A mysterious hum, one that is only heard by approximately 2% of the population is driving folks nuts. This mysterious hum is reported to be heard in England, Australia and the U.S. along many other places around the world. According to NBC News on July 26, this mysterious hum is reportedly heard in certain areas of the country, mostly in rural areas.
Taos, New Mexico seems to be a hot spot for this mysterious hum here in the U.S, this low frequency noise is being studied around the world at the places where his low and mysterious hum is reported. The people who hear the hum have several things in common. They are usually between the ages of 55 to 70. They report that the sound is louder at night than during the day and it is also louder inside, rather than in the open outdoors.
This mysterious hum is described by sufferers as hearing the sound of a diesel engine idling nearby. The sound never goes away, the levels of the sound fade in and out, but there’s a constant low hum for the people who suffer with this.
“Hummers” or “hearers” are what the people experiencing this mysterious hum are sometimes referred to. No one has been able to identify a source for this noise, in all the places its been reported. Many theories exist, but none have been made official.
One of the first reports of this mysterious hum was back in the 1970s in Bristol England. There were about 800 people reporting that they heard a hum in this coastal city. In 1991, Taos, New Mexico became another hot spot for this awful hum. Teams from some of the best universities and experts in many fields descended upon Taos and could not find the source of the noise.
The same can be said for the hum in Kokomo, Indiana hum was studied and like many other of the research on this worldwide hum, the theory of an industrial plant, was thought to be the culprit. But even the noise abatement measures that the city put into place didn’t rid the awful noise. Still, no one is sure as to where this noise originates from. These “hum hot spots’ exist all over the globe where groups of people in one area hear the hum, according to CBS.
Windsor Ontario is another hum hotspot. This is the latest area that researchers from all over will gather to study this hum. Researchers have been studying the reported hum in Bondi, this is an area of Sydney, Australia on the coast. People there are complaining that humming sound is driving them crazy.
Most researchers believe that the phenomenon of this mysterious hum is real, rather than mass hysteria. It is different than tinnitus, a disorder that causes ringing in the ears. This is not ringing, it’s a low frequency hum and it’s coming from the outside world, not inside the people’s heads!
People have learned to mask the sound with noise machines and radios, but unfortunately the mysterious hum drove one person to suicide, claim reports.
The mystery has gone on for 40 years and it is still going strong today. Where is this mysterious hum coming from?