 (PST)
Such a warming of the polar regions has long been a goal of soviet leaders, starting with V.I.Lenin's 1921 appointment of Gelb Krshishanovsky to draw up plans to dam the bering strait. Fortunatly, Lenin's scheme was never carried out because the early bolsheviks had more immediate priorities. However, the idea of warming up the artic stayed alive. They need warm water ports for shipping and melting of the ice for oil exploration.
GP
USA - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 08:09:58 (PST)
Why would anybody in their right mind want to warm the poles?
Jim <>
Ca USA - Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at 09:43:30 (PST)
extremely-low-frequency (ELF) magnetic and electric emissions have been pulsed from a number of soviet installations at the rate of approximately 10 hertz. The u.s. has been pulsing similar ELF emissions at 30 hertz as part of the 1974 us/soviet polar warming agreement. These ELF transmissions have weakened immune systems and made many americans vulnerable to a whole series of new and mutated diseases. ELF fields usually propagate vertically to ground, creating STANDING WAVES that tend to go down towar ds the earths core and up to the various strata of the biosphere. more later
GP
USA - Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 22:17:39 (PST)
The first things that people that do,when they began (hearing)the HUM,are check the refrigerator and pull the plug.Check the furnace turn off,turn off the air conditioner, Kill the main circut breaker.TheHUM continues.Next you go outside and listen you may or may not hear it if you do,it probably will not be as loud.In my case there was a total power failure,main transmission line down.The Hum was not changed at all.On a trip through the Nevada desert,away from power lines,buildings ,the Hum is present .The HUM can be as loud as a 747 low over your house.
Jim <>
lacerville, Ca USA - Sunday, February 14, 1999 at 11:29:09 (PST)
5IWIHum loudness has increased, this morning has been the loudest yet to date. I've been hearing it since we moved out here in 1994 (Fredonia = rural eastern Wisconsin). I think a house-dwelling acts as an amplifier, like a wave catcher. I rememb er watching a TV show during the early 80's which mentioned the background noise of the planet has been increasing since the beginning of our Industrial Age. We escaped the big city to enjoy peace and quiet. Its beginning to be louder here (where no mor e than 24 cars pass by our house each DAY - our house is 100 feet from non-major street) than the city street we once lived on (had over 13,000+ vehicles drive past us each day - house was 25 feet from major state highway 42).
Ken <breirather@bigfoot.com>
Fredonia, WI North-Central USA - Sunday, February 14, 1999 at 10:28:45 (PST)
Low frequency hums in the environment are often the result of two things...rotating machinery or cycling of non-moving equipment. Examples: vacuum cleaners and turbine engines for rotating machinery, and electric transformers for non-moving equipment. In the latter, vibration is caused by cycling field forces. To feel a noise as much as hear it, indicates a vibrational force the same frequency as the sound is at work. Low frequency sound vibrations are felt, and indicate people are getting a direct inp ut or effect from the pulsating or vibrating force field. Please note the term "cyclic field." The strength varies in time in a periodic manner. The field is not staic, but the sum of a large number of waves are sent out with new ones replenishing the old . Vibrations are due to passing waves, felt by the vairation of strength and time. A variation of field strength in space is a sqaure wave superimposed on a stready state value of field strength -- the freq. is the reciprocal of the cycle. Now picture ext remely low frequency events. The wavelength is in the range of several kilometers. The rise and decay of the wave is felt, as much as heard. The effect of a low frequency cyclic force field on a solid body create the interference that you are feeling...es sentially creating the hum. The sound is not created at the source -- it's created at the end event, or your body. This explains the 180 degree effect of the hearing that is present also. This is the process that defines "ultrasonic." Ultrasonic cyclic wa ves require a medium (think of clear jelly for an ultrasound...it's a mineral oil base) to insure flow of vibrations to the designated destination. Ultrasonic, on a larger scale through the earth medium could be heard. I can't comment on the source. < br> x <x>
- Saturday, February 13, 1999 at 20:44:12 (PST)
have read about everyone else's experiences since the discovery channel aired a week ago. dont know why but could the low locomotive train noise have a thing to do with large holes in the ground nearby? there are 2 large rock quarry holes within 2 mi les from my bedroom across the river??? then there is also seymour johnson air force base within 15 min. drive...all my life living here STRANGE things have happened that we all assumed were connected with the afb but now i am really wondering. our hous e sits on a northeast line of rock... doubt if this will help any at all...was also wondering if wind in the rock quarry could be what i hear at 2:15 until approx. 4:30 am on most nights??? It does not seem to be that; i have gotten up to investigate the wind is not blowing at all. Sound is most prominent when laying on right side and heard through the pillow and my right forearm. if anyone has some clues please let me know. the low runnning diseal train seems to get fired up as if getting ready to mov e down the tracks and then sounds as if it is suddenly shutting down for some reason???
bwilliams <mbjwilliams@earthlink.net>
princeton, nc USA - Saturday, February 13, 1999 at 19:23:34 (PST)
I live in Alaska and have for 35 yrs. I have never heard of the Yaos Hum until yesterday and have never heard it in Alaska. BUT....I retired in 1996 and started traveling in an RV all over the US. I have heard it in Arizona, Nevada , New Mexico, Utah and other places. I also thought I was going nuts or something. Did not say anything to anyone about it. I have tininitis also but it is not the problem. Anyway its good to hear(a pun) others hear it also. Sounds like a low pitched, slightly throbbing eng ine way in the distance.
Jack Rathert <rathert@alaska.net>
Anchorage, Ak USA - Saturday, February 13, 1999 at 16:24:14 (PST)
Hey Luis, I've been to Caracas, Some of those sounds could be due to the settling of the hills surrounding Caracas because of the dense population living on them, or someone falling out of 500 meters out of bed to the valley below. Regards from a fel low hum hearer. Tony
Tony Babcock <tbabcock@cmhouston.org>
Houston, TX USA - Saturday, February 13, 1999 at 13:26:55 (PST)
Thank you!!
Doris
Whereartthou, TN USA - Saturday, February 13, 1999 at 11:40:01 (PST)
WEBMASTER: turn off the BOLD. It is too hard to read!!
Doris Suggestion
Anytown, TN USA - Saturday, February 13, 1999 at 11:35:37 (PST)
Hello Luis,Sorry about all of those duplicate mesages had trouble submiting.In my opinion your geographic position has little or no efect on the HUM,and I dont think the military ,or HAARP is responcible.But I do believe the HUM we feel,(hear) is only the tip of an intelegent quantum iceberg.
Jim <>
Placerville , Ca USA - Friday, February 12, 1999 at 20:34:03 (PST)
Last night (Feb 11 '99) the percieved aural intensity was as loud as the night before here, however it did not cause the muscle vibrations and dizziness of the night before. I spent (entirely too much) time listening intently to it, and it seems dif ferent now. Higher in frequency than the standard idling diesel, and I could not detect any fluctuations; it was as steady as a running fan or something. I did become re-aware that there are very high frequency 'tinkling' sounds that seem to have informa tion content. I have always asumed that these sounds were tinitus and discounted them. I spoke to my wife about accompaning high-pitch sounds, and she said that she hears something that sounds like wind-chimes. It could of course still be tinitus with us both, however it is food for thought. I repeated an experiment again last night in which I recline in a tub full of water and listen to the sound, then put my ear canals under the surface (careful to not get water in the canals), and the sound is co mpletely blocked. The 'wind-chimes' are still there, however, which makes me think they are in fact tinitus. Anyway, I wonder if someone else would like to try the underwater ear test, maybe I'm not hearing what everyone else is. Maybe there really IS a generator in a secret cavern under my house!
Jim Turk <jim.turk@mci.com>
Colorado Springs , CO USA - Friday, February 12, 1999 at 09:42:21 (PST)
Hello Luis,
Jim <>
Placerville, Ca USA - Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 20:54:44 (PST)
Hello Luis,I agree there is a problem convincing a (non hummer) that anything is going on. I didnt have that problem as my wife who hears it could easily see the corolation.As for geographic location i dont think that it matters.I do believe that the H um can change an EMF. I dont believe that a EMF can change the HUM, except possibly can amplify it,as you have mentioned and i have noticed here.
Jim Shannon <,isac@innercite>>
Placerville, Ca USA - Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 20:51:32 (PST)
Hello Jim, thanks for your answer. It's pleasant and somewhat soothing, after one year suffering this thing alone to hear from other people in the same boat. Misery loves company. I understand what you mean about the Gauss meter. I'll ask my electrical engineer friend to see if he can perform on this. I'll report to you people what comes out of it. I have however a preliminary critical question. What if the hum is "on" at all times, then I cannot show my friend that there are disturbances in the EMF fi eld around, say my computer; ok, I mean, the disturbances may show up alright but there will be no way to tie them to the hum, at least to convince him. It may convince me on the other hand if the disturbances are in sync with the modulation I perceive at times. I forgot to add that my assumption that the hum is there at all times has a basis in experience: on Sunday mornings the freeway near my home is closed (people are allowed to bike and skate on it). At these times I hear the hum exactly as if it wer e 3am in the morning.At any rate I have a hunch the thing is not real sound but electromagnetic waves as you imply. In this respect let me add that when my computer is on at night it usually intensifies the preception of the hum to my ears at least. Quite confusing. I have not analyzed this. Nonetheless I'll stick to my more mundane, elementary scientific-"faith"-approach for awhile: next stop: the air conditioning units in the building behind my house. Do you have any comments on the geographical questio n that I raised? Thanks again. My status continues as 4U-Venezuela.
Luis Baez <lbaez@ccs.internet.ve>
Caracas, Venezuela - Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 19:25:33 (PST)
Hello Luis,Thanks for the great report.As you say we all seem to have had about the same experiences.I heard it first Dec.21,1995 15:00 It sounded like a diesel locomotive 2 miles away pulling hard but running rough.It has been with me ever since.It w as not affected at all during two total power outages.My wife began hearing it three weeks after I did.One day when the Hum was loud here I flew over the SierraNevada mountains to Carson City, When I got out of the plane the Hum was there to greet me. If your engineer friend has a GAUSS METER with a 0-3 MILLIGAUSS scale,you can show him that the EMF field around your household appliances,and your computer are being affected by the Hum.Useing the 0-3 MILLIGAUSS scale at a distance of 2-3 feet from your com puter screen Note the random needle fluctuations if youre hearing the HUM note that the modulation and needle movement are in cync.I hope this makes sense to you. It works for me.
Jim Shannon <>
Placerville, Ca USA - Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 15:18:28 (PST)
Hello Gary, Thank you for your answer and condolences. I will try to be more precise than last night. I was too tired in the early morning, and with the aggravation of this godforsaken noise! I said, to be short, that what I experienced was pretty much like what ever ybody else was posting in the Internet, but that was too vague. I'd like to give a more detailed account now, to see if I can contibute something positive to the discussion. First off, and not with the least pretense of building myself up, only to give my background, I am a mathematician. Got my PHD at Caltech in 1965. I am 60 years old. I am not given to any flights of fancy. I moved to a new house in a rather quite residential neighborhood of Caracas. There is however an elevated freeway nearby that ten ds to mask what I shall call the hum as everybody else in this forum. But at night, say after 10pm, trafic dies down pretty much to nil by early am hours until 6am. As soon as I moved in I began hearing this intense vibration in my room at night. It would not let me sleep. I go to bed very late after midnite every nite, because of my research work, so it became a real problem. I started to investigate right away (january 1998). I was sure it was an electric hum of some kind as I thought I could identify t he typical 60 cycles per second. But no way, it was not the fridge, neither any lamps, nor any appliance in my house, not in the early morning! nor the lamposts in the street, though they actually do hum! but it is a different quality. It wasn't water pip es either. Then, after months, I discovered a neighbor, two houses away, who has a loud air conditioner on at all times of the day, night, 365 days a year (what a light bill!). Claims he nedds it for health reasons. Its noise did indeed bother me. When th ings are so quiet at night here I can hear the minutest noises. After good will and even a legal battle, he changed his air conditioner to a very low noise one. But I still hear the hum. Next came the air extractors on the roof of a small apartment buildi ng next to my backyard. I've managed to turn those off at least over the night. Still the hum is there. There remains their central air conditioning units. That'll be a harder task. But by now I have heard enogh of this hum, enough really is the word, to begin to feel that the central air conditioning will not be it. You see, I never believed it was anything "extraordinary", just some noise whose source I have to find, AND turn it off if possible. Or else sell and move out. It's so bad. You can imagine th e ordeal if one would think of such an extreme self-damaging measure. By the way my live-in maid also hears the hum, but she keeps very normal hours and it doesn't disturb her sleep. She does hear it though in the early morning, and describes it pretty mu ch in agreement with what I hear. So I did not think I was crazy after all, hearing auditory hallucinations, though at this rate I'll end up crazy anyway. On the other hand an engineer friend of mine spent a night here to try and help me. He heard nothing ! and the hum was on full blast. Frustrating. If I can describe the sound more precisely it is not just a 60 cycle (I have no way of measuring this) electric appliance normal hum. The electric appliance hum has a more acute over or undertone, a sort of sizzling, hissing, don't know the exact word, bu t the HUM is really low and sounds sometimes like a distant far-off rumble that somehow concentrates inside my house (not just my room) and has an amplitude modulation of about 1 cycle every two or three seconds. Sometimes it gets "stuck" and then it soun ds like some of the others report as a truck in low gear going up a steep hill and never never changing gears or stopping. It is maddening. Ear plugs are no help whatsoever. I guess I have had some tinnitus for some 20 years or so, never diagnosed, but it is high frequency. No bother at all. By the way the structure of my house is such that it has a lot of echo, so I am not ruling this out as a cause of the hum, at least its intensification. Nevertheless, now that I am familiar with this unwelcome guest I can hear it outside too but certainly less intensely. My next experiment: I will go sleep at one my brother's in a very very quiet neighborhood too. I am afraid that either way this experiment turns out it may mean trouble. I see I haven't said anything really new. It is a contribution to the "study" of this problem; I suppose, to have as large a statistic of sufferers as possible is positive for the elucidation of this mystery. Also, I would like to insist on my location. W ith exceptions, I see that nearly everybody writes from the USA and a few sprinkled here and there from Europe and Canada. Lots of you talk about US Navy or Airforce experiments. Would that hold true here in Venezuela too? I live in a mountain valley. No way one would -normally, that is- expect to hear sonar. Nor sounds from US airbases. There are none in the neighborhood for maybe a thousand miles (Panama, Puerto Rico is the closest I can think- has anybody heard the hum there?). Another thing to take in to account is the invariant quality, intensity and constancy of this sound -or vibration, I don't rule out electromagnetic vibration setting one's internal ear aflutter- Well, that's it for now. I'd love to hear your comments or anyone else's. In particular from other people in this area if such exist. Best wishes in the search (and kill) mission. Luis
Luis Baez <lbaez@ccs.internet.ve>
Caracas, Venezuela - Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 11:25:23 (PST)
concur...but low and unstable...sounds modulated differently
Steve
USA - Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 10:58:43 (PST)
hum is back 4-5IAZ
gary picker <gary_picker@hotmail.com>
lake havasu city, az USA - Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 10:12:13 (PST)
The hum was "off" in western NY several times yesterday and is off for now today. It is so obvious when it is off after hearing it for so many days in a row. Guess whoever runs it has it down for maintenance...huh? Ha! Ha! it's a nice break though f or sure...
Steve
USA - Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 08:36:11 (PST)
It is now 08:30 am Mountain time Thursday the 11th of Feb. I just read the report from Arora CO that there was no HUM last night there. There was a VERY LOUD HUM in COS, the worst I have heard in months, it was actually making me dizzy. Even this mor ning I could still distintly hear it while I was getting ready for work. As an aside, we got snow last night, this morning it is clear and calm and we have about 3 to 4 inches on the ground.
Jim Turk <jim.turk@mci.com>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 07:28:24 (PST)
Hi Linda, normally I would say hows the weather up there but in our case Ill say hows the HUM up there(gigle, gigle). Just went to my designated hum spot (quietest room in my house) and still no hummmmmmmm, the quiet is nice huh. Just read your report, WOW your really monitoring this thing arent you,and i thought i was keeping an ear to it. gary 0UAZ
gary picker <gary_picker@hotmail.com>
lake havasu city, az USA - Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 02:10:35 (PST)
I am ecstatic to find out there is a name to the hum that I have been hearing at night for more than 20 years. Saw the show on the learning channel. In 1973 I lived in a college dorm in Bremerton Washington and became aware of the hum. I attributed it heatpump/hvac system on the roof. The dorm was only a few blocks from Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and a few miles from Keyport substation and Bangor, now called Trident. I never dreamed it might be military stuff. A few years later, I lived again in B remerton about a mile from the Naval Hospital, and again heard the hum at night and decided it was large machinery of some kind at the hospital. I did, however, check my electric meter on the other side of the bedroom wall. No connection there. Heard it off and on for years, most noticable on Sunday nights as trying to go to sleep. I've had trouble sleeping over the years due to this hum, which I later called "my earth noise". Heard it also in Kirkland and Bellingham Washington. I was elated when moved into house in Bellevue Washington and didn't hear the noise!!!!!! But it did start up again and is as loud as ever. I describe it as a truck idling or going up-hill, but never reaches the top of the hill. Very annoying. But I'm very glad to see that ot her people have experienced it and I'm not crazy. What a relief.
Becky W.
Bellevue, WA USA - Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 01:07:00 (PST)
times are mountain time in denver - whenever this noise turns off i go into euphoria - sorry about the jumble - count 12:26 on 2 sec on - off - on for 5 secs off - 12:32 2 sec on off - 12:33 on 1 sec - off - 12:36 on 8 sec off - 12:37 on 5 sec off - 12:37 on 5 sec off - 12:39 12 sec on off - 12:40 2 sec on - off 8 sec on - off - 12:44 on 6 sec 3 sec on off - it is now 12:49 4 seconds and off END OF COUNT - do you get that i hear this and it bothers me - i hope someone can stop this soon - i love to hear the silence - PLEASE STOP THE HUM
linda
aurora, co USA - Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 23:50:33 (PST)
hello gary - i have been sitting here for about ten minutes and the hum is off - really off - i am very excited. it came on may 1 minute turned off for five - on for one and off for five - this is rare for me - since 1996 i have only hear the hum go fo r 2 weeks - the last two weeks in Jan last year 1998 - i was hoping for the same break down this year and it did not happen - all i quiet now 12:23 am denver time - have my fingers crossed and holding my breath - how long will it last ????
linda <TAFELX@webtv.net>
aurora, co USA - Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 23:22:38 (PST)
Hi Luis, Sorry to hear to have the HUM in your country also, nobody really seems to know what this thing is, we have all been speculating on what we think it could be. I do have something kinda intresting to report, the HUM is undetectable right now he re where I live, I dont hear it at all tonight and reported crime in my area is way down (I monitor police activity in my town with a scanner radio). Just an observation! 0AZ
gary picker <gary_picker@hotmail.com>
lake havasu city, az USA - Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 23:00:01 (PST)
Hum Index = 4U I have heard a very low frequency vibration late at night and in the early morning for more than a year now. It is intense inside the house, not so outside. The many descriptions I've read in the internet reports are very similar to my own. Not much to add. Except that I seem to be the only one in the list of reports living in South America. Would like to hear comments. This thing is really bad in that it disturbs my sleep terribly. Hope to hear from someone.
Luis Baez <lbaez@ccs.internet.ve>
Caracas, Venezuela - Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 20:30:33 (PST)
I began hearing a hum in my apartment in Northampton early last summer. Once I was tuned in, it nearly drove me crazy. I would lie in bed and put my hand on the wall to see if if was vibrating. I even dragged my brother all over the house to listen for it; he couldn't hear anything. My boyfriend finally heard it one night, and I was ridiculously happy. Interestingly, he only heard it that one time, and it was particularly loud that night. My lowest point was when I went to babysit and could hear it eve n though the house was on a mountain in Whately. I am pleased to know that millions of people hear the hum, and that research is being done. I subscribe to the idea that certain ears are predisposed to hear at other frequencies, or that brains interpret s ound in different ways. I work with children with autism, and hypersensitivity to noise is par for the course. Some people are so sensitive, they can hear a high-pitched hum coming from a television even when they are merely walking down the street; a hum most of us can't hear even standing right next to the tv. At any rate, since summer is coming and I won't be able to run my humidifier to mask the noise, I hope someone comes up with a solution. Earplugs don't work, by the way, which lends credence to the idea that somehow I am my own sounding board, and that th e hum could be a reaction to environmental stimuli, instead of an actual noise source. I also want to add that since I have heard the hum, I often get a very strange sensation either while I am falling asleep, or just after. It feels like intense vertigo, with a throbbing buzzing hum that I can actually feel coming in waves. It seems to cen ter on my left ear, and is worse if my eyes are closed (because it creates a feeling of vertigo.) I just thought of that parallel because I was reading other reports, and was so startled to see other symptoms related to the hum that the hair rose on the b ack of my neck. I also want to say that when I first started hearing the hum, I thought it was either a diesel truck idling for hours a few streets away, or a generator at a store. I would lie in bed for hours furious that someone would be so inconsiderate to allow their truck to run at two a.m. in a residential neighborhood. Glad to know I'm not crazy after all.
Tolley Jones <jshf91@hampshire.edu>
Northampton, MA USA - Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 15:17:48 (PST)
I began hearing a hum in my apartment in Northampton early last summer. Once I was tuned in, it nearly drove me crazy. I would lie in bed and put my hand on the wall to see if if was vibrating. I even dragged my brother all over the house to listen for it; he couldn't hear anything. My boyfriend finally heard it one night, and I was ridiculously happy. Interestingly, he only heard it that one time, and it was particularly loud that night. My lowest point was when I went to babysit and could hear it eve n though the house was on a mountain in Whately. I am pleased to know that millions of people hear the hum, and that research is being done. I subscribe to the idea that certain ears are predisposed to hear at other frequencies, or that brains interpret s ound in different ways. I work with children with autism, and hypersensitivity to noise is par for the course. Some people are so sensitive, they can hear a high-pitched hum coming from a television even when they are merely walking down the street; a hum most of us can't hear even standing right next to the tv. At any rate, since summer is coming and I won't be able to run my humidifier to mask the noise, I hope someone comes up with a solution. Earplugs don't work, by the way, which lends credence to the idea that somehow I am my own sounding board, and that th e hum could be a reaction to environmental stimuli, instead of an actual noise source.
Tolley Jones <jshf91@hampshire.edu>
Northampton, MA USA - Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 15:06:08 (PST)
I think I've heard the hum at one time or another but I never realized what it was until I saw the show on the Discovery Channel. My first thought was "Doesn't EVERYBODY hear it?" I have heard strange low freq. noises ever since I can remember. I ha d the same experience when I found out about tinnitus. I know it seems that I'm just hearing it because I want to but I don't think so. Maybe it's some geological phenomenon like magma moving around in the earth or maybe some side effect form the solar wind like the aroura borealis (sp?) Anyway, it's never really bothered me because I've always thought it was just natural. Hey, there's nothing I can do about it!
Randy Stankey <s.i.a@mailcity.com>
Erie, pa USA - Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 21:21:40 (PST)
Hi Jim t. Can you attach bombs to the bottom of that plane of yours, Ill foot the bill! HE HE HA HA(just kidding, I think) 4UAZ
gary picker <gary_picker@hotmail.com>
lake havasu city, az USA - Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 19:14:59 (PST)
Some people seem to think the hum may be caused by the ELF transmissions. Seems reasonable to me. I noticed that several people wondered where the transmitter is, and I may know. Last year I was flying my plane on a GPS direct rout from FFZ (Mesa AZ ) to AEG (Albuquerque Double Eagle) and noticed a set of parellel lines in the desert floor. These lines appear to run Nort-South, are about 10 feet apart and are only barely visible when looking directly along them from a low angle. they are south of in terstate 40 just East of the New Mexico border, on a low plateau, possibly on the Zuni Indian reservation, or possibly the Ramah Navaho reservation just to the East. I didn't note the exact location, but ther are perhaps 100 of these very faint lines, an yone flying along that route would be able to see them if they looked.
Jim Turk <jim.turk@mci.com>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 15:02:24 (PST)
I wanted to add a few more observations. I don't think it is air transmitted because the intensity in my house does not vary even when we have winds of various directions and speeds. Accompanying the sound is a 'nerve jangling' it seems that the soun d is the same frequency that fatigued muscles vibrate causing a quiver in my neck and skull muscles behing my right ear (deaf in left ear and I get no spasams on the left side). Strangely, foam ear plug(s) seem to attenuate it, and water completely block s it. Every once in a great while, it is completely gone for a few hours. I have also heard it while visiting in Washington DC. While on a trip to Dallas last week, I listened for it, but could not hear it. Also in Liberal KS on the way back I could no t hear it. My wife and I are the only two in the neighborhood who hear it, including two children living in the house with us. We are considering selling the house because of it, but we will spend the night at any new house before we buy! It is definat ly driving my wife to the edge.
Jim Turk <jim.turk@mci.com>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 11:19:56 (PST)
My wife first noticed it about 2 years ago. I couldn't hear it at first, but once I did it won't go away. I am deaf in one ear and the sound causes a nerve vibration only behind my right ear. I can totaly block the sound by putting my right ear under water. Hum index = U2CO
Jim Turk <jim.turk@mci.com>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 11:04:56 (PST)
Sorry Jim dont have access to such a meter, please excuse my ignorance but what type of meter is it and what does it measure? Do you remember in the late 70s when the u.s. was having very odd weather and it snowed in miami florida? President carter had gotten on the phone and told yhe russians to knock it off! We have known for years the russians have a device that can alter the weather(among other things) and it does so by useing ultra low frequencies, and from what i understand the u.s. is now doing this also. What do ya think? 4UAZ
gary picker <gary_picker@hotmail.com>
lake havasu city, az USA - Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 08:09:45 (PST)
Hum was off a good portion of early evening -- but abruptly came "on" shortly after 11am EDT here in NY state. It's still "on" now. I'm getting pretty convinced it's manmade -- but have to disagree with any "underground mining" theories...because tha t would show up on test equipment as vibrations, and would be heard in solid objects like walls, etc. Saw the report on non-lethal weapons -- interesting about the one that is a portable low frequency generator that is used to disrupt a person, making th em essentially a ragdoll. Obviously the Taos hum (should be renamed since it's heard across the country)is probably something different -- but what?
Steve
Buffalo, NY USA - Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 06:49:19 (PST)
FWIW- It was this program that "reminded" me of the subject of the Taos Hum, which I had completely religated to the deepest recesses of my long term memory (it took some searching before I even remembered it was called the "Taos Hum").
Trey Soulť <soule@hiwaay.net>
Florence, AL USA - Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 00:04:40 (PST)
did anyone see the discovery show shoot not to kill - non lethal weapons ??? no infor regarding the hum but some very interesting watching for the applications of noise - i only caught a little of it but the schedule says the show will air again on 13f eb 6pm eastern time - if you hear the hum as i do you will most likely be interested in watching
linda
aurora, co USA - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 22:30:50 (PST)
GARY,if you have access to a gauss meter capable of reading the 0-3 milligauss scale,hold it about three feet in front of your computer screen.Notice the random needle fluctuations,if you are hearing the hum at this time notice how they are in sync.
Jim <>
Placerville, Ca USA - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 20:32:52 (PST)
Jim, I also see the conection between the hum and increasing natural disasters.Oh Oh, now thell be calling us kooks and extremist haha! 4uaz
gary picker <gary_picker@hotmail.com>
lake havasu city, az USA - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 16:41:59 (PST)
Thanx for the info. What's weird is that if it truely was just a sound -- it would sound better through mediums such as water and solids -- but put your ear to a wall and you hear no "hum" or assorted vibrations. I notice it's loudest in small rooms, and in the middle of larger rooms. If it's RF being picked up by calcium ions in the body -- sort of like a old-style crystal radio, "reception" should be nearly everywhere, all the time -- regardless of room size, etc. If it is RF, it might be louder du ring the night because even longwaves will refract somewhat at night in the atmoshere, just like regular AM radio waves. If it's FR for subs of course, it's through-earth transmitting -- but stray waves will find their way into the upper atmosphere. Hey, maybe it's cosmic in orgin also....and the planet can resonate it. But resonate means it is a sound...and the properties of sound do not seem to jive with the properties of this hum. These are only opinions -- open to debate of course!! As for level -- on your scale, for me -- it will vary but sometimes it's very obvious...other times you have to concentrate to hear it well.
Steve
USA - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 12:17:03 (PST)
the show was on the learning channel - strange science - odd sounds - so you can watch for the rerun. it was advertised about talking ghosts and i would have missed it altogher had i not been channel surfing. it had several segments - the ghosts - sand making noise - rocks that sing when hit with a hammer - religious speaking in tounges and the final segment addressed the Taos Hum - the hum was heard in ABQ in 1989 and in Taos in 1991 - 11% of the population were reported to hear the sound and 1993 the government set up a study headed by prof joe mullins of the mechanical eng dept at the university of new mexico. james kelley also worked on the people hearing side - sarah allen a broadcast engineer at a local radio station was interviewed also - she a nd others believe the sound is military having possibly to do with increase data activity and the submarine project elf - all i know is that it is really weird - one day i heard it and then it seemed to just become more and more bothersome. it took six m onths for my spouse to begin hearing the sound - he thought i was crazy. he hears about level 2 - it varies for me from a level 4 thru 9 - the show said funding for the study dried up and so i guess it will be an unsloved mystery - the segment also said p eople tested had normal hearing and described the same sound and if they moved to another place the sound could be heard there also - once it is heard it can be heard as if the ear established a sensitivity level that hearer was now accustomed to. i wish i never heard this sound and i do not know why i did in the first place and if you do not hear it - wonderful - do not try to take care
lrb
aurora, co USA - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 11:42:45 (PST)
I have had a similar experience Gary.What came next were vibrations in my head usually just after going to bed,or early in the morning. The interesting thing is that the neighbors dog howls low,and mornfull,while the vibes are happening.
Jim <>
Placerville, Ca USA - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 11:34:59 (PST)
I reported sunday mourning that the havasu hum had fallen off to a 1 on the hum scale, well that didnt last long, last night around 1:am I suddenly woke up with the most odd feeling i think i have ever had. My whole body was kinda itching or tingleing and my head felt numb(no i dont take drugs)I also had a very distressed feeling, and noticed the damn hum was back at a good solid 4 and still is. 4uaz
gary picker <gary_picker@hotmail.com>
lake havasu city, az USA - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 09:57:30 (PST)
I know....my spelling sux....I typed too fast...it's "spouse and Buffalo" Sorry!! :)
Steve
USA - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 05:34:15 (PST)
Well, the hum was the loudest I've noticed this past Friday night -- and my spuse finally heard it too -- so now she does not think I am nuts. I seem to hear it much better than her though. Why have I only noticed this hum for the past month and never before? Anyway -- it definately has been going "on" at or around 10pm EST, and growing through the night, then starting to lesson around mid-morning. I can't believe there was a TV show about this thing on and I missed it!! Oh well....just glad I heard it before I knew about the TV shows and webpage -- I also did the neighborhood search for running truck after turning off the heat, fridge, etc. We got some snow last night -- and that seems to help deaden other noise and intensify hum. Can someone pos t what the TV show talked about specifically for those of us that missed it??? Thanks!! Steve
Steve
Bufflo area, NY USA - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 05:33:16 (PST)
wonderful to see the new msgs - due to the TLC show on singing sand and musical rocks - i was sitting on my couch the summer of 1996 - all windows and doors open for the beautiful summer day and i hear this distant hum - it must be the heavy equipment working on the highway and i forget it - by may 1997 i am really upset and contact an environmental noise pollution consultant - he says if you can not locate the noise then you can not eliminate it and maybe you should have your ears checked - i do and t he dr simply smiles at me upon my explaination. My husband thinks i am nuts - i notice that i do not hear the noise in hattiesburg mississippi in june of 1997 for my daughter's graduation - let me share an anology for those of you who do not hear the hum . you have a headache and the cause is unknown - sometimes it is intense and other times it is mild but it is always - and i mean always with you - how is you life after three years of this headache??? now for those who hear the hum - correct me if i am wrong - 1. the noise is man made - we know because it has an off and on switch and a volume control 2. the hum has resonance - it is louder inside than out due to the fact that inside it has walls to resonate within and outside it is not heard unless it is in an outside quite environment - the city sounds will disable the resonance outside - but if there is no city noise the quite will resonate and the hum can be heard outside - if you live in the city the noise is heard inside the dwelling- so as you ma y have noticed that i am very upset by the noise - if you hear the noise know that you are not crazy or alone here - and thank goodness for this page in the www - i know i sent bill a check just for being here and you may want to too -- take care
lrb <TAFELX@webtv.net>
aurora, co USA - Sunday, February 07, 1999 at 23:03:23 (PST)
TWIMC, Sunday, February 07, 1999 Wow, was I surprised to hear on the TV the other night about the Taos Hum. I have now lived in my home state of Virginia again for 22 years after living in the Albuquerque area for 7 years. I have noticed now for nearly a year, maybe more, a un-natural hum in the early morning hours, when I woke around 3 or so each night. I figured I woke to use the bathroom as most of us over 45 year olds do, but have oftimes noticed a hum or noise like some large engine running off in the distance. I wonder if this is what wake me now. I live in a very rural area and rarely hear a car or plane all night. If a car does go by after 10, I wake for sure as it is so rare an occurrence. The last few months I have been more aware of this hum and about two weeks ago I b ecame so aware/curious/irritated (whatever feeling I had) that I decided to check it out. I am a scientist with biochemist training so was determined to find the source. I checked all the usual sources: refrigerator, outside airplanes/car etc. noise, aq uarium pump, florescent lights in the bathroom, water pump or whatever in my old farm house that could possibly make a humming sound, and found nothing in or outside of the house. But, when I went back to bed I heard it again. For days I thought about t he source. I had finally decided that it may be the power companyís Ďload sharingí program where they somehow ( by frequency signal ??) turn off your water heater at night to save electricity during off peak times that somehow made my bedroom hum in the wee hours of the morning. I have not installed the receiver unit for this Ďserviceí, so I may have still heard the tone that triggers such switching I thought. I had begun to look more closely into the hum over the past week when I noticed it didnít sta rt until after 11:00 PM or so and was mainly in the dark hours of the early morning. I work at home and have not noticed it during the day so much, however there is so much more noise during the day when Iím busy at work, and I may have not really been a ble to hear it anyway. So, I have really intensified my curiosity about this hum over the past two weeks, then much to my astonishment, I see this report on TV this past Friday night and literally scream out, ď oh, my God honey look at what is on TV, its about my Hum !!Ē When I checked out the internet search for the Taos Hum I am amazed at how similar the many otherís accounts are. Like wow, this is totally weird. So I would like for you to enter into your data base that someone at 38 degrees latitud e and 79 degrees longitude on the globe in Rockbridge county, Virginia has also been very aware of the Hum. Would you please help me/help you find the cause of this mysterious phenomenon.
David Beebe <epure@rockbridge.net>
Middlebrook, VA USA - Sunday, February 07, 1999 at 20:17:17 (PST)
It seems to me that the experts on the taos hum are always people that have never actually experienced it.
jim <>
Placerville, Ca USA - Sunday, February 07, 1999 at 20:15:24 (PST)
I didn't know that it was called "Taos Hum" until I saw a report on TV today. I've noticed it for a couple of years. I thought that the sound was from a generator or a truck idling outside somewhere. I always hear it in the early morning hours, arou nd 3 or 4 a.m. I don't hear it every day, only once in a while. A couple of times I heard it abruptly stop at precisely 4:15 a.m. What a relief that was! I have never heard the hum during the daytime hours, probably because there is too much street no ise. I was surprised to hear on the TV that only a small percentage of people can hear the hum. They said 11%. It certainly sounds very clear to me. Hum index 2UWA.
Denise M
Bellevue, WA USA - Sunday, February 07, 1999 at 18:26:34 (PST)
While watching the Taos Hum report on the Discovery Channel I realized that I had experienced the hum. Recently my father and I were hunting along the Smith/jasper county line allong the Tallahalla creek. The location is not far from Bay Springs, MS. My first impression of the sound was we were close to a logging operation. The sound continued during the early morning. This is a remote location with very little road noise. The area has heavy timber. I asked my father if he heard it he responded, n o. While reading your reports I wondered if the hum has anything to do with Oil wells. The land we were on has an old oil well, sealed and abandoned. Could the metal left behind be a receiver? I periodically return to this area, now it will hold another mystery. An Indian mound also is located there. I would like to know where are the other Mississippi locations?
Rodney Holder <rnholder@aol.com>
Terry, MS USA - Sunday, February 07, 1999 at 15:50:21 (PST)
HUM 3... Hum is loud and clear today, 11am-5pm CDT. Fredonia, WI.
Ken <breirather@bigfoot.com>
FREDONIA, WI USA - Sunday, February 07, 1999 at 14:56:46 (PST)
Has anyone considered that the "cause" of this phenomena is internal in light of the fact that the hum is so far undetectable by objective standards? The most likely explanation of the taos hum is that it is a misattribution of an ordinary background hum that everyone has the capacity to hear. It may be amplified to a greater or lesser extent by minor hearing damage, or it may be perceived louder bec ause of a relatively quiet environment. The hum has probably existed for as long as people have but now we have something (or at least a common lack of something) to attribute it to. A similar phenomena happened in a US city within the last 20 years when a scare about "pitted windshields" in cars broke out. People went to their cars and discovered that lo and behold their windshield was pitted too. It later turned out that pitting o n a windshield is happens to all cars, it's just that no-one noticed it before or tried to attribute it to a cause.
John Penfold <j.penfold@bmts.com>
Owen Sound, ON CAN - Sunday, February 07, 1999 at 13:40:30 (PST)
I also noticed that the HUM was nearly silent this morning.But Now I can hear it at about a 2 or 3.
Jim <>
Placerville, Ca USA - Sunday, February 07, 1999 at 11:43:22 (PST)
Woke up about 4:30 this mourning, and for the first time in weeks there has finally been a change in the taos hum (I call it the havasu hum) it has decreased significantly from what I would say was a 4 or 5 on the intensity scale down to about a 1, any body else notice this? 1DAZ
Gary Picker <gary_picker@hotmail.com>
lake havasu city, az USA - Sunday, February 07, 1999 at 05:26:21 (PST)
Has there been any reports from Australia or nearby here? I don't suffer the hum,but am interested in it.
andrew <androoh@uq.net.au>
Brisbane, qld Australia - Saturday, February 06, 1999 at 23:50:48 (PST)
I FIRST BEGAN TO HEAR THE HUM IN 1994. I WOULD LOOK THE HOUSE OVER FOR THE NOISE BUT I COULD NEVER PINPOINT THE LOCATION. IF YOU HAVE EVER BEEN SITTING A TRAFFIC LIGHT WHEN AN TEENAGER PULLS UP ALONG SIDE WITH HIS STERO TURNED UP FULL VOLUME AN THE BA SS SPEAKERS VIBERATE YOUR CAR THIS IS ABOUT THE SAME EFFECT. THATS WHAT I THOUGHT THE NOISE WAS AT FIRST, SOMEBODY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD WITH BIG BASS SPEAKERS PLAYING RAP MUSIC. I WOULD GO OUTSIDE AND I COULD NOT HEAR THE NOISE. AT NIGHT SEEMED TO BE TIME I HEARD IT MOST. USING THE "HUM INDEX" I RATE THE NOISE AT 2-3 MOST DAYS WHEN I FIRST BEGAN TO HEAR IT. MY WIFE COULD NOT AND STILL CAN'T HEAR IT AND SHE LOOKED AT ME AS IF I WAS LOOSING MY MIND AT FIRST AS DID ALL OUR FRIENDS WHEN I WOULD MENTION I T TO THEM. SHE STILL CAN'T HEAR IT TODAY AND I HAVE EITHER GROWN ACUSTOMED TO IT OR IT IS NOT AS STRONG AS IT USED TO BE BECAUSE I DON'T NOTICE IT AS OFTEN AS I DID BUT I STILL CAN HEAR IT IN BED AT NIGHT. THESE DAYS I RATE THE NOISE AT 1-2 ON THE "HUM INDEX"
Shane Schaffner <shanes@crcom.net>
Big Spring, Tx USA - Saturday, February 06, 1999 at 17:24:27 (PST)
I had been hearing a hum at night and at first, I assumed my blood pressure was up and that might explain the constant hum I was hearing when I would try to sleep and our house was silent. I work in home health, so I began to keep check on my blood pre ssure at night. I was amazed my B/P was normal every time. Tonight, when I saw the special about the Taos Hum, I realized that must be what I had been experienceing. I have put my pillow over my ears, listened to music and many other things to try to rid myself of this noise at night. I am planning to visit New Mexico this July and the mention of Taos, New Mexico hearing the hum really caught my eye. Hum Index 2UKY
Ruby Coleman <eugene@2geton.net>
Williamsburg, Ky USA - Friday, February 05, 1999 at 23:33:11 (PST)
PLEASE READ THIS. IT MIGHT HELP YOU. "White noise" machines or sound generators block out unwanted noise. I've used them for years to block out neighbors and street noises. You may have seen them in stores. They start at $29.00 at Target or Wards. I pr efer the "white noise" sound as it blocks out the most sound but you can also listen to rain, waterfalls, surf and other pleasant sounds. I couldn't fall asleep without my sound machine--it's an instant relaxant in this noisy day and age. Please don't buy the expensive models till you've tried the inexpensive ones. They're very popular because everyone is reacting to too much noise these days. Please try it. I hope it works because no one should have to experience what you are all going through. Fight bac k and generate your own sound, at least you'll feel you have some control. Please let me know if it works.
Elizabeth <elizabethreign@att.net>
Riverside, IL USA - Friday, February 05, 1999 at 21:51:26 (PST)
I HAVE JUST SEEN A TV SHOW ABOUT 'taos hum"AND WAS AMAZED.MY WIFE HAS COMPLAINED OF HEARING OR FEELING A LOW VIBRATING SENSATION.SHE HAS BEEN TELLING ME OF THIS FOR SOME TIME NOW.I DIDN'T TAKE HER SERIOUSLY.BUT NOW AM BEGINNING TO WONDER?I HAVE SUFFERE D FROM TINITIS (SP?) FOR SOME TIME AND MY HEARING IS NOT THE BEST.SO I MYSELF CAN'T VERIFY HER CLAIMS. SHE THOUGHT THERE MIGHT BE SOME DEEP MINING GOING ON IN OUR AREA.I FIND THIS SUBJECT TO BE AMAZING.ESPECIALLY IF IT COULD BE A KIND O DEFENSIVE WEAPON A IMED TO DISRUPT LIFESTYLES. 12:23 A.M.
J.W. <jhicke7537@aol.com>
orrville, oh USA - Friday, February 05, 1999 at 21:16:23 (PST)
I just saw a special on Discovery channel about the Taos hum. I knew I wasn't alone in hearing this sound that I first heard about 2 years ago in Beloit Wi. I hear it as a low pitched hum that penetrates anything and is heard at all hours-some days str onger than others. I became aware of it when I would hear it at night thru my pillow when I was trying to fall asleep. I was curious why I would hear it at all hours in the middle of the night as I associated the sound with a large generator of some sort. There were alot of factories in the area and I thought the sound would go away on Sundays and certain hours, but it didn't. I would hear it day and night and especially stronger at night,just as strong inside the house as outside. I thought moving would make it go away. I moved about 2 miles away and still heard the hum. I see on your website a comment from someone in Rockford IL hearing the same thing-Rockford is only about 20 miles south of Beloit.. It gives me peace of mind to know I am not alone. 4w iu
Shawn Stockman <shawn.stockman@mci.com>
chicago, IL USA - Friday, February 05, 1999 at 21:08:11 (PST)
Might I sugest that you nake a note of the time and date,when you began to hear a hum that is sudenly louder,coarser,grating on your nerves,not the usual idling engine hum.Keep track of the loud coarse hum,and note the date and time when it returns to the quieter engine idle mode.Now start following the news reports of (natural) disasters, earthquakes M-5 and greater,airliner crashes etc.Compare the second noted humtime to the disaster start time.
jim <>
Placerville, Ca USA - Friday, February 05, 1999 at 20:55:27 (PST)
Well, this is enlightening. Just watched a special on TV "The Taos Hum" and did a cursory websearch. I had never heard of this phenomenon, but certainly have experienced it. I had attributed it to tinnitus but the similiarity and unusual reports have s eemed to collaborate my experiences. I am in the farm country of Ohio, an especially quiet area. I have frequently been bothered by what I would describe as "industrial noise" low, machinery like rumbling, sufficient enough to make me go outside to see if someone was working a tractor at night. There never has been a satisfactory explanation to me and I assumed it was a physiological manifestation of some form of tinnitus. I am happy to see that others report this as well regardless of the nature of it.
Dan Ayres <matacan@hotmail.com>
Ashland, OH USA - Friday, February 05, 1999 at 20:15:56 (PST)
The "hum" is just as others have described it. Low pitched running motor sound, louder in-doors than out. Only some people seem to hear it. It could be manmade since it seems to go on and off and change in intensity during the course of a typical day. Seems to go on around 10pm EST, get most intense around 3am and start to lesson thereafter. It can be heard during the day sometimes, and does seem to come from 360 degrees. Some say it's inner ear problem -- but it just not add up. It seems like you a lmost "feel" it as much as hear it. Patterns are there too. Underground pipelines? Mind control? Earth's natural resonance? Communication to subs? Who knows!!! It's just 100-percent weird!!! Glad others hear it too...
mike
erie, pa USA - Friday, February 05, 1999 at 05:22:01 (PST)
Thought I was alone! Hate to say it, but im glad to hear there are others who hear this HUM also. I am located in lake havasu city, az. and began hearing this low pitch humming about two months ago. At first i just dissmised it as being the heat pump o r refridgerator or something like that, then when i realized this thing was none stop and was becomming very irritating, I started trying to find the sorce. There was no sorce to be found, it was in every room of my house, seemed to be everywhere, so I go out side to see if i can hear it out there and maybe tell witch direction it is comming from,yep it was outside too but seemed to becomming from everywhere, the hum just seems to be everywhere at once. I even drove to another part of town to see if i cou ld hear it there. Yep it was there also. man this thing is bazzar i have never had any weird(hope that is spelled right, this computer is lousey at spelling haha) these past one-two weeks it has increased in intensity and is at its peak between the hours of 3am and 9am I would know because i havent been able to sleep much. Also i dont know if it is related to the humming sound, but I am haveing strange health problems that started about the same time! WORRIED IN HAVASU
Gary Picker <gary_picker@hotmail.com>
lake havasu city, az USA - Thursday, February 04, 1999 at 20:09:13 (PST)
For me it started on Dec.21 1995 at 3:00 PM .At that time I had never heard of the Taos Hum. I started taking notes at that time,and I still am. You havent experienced WIERD until your heat-pump trips the 410 PSI over pressure switch in the middle of t he nighi,when the heat-pump is TURNED OFF ,and the compressor NOT running. This has been going on for over 3 years now. the list of wierd happenings has almost filled a large spiral note book.
Jim Shannon <>
Placerville, Ca USA - Friday, January 29, 1999 at 21:22:34 (PST)
My case is simply wierd.... I read about the hum earlier this morning... this evening I laid town to go to sleep and my sleep timer shut off my television..I sat there for about a half hour on the verge of sleep and then i started to hear the sound...i got up to go in the other room and the sound stayed the same loudness and "distance" away...except when i go into a corner it seems to go away or go farther away.... when the telivison is on i hear a high frequency noise in my ears...... I sometimes sit next to my stereo...on my stereos display there are LED lights which "dance" as a form of screen saver for the display.. I can actually hear the electricity flowing in and out of the LED lights... and when the televison is on i hear the high pitch voltage ... Please explain this...
Christopher Foltz <genius9393@sprynet.com>
Rockford, IL USA - Thursday, January 28, 1999 at 22:06:15 (PST)
Ok, you all, I have been there. Even had an electrician check for a constantly running motor. Thought our new metal roof might be the problem. As others have discovered, it was tinnitus. I have a hearing loss and hear a "roaring" instead of the no rmal ringing. It started periodically and then became constant whenever no external noise (and even then sometimes) is present. Yes, you do think you are crazy, for a while. Loss of sleep is common. Bought a noise machine so I can sleep. May not be a connection but a few months later diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
Deb Bray <deb.bray@mci.com>
Denver, CO USA - Wednesday, January 27, 1999 at 10:00:28 (PST)
I'm glad somebody else heard it. I was looking all over the neighborhood to see why someone would leave their truck running all night it was so obvious. It seemed loudest near center of rooms, especially smaller ones. Heard again last night, but les s intensive and seemed to go "off" early this morning.
Steve
Buffalo , NY USA - Tuesday, January 26, 1999 at 05:27:56 (PST)
I HAVE ALSO BEEN HEARING THE BIG ENGINE IDLING THE PAST TWO WEEKS.LOUDEST IN THE WEST END OF THE HOUSE AND WORK SHOP.IT SEEMS TO HAVE QUIETED DOWN JUST AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE IN COLUMBIA.
jim <>
placerville, ca USA - Monday, January 25, 1999 at 21:54:45 (PST)
The past two weeks a low frequency hum, sounding like an engine idling has been able to be heard all hours of the day. It is louder in-doors, and not too loud outside, if heard at all outside. Buildinds seems to resonate the sound better. It's very weird!!! Wonder if it is man-made or something else having to do with water table as posted below (we've had three feet of snow past two weeks and now bad flooding). Anyone else in Western New York hear this thing???
Steve <tragonet@linker.com>
Buffalo, NY USA - Monday, January 25, 1999 at 07:04:11 (PST)
OH YES, YESSSS! Keep it up, CIA !!!! -- A Big Fan
Brett <try_here_too@nowhere.com>
USA - Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 13:08:40 (PST)
Now that our HEX machine has been made public, we have no choice but to induce immediate, low-level enharmonic vibrations in the skulls of everyone on the planet. Here goes.... BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ..... Was it good for you, too? Love, The CIA
The CIA <please_kooks_try_and_mail_me@nowhere.com>
USA - Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 13:05:50 (PST)
The so-called "Taos Hum" is merely a stimulation of certain lateral portions of the brain adjacent to or near the hearing centers and Wernicke's area by pervasive micorwave raditation created by repeater stations in North America and Europe which carry broadband, public, cellular, and other signals. The repeater frequency ranges commonly used in the West use an overlapping band range which creates natural resonance subharmonics in the range of 32-33.5, 64-67, and 76-93.4 Hz in the intracellular medium by reflection off of cellular components such as mitochondria, etc. This has potential uses in the areas of emotion induction, RNM (remote neural monitoring), and the ever-popular "HEX" (hallucinatory experience) machine, such as those employed by the KGB , Mossad, and Kraft Foods International, suckers.
Dr. M. Milosivic <milosivicm@dubna.iufxu.ru>
- Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 13:00:56 (PST)
I hear the Hum continously when I am up at my remote mountain cabin in North Central Washington state. Thankfully the Hum was apparently "turned off" from Christmas ever through New Years Day. Hum resumed on January 2, 1999. It was a most welcomed r eprieve from the otherwise incessant and annoying Hum. Anyone else notice this "down time" for the Hum in the Pacific Northwest?
M Fournier <Kc7sdi@aol.com>
Seattle, WA USA - Sunday, January 10, 1999 at 13:42:43 (PST)
A faint back ground that sounds more like steel phone lines humming on a hot dry summer day near Roswell, New Mexico. Where I'm From. Seems pretty constant most of the time but sometimes seems to disapear, especially when the humidity gets close to 1 00%. 4 to occasionally 5 INM. Interesting site I thought I was the only one. Tony
Tony Babcock <tbabcock@cmhouston.org>
Houston, TX USA - Thursday, January 07, 1999 at 15:55:05 (PST)
Alright, a brief follow-up. It's about 5:00 am here in Ohio (EST) and I've been hearing a low, powerful, throbbing hum off and on since about 4:30 AM EST. I've never heard one like this. It seems to fluctuate in frequency from slower to faster but r emains around 1.5 pulses/sec. Anyone notice anything similar at same time?
A. B. <>
Cambridge, OH USA - Friday, January 01, 1999 at 02:05:44 (PST)
I'm 19 and have heard a hum all my life. I only just now found published info on it after seeing a spot on "Unsolved Mysteries" when I was very young. I'm not sure I buy all the mind-control conspiracy theories, I've wondered if the hums perhaps are simply a natural byproduct of human physiology. It's too late for me to care now. I'll be back here often now that I know what this thing is called ;)
A.B. <>
Cambridge, OH USA - Friday, January 01, 1999 at 02:00:37 (PST)
hey, maybe you idiots need to get your hearing checked? eh? do you really think all this nonsense can be true? come on , low level hums? it's probably coming from your heads, or your heart or your pancreas. haha, just kidding, i'm not being mean, i've just never heard of this before. see ya weirdos! david
david <yoface@hotmail.com>
lexington, va USA - Sunday, December 27, 1998 at 00:55:03 (PST)
I'd like to find out if there is anyone in my area who hears the hum. No one else I know hears it and I would like to find out if I'm the only one in Mass. who can hear it.
llipari <llipari@aol.com>
n.andover, ma USA - Wednesday, December 23, 1998 at 17:48:07 (PST)
What Sean Price from Palo Alto, CA., wrote sounded very familiar! The Hum-Buzzzzing noise. It was/is loud, in the middle of the afternoon, and I can never get a fix on where it's comming from. I even borrowed a stethoscope to listen into the walls of my house, but that wasn't it. At night same thing, I thought maybe I was hearing (off in the distance) parking lot vacuum trucks. I even drove where I thought it might have been comming from.... nope. It doesn't have to be that quite and I can still hear it. Now I'm also hearing, if that wasn't enough... something I can only describe as maybe a 'blip' - pulsating about 6-7 'blips' per second. The tone is about the octive of the higher note/sound from the old "Pong" game. Seems this past few weeks has been extra noisy in various blips, buzzes, and whurzz!
B. Brown <O2bnmbr1@aol.com>
Simi Valley, CA USA - Sunday, November 15, 1998 at 13:37:13 (PST)
I have been hearing the Hum in Calgary since 1991 Frank, give me a call at 258-3251 or email me. Your emal address at paperless office does not work Ken Griffin, Calgary Canada, Sun Oct 18, 1998
Ken Griffin <keng@mail.agt.net>
Calgary, AB Canada - Sunday, October 18, 1998 at 22:25:44 (PDT)
After an absence of 3 to 4 months the Hum started again in Western Canada. I first heard the Hum again near the Okanagan Lake, 10 minutes from Kelowna, British Columbia,on the morning of October 12, 1998.That same day I returned to Calgary, on the other side of the Rocky Mountains, AND THERE WAS NO HUM. Yesterday morning, Octobe r 17, I heard the Hum very faintly, at the edge of my hearing, earl in the morning.Today, October the 18th, the Hum had increased in intensity to about level 3. This makes me ask a couple of questions: 1. Was the Hum reactivated because of the political situation in Kosovo? 2. If the Hum is audible in one physical location and not in another one for a couple of days but then becomes audible in another location does that mean that the Hum's Reach opens up or spreads as the need arises? How much of an area does it really cover ? Does it originate in the West and then spread to the East?To me it seems that the bandwidth of the Hum can be tightly controlled as the need arises.How come not more people are hearing the Hum at present? frank van der Lugt frank@paperlessoffice.com
frank van der Lugt <frank@paperlessoffice.com>
Calgary, Canada - Sunday, October 18, 1998 at 17:10:59 (PDT)
In April and May of "98 I complained loudly about the Hum throughout Canada: subsequently I asked for clarification of the Hum from the Pentagon and other military installations; of course no reply. However, the Hum has disappeared in Calgary and the Canadian Rocky Mountains, I have not heard it for at least 3 months. Frank van der Lugt frank@paperlessoffice.com
frank van der lugt <frank@paperlessoffice.com>
Calgary, Canada - Sunday, September 27, 1998 at 19:00:27 (PDT)
It was back in the summer of 1996 when I was working up on Mackinac Island, located between the upper and lower peninsulas. I was a night auditor for a hotel, and I would always sit on the front porch of the hotel at night to relax to the sound of the waves. But it was early September, and while I was sitting on the porch, a " hum " started and I remember thinking that it was just the sound of a freighter, but I had never heard this sound. It was very low at first and then increased dramatically. I lo oked out on the street, and no one was there, and since there are no cars allowed on the island, it couldn't have been a car. So I called up a friend from inside the hotel, and I could still hear it. He went out side and as I was looking at the sky, I not iced a UFO. I know it wasn't a basic plane or anything, because of the lights, and the movements and quickness. I called back to my friend, and he saw the same thing, but didn't hear the noise as much as I. Ever since that night, I haven't heard it since, nor have I seen any UFO's.
John Middleton <freakhouse@hotmail.com>
Port Huron, MI USA - Monday, September 14, 1998 at 22:45:26 (PDT)
My research group is doing an extensive investigation into the hum's heard around the world. We would like to have any feedback from anyone who is willing to share. Please contact us via E-mail, or by phone (203)259-7047. Thank you, Jon N SGRA Project Manager SGRA@stateman.net
Jon Nowinski <SGRA@stateman.net>
Westport, CT USA - Wednesday, August 26, 1998 at 12:04:22 (PDT)
Can someone please explain to me the exact feeling of the "hum"? I think I may have had an experience that either was "the hum" or somewhat like it. It only happened once, and for a very short period. I happened to be on the Stanford University campus, if that means anything. I was on a short break from work, sitting outside at a table in a small courtyard. All of the sudden, I heard a strange, low-pitched buzzing sound in my left ear. My first thought was that it was some kind of insect, buzzing around my ear, so I instinctively waved my hand around my left ear to try and swat away the bug. I was surprise d when the buzzing did not at all dissipate after doing this, and, I not liking bugs very much, sort of semi-panicked, and kept swatting and even hitting at my ear, to fend off this little nuisance, but still the buzzing continued. I turned my head and l ooked all around, but there was no bug. "oh great," I'm thinking, "what the hell is wrong with my ear?" So I'm still looking all over the place, sort of frantically, trying to find some kind of source for this strange noise, but what was strange was that it was definitely only coming out of my left ear. I'd describe the sound as a sort of mechanical whirring, like an engine of some sort. It was rapid, and like I said I thought it was some kind of buzzing insect at first. Anyways, I'm realizing I'm probably looking pretty strange to other people now, so I stop twitching around and just sort of sit still and deal with this weird buzzing. It's kind of a nnoying, and I'm worried there's something wrong with my hearing or my ear. It goes on for about thirty seconds, and then the buzzing gradually slows down and eventually just stops, like an electric lawn mower being turned off. I thought it was really we ird how it just died out like that. And that was it. It never happened before that incident, and tsince then, I have never experienced anything like it again. I really thought there was something wrong for me for a time after that, like I had some kind of ear or head problem; the incident definitely shook me up a bit. Most of the reports on this site are of people who experience it long term, but has anyone ever experienced it just once like me, or know of it happening? I was surprised to learn from my friend that he occasionally experiences the same thing! He's told me about this whole HAARP thing, but how why would this be a result of something like that? Anyone with any patience for a "novice" hum experiencer like myself I would love to hear the ir thought on this. Thanks.
Sean Price
Palo Alto, CA USA - Wednesday, August 05, 1998 at 22:59:16 (PDT)
It looks like the most likely culprit for the Hum is ionospheric testing. According to the HAARP (High Frequency Active Aural Research) website for the Department of Defense http://w3.nrl.navy.mil/projects/haarp/index.html : "Ionospheric research facilities have been in continuous use since the 1950's to investigate fundamental physical principles which govern the earth's ionosphere, so that present and future transmission technologies may take into account the complexities o f the ionosphere. At the present time the US operates two ionospheric research sites, one in Puerto Rico, near the Arecibo Observatory, and the other (known as HIPAS) in Alaska near Fairbanks. Both of these employ active and passive radio instrumentation similar to that being built at HAARP. Interest in the ionosphere is not limited to the US: a five-country consortium runs the European Incoherent Scatter Radar site (EISCAT), a premier world-class ionospheric research facility located in northern Norway n ear TromsÝ. Facilities also are located at Jicamarca, Peru; near Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod ("SURA") and Apatity, Russia; near Kharkov, Ukraine and in Dushanbe, Tadzhikistan. All of these installations have as their primary purpose the study of the ionospher e, and most employ the capability of stimulating to a varying degree small, localized regions of the ionosphere in order to study methodically, and in a detailed manner what nature produces randomly and regularly on a much larger scale. HAARP also will ha ve such a capability, but what sets HAARP apart from existing facilities is the unusual combination of a research tool which provides electronic beam steering, wide frequency coverage and high effective radiated power collocated with a diverse suite of sc ientific observational instruments." Hum Index: 2UNJ
Nancy McClernan <nancymc@voicenet.com>
NJ USA - Thursday, July 23, 1998 at 23:56:15 (PDT)
I have been researching the net and these types of web-sites for the past year, to try and gain some understanding about the "hum" phenomenon. What seems very clear, is that there are many many theories about the cause of the hum. But a paucity of solutions on how to deal with the "side affects" being able to hear this phenomenon. I have intuitively felt that, whatever, the cause, the symptoms I have been experiencing, i.e. waking from a deep sleep at it's intensity, joint and muscle aches, disorientation and irritability, (perhaps caused by sleep interruption) had to be dealt with. Since the symptoms were similar to what I have read about when people are in a highly charged electromagnetic field, I decided to look more closely at the use of magnets to counteract these symptoms. Recently I purchased an magnetic bed pad tha t generates a negative ion field. I still hear the hum, but I now sleep more deeply, do not awake at 2:30 or 3:00 in the morning and the aches and pains have gone. I have my energy back and am much more cheerful and sane. The "hum" is as much a myst ery as ever, but I would recommend these "magnetic" intervention highly. The results are almost immediate. I ordered mine from American Health Service Magnetics 1-800-635-7070. They will send catalog. The most widely known distributor is Nikken Cor p. I'm sure there are others.
C Chandler <optical@sover.net>
Newark, VT USA - Wednesday, July 08, 1998 at 03:16:26 (PDT)
I have heard the hum alot, only in silence usually. It's even not in silence sometimes, but is most of the time it there. Never payed attention to it until recently when I found that it's not just me: You other people hear it too. It's not disturbing t o me: It helps me go to sleep when it's there. 2UNM
Brian <BrianABQ@aol.com>
NM USA - Tuesday, June 16, 1998 at 11:44:06 (PDT)
The sound is caused by a frequency that is hidden in a transmitted public bradcast which is sold and carried by affiliated stations. The density which is repeated by these public tv and radio stations and repeated all over the world is causing the wide spread esimilar effects on people and places The frequency is designed to vibrate different parts of the body and metals that most people wear that when in phase with the frequency of bone thereby the effects with auditory and vibratory sensations are you r bones in parts of your body that are in phase which is controlled by the bone mass in several locations that agree with the frequency phase transmitted.If any one is realyy interested in eliminating this source please help me set up fund and get every afflicted annoyed and fed up person mad enough to stop these few people that are causing widespread and widescale physical abuse. Please call me at 212 208-0153 I do know how to locate source and stop and to counter this problem.
John Davidson <none>
New York, NY USA - Thursday, June 11, 1998 at 22:38:33 (PDT)
The sound is caused by a frequency that is hidden in a transmitted public bradcast which is sold and carried by affiliated stations. The density which is repeated by these public tv and radio stations and repeated all over the world is causing the wide spread esimilar effects on people and places The frequency is designed to vibrate different parts of the body and metals that most people wear that when in phase with the frequency of bone thereby the effects with auditory and vibratory sensations are you r bones in parts of your body that are in phase which is controlled by the bone mass in several locations that agree with the frequency phase transmitted.If any one is realyy interested in eliminating this source please help me set up fund and get every a fflicted annoyed and fed up person mad enough to stop these few people that are causing widespread and widescale physical abuse.
