I think everyone has heard of “the Hum” to some extent. Most people here in the United States have probably heard of the Taos hum or the Kokomo hum. But did you know that there are “hums” being heard all over the world?
In researching this strange and unsolved phenomena, I learned of many other hums around the world. It is a global mystery.
It seems the first such “hum”, was the Bristol Hum in England. People there have been reporting a “hum” as far back as the 1960′s. But the Bristol Hum became more popular in the late 1970′s. Then the Taos, New Mexico hum was featured on an episode of “Unsolved Mysteries”. In Parade Magazine in December 2002, the Kokomo, Indiana hum was featured as the “Worst Vibrations”–in which I still have the original article. These are the more famous “hums” that people have probably heard of. Here are some more hums:
Auckland hum, New Zealand
Larg hum, Scotland
Big Island, Hawaii
Latest-Solihull, United Kingdom
And maybe more…
Quite a list I’d say. Many “hearers” claim headaches, nausea, sickness, going mad, sleeplessness, unable to sleep, feeling vibrations in body, and pain in the ears. There are supposed reports of at least one person who has committed suicide due to the maddening hum. Others have moved away.
It seems that more women than men, hear the hum, and most of the “hearers” are over 50 years old. But some young people also hear the hum.
What could possibly be causing these hums– all over the world? And just in certain areas- -and not big cities or dense population areas? It remains unsolved.
I found this map that shows the locations of cities that have “hums” (see above). As you can see, a lot of cities in the United States and Europe. And as far as explanations go here’s some of the more popular ones: HAARP, LORAN, TAMECO, Imaginations, and external noises like construction, industrial fans, airports.
None of these actually explain the hums all over the globe. Supposedly, in Kokomo, two industrial fans were found to be the “explanation” for the hum. But even though dampeners were put in place, the hum persisted.
Then as I kept researching, I found another map that looks eerily similar–but it is a map of cancer clusters. Yep, cancer clusters. Take a look at this map. Doesn’t it look similar to you? Then I looked at the electricity grid maps for both the U.S. and United Kingdom . The map for the UK (below) also shows the electric grid as well. (hum locations on left, electric grid on right).
All I can say is the electric grid map, the cancer cluster map, and the hum location map for the United States look almost identical. Am I seeing things maybe? Maybe the concentration of the population has to do with it. I’m not sure. But look at Kokomo, Indiana–it’s population is just over 46,000 people. And Taos, New Mexico has a population of 4,700 people (200 census). Not big cities.
Is there a connection with the cell phone network grid and the hums? Is there a connection with the electrical grids and the hums? And is there a connection with the electrical grids and cancer clusters? Maybe they are all related. I found many references, some anonymous, giving facts about cancer clusters around cell phone antennas. And in the United Kingdom. many references to the orange cell phone masts causing cancer clusters.
I’m not sure about any of this–I may be making out of nothing. But it does seem that there others that are looking at the correlation between cell phone grids and cancer clusters. Could the ever growing world of technology be the culprit tot he hums as well? Power lines we know give off a type of “buzz” and “crackling” sounds when around them. Many people are fearful of living next to power lines. Maybe cell phone towers or networks are giving off VLF (very low frequencies) that cause on 2-10% of certain areas to hear a “hum”. And it drives them mad.
My conclusion–I don’t think that the cell phone grids in Europe, U.S., Australia, Germany, France, Scotland, and France are to blame. I would honestly state that is a fact. If it were the cause of the “hums”, then would see FAR more people hearing hums. And not in isolated small towns with no rhyme or reason. I don’t think it is HAARP (high frequency active auroral research program)–it was functional long after the hums began in the 1960′s. And as far as LORAN (long range navigation system) that the Navy uses for communication is it either. Although many “hum” spots are located in coastal regions, LORAN transmits continuously, and we would again have a constant hum and more people experiencing it. And it isn’t imagination or delusion. This is a phenomena that starts very suddenly–and for those that move–they can get away from it being somewhere else. It is not Tinnitus–an ear problem or ear ringing. Many have been tested for Tinnitus and were found to be perfectly okay. And it would be distributed in proportion to the population–and this is not seen. Cell phones networks could be a cause, but cell phones weren’t around in the 1960′s–which is when the Bristol hum began. TACAMO (take charge and move out) which is used for communication with submarines would not explain the hums either. Aircraft are used to transmit to submarines, and these aircraft are moving. So it wouldn’t be a constant hum in one place for a long period of time coming from the aircraft.
So what is it then? It’s still unsolved. Maybe the Earth’s hum is what people are hearing. Yes, the Earth gives off a hum. But then everyone would be hearing it. Not just isolated places again–the same problem.
Could it be the electrical grid? That’s my choice. The correlation between the electrical grids and the hums are just obvious to me. It might not be to anyone else, but that’s my opinion. I also found that Europe was overhauling their electric grid during the 1960′s. And their cell phone grid in the late 1970′s. The same time the hum began. And I;m sure the United States began doing the same thing as well as other countries. So coincidence?
Until a final answer is supplied by a reliable source, we will just have to file the mysterious hums as unsolved. We can’t get away from cell phone waves and electric waves, so let’s just hope I’m wrong!