RE: HUM_FORUM: Phases of the moon
Talking about the moon rang a bell with me, and I remembered doing some experiments in the fall of 2005 with light and the hum. See my post #5463, and surrounding posts. (In searching for this post, I noticed that there was quite a bit of interesting conversation going on at the forum during fall 2005. Worth re-reading!). Also, Kurt (KD7JYK, some of you will remember him…) did a number of experiments that involved light and the hum. His posts are also interesting reading.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Carole Carriker
Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 10:35 AM
Subject: RE: HUM_FORUM: Phases of the moon
Since the moon is there all the time, I would guess that this correlation may have something to do with the light reflected by the moon (???). Or maybe the position of the moon in the sky, since it’s overhead when full, and when dark it’s hanging out on the other side of the Earth… (at night). It would be overhead during the day, but not reflecting light. Hmmmm… just pondering.
From: humforum@yahoogroup s.com [mailto:humforum@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of skeptichearer
Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 3:36 AM
To: humforum@yahoogroup s.com
Subject: HUM_FORUM: Phases of the moon
--- In humforum@yahoogroup s.com, "Carole Carriker" <CcSelene7@. ..>
> "I "hear" another sound too, which is a kind
> of hissing noise that I can localize in my ears or head (my be
> tinnitus), very weak indeed."
> Aspirin and ibuprofen can cause tinnitus, and in my case it's a
> noise. I don't know why that might correlate to the full moon,though.
> Around here, my neighborhood is always noisier when there's a fullmoon,
> more people out and about, animals awake and making noise. Is itpossible,
> and this is just speculation, that increased environmental noisecould be
> causing stress which in turn leads to taking more aspirin oribuprofen than
> at other times?I take no drugs, except a daily pill for hypertension since 4 years.
It may be the cause of my (recent) hissing noise that may be
modulated by the phases of the moon. I take the pill daily, not only
at new and full moon.
This drug can't be the cause of my "hum" (not the hissing noise) as
I first heard it some 20 years ago.
Those who may have an interest on possible influence of the moon on
physical phenomena, please have a look at my graph on temperature
variations with the phases of the moon.
The graph is at
http://xoomer. alice.it/ iovane/lunareok. gif
It is the result of two years of continuous automated measurement
made in the unattended basement of my old house. The years are 2002
and 2003. The temperature was sampled and recorded every 10 seconds
giving 6,000,000+ data point for two years. The graph results from
the averaging of slices of data one synodic month long (full moon to
full moon). The work was quite accurate, and tells surely that there
in an influence of the moon on the measured temperature.
The purpose of that measurement has nothing to do with hum, it was a
control measurement for a radioactive decay test.
So, the moon affects temperature, or, at least, the way the
measuring setup measures it.
How many other phenomena are affected by the moon? May the hum be
one of these? I have found a correlation with my hissing noise, but
not with my hum.
Although in conflict with my perception of the hum, the recent (last
days, full moon epoch) reports of other members may raise the
Truthfully, I have no idea whether they’re effective or not, or whether they actually produce negative ions. I gave them a try, and I like the soft, warm light they produce, so I kept them.
People who sell these things claim they provide some of the same benefits as speliotherapy. (People spend time in salt caves for therapeutic treatments.) I don’t know if they do or not. Here’s a link to an article about speliotherapy:
Naturally the skeptics abound, and I’m sure an internet search for “speliotherapy” will lead you to lots of them. Maybe the “benefit” is just a placebo effect, but even so if it makes people feel better, who am I to argue with success?
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Bill Curry
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 9:06 AM
Subject: Re: HUM_FORUM: Re: Phases of the moon
I looked at the web site that you indicated, and I don't see any explanation of how these devices enhance negative ion content of the air. I am highly skeptical of whether they do. Am I overlooking something?
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