John Davidson <none>
New York, NY USA - Thursday, June 11, 1998 at 22:32:52 (PDT)
I have been noting weather factors correlated with intensity of hum. Here in rural northern vermont, we have a lot of precipitation. Snow and rain. Have noticed that hum is louder and more constant after heavy rainfall, or spring melt-off, when underground water table is high. As though water level and electromagnetic energy is a "conductor" for the intensity of this hum. Well, what was very notable, was that the last two weeks of May, we had a very, very hot, dry spell here in the Vt mo untains, ( it even diminished our spring black fly population!) During this period, there was no HUM! Now, clearly the water table was very low. After this two-week period of dry weathe and no humr, we have had a solid week of very wet, overcast rai ny weather, and the hum, predictably, is back with intensity. Someone who has an understanding of electromagnetic forces, and underground water tables and the possibility that these factors could be a conductor for low frequency sounds should investi gate this correlation between the intensity of hum and the underground water levels. .
C. Chandler <optical@sovernet.com>
Newark, VT USA - Tuesday, June 09, 1998 at 03:27:42 (PDT)
I used to live in Sedona, AZ. and decided to take a road trip by myself to Colorado. I felt very safe and content in my travelling--as I always do--until I reached the other side of Taos, NM. I had just come out of a range of mountains and was heading toward Angel Fire. I was passing through this very lovely, desolate, grassy valley when I first began to hear "The Hum", and I became really upset because I at first thought that my wheel bearings were going out on my little Mazda pickup. I pulled over to the side of the road and stopped, but the droning noise continued. GREAT! I thought. It wasn't my wheel bearings at all--it must be that my engine was konking out! As I pulled back onto the road, thinking I'd better get to Angel Fire where surely there would be help, I got the wierdest feeling that I was being watched. Now don't get me wrong--I'm not the paranoid type. But the feeling was so strong that I again pulled over to the roadside to see if someone had climbed into my camper and was staring at me from behind. Of course, no one was there, but the feeling persisted for the entire 10 mile or so drive through that valley. I trust my instincts enough that I thought I'd better get the heck to where there was some civilization." I reached the Angel Fire Ski resort area--which was vacant in August--but there were a few scattered homes in the not-too terrible distance so I felt a bit better. The hum continued on annoyingly, however, and being afraid that I was ruining my engine, I pulled over and turned the engine off. I was truly shocked to discover that the hum droned on, and it definatly was not my truck. And it was LOUD! The hum, added to the feeling of still being watched really made me feel creepy, so I decided to just "get outta Dodge", so to speak. As I left the Angel Fire area, the hum gradually disapeared and I haven't hear it since. This happened in August, 1989. My first thought of this experience when it happened was that there must be a military base nearby and they were doing some kind of drill or something and I blundered in the way of it--hence the feeling of being observed. Interestingly enough, 2 years later after I'd moved to California, I was talking to a longtime customer of mine who also travelled alone a lot, and while discussing New Mexico I happened to mention the experience to her. Her eyes got REALLY big and she told me that she had had the same identical experience in the same area that I had earlier that same year. She said she'd never mentioned it to anyone for fear of sounding like a major kook! I just thought that this was all very interesting! Does anyone know if there are any military installations around that area?
Sharon < hartprairie@yahoo.com>
Port Hueneme, CA USA - Saturday, June 06, 1998 at 21:01:25 (PDT)
Since I last posted a report about the Hum, May 7, 1998 I have observed the following: On Sunday May 10 I went to Banff, into the mountains, and there was no hum! When I got back to Calgary, that night, there was also no Hum,so my observation in Banff did'nt mean a thing. However, on Monday May 11, at around 8 AM in the morning, the hum started again in Calgary. On Sunday May 17, we went to Lake Louise, in the Rockies, to the other side of the Lake and went high int the mountains, far away from any power lines, transformers or tourists.The Hum was as loud as it was in my bedroom in Calgary! The strange thing is that during the following 2 weeks there was a Hum, but it disappeared on Sunday nights and started promptly at 8 AM on Monday morning as if somebody threw a switch. Then, about a week ago, the Hum started fading in intensity and I can now hear it faintly in the morning, but most of the time it is gone. My preliminary conclusions: 1. It is definitely man-made, 2. It definitely originates in North America,(see the 8 AM Mountain Time startup), 3. It takes a Holiday(no Hum the last 2 Sundays). 4. It seems that powers controlling the Hum might be reading this column. Any comments?
Frank van der Lugt <frank@paperlessoffice.com>
Calgary, AB Canada - Thursday, May 28, 1998 at 18:20:34 (PDT)
As a scientist (read skeptical until presented with evidence), I find this whole thing quite odd! I do not, myself, experience the hum. I noticed several things when reading these accounts that I would like to comment on. Some reports indicate that the person hears it everywhere they go. What about the possibility that some are in fact carrying it with them? This would be consistent with tinnitus or some similar condition, especially if just heard in one ear. However, there is also the possibility that it is external, and some people have one very sensitive ear that can detect it while the other ear cannot. All this leads me to no firm conclusions. One last point: it is likely that a mixture of people or population of affected individuals will contain cases related to various causes...in other words, some of y'all may actually hear a real external sound of unknown origin, others have tinnitus etc., and still others may be imagining the whole thing! Please do not take that last possibility the wrong way...but let us acknowledge that psychologists have documented that some folks believe they have maladies, sometimes when associati ng with others who actually have them. I have known at least one such person. Without more data, this PhD doesn't rule out any of the possibilities!
Chris Cady <ncadyc@mail.state.mo.us>
Columbia, MO USA - Friday, May 22, 1998 at 14:43:43 (PDT)
The Hum in Calgary seems to have become louder in the last 10 days. Although I have heard it in Calgary since about 1991 it is becoming so loud at present that you can hear it during the day, it seems to resonate off the walls of our house and it is almost impossible to go to sleep at night. It was totally gone for about a week and then it returns in varying intensities, at present as loud as I have ever heard it. This HAS to be man-made and somebody definitely knows more about it.If anybody has any ideas, please e-mail me.I am considering advertising in national newspapers to find out exactly how many people are affected, because it certainly is not just a "Tahoe hum" anymore.5ICDA frank@paperlessoffice.com
frank van der lugt <frank@paperlessoffice.com>
Calgary, AB Canada - Thursday, May 07, 1998 at 17:28:24 (PDT)
I may be completely wrong here, but here is my take on the Taos Hum thing: If a person is playing a wind instrument, like a flute or recorder, and blow too hard, that instrument will play a different note than intended. The science of accoustics calls the intended not a "fundemental" and the note that sounds when the instrument is overblown is called a "partial" or "overtone." Overtones exists in all sounds in the world. Without them everything would sound the same!!! They occur in all sounds, not just those created by musical instruments. I believe that the hum is caused by a special piece of machinery that emits a sound so low that it is beyond the human range of hearing, but is so loud that the overtones (which are in the range of human hearing) can be heard at surprising volumes in some situations. This would explain several things: The laws of acoustics are so complex that it is possible for the overtones to ring out at different times and be more conceivable in different areas. This device might be relatively common, and probably generates power of some kind.
Dustin Swanson <drswanson@hotmail.com>
Greenbelt , MD USA - Sunday, April 26, 1998 at 11:54:24 (PDT)
I live in Calgary 1 hour east of the Rockies. I have been hearing the Hum in Calgary since 1991, where sometimes it was so loud that I actually went driving up and down the city to try to find the source of the sound. It was sometimes so loud, that I could hear it even on a Sunday afternoon going for a walk in the park. The hum comes and goes, varies in intensity, is gone sometimes for months and then comes back in varied intensities.The reason I am mentioning this today, April 25, 1998, is because the Hum is as loud as I have ever heard it, and it disturbes my sleep. Since 1991 I have heard this Hum all over Canada, from Kelowna, B.C. to Perth, Ontario. Any recent suggestions as to what causes it, if it is really caused by one or more ELF installations, which one, and if it can be stopped by legal action? Return comments are appreciated. Hum Index 4ICDN
Frank van der Lugt <frank@paperlessoffice.com>
Calgary, AB Canada - Sunday, April 26, 1998 at 09:20:11 (PDT)
was in Taos 10/96 we thought a hum was evident when midway up the mts.when stopped to take pictures
Tom Goudeau <Tom Goudeau @ gte. net>
Baton Rouige , La. USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 12:49:05 (PST)
Hum Index 3UIL It is 4:40, and the hum once again woke me from a sound sleep. I am wondering where all of the folks in Taos reported the hum to initially...I mean who do you call to complain?? It is very nervewracking, but interestingly enough, I only began hearing it when we moved here to Springfield in 1995. The first apartment we moved to, presumably, was closer to the source. I detect it primarily in my left ear. I am hoping to find some answer for it as it is very disconcerting!
E Gessaman <Shepoet@Yahoo.com>
Springfield , IL USA - Saturday, March 28, 1998 at 02:41:31 (PST)
Hum Index: 2UUK Heard it for about a year now. First thought it was a generator or motor outside. Searched the house for thermostats or fridge motors or some other cause. Finally resigned to it being some sort of hearing disorder like tinnitus. Always referred to it priv ately as "The Machine"! Only hear it at night, louder upstairs than down. can't pinpoint a direction, it just seems to be from an engine or motor within a half-mile. I can ignore it, but if I "tune in" to it it can get annoying. I can relate to the person who says he misses abso lute silence. Finding this web site is scary, coz being a SCEPTIC of all things paranormal, I prefer to think that modern comms has united a bunch of people with hearing disorders than go with global conspiracy. But whatever.
Stewart Paterson <stewartp@clara.net>
Ascot, United Kingdom - Friday, March 27, 1998 at 08:48:51 (PST)
Hum index: 4UWA I began hearing in late October, it got worse and more frequent until I was really upset by it. Went to hearing doc, because I have tinnitus too. I hear it mostly at home, often at night, but also on the University of Washington campus. The one thing that helped me was going to a hypnotist - got me to stop grinding my teeth at night, which may aggravate the hearing. it does seem to be worse when i am tense. anyhow, it seemed to vanish over holidays - Thanksgiving and Christmas - but since February it's ba ck and now it's almost as bad as before. sometimes you can't drown it out with a walkman tape unless you play the tape really loud. it's hellacious. it feels like it is literally striking the side of my face sometimes.
Lisa Schnellinger <Lschne@u.washington.edu>
Seattle, WA USA - Wednesday, March 18, 1998 at 18:08:32 (PST)
I travel for a living and hear it all over the US and in Japan and Europe. It is very annoying and some mornings after intense (I call it buzzing) I am very disoriented and out of it, almost not able to function. I have found that taking Calcium/Magn esium before going to bed sometimes allows for a restful night and I wake up feeling very good and energetic. Wouldn't it be nice if we could get the Navy to turn off the ELF stations for one night just to prove that this was the source (which I believe it is). Of course then the secret would be out and we might be able to get our Congress to help. You have to at least be able to hope. By the way you can hear it at any time of the day if its quiet. I find it is very easy to hear while sitting in a pa rked car in a quiet area. I also know that I have extremely sensitive hearing as I tested off the chart on a recent hearing test. I also have heard that this buzzing or hum is not heard in parts of the southern hemisphere. If this is so I would love to relocate now. Anybody know where New Zealand?
Phil Phillips <big kihuna @aol.com>
San Anselmo, Ca USA - Saturday, March 14, 1998 at 22:56:26 (PST)
Since my comments around Christmas over the hum I have noticed that the "Hum" is much less intence recently. It is hardley noticable at all now. Could it be something to do with the current activity in the GULF. If it is connected with the military in any way, and sending VLF data to subs then it would follow that if they were out of the area of the, say North Sea, and patrollong the Middle East instead that would explain why it has got quieter. Just a theory,nothing more. Perhaps someone should ask S adam if he has detected a hum recently.
Geoff Agness <Geoff@econ-air.demon.co.uk>
Norwich,Norfolk, Great Britain - Friday, February 27, 1998 at 14:16:02 (PST)
I have had the RINGING since May of 1997. Iwould love to get rid of it. It is only in my left ear.
Mack Hoopes <MHoopes@dialnet.com>
Scottsdale, AZ USA - Wednesday, February 18, 1998 at 19:22:43 (PST)
Here is a transcript of a report that I obtained a couple years ago. Dont' know how current the information is, but here goes. COLD WAR TURKEY. Navy's Extremely Low Frequency Transmitters $60 million. Proposal & Savings. Shelve the Navy's Extremely Low Frequency Transmitters (Project ELF). Deactivating the system while maintaining the infrastructure for possible future use is estimated to save the taxpayer $60 million over five years. BACKGROUND: Begun in the mid-1960's as "Project Sanguine," the Navy' s ELF communications project is designed to signal deeply submerged nuclear-armed Trident submarines in attack situations. Project ELF consists of two transmitters, one each in Clam Lake, Wisconsin, and Republic, Michigan. At its best, the system transmit s a one-way signal to submerged submarines indicating when they should ascend to receive more detailed communication. Recent action: Project ELF has had a couple close scrapes recently. In the FY95 rescissions bill, the Senate voted to terminate fuunding for Project ELF. In rescission conference, however, funding was restored. During consideration of the FY96 Defense Appropriations bill, Wisconsin Senators Russ Feingold (D) and Herbert Kohl (D) succeeded in passing an amendment on the floor of the senate to terminate Project ELF. However, in the house-senate conference, Rep. C>W> BillYoung (R-FL) and Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) restored funding based on a Navy briefing on the national security issues surrounding a program know as EHF -- not ELF. TAXPAYER & ECONOMIC ARGUEMENT: In the words of Senator Feingold, Project ELF "lingers like a blot on our budget." For nearly two decades Project ELF has survived. As early as 1979, the General Accounting Office recommended "that the Secretary of Defense terminate a ny plans to construct an extremely low frequency transmitter system [since it] enhances communications capability only marginally at best." The following year the Navy agreed. Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger overruled the Navy in 1981 and the proje ct was allowed to continue. Project ELF has outlived reform efforts, partly due to confusion about classified aspects of the program. Senator Feingold has demanded a Navy briefing on the issue and has been quoted: "The Navy explicitly told me there was no 'classified' reason for maintaining ELF." ENVIROMENTAL ARGUEMENT: Wisconsin and Michigan residents object to the siting of the ELF transmitters, calling the project a nuisance. Metal fences in the surrounding area, for example, must be grounded to avoid serios shock from the presence of high voltages. Several residents claim to hear the "Taos Hum": a low, grumbling noise on the threshold of audibility. Thousands have participated in demonstrations, petitions, and votes in opposition to Project ELF. Ten editorials have appeared in Wisconsin and Minnesota papers calling for ELF to close. Furthermore, local residents and some scientists believe that Electromagnetic Pollution (EMP) has direct and adverse effects on human health. In 1984, a U.S. District Cou rt ruling on the State of Wisconsin vs. Weinberger found enough evidence to close down project ELF for possible health effects and for violations of the National Environmental Protection Act. The ruling was subsequently thrown out based on the relative im portance of the perceived Soviet threat. In addition, more than 40 medical studies point to a link between electromagnetic pollution and cancer -- 14 to brain tumors alone -- and abnormalities have been found in both animal and plant species. Contacts: Mi ke myles, Coalition to Stop Project ELF, (715)472-8721; Bonnie Urfer, Nukewatch, (608)767-3023; Laura Olah, Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger, (608)643-3124.
Tony Ferguson <www.toro.com>
Bloomington, MN USA - Thursday, February 12, 1998 at 08:35:12 (PST)
hummmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmm mmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm what was that deep noise??? It was after midnight the house was quiet, except this soft low hum. I felt almost intruded upon this time of night. I toyed with the idea of calling the police . Who in their right mind would be doing construction or using a blower right now? Even though this noise was soft, it kept boaring itself into my head uninvited! I really thought I was going crazy. A few days later I was visiting some friends in Redw ood City. I hadn't heard the hum for a while, and got really spooked when to my suprise I woke up in the morning hearing it again. I was glad that it wasn't a noise my own home was making, but WOW! Now I cam hear it at a friends house too! All I know i s I don't like it, I feel it is something evil......
Dean Blackburn
Santa Clara, CA USA - Sunday, February 08, 1998 at 15:43:22 (PST)
Personally, I have never experienced this hum.. and to tell the truth, I had never even heard of it till this very night (02/04/98). My only question wouldn't be 'why do certain people hear this hum' but why DOESN'T everybody (excepting the elderly or people with hearing ailments) experience this? The standard human hearing range is between 20hz and 20khz and we hear pitch exponentially... if this hum emanates at 17-80hz.. well, why doesn't everybody with a standard hearing range notice the 'hum'???? I propose that somebody with an oscilloscope and an analogue synth do an experiment with 2 groups (one consisting of those who hear this hum and the other with those who do not). Try and simulate this 'hum' via subtractive (analog) synthesis... after the sound gets validated by those who claim to hear it, play the very same patch for those who don't [hear it] and see if they perceive it... or (with regards to taos) try and plot the locations of those who experience this phenomenon on a map and see if you can localize the source. If it is of 'earthly origin' and by default concurs with the laws of physics then this should be a very simplistic way of dealing with this problem. Just a few thoughts... o0o[qiB.]o0o btw- the oscilloscope mentioned above would be for getting an exact measurement of the frequency... feel free to write me and flame away...
Travis Sci <fmsci@msn.com>
Dayton, oh USA - Tuesday, February 03, 1998 at 22:27:21 (PST)
Tuesday, January 27, 1998 First, I want to say that I am VERY relieved to find that I am not the only one who hears this annoying sound! I live in Austin Texas, and first noticed this sound in 1995. What I hear is a low frequency hum that pulsates continually. This sound typically has a rhythm, with a signature analogous to a heartbeat. I thought that I might be hearing my own heart, but upon feeling my pulse I realized this wasnít so. I couldnít imagine what or who would be causing this. Sometimes I would think the source to be a n insomniac listening to their stereo, or some vehicle idling somewhere. I went outside many times, early morning before sunrise, and confirmed to myself that the sound didnít originate from indoors. Being in Austin, I figured maybe the water in the aquif er would create some sort of harmonic resonation, reverberating throughout the limestone; however, this particular sound seems to be electromechanical. Usually I just ignore the noise and fall asleep, but other times the pulsating hum would keep me awake; an all consuming cacophony without origin! Itís those times that I get angry, and wish the hell I could figure out the source, as it is very intrusive and bothers me. Wacky possibilities: Harmonics caused by tectonic stress due to Earthís precession. Government project; ELF, HAARP, etc. Precursor to a shift in Earthís magnetic poles. Would like to hear from those who experience this, and those who have ideas concerning the source. Mark Woodson m.woodson@mail.utexas.edu
Mark Woodson <m.woodson@mail.utexas.edu>
Austin, TX USA - Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at 18:05:58 (PST)
Have never heard the hum but have heard ear-ringing high-pitched squeal due to blood pressure (someone asked about this on earlier post). I *have* heard on many occasions (along with other witnesses) a very low rumble which lasts for minutes 1-3 on the average and has shaken the house. I can only say it seems like an earth tremor. Have heard stories of off shore/nearby bomb range, blasting, etc... But distinctly feels like a protracted tremor. Anyone else had this experience in the Southern New Jersey area?
JRH <jrvh@earthlink.net>
Atlantic City, NJ USA - Monday, January 26, 1998 at 14:26:25 (PST)
I FIRST HEARD THE "HUM" IN 1993. AFTER SEVERAL VISTITS TO VARIOUS EAR DOCTORS I GAVE UP. TINNITUS WAS RULED OUT AS MY HEARING IS PERFECT. A FEW NOTABLE EVENTS OCCURED A FEW WEEKS BEFORE I FIRST NOTICED THE "HUM". I I HAD EXPERIENCED A SORE NECK A ND SHOOTING PAINS BEHIND MY RIGHT EAR. I HAD ALSO FLOWN IN A SMALL PLANE. THE CHANGE IN AIR RESSURE CAUSED ME TO HAVE AN EXCRUCIATING EARACHE. IT IS ALSO WORTH NOTING THAT I GREW UP BEHIND A NAVAL AIR BASE, BUT I REALLY DON'T THINK THE MILITARY IS INV OLVED. MY HUSBAND CLAIMS THAT HE HAS SEEN UFO'S AND THE INTERESTING POINT I AM MAKING IS THAT I DID NOT DEVELOP THE HUM UNTIL I MARRIED HIM DURING THE SUMMER OF 1993. MY HUM PULSATES AND CAUSES A FEELING OF PRESSURE. IT IS ONLY IN MY RIGHT EAR. SWALL OWING OR COUGHING MAKES IT SUBSIDES FOR MAYBE A SECOND OR TWO. I'D BE INTERESTED IN HEARING FROM ANYONE WITH SIMILAR "HUM" EXPERIENCESIS. I HAVE GOTTEN USED TO THE "HUM" BUT DO MISS THE SOUND OF TRUE SILENCE.
HELEN <JILL896@AOL.COM>
BOSTON, MA USA - Saturday, January 24, 1998 at 13:12:23 (PST)
I have been hearing the hum only since my "awakening" in October of 1996. There seems to be between 35 and 40 tones in the hum I hear.The hum never stops and the intensity never changes. It is coming from inside my head (sorry folks). I have been told that it is the music of the spheres.
Jean Perrins <bperrins@intergate.bc.ca>
Vancouver, BC Canada - Tuesday, January 20, 1998 at 15:54:23 (PST)
I have been hearing the hum only since my "awakening" in October of 1996. There seems to be between 35 and 40 tones in the hum I hear.The hum never stops and the intensity never changes. It is coming from inside my head (sorry folks). I have been told that it is the music of the spheres.
Jean Perrins <bperrins@intergate.bc.ca>
Vancouver, BC USA - Tuesday, January 20, 1998 at 15:53:05 (PST)
I have been hearing this hum some time now. It is always there in the background at night especially. Except for a short time over Christmas when it appeared to stop completely. However soon after Boxing day it returned. I have been on local radio here and several people phoned after the programme saying they could also hear it. I compare it to the sound of a washing machine in the wash cycle in another room...very faint but nevertheless there. Why should it stop over Christmas???
geoff agness <geoff@econ-air.demon.co.uk>
norwich, uk g.b - Saturday, January 17, 1998 at 14:41:03 (PST)
Number 8 and more Find relief when I get away from cellphone towers or antennas
Robert Riedlinger <rriedlin@uniserve.com>
Vancouver, B.C Canada - Monday, January 12, 1998 at 12:24:36 (PST)
Number 8 and more Find relief when I get away from cellphone towers or antennas
Robert Riedlinger <rriedlin@uniserve.com>
Vancouver, B.C Canada - Monday, January 12, 1998 at 12:23:08 (PST)
2UMD or 3UMD I can now hear it when watching TV and other similar. It does not bother me or make me suffer, I have always had trouble sleeping. I started hearing it in FL about 1980 or so. I believe it is an internal sound, associated with meditation and yoga.
Gabriel Sorzano <gpsorzan@digizen.net>
Alexandria, VA USA - Tuesday, January 06, 1998 at 14:20:53 (PST)
I started hearing the hum sound soon after moving close to a microwave tower in 1995
Robert E Riedlinger <rriedlin@uniserve.com>
Vancouver B.C, Canada - Tuesday, January 06, 1998 at 00:48:19 (PST)
I can not get the hum out ofmy head since moving here from san diego.I think its ufo related as this area is a hot spot for sightings.
fred <psx@ime.net>
n'waterboro, maine USA - Friday, December 26, 1997 at 16:55:26 (PST)
I recall visiting an electronics company in the Pittsburgh area around 1990. As I observed their production floor, I was told that a large electro-mechanical device was "a 300 hertz filter for use in the ELF project". Oh... BTW my Hum Index is 0.
Alex_X <alexxx@supper.zippo.com>
Grand Rapids, MMI USA - Wednesday, December 10, 1997 at 22:42:14 (PST)
I first noticed a 'hum' regularly at night in 1975 when living alone in a silent rural area outside Oxford, England. It seemed to come from inside the head! Turning off the house AC supply didn't affect the 'hum'. There was a main TV station less than 1 mile away and I thought that the 'hum' might be some sort of signal pick-up, with just the 50 Hz frame repetition rate being heard (plus occasional vague additions). Other speculations were that it might be from blood circulation in the head, or maybe e lectrical brain activity. After moving to a noisier urban location, I can still occasionally hear the 'hum' at very quiet times of night. I have not noticed it in a very quiet remote rural location in Scotland, however. I have just found the 'Taos Hum' we b site and am interested to discover that other people have had similar experiences.
Jon Godwin <oxford@ibm.net>
Oxford, England - Wednesday, December 10, 1997 at 05:00:05 (PST)
Iíve been hearing a sound like a "fog horn" for about a year in eastern Monmouth County, New Jersey with characteristics as follows: - Fairly low volume, not enough to keep a light sleeper like me awake but noticeable every time I wake up at night which is frequent and noticeable during the day at quiet times - Frequency about 200-300 Hz and volume is constant - Cycling on and off for various times. Typically patterns are: on 3 sec, off 10 sec; on 8 sec, off 15 sec; off for 3-4 minutes; on .5 sec, off 3 sec; cuton is like a horn but cutoff is a fairly sharp cutoff - Noticeable especially at night when background noise(refrig, cars, furnace street, TV, etc.) are quiet - My wife doesnít hear it but her hearing isnít that great - Itís non-directional and of equal volume in every room in house and downstairs in dry finished cellar suggesting it coming through the earth. I canít hear it outside of house except once I noticed it on the back deck just outside the door on especiall y quiet drizzly late night maybe because the always present Garden State Parkway noise was not as noticeable. Possible sources: - Something inside house such as humming electrical transformer: But sound is non-directional and non-specific to any room. conclusion all known sources inside house were checked and eliminated. - Vehicle/car noise vibration from roads/bridges vibrating, etc. But no pattern of decrease is noted early/late night or early/ late morning when traffic patterns decrease/increase. - Local neighbor motors/sources: again but no pattern of decrease is noted early/late night or early/late morning when typical neighbor-generated sounds decrease/increase. - Local Water Company treatment plant Ĺ mile away: again no pattern of decrease is noted early late night or early late morning. Also, no regular motor pattern is noted(as yet) and sharp short bursts (,5 sec) are not typically of water motors/pumps - Trains/planes/cars: The sound is continually noise not consistent w/cars whcih would change from day/night - Natural sounds such as earthquake tremors. But signal is too repetitious and not random enough - Man-made Communications type signal: A much more likely possibility!! The sound heard is more consistent with a signal communicating information since itís pattern is semi-random, mostly always present. Possibly because it is vibrating through the earth itís a Navy generated signal since I hear sound waves couples through the water. It could have a low bit rate signal modulated on it????? - There is a Navy facility 10- 20 miles away - Re: ccginc St. James, NY USA - Friday, October 24, 1997 at 22:02:32 (PDT ) (stating) "Hum is getting louder or more intense and now day and night. (-I donít notice this so far). I am from New York and read reports that it is getting louder in New Jersey the next state from mine (other than this web site Iíve heard no other reports). I am coming to the opinion it is not a sound but a "sympathetic vibration" from some source (I donít know whatís meant by this). Sound is directional, t his has no apparent direction because it does not change as I turn my head ( I definitely agree sound is non-directional and I canít walk someplace in my home and get away from it or locate a direction itís coming from) - I havenít checked other homes in neighbor so facts or even confirmation of my hearing and it coming from earth are not confirmed. Neighbors asked so far donít notice it (or donít get up at night when itís quiet) EM, Monmouth Cty, USA - Friday December 5, 1997 at 10:10:11 (EST) Iíve been hearing a sound like a "fog horn" for about a year in eastern Monmouth County, New Jersey with characteristics as follows: - Fairly low volume, not enough to keep a light sleeper like me awake but noticeable every time I wake up at night which is frequent and noticeable during the day at quiet times - Frequency about 200-300 Hz and volume is constant - Cycling on and off for various times. Typically patterns are: on 3 sec, off 10 sec; on 8 sec, off 15 sec; off for 3-4 minutes; on .5 sec, off 3 sec; cuton is like a horn but cutoff is a fairly sharp cutoff - Noticeable especially at night when background noise(refrig, cars, furnace street, TV, etc.) are quiet - My wife doesnít hear it but her hearing isnít that great - Itís non-directional and of equal volume in every room in house and downstairs in dry finished cellar suggesting it coming through the earth. I canít hear it outside of house except once I noticed it on the back deck just outside the door on especiall y quiet drizzly late night maybe because the always present Garden State Parkway noise was not as noticeable. Possible sources: - Something inside house such as humming electrical transformer: But sound is non-directional and non-specific to any room. conclusion all known sources inside house were checked and eliminated. - Vehicle/car noise vibration from roads/bridges vibrating, etc. But no pattern of decrease is noted early/late night or early/ late morning when traffic patterns decrease/increase. - Local neighbor motors/sources: again but no pattern of decrease is noted early/late night or early/late morning when typical neighbor-generated sounds decrease/increase. - Local Water Company treatment plant Ĺ mile away: again no pattern of decrease is noted early late night or early late morning. Also, no regular motor pattern is noted(as yet) and sharp short bursts (,5 sec) are not typically of water motors/pumps - Trains/planes/cars: The sound is continually noise not consistent w/cars whcih would change from day/night - Natural sounds such as earthquake tremors. But signal is too repetitious and not random enough - Man-made Communications type signal: A much more likely possibility!! The sound heard is more consistent with a signal communicating information since itís pattern is semi-random, mostly always present. Possibly because it is vibrating through the earth itís a Navy generated signal since I hear sound waves couples through the water. It could have a low bit rate signal modulated on it????? - There is a Navy facility 10- 20 miles away - Re: ccginc St. James, NY USA - Friday, October 24, 1997 at 22:02:32 (PDT ) (stating) "Hum is getting louder or more intense and now day and night. (-I donít notice this so far). I am from New York and read reports that it is getting louder in New Jersey the next state from mine (other than this web site Iíve heard no other reports). I am coming to the opinion it is not a sound but a "sympathetic vibration" from some source (I donít know whatís meant by this). Sound is directional, t his has no apparent direction because it does not change as I turn my head ( I definitely agree sound is non-directional and I canít walk someplace in my home and get away from it or locate a direction itís coming from) - I havenít checked other homes in neighbor so facts or even confirmation of my hearing and it coming from earth are not confirmed. Neighbors asked so far donít notice it (or donít get up at night when itís quiet) EM, Monmouth Cty, USA - Friday December 5, 1997 at 10:10:11 (EST) Iíve been hearing a sound like a "fog horn" for about a year in eastern Monmouth County, New Jersey with characteristics as follows: - Fairly low volume, not enough to keep a light sleeper like me awake but noticeable every time I wake up at night which is frequent and noticeable during the day at quiet times - Frequency about 200-300 Hz and volume is constant - Cycling on and off for various times. Typically patterns are: on 3 sec, off 10 sec; on 8 sec, off 15 sec; off for 3-4 minutes; on .5 sec, off 3 sec; cuton is like a horn but cutoff is a fairly sharp cutoff - Noticeable especially at night when background noise(refrig, cars, furnace street, TV, etc.) are quiet - My wife doesnít hear it but her hearing isnít that great - Itís non-directional and of equal volume in every room in house and downstairs in dry finished cellar suggesting it coming through the earth. I canít hear it outside of house except once I noticed it on the back deck just outside the door on especiall y quiet drizzly late night maybe because the always present Garden State Parkway noise was not as noticeable. Possible sources: - Something inside house such as humming electrical transformer: But sound is non-directional and non-specific to any room. conclusion all known sources inside house were checked and eliminated. - Vehicle/car noise vibration from roads/bridges vibrating, etc. But no pattern of decrease is noted early/late night or early/ late morning when traffic patterns decrease/increase. - Local neighbor motors/sources: again but no pattern of decrease is noted early/late night or early/late morning when typical neighbor-generated sounds decrease/increase. - Local Water Company treatment plant Ĺ mile away: again no pattern of decrease is noted early late night or early late morning. Also, no regular motor pattern is noted(as yet) and sharp short bursts (,5 sec) are not typically of water motors/pumps - Trains/planes/cars: The sound is continually noise not consistent w/cars whcih would change from day/night - Natural sounds such as earthquake tremors. But signal is too repetitious and not random enough - Man-made Communications type signal: A much more likely possibility!! The sound heard is more consistent with a signal communicating information since itís pattern is semi-random, mostly always present. Possibly because it is vibrating through the earth itís a Navy generated signal since I hear sound waves couples through the water. It could have a low bit rate signal modulated on it????? - There is a Navy facility 10- 20 miles away - Re: ccginc St. James, NY USA - Friday, October 24, 1997 at 22:02:32 (PDT ) (stating) "Hum is getting louder or more intense and now day and night. (-I donít notice this so far). I am from New York and read reports that it is getting louder in New Jersey the next state from mine (other than this web site Iíve heard no other reports). I am coming to the opinion it is not a sound but a "sympathetic vibration" from some source (I donít know whatís meant by this). Sound is directional, t his has no apparent direction because it does not change as I turn my head ( I definitely agree sound is non-directional and I canít walk someplace in my home and get away from it or locate a direction itís coming from) - I havenít checked other homes in neighbor so facts or even confirmation of my hearing and it coming from earth are not confirmed. Neighbors asked so far donít notice it (or donít get up at night when itís quiet) EM, Monmouth Cty, USA - Friday December 5, 1997 at 10:10:11 (EST)
Jon Dickinson <em@monmouth.com>
Eatontown, NJ USA - Friday, December 05, 1997 at 07:04:25 (PST)
I've heard the hum for three years. Mainly during the winter mounths.
Rick
VT USA - Friday, November 28, 1997 at 06:06:23 (PST)
I've live in Tucson Arizona since 1993 and I've heard the "Hum" during this time is all parts of the city. Now that I have moved to the Ricon Valley, some twenty miles SE of Tucson, the Hum is more intense--probably a "4" on your scale. I believe I hear it more distinctly because 1) it's much more quiet out here that in the city and 2) the valley is surrounded on three sides by mountains and this probably amplifies the sound . It doesn't seem to be coming from the earth but appears to be more an airborn phenomenon. Some have suggested that military satellite transmission equipment is the cause. I hear it equally indoors and outdoors. When an airplane passes by or my refri dgerator goes on(or any such competing sound)I feel a relief from the pressure on my ear drums because those and other sounds temporarily block out the Hum. The hum is such a low sound that its waves can actually be felt as a pressure on the ears and the side of the head. I've had to resort to using white noise machines, whose sound waves seem to repel the hum except when it's particularily intense. It seems like using sound against sound is at least a temporary solution. I hope this may be of some he lp to other "Hum Hearers." --James Palka (feel free to eMail me at: jamespalka@aol.com)
James Palka <jamespalka@aol.com>
Tucson, AZ USA - Tuesday, November 25, 1997 at 23:50:23 (PST)
Wow! I really appreciate your web site. At least I know that I'm not the only one who hears this hum. I also know it won't do any good to move to another part of the country (or state) in order to get away from a "hum zone". Actually, I did move two ye ars ago, 2 miles away, and the hum is just as intense in my new home. I have been hearing the hum for 4 to 5 years. I hear it whenever I am at home, day or night. I cannot hear it in the office because of other ambient noise. Last month I was in Evansvill e, IN and could hear it there too. Last week in Ft. Lauderdale, FL I could not hear it. Two nights ago, the hum was not audible but it returned the next night. This leads me to the theory that the hum is man-made. Perhaps the source had been temporarily s hut down for repairs. I personnaly believe the souce is in Wisconsin at the ELF station used by the navy for communications. (project Senguine - spelling?) I have a report that I obtained two years ago that will explain this in more detail. I will post th is later. The intensity is a 3 to 4, it is greater in the winter. I only hear the hum in my right ear. When it is more intense, my wife can hear it also, but she has to strain. Earplugs do not work for me either. The hum has no discernable source or direc tion. I have even gone so far as to shut of the main power circuit to my house in order to find out if the hum was being generated by an appliance. It's not. Lets keep the effort alive to identify this source.
Tony Ferguson <tony.ferguson@toro.com>
Minneapolis, MN USA - Friday, November 21, 1997 at 14:01:54 (PST)
Wow! I really appreciate your web site. At least I know that I'm not the only one who hears this hum. I also know it won't do any good to move to another part of the country (or state) in order to get away from a "hum zone". Actually, I did move two ye ars ago, 2 miles away, and the hum is just as intense in my new home. I have been hearing the hum for 4 to 5 years. I hear it whenever I am at home, day or night. I cannot hear it in the office because of other ambient noise. Last month I was in Evansvill e, IN and could hear it there too. Last week in Ft. Lauderdale, FL I could not hear it. Two nights ago, the hum was not audible but it returned the next night. This leads me to the theory that the hum is man-made. Perhaps the source had been temporarily s hut down for repairs. I personnaly believe the souce is in Wisconsin at the ELF station used by the navy for communications. (project Senguine - spelling?) I have a report that I obtained two years ago that will explain this in more detail. I will post th is later. The intensity is a 3 to 4, it is greater in the Winter. I only hear the hum in my right ear. When it is more intense, my wife can hear it also, but she has to strain. Earplugs do not work for me either. The hum has no discernable source or direc tion. Ihave even gone so far as to shut of the main power circuit to my house in order to find out if the hum was being generated by an appliance. It's not. Lets keep the effort alive to identify this source.
Tony Ferguson <tony.ferguson@toro.com>
Minneapolis, MN USA - Friday, November 21, 1997 at 13:59:22 (PST)
I have been hearing the hum for 4 years in Springfield. I can hear it anywhere I go if its quiet. I was really uncomfortable on a hunting trip 70 miles north of Denver. I hear the hum only in my left ear and if I put the upper inside of my left arm over my ear the hum is lower. Ear plugs do no good. I hope someone can solve this mystery.
Volmert <Volmert@aol.com>
Springfield, Mo USA - Thursday, November 20, 1997 at 20:21:18 (PST)
Hum is getting louder or more intense and now day and night. I am from New York and read reports that it is getting louder in New Jersey the next state from mine. I am coming to the opinion it is not a sound but a "sympathetic vibration" from some so urce. Sound is directional, this has no apparent direction because it does not change as I turn my head. No one but me in my family (3 others) hears it
ccginc <ccginc@aol.com>
St. James, NY USA - Friday, October 24, 1997 at 22:02:32 (PDT)
I am somewhat astounded to discover that others hear the same phenomenon as I have been hearing for about 4 years. At first I thought it might be some kind of EM radiative reaction between 60 cycle AC and brain waves. (Below the head of my bed there is an AC outlet). Next, I attributed it to tinitis, which occurs in my right ear and sounds like borad band noise of primarily higher frequencies. Now I want to set up a sensitive microphone to attempt to capture the sound to see if it really is happeni ng or whether it is physiological. Has anyone else tried to record it?
Marty Goddard <jmg@dolby.com>
San Francisco, CA USA - Tuesday, October 07, 1997 at 16:32:11 (PDT)
I have been hearing the Taos Hum for at least 20 years - maybe 25. I only found that was what it was called about 6 years ago. I try hard to ignore it or at least mask it - my husand is very kind about my masking efforts - fans, radios, books on tape - etc., but this last week or so it has been very intense and have had trouble masking it all at those times. If I stick my finger in my ear it seems to relieve the feeliong of pressure, but does not change the sound. Has it been more instnese for anyone else? I wonder about tracking reports of intensity levels on a map, and also chronologically - maybe it follows a "route", and or time pattern. Nooone will ever convice me that noise comes from my head - other noises do, and they are different. Just found this web site so have a lot to read up on - so glad its here, becasue I've only known one other person who has the same problem, and if I metnions it, people really seem to think I'm "strange". I twould be nice if it turned out to be useful, because it is such an irritation!!
Bing <leroy@apsicc.aps.edu>
Albuquerque, NM USA - Thursday, October 02, 1997 at 22:46:02 (PDT)
Have not heard it at night in my bedroom or other parts of the house all summer because of the noise of the fans in my windows, although I could hear it outside sometimes. Now they're off for the winter and I am hearing it more intensely. Hum is now at level 3 and I hear it during the day at times even in other rooms beside the bedroom. It is starting to get annoying. When I reported in May the sound was fairly steady; it now seems to increase then decrease then increase in intensity.
ccginc <ccginc@aol.com>
St. James, NY USA - Wednesday, September 24, 1997 at 19:52:03 (PDT)
Heard hum with greater intensity last night 09/14/97
Mary Allam <Kallam@aol.com>
Laguna Niguel, CA USA - Monday, September 15, 1997 at 12:57:04 (PDT)
I noticed this some months ago at a time when I had never heard of "the hum". I was aware of what seemed like a distant droning sound much like the noise of heavy trucks on a busy highway but I could only hear it indoors upstairs in the bedroom. If I went downstairs it became much quieter. If I went outside I could not hear it at all. on one occaison it was so loud in the bedroom that I could not sleep. Not only was it loud audibly but I could feel the pressure causing vibrations and tingling on/in my ears and head and yet my partner could hear or feel nothing! I thought it was just me or something unusual but imagine my surprise when I saw a TV program about it recently here in the UK. I was amazed! The program mentioned "a web site" so here I am. My parner and I live in a very quiet rural area with very little noise at night but we are quite close to Bristol and so was also surprised when the TV program mentioned the "Bristol Hum". It is difficult to rate on the index below as I have not heard it for a couple of weeks. It is usually 1 to 2 unchanging but on occaision has been 4 to 5 at night.
Martin Noble <mjnoble@lucent.com>
s.glos UK - Wednesday, September 03, 1997 at 06:36:36 (PDT)
I received information from an amature physicist who resides in Tennessee, which included an oscilloscope tape, indicating that the natural resonance of the earth is being periodically interrupted by an unknown source. The tape is quite impressive and depicts the earth's resonance which is then interrupted by a high amplitude and frequency "bullet". The querstion is: could this interruption be related to the "Taos Hum"?
Robert I. Macdonell <rm16@swt.edu>
San Marcos, TX USA - Thursday, August 28, 1997 at 13:58:07 (PDT)
When I got back from Glastonbury right, it was mental, I had this bonkers humming going right through, right, my head and that. Non stop. It sort of goes mmmmmmmmMMMmmmmmmmmmmMMmmMMMMMmmmmmm... It was a wicked festival though. I had a great seat for Th e Prodigy, right next to the speakers. Mental sitting right by the speaker
MARTIN DEESON <MDEESON@MSMAIL.CONDENAST.CO.UK>
LONDON, UK - Tuesday, August 05, 1997 at 07:07:29 (PDT)
I live in a very rural part of Vermont, in the Northeast Kingdom, Newark Vermont. Many people here hear the hum. I hadn't heard any of the Taos news stories, but was waking up many nights at about 3 a.m. to a very loud, pulsating hum which would see m to be at its peak volume from 3 a.m. to 4. a.m. and then seem to fade. I thought it was a malfuntioning with our heating system, but can hear it through the summer months when the heat is off. I thought maybe it was a generator, or even logging skid ders in the distance, working at night. It has a vibrating, low sound as though coming up through the ground. Because it is so quiet where I live, it is loud enough to wake me up, but my husband cannot hear it at all. It is very real, and can be very annoying.
Christine Chandler <Optical@sover.net>
Island Pond, Vermont USA - Monday, July 28, 1997 at 11:30:40 (PDT)
I have tinitis and my ears have been chirping and ringing since about 1975. However, the low frequency hum, which is approximately 60 hertz plus or minus a few, has been with me only about 3 to 4 years. It is occasionally modulated a bit but more oft en it is a steady hum. I wear hearing aids in both ears and can "hear" it just as well without them.. maybe better. It seems to occur most often in the evening but I have heard it first thing in the morning, too. It might be worth noting that, although I have been involved in electronics all of my adult life, until three to four years ago I had very little contact with computers. Now, I sit at my computer for several hours every evening and that is when the hum is most prevelant. But, I can usually s till hear it when I go to bed and well into the night. I heard it last year when I was in Indiana so I don't believe it is a local phenomenon. It could be simply another symptom of my hearing problem.
Rich Wilkins <richwilk@smart1.net>
Jacksonville, FL USA - Wednesday, July 02, 1997 at 21:18:08 (PDT)
I started hearing the hum about 3-4 years ago since living in a basment apt. the intensity has increased imensly the last month with the increase of siezmic activity, theory 1. through a twist of fate we the hummers have somehow became "tuned in" to th e earths own warning signal. theory 2. the increased U.F.O. activity may have something to do with it. theory 3. ? does anyone have more info?
Mike Turnbow
Kent, WA USA - Monday, June 30, 1997 at 10:41:20 (PDT)
I too have heard the "hum" most of my life in Sacramento. Since we had two military bases in the area Mather (now closed) and McClellan I always assumed it was something the military was doing. One time in particular though was very strange. I was sitting at my desk using my computer, when all of a sudden, a strange wave went through me like a doppler effect. It nearly knocked me out of my chair. At first I thought it was a high flying aircraft. Now I am not so sure. U3Sacramento
JShue <JShue@aol.com>
Sacramento , CA USA - Friday, June 20, 1997 at 01:14:22 (PDT)
I heard the hum while camping this weekend. It was modulated as always. Just for grins, I took my pulse, and the modulation was synchronous with my heartbeat. Interesting... I have no doubt that the source of the hum itself is out there and not in here, but I wonder if any others who also hear a modulated hum could try this simple test (compare your pulse to the pulse of the hum) to see if the modulation is in fact internally generated! All reports of hum modulation that I have seen mention a modulation rate of ~1-5 Hz. The low end of this range is equivalent to 60-72 beats per minute...a normal resting heart rate.
Tim Fitzgerald <tmfitzgerald@*nospam*wpmail.code3.com>
Salt Lake City, UT USA - Thursday, June 12, 1997 at 11:58:36 (PDT)
Still hearing hum, mainly at night. Sometimes I also seem to hear the sound of running water simultaneous with the hum. The sound is like when you've left the outside hose on and you're in the house and you hear the noise of the water in a pipe. The hu m is still the predominant noise though. Still at level 2.
ccginc <ccginc@aol.com>
St. James, NY USA - Monday, May 26, 1997 at 20:11:53 (PDT)
I began hearing the hum around 1987 in Chicago and the suburbs. I have observed that the hum is greater and more frequent during fall and winter. It is also louder nearer the groud. I live on the 37th floor, where I seldom hear it. An elevator ride to the basement is all it takes to turn up the volume. When I visit family in North Carolina, I also hear it as well. The sound resonates, and I do not find it distracting, but very relaxing.
Ben Granito <otinarg.aol.com>
Chicago, IL USA - Monday, May 19, 1997 at 10:24:26 (PDT)
level 2
ccginc <ccginc@aol.com>
St. James, NY USA - Friday, May 09, 1997 at 22:50:52 (PDT)
I heard the hum for the first time about 2 weeks ago. My mother also heard it. It was quite loud and annoying. I live far out in the country, away from any major highways or railroads. My sister and brother-in-law didn't hear it at all. I thought that the taos hum was a bunch of hooey until I heard it. Now I know it does exist.
Lane Walker <carolyn@interlink-cafe.com>
Monroe, nc USA - Tuesday, May 06, 1997 at 20:25:11 (PDT)
I never heard of Taos Hum until today. I have heard this hum at night in my bedroom. I have eliminated mechanical devices causing the noise (ie furnace, fridge, truck/car outside). It is a low, constant hum-doesn't change frequency or pitch. I used to be bothered by it, thinking it was something running which should be but after checking out sources over and over i just thought it a natural phemone and went to sleep. I now will pay more attention to this and explore weather or geologic possiblitie s.
Dan Stevens <dasme@interpow.net>
dover, nj USA - Monday, April 14, 1997 at 10:01:30 (PDT)
After reading these submissions on Taos Humm I am lead to question an odd auditory phenomenon I frequently experience. At no particular time of day I am suddenly exposed to an extremely high pitched sound. The frequency must be above 18 khtz and usually doesn't last more than 5 minutes. I have paid close attention to my physical state during these times trying to ascertain if this noise might be blood pressure related. The noise seems to have no relation to my physical state initially altho it sometimes makes my head ache. Has anyone else experienced anything like this?
David White <tishkipp@korrnet.org>
knoxville, tn USA - Thursday, April 10, 1997 at 10:10:42 (PDT)
I have been interested in the Navy's ELF system for quite some time. I am one of the co-founders of the Upper Peninsula Citizens Concerned About Sanguine. We fought the Navy for nine years to prevent its construction. Much of the Navy's studies were worthless and tended to prove nothing. They only seemed to restudy a reported adverse effect until they got the results that made their side look good. There wre some concerns about possible neurological effects. However there never seemed to be extensive literature on the subject. There were a couple of doctors from the VA hospital in Syracuse, NY (their names now escape me) that raised some concern in that regard. There was quite an effort by the Navy to discount these gentlemen. I have only recently learned about HAARP. I called a friend of mine in Copper City, AK last week and inquired about HAARP. He had suddenly developed a "ring" in his ears that was quite loud and went through the house turning off all the electrical appliances in the house to no avail. He later learned in the next day's paper that HAARP had gone active the day the "ringing" had appeared. This guy is not a granola crunching goofball. He is a school principal. He reports other residents but not everybody is experiencing the same thing Chuck Meyer
Chuck Meyer <cmeyer@ISD.net>
Plymouth, MN USA - Monday, March 17, 1997 at 18:24:37 (PST)
I'm here in Sarasota Florida and have been hearing the hum almost daily since mid 89. The first time I thought I was hearing a turboprop aircraft going over me at high altitude but when the change in the sounds pitch which should have occured from the doppler affect didn't happen I thought maybe a generator was on somewhwere nearby. I soon discovered there was no generator, no motorized machine making this sound. I thought I had ringing in my ears and my doctor ssaid it could be bllod pressure problems but mine turned out to be normal. I don't hear it every minute, but do hear it for a period of time most days. I never hear a pulsation and hav only rarely heard it change pitch. I hear it not only when it's quiet but also when I'm in conversation etc. I t does seem to respond to changes in my eustachian tubes. If I have a cold or infection, I hear it more and louder. It will also go away momentarily when I'm sick if I swallow or sneeze or cough but will come back in a few moments. I don't know anyone els e who hears it and as a result have stopped talking to people about it. My wife can't hear it and none of my freinds or relative seem to have ever heard of it. I'd be glad and willing to share any info or experiences with anyone keeping track of this. If in fact the military is at the root of this We'll probably bve listening to this thing till we die or new technology makes it obsolete. Fromm my experience, we won't be able to count on the feds to own up to it, acknowledge it, and/ or do anything to stop it or help those that are bothered by it. Once again, count me in on any help needed. Martin P. Bednar NEWDEALER@worldnet.att.net
Martin P. Bednar <NEWDEALER@worldnet.att.net>
Sarasota, fl USA - Monday, March 03, 1997 at 05:26:11 (PST)
I am a newspaper editor (Stanwood/Camano News) working on reports of a pervasive, pulsating "hum" heard on Camano Island, Washington, a mostly rural, quiet community in Puget Sound north of Seattle. Like the other reports documented here, several islanders describe a "low, low frequency pulsing sound that is as much felt as it is heard." One man drove around the north end of the island and continued to hear/feel the sound at multiple locations. I would like to hear from anyone in the Puget Sound area who has similar experiences.
John Dean <jdean@tgi.net>
Camano Island, WA USA - Thursday, February 27, 1997 at 19:06:00 (PST)
For those who think the "Hum" is only heard at night, as discussed with great mystery and very little physical fact in the Borderlands article, I am sitting in my office right now at 3PM in Minneapolis listening to it as I write this note. The reason we don't usually hear the "Hum" in the daytime is that we have a lot of ambient noises around us. For example, right now I can hear it over the fan on my computer, so it is unusually loud. Please note that my office is surrounded on two sides by very fr ozen Minnesota tundra. It is worth noting, however, as reported several weeks ago, I heard it perhaps the loudest ever when near the ocean in Lighthouse Point, Florida. All of this again leads me to tell everyone that this is not some mysterious natural phenomena as the Borderlands article would like to have us believe. It is manmade and probably military and probably very important to the Navy, so they understandably a ren't going to talk about it. Jack Falker Listening in Minnesota
Jack Falker <jrfalker@millcomm.com>
Edina, MN USA - Wednesday, February 19, 1997 at 13:06:56 (PST)
I heard the hum (somewhat to the amusement of my fiancee, who cannot hear/feel it) very distinctly this weekend (2/14-2/16) at the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park. The park, and this part of Utah in general, have exceptionally low ambient noise, and I know that this was a factor because I heard the hum more clearly that I have ever heard it, and it was in the middle of the day. The park was deserted, and we were miles from any campground or possible source of diesel noise.
Tim Fitzgerald <tmfitzgerald@wpmail.code3.com>
Salt Lake City, UT USA - Tuesday, February 18, 1997 at 08:08:36 (PST)
The URL for Borderlands is http://www.borderlands.com. Although we have fairly determined that the HUM phenomenon is not related -- an excellent reference to projects such as HAARP, Sanguine, Seafarer, etc. is detailed in the book "Secrets of Cold War Technology - Project HAARP and Beyond" by Gerry Vassilatos which is available from our website.
Michael Theroux <theroux@borderlands.com>
Bayside, ca USA - Tuesday, January 21, 1997 at 08:30:24 (PST)
Borderlands Magazine, of which I am the editor, has an article in the 4th quarter '96 issue entitled "Nocturnal Disturbances and the Infrasonic Hum" by Gerry Vassilatos. We have been researching this phenomenon for about 2 years now and have some inter esting conclusions outside of the many offered so far. The entire article will be posted at the Borderlands website this week for those interested. We have also recently developed a means for recording the "HUM" phenomenon as it is quite active in the ear ly morning hours here. I have several tapes of the HUM which we are currently analyzing using bioacoustic and spectrographic software. There will be more updates in the magazine as they develop.
Michael Theroux <theroux@borderlands.com>
Bayside, ca USA - Tuesday, January 21, 1997 at 08:24:21 (PST)
Reading Bridget Woudenberg's discussion of HAARP led me to the Navy's HAARP page, specifically the segment regarding HAARP ELF Safety. They provide there a stereographic image to demonstrate how difficult it is to "hear" HAARP among all the other ambi ent noises in the world. Anyone who knows the TAOS Hum will immediately recognize what they are hearing in this holographic image on their computer screen. Bingo! We are hearing ELF, but not from HAARP since their's is too weak. We are hearing the Nav y's system in Michigan and Wisconsin. This is no secret--go to the Navy's site on ELF and they will tell you all about it. The frequency is 76Hz. , which is exactly what this old ham operator is hearing. This is not a mystery and it is not any more d angerous than your average cellular phone, not to mention your local AM or FM radio station. Much more interesting, however!! Let's stop the fantasizing and start concentrating on the physics! Then we can all learn something from this. Jack Falker Jack Falker
Jack Falker <jrfalker@millcomm.com>
Lighthouse Point, FL USA - Saturday, January 18, 1997 at 09:50:58 (PST)
Updating my earlier report from Florida....Definitely very audible in South Florida. Last Sunday (Jan 12-13) the hum was the loudest I have ever heard it either in Minnesota or Florida. Actually had an echoing resonance to it that I had never before detected. Keep in mind that if we are listening to ELF transmissions, they are undoubtedly directional, depending on which part of the world they are targeting. Also, consider these "sounds" to be very much like looking at a holographic picture and seei ng the image below the surface colors. This would appear to be what the brain is doing to "hear" the hum, segregated from all the ambient surface noises.
Jack Falker <jrfalker@millcomm.com>
Lighthouse Point, FL USA - Saturday, January 18, 1997 at 09:00:23 (PST)
Well folks, here's a theory that might prove once and for all to be THE culprit...Anyone hear of HAARP? If not, it would be advisable to check out the following URL: +"HAARP" and then choose the two following options: "Fall 1994-Project HAARP: The Military's Plan to Alter the Ionosphere" by Clare Zickuhr and Gar Smith, and : "HAARP- High frequency Vandalism in the Sky", and then decide for yourself. I was astonished to learn of the facts discussed in these articles, as you will probably feel the same.
Bridget Woudenberg <sisu1@unca.campus.mci.net>
Asheville, NC USA - Friday, January 17, 1997 at 11:23:15 (PST)
I admit, I am more of a sensitive than others I know, but while I am in the southwestern or far west part of the country I seem to hear either the deep humm sound or else the high pitched frequency which seems to attract me no matter what I am currently doing. Especially the high- pitched frequency noise because it distracts me from what- ever I am doing. I do seem to hear a rythymic pattern in it, but I do not know anything really about the nature of it because of my lack of knowledge in physics or stuff of this matter. All I know is that in that part of the country, the noise seems to be more audible and more intense. I am glad I don't live there!
Bridget Woudenberg <sisu1@unca.campus.mci.net>
Asheville, NC USA - Thursday, January 16, 1997 at 09:40:30 (PST)
About 4 years ago I lived in the country near Vallecitos, NM, approximately 45 miles west of Taos. I consistently heard a low-frequency sound that was most distinct between about 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. I attributed it to the pump motor in the well, until one night there was a power outage, and the sound persisted. I knew then I was hearing the Taos hum. My own guess is that is one of three things: Stresses in the earth's crust. A side effect of extremely low frequency "radio" communications through the earth. Some kind of non-acoustic energy that is somehow focused in this and other areas. In all cases, I believe that this energy is amplified by certain geological formations. Both Taos and Vallecitos are on the edge of the Rio Grande Rift.
Tim Fitzgerald <tmfitzgerald@wpmail.code3.com>
Salt Lake City, UT USA - Thursday, January 09, 1997 at 18:32:58 (PST)
This is an update to my previous observations from my home in Minnesota. I am in Florida for much of the winter and have been "listening" for the hum down here. Our home here is in Southeast Florida about 45 miles north of Miami, near the Atlantic. I have not heard the hum here at all. However, last weekend we were visiting friends in the Tampa area on the Gulf of Mexico and I could hear the hum very distinctly, although not nearly as noticeable as it is in Minnesota. Pattern exactly the same. Hear d it about 3AM in the morning, while everything quiet. Are there other reports from Florida?
Jack Falker <jrfalker@millcomm.com>
Lighthouse Point, FL USA - Thursday, January 09, 1997 at 12:07:35 (PST)
I've "heard" the hum for several years now. I thought I was hearing a truck idle near my house. I've looked several times for the source with no luck. I do not live near any malls or industrial areas. I'm at a loss to explain it no one in my familly seems to hear it.
Bryan Burnes
Lacey, WA USA - Thursday, January 02, 1997 at 19:21:21 (PST)
This is in response to the theory that urban "Hummers" are hearing self-propelled parking lot cleaners- I don't think it was because I've heard the Hum in other locations that were no where near a large parking lot, and the Hum sounded the same as the one I heard in my town. And I found it impossible to tell what direction the Hum was coming from in any cas es. I assume you were able to find the parking-lot cleaner by following the direction the sound was coming from.
Nancy McClernan <nancymc@voicenet.com>
Pennsauken, NJ USA - Friday, December 27, 1996 at 19:37:28 (PST)
No report; just an observation: As an early-riser (3-4 a.m., usually) it occurs to me that many of these reports (from urban witnesses) sound just like the sound I, living six blocks from a huge shopping mall, hear regularly--a self-propelled, parking lot cleaning machine! I wondered about the noise (heard intermitantly over oh, about a six month period) before I identified it for what it was. I wonder...
Mike Schell <tmtrschell@aol.com>
Denver, CO USA - Tuesday, December 24, 1996 at 05:21:09 (PST)
The first time I noticed the Hum about 3:30am on a Sunday morning in summer, 1989. I live in an urban area in New Jersey, across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, so I assumed I was hearing the sound of an idling truck, or perhaps an airplane flyin g overhead. But when it kept going for fifteen minutes or so, I wondered who would keep a truck idling for so long. I went outside to try to see what was making the noise. I thought maybe the sound was coming from some factories near the river. The thing that bothered me was that I couldn't determine which direction the sound was coming from. The longer I listened, the louder it seemed. I almost called a neighbor to ask if he heard it. When I saw him during the day, he said he didn't hear anything. I shru gged and figured there had to be a mundane explanation. For the next couple of years I would hear the sound usually late at night, but ignored it. When I finally read a newspaper account of the phenomenon, I couldn't believe it - the descriptions of the H um sounded exactly like what I had heard.
Nancy G. McClernan <nancymc@voicenet.com>
Pennsauken, NJ USA - Wednesday, December 18, 1996 at 17:46:21 (PST)
In Minnesota the Taos hum is most noticeable in the winter at night, but have often heard it in the early morning. I believe this is relevant to how quiet the environment is at these times. Many times it has been so loud that I have sat up in bed and felt the walls and floors to see if I could feel it with my hands as a vibration. It cannot be felt this way. AS an amateur radio operator for 42 years, I am convinced that what I am hearing is Navy ELF transmissions from the ELF range in Wisconsin and M innesota. The intermittent and varying intensity sounds, which I would say are approximately 80 to 100 Hz. in frequency are probably transmissions of packets of information. I believe that what I am hearing is from my inner ear and that some people less attuned to these types of sounds cannot hear them or cannot focus their senses in the same way. My wife hears it less frequently than I, but acknowledged last week it had kep t her awake in the middle of the night. I had also been particularly aware of it that same night. Bottom line...It is real and is man made. I would be happy to share other's observations.
Jack Falker <jrfalker@millcomm.com>
Edina, MN USA - Thursday, December 12, 1996 at 20:59:10 (PST)
Re :Often while sitting on the crapper, my ears immediately become filled with a low pulsating hum. This hum however seems to alternate in intesity from a higher to lower pitch every second. Even if my ears are covered the sound is still audible. This, however, maybe completely unrelated to the afore mentioned topic. harry hooper<< I know how you feel. I get the same thin, secialy after curry !! :-) mobile
Trumpet Bum <Joke>
Liftoff, USA - Tuesday, December 03, 1996 at 09:58:10 (PST)
I live in a western suburb approximately 30 miles from downtown Chicago. I have heard the "hum" for about 5 years now. I don't know if it is the same as the Taos Hum but it sure sounds like it from the reports I have read. To mee it sounds like a ve ry low level oscillating electrical hum like AC (Alternating Current) with a slight "pulse" to it that is not rythmical. I would write it like this.... mmmmmmMMMmmmmmmmmmMMMMMmmMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmMMmmmmmMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmMMMMMMmmmmMmmmmMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmMMmmm mmmMMMMMMMMMMmmmmm. I usually hear the sound at night or in the early morning when things are quieter outside. At first I thought it was in and coming from my house but I would always hear it even if I un;lugged everything electrical. I then realized I could hear it outside also but cannot pinpoint exactly where it is coming from. When I moved to a new house about 4 miles from my old one 3 years ago I still heard it both inside and outside the house. Since then I have become very interested in learn ing more about it and trying to find out exactly what it is. My wife says she "thinks" she sometimes hears it as do my children on occassion but I seem to hear it more than them. Also guests to my house say they cannot hear anything. I would be interes ted in learning more about this phenomena.
Jeff Gronemeyer <JeffG658@aol.com>
Chicago, IL USA - Wednesday, November 20, 1996 at 09:04:48 (PST)
Often while sitting on the crapper, my ears immediately become filled with a low pulsating hum. This hum however seems to alternate in intesity from a higher to lower pitch every second. Even if my ears are covered the sound is still audible. This, however, maybe completely unrelated to the afore mentioned topic.
harry hooper
mobile, al USA - Tuesday, November 19, 1996 at 13:19:44 (PST)
Heard a low level, pulsating hum (didn't sound like a "diesel" to me, but what do I know about trucks) while visiting White Sands National Monument in Alamogordo, NM in August of 1996. Any other reports coming from this area?
Lynda McCloskey <mcclosl@towers.com>
Rosslyn, VA USA - Thursday, October 10, 1996 at 13:04:46 (PDT)
Alamogordo, NM -- August 1996. Heard a low level, pulsating hum while visiting White Sands National Monument at sunset.
Lynda McCloskey <mcclosl@towers.com>
Rosslyn, VA USA - Thursday, October 10, 1996 at 12:47:39 (PDT)

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