reply to post by kindred
Good post. I think I already posted some of that.
But it's a good post
I think the Taos Hum is one of the more well-known examples of the phenomenon since it occurred in "our own backyard", so to speak.
But I knew that this was probably a more widespread phenomenon, and usually with unexplainable phenomenon if it is happening in one place on the
planet, why not elsewhere?
So a couple months ago I did some digging that took a couple nights of my free time and I found alot of different examples of said "humming".
At other sites around the globe, scientists have recorded the hum.. See my previous post to listen to some of the wav files. Also, for those who
believe they are hearing the humming sounds related to this phenomenon, you can listen to the wav files and compare them to what you are hearing. You
can also research the witness testimony from other sites around the globe that have experienced this phenomenon and compare the first-hand accounts to
what you've experienced. There's alot of great information online regarding the phenomenon, it just seems that alot of the more interesting, more
tangible content is a little bit hidden behind the "hum" of questionable internet sites.
There are actually multiple organisations around the globe devoted to researching the phenomenon, and some organisations have even conducted in-depth
investigations and analyses' on these bizarre sounds.
What I included in my last post is a little bit of the really interesting material I came across. I usually try to include alternate explanations
too. at least something other than things like industrial fans and helicopters.. Especially since you would probably notice helicopters flying
around somewhere if the hum is constant for days/weeks on end.. And you would probably be able to track down the noise coming from Industrial fans (at
least to some degree). And, if nothing else, you would be able to rule it out if no such fans are anywhere nearby in the first place. This
phenomenon seems to occur in the oddest locations too. I mean.. Taos, New Mexico?? Kokomo?
Does the sound get drowned out by other noises and buildings in high-population areas? It seems odd that it only happens in semi-populated locations
that usually have hills and/or mountains nearby. This could mean that the cause is related to tectonic activity deep underground. The crust of the
earth might be acting as a giant subwoofer for transferring and/or amplifying those sounds into frequency ranges that are semi-audible for human
beings). We do know that scientist have discovered a planetary "hum" emanating from deep beneath the earth's crust.
Earth Gives Off Mysterious Low Hum
Fox News article by Charles Q. Choi, 18 April
Source of Earth's Hum Revealed, Space Symphony Possible
Scientists had actually expected to find these kinds of oscillations, but these new ring-like waves are surprisingly about as powerful as the
spheroidal ones are. The expectation was they would be relatively insignificant.
This discovery should force researchers to significantly rethink what causes Earth's hum.
While the spheroidal oscillations might be caused by forces squeezing down on the planet — say, pressure from ocean or atmospheric waves — the
twisting ring-like phenomena might be caused by forces shearing across the world's surface, from the oceans, atmosphere or possibly even the sun.
Future investigations of this part of the hum will prove challenging, as "this is a very small signal that is hard to measure, and the excitation is
probably due to multiple interactions in a complex system," said researcher Rudolf Widmer-Schnidrig, a geoscientist at the University of Stuttgart,
Still, a better understanding of this sound will shed light on how the land, sea and air all interact, he added.
By Robert Roy Britt
Senior Science Writer
posted: 10:18 am ET
26 March 2000
Infrasonic Signals in the Environment (PDF File)
by D.L. "West" Marrin Ph.D.
from Water Sciences and Insights
for the "Acoustics 2004 Conference"
Earth hums while making 'Love' waves
by Larry O'Hannon from "Discovery News", 17 April 2008.
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