Sorry for not following this thread more closely, as I am the one who started it. I'd be nice if ATS emailed me to tell if I had any replies or
personal message (U2U).
Anyway, I read through the posts, not all of them in entirety. Here are some things I can "report" and things I've come to believe.
Rorror had asked if turning off the electricity helps. It doesn't. In fact, I know that it persists if the electricity in the entire neighborhood
goes off. Maybe two weeks ago a car hit a telephone poll, which caused the electricity in the entire neighborhood (over like 5 blocks) to go off.
Everything was off: no security (street) lights, no porch lights on; the moon was the brightest thing outside. The power stayed off for 2.5 to 3
hours. I heard the hum actually better than I usually do since it was so quiet, but it was not louder for sure.
Through the group I belong to (mentioned below), I and another member agree that the hum is acoustic. He stated as a new member that he noticed the
"strength" of the hum weaken when he turned his head. (My original post stated that I heard it more from one direction.) Since wearing ear plugs
makes the hum go away for me, this supports my belief that it is acoustic.
I am glad to say that the hum has not been bothering me like it used to. It got really really bad, and I was drinking myself to death (alcohol) to try
to cope. When I got physically sick from drinking so much, I quit that. During the sobering up days, the vibrations in bed were the strongest they had
ever been so much that I slept on the hard wood floor in my room - where I did not feel them. (Anyone who would like to try to explain this, be my
I do know that alcohol makes this worse. While drinking, it will make the hum go away, but during the sobering up phase (if you have a binge lasting
two or so days), the hum will be worse and I will feel the vibrations in bed. I might say that the vibrations are due to alcohol withdrawal, but I
also feel the vibrations at random times (as far as I know) when I'm sober for a month or so. Withdrawal from alcohol, I guess then, makes them
worse. What this means, I'm not sure.
Another thing I've concluded is that the hum is not simply external. That is obvious because not everyone in a location can hear it. Something in the
body of the person also determines how the hum is perceived. What I notice when I -already- hear the hum is that if I sing to myself or hum a tune,
when I stop, the Hum will be easily noticeably stronger. I realized this because sometimes I sing scales. Anyone who hears the hum is welcome to see
how it affects it for them. I've asked certain other people, but nobody replied. Another thing that makes the hum worse is running a faucet. I
noticed these things just out of the blue. Other steady noises might make the hum louder when they interrupt fairly quiet surroundings. You might
experiment for yourself if you hear the hum.
Other things like HARRP or UFOs I do not feel to be a part of the problem at all.
As far as why my hum ever started, I don't know. I would say that drinking alcohol to help made it worse, though, when I was sobering up enough to
notice. After a few days of recovery from the alcohol, eventually the hum and the vibrations go away completely or are barely noticeable. I definitely
do not get agitated over it, and even when it's at it's worst these recent past weeks, it is not bothersome. Sometimes I do feel the vibrations even
while not hearing the hum, which is something I didn't experience before (i.e., they used to only occur at the same time if I remember right).
I will try to keep up with this thread more or figure out how to get emails when new replies are posted.
Until then for anyone looking for the best source and group of members who hear the hum, I have been a member of a group on yahoo that is especially
for anyone who hears the hum. Members are very helpful there and post links and state their experiences and reply to anyone else's questions and
such. The group is "scientific," so that means any talk of UFOs or paranormal activity will really not be welcome. All new threads must be approved
by a moderator. (Replies post automatically I think.)
The address is:
In reply to Julie, I have not tried putting my ear to floor. I think I've tried putting it up against a wall but don't remember what happened; I
guess it was nothing to remember.
No, I don't have high blood pressure. I take a medication for tachycardia. I've had tachycardia for a bit over two years and have been taking the
same medication for over a year. The hum only started about 3 or 4 months ago. I don't take a beta-blocker; I take a medication that lowers my heart
rate without interfering with my blood pressure. I will disagree with you. I don't believe for a second that this is tinnitus. For one it doesn't
explain the vibrations felt in bed. Note that I can lay on the floor and not feel the vibrations in bed.