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Hums: is it time to dig deeper for an explanation?

Hums: is it time to dig deeper for an explanation?

Over the past few years, Unknown Country has been monitoring stories of numerous strange and inexplicable noises which have been reported all across the globe. For the most part, the source of these strange sounds, or 'Hums' as they have become known, has remained a mystery. Those areas known to have long-standing Hum problems include Leeds and...
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Tracking Down an International Hum

The Canadian government will fund a search for the cause of the mysterious Windsor hum, a low, persistent noise that's been bothering there residents for two years. It's been described as described as sounding like an idling truck or train engine. Canada...
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Strange Sounds Haunt a Noisy World

We live in an increasingly noisy world, and a new study says that background noise (which we don't always notice) plays a major role in our unconscious learning and psychological health. The plane roaring overhead, our neighbor's TV set, the...
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Booms Again!

There has been a surprising outburst of booming sounds in many US communities lately.

In Columbia County, Georgia, some people said they were so loud that they woke them up at night. On ABC News, Michael Miller quotes Pam Tucker, director of the Columbia County Emergency...
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Boom!

A loud boom rang out on November 24th at midnight, near Fort Wayne, Indiana. It turns out that there have been reports of mysterious booms in that area for months, and so...
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How Does It Sound?

When shopping for a computer or a new appliance, what makes you choose one brand over the other? There are lots of things to consider: How it works, any special features it may have, cost, repair reputation--even color and design. But here's one feature you probably never thought about: How it SOUNDS.
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When a Hum Becomes an International Incident

A hum coming from somewhere in Detroit is driving people across the border in Canada crazy, to the extent that it's become a become an international diplomatic incident: Canada dispatched an aide to their foreign minister to the area to try to find its source and put a stop to it.

In the April 30th edition of the Wall Street Journal...
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Mysterious Booms in US

On Earthfiles.com, Linda Howe reports that on Thursday, February 23, a low rumbling sound was heard in Arlington, Washington, from the morning through the night, growing in intensity at 7 p.m. It was so loud that several of the people who heard it say it vibrated the bones in their chests. Arlington is about 35 miles southeast of a Naval Air...
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BOOM!

The are a lot of strange sounds around lately (NOTE: subscribers can still listen to these special...
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Strange Sounds being Heard Worldwide

Beginning in 2011, eerie aerial sounds began to be heard worldwide. They consisted of roars, thuds, and a sound like a great trumpet echoing across the sky. As this became a well known popular phenomenon in 2012, a flood of hoax videos appeared on the internet, most of them using previously recorded sounds dubbed onto new video clips in order to...
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Unexplained Booming Noises Return, this Time They're Hitting Louisville

Residents of an exclusive community near Louisville, Kentucky have started to hear loud booming noises, and nobody can figure out where they're coming from. On the WBIR website, Jim Matheny quotes...
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A Mysterious Rumble is Driving Canadians Crazy

Strange sounds--usually hums--have bothered people all over the world in the past few years. Now there is a mysterious rattling and humming...
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The Hum is Back

A tiny English village is the latest place to become tortured by the "hum." The 300 residents of Woodland say that every night a noise fills the air that resembles to the throb of a car engine. Sometimes it's so strong...
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Those Mysterious Booms are Back

Those mysterious booms are back--this time in Canada! Ontario's Environment Ministry is investigating reports of mysterious rumblings in that part of the country. In the Windsor Star, Dave...
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A Different Kind of Pollution

Noise pollution from vehicles, oil and gas fields and urban sprawl is becoming a major threat to wildlife. In Canada, traffic noise is causing the number of frog species to decline. In Africa, the numbers and different species of primates is falling if the animals live near roads. In The Netherlands, 60% of bird species avoid roads. In response...

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Another Cause of THE HUM

Over the years, we've written many articles about communities all over the world where people are being driven crazy by mysterious humming noises. Now there may be a new cause for this problem: Wind farms.

In the August 2nd edition of the Independent, Margareta Pagano reveals that living too close to the low frequency hum give off by...

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That Mysterious Hum: A New Theory

The Taos Hum, the Bristol Hum, the Kokomo Hum: mystery hums are heard all over the world and are driving sufferers crazy. Sometimes the hums have been identified as traffic or factory noise, but mostly they can only be heard in very specific spots, such as one home on a street or a certain neighborhood, and the source cannot be identified....

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The Hum is Back

Another mystery hum is driving people nuts, and this time it's in New Zealand?and, yet again, the locals have no idea that this is a worldwide phenomenon.

Massey University researchers are investigating an unexplained hum that hundreds of people are reporting, but other people cannot hear. As usual with these hums, some people are...

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Mysterious Scream

A local TV station in Liberty Ohio is investigating a mysterious recurring scream. One person heard it while out walking with her spouse. She happened to have a tape recorder with her, so she recorded the sound and sent it to the local newspaper. The local TV station heard about it, and reporter Brian Hamrick went took a special sensitive...

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Earth Hum

We've brought you many news stories about towns all over theworld where some people are being made ill by a mysteriouslow humming sound. Now it turns out that the Earth itself ishumming?could this be what they're hearing?

Jenny Hogan writes in New Scientist that a humming soundmade by the Earth may be caused by the planet's oceans....

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Ex-Cop Locates Mystery Signal Source

Ham radio operators across the western U.S. and Canada havebeen picking up amysterioussignal coming from an area near Sedona, Arizona. One of ourreaders has discovered amysteriousranch near Prescott, Arizona, where secret militarymaneuvers seem to be taking place, which HAS AN FCC LICENSETO BROADCAST in the 451 mhz. range. To hear the...

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Mystery Signal

Ham radio operators across the western U.S. and Canada havebeen picking up a mysterious signal. It doesn't come fromspace, but from an area near Sedona, Arizona. To hear thesignal yourself, click "Dreamland" on our masthead andscroll down to "Mystery Signal."

So far it's been heard in New Mexico, Nebraska, Colorado,Nebraska, Wyoming,...

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Hum & Blast

A loud noise from a UFO shook windows in Iowa and woke people up. No jet was flying in the vicinity, so the source of the noise is a mystery. But at least the low-frequency hum that has been driving Kokomo, Indiana residents crazy for years has now been almost completely eliminated.

Massachusetts acoustics expert James Cowan traced the...

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Hums (& Thuds)

Strange sounds are becoming part of modern life. In New Mexico, folks are getting sick of hearing a mysterious hum. In the suburbs outside London, people are being awakened by strange thuds. Claire Stott says, "Everyone is baffled. The noise is driving me mad. It's like someone beating loudly on a drum." In New Mexico, 81-year-old Phil Ciofalo...

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Mystery Boom Heard in San Diego

At 4:20 PM on January 6, numerous residents of the San Diego area reported a mysterious boom in the region. The sound was comparable to a sonic boom, but was of unknown origin. Military authorities claimed that they had no aircraft in the area flying at supersonic speeds at the time.

Similar booms were heard in north of this area in the...

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Kokomo Hum Identified

The source of the highly annoying Kokomo, Indiana hum, that has been making some people sick since 1999, has now been identified. An acoustics consulting firm says two industrial fans are sources of a mysterious sound.

Jim Cowan of Acentech, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was hired by the town to make a 10-month study of the hum. He...

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What's Up With the Hum?

The quest for the source of the strange sound known as the Kokomo hum--the low, unending sound that's been driving residents of this Indiana town nuts for a couple of years--is still going on. The town is paying sound expert Jim Cowan $100,000 to track it down.The low-frequency noise causes some people stress that leads to health problems such as...
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Hum Study Getting Started

Kokomo, Indiana city officials have hired a Massachusetts acoustics consulting firm to study the mysterious hum that has caused sleeping and health problems for dozens of residents. The Board of Public Works and Safety hired Acentech for $80,750 to try to identify the cause of the low-frequency noise that people have been complaining about...

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Hum Now Heard in Canada

What's become known as the "Mysterious Hum" -- anunrelenting rumble that has driven citizens of Taos, NewMexico and Kokomo, Indiana, absolutely nuts -- has nowarrived in Victoria, Canada.

It's been described as sounding like the low rumble of adiesel engine. Many people blame it for chronic headaches,nausea, insomnia, diarrhea, fatigue...

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