New Member, New thought.
- I just found this group today and have read some past messages.
I have heard a "hum" since 3/1/2001. There is a factory nearby that
had complaints of pollution from their mfg. process. They installed a
system that started up that day. I tried contacting city officials and
the plant mgr. for a resolution to no avail. (I asked the plant
manager to insulate the outside pipe causing the hum.) I have run into
a brick wall with any effort I made. Someone from the city did pay me
a visit. On they day she was at my house the noise was almost
nonexistent. It made me wonder if she has contacted the company and
told them she was going to check it out therefore warning them. I was
still aware of a slight noise because I was familiar with the quite
that was normal before. I tried to get her to ride with me to the
plant to hear the noise, but that didn't happen. The woman did call
days later to say that a tower had been installed on a hillside about
ten miles away from where I lived and that a fence had been put up to
keep everyone away. Perhaps something mysterious was happening as a
result (military use?). (Any excuse to get me off their backs, I
I brought up the problem at a civic league meeting. No one else seems
to experience a problem and I got strange stares/crazy looks. I have
even asked some neighbors, but no one else hears it. The vibration is
I noticed a few of you live near military bases. Does anyone else live
near a landfill? I live within a couple of miles from one (they no
longer accept trash), and they have a methane gas recovery system.
About two years ago they had a problem with a valve which created a
vibration problem that extended a couple of miles. My windows rattled
slightly. Another person in the neighborhood said her doors rattled.
Plus, there were several other reports of similar incidents closer to
Thinking back, I did hear hums earlier (about the time the plant moved
into their facility). I could not pinpoint the source, thought it was
bad sound from the TV. During the night I would hear a sound that I
thought was a car door closing, every 20 min.
I would like to move but worry about whether any prospective buyer
would hear the hum. I have been to relatives houses where I have not
heard the hum so I hope I could escape the hum.
I have seen that others have move and have not gotten away from the
hum. It does not seem to be isolated to one general locale, but occurs
in California, Florida, Canada, etc.
Sorry to ramble. Buy the way, I'm in Cincinnati, Ohio.