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[JSE] The Hum: An Anomalous Sound Heard Around the World

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  • Frits Westra
    Journal of Scientific Exploration http://www.scientificexploration.org/jse/abstracts/v18n4a2.php Volume 18: Number 4: Article 2 The Hum: An Anomalous Sound
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      Journal of Scientific Exploration

      http://www.scientificexploration.org/jse/abstracts/v18n4a2.php

      Volume 18: Number 4: Article 2

      The Hum: An Anomalous Sound Heard Around the World

      David Deming, College of Geosciences, University of Oklahoma, 100 East
      Boyd Street, Room 710, Norman, OK 73019

      ABSTRACT

      The Hum is a mysterious and untraceable sound that is heard in certain
      locations around the world by two to ten percent of the population.
      Historically, the area that has been most affected by teh Hum is the
      United Kingdom, where reports have been frequent since the early 1970s. In
      the United States, Hum reports date from the early 1990s, with the two
      most publicized locations being Taos, New Mexico, and Kokomo, Indiana. The
      source of the Hum has never been located. The Hum does not appear to be a
      form of tinnitus and may not be an acoustical sound. More than just noise,
      the Hum is also capable of manifesting as vibrations felt throughout the
      body and is often accompanied by a suite of physical symptoms that
      includes headaches, nausea, and pain in the ears. Analysis of the largely
      anecdoctal data that are available at teh present time suggests that the
      most probable explanation is that some people have the capability to
      interpret radio transmissions at certain wavelengths as sound. It is well
      established in the scientific literature that people can hear
      electromagnetic energy at certain frequencies and peak power levels.
      Previous studies have found that a subset of the population has an
      electromagnetