Saturday, June 11, 2011

Strange Noises

Tiny village is latest victim of the 'The hum'

"Now a tiny English village is the latest community to claim to be being hit by the phenomenon known as "the hum".

Residents of Woodland, in County Durham, claim that every night a noise permeates the air similar to the throb of a car engine.

It is sometimes so strong that it even shakes the bed of one of the householders.

But no matter how hard they look, the community cannot find the source of the problem and, at their wits end, have called in the council to investigate.

The 300-strong population is the latest around the world to be hit by the rumble which has in the past led to wild conspiracy theories blaming it on UFOs, government experiments and abandoned mine shafts.

It is so widespread that it has even featured on the television show The X Files.

It's most famous occurrence was in Bristol in the 1970s when more than a thousand people complained of the consistent drone causing nosebleeds, sleeplessness and headaches."

I lived with my wife at a remote location near the Oregon coast for four years and every night we had a low, throbbing hum. Sticking tissue paper in my ears didn't help; I simply had to get used to it. There was absolutely no explanation for it. Our nearest neighbor was a half mile away.

What's interesting now is that the other afternoon I heard one of those sky noises down here in the southwest that are being recorded worldwide. It seemed to be pretty far away but loud, and lasted about fifteen minutes. It was near the horizon to the north over pretty unoccupied land. It sounded like some sort of whooshing engine with deeper undertones, much like this:


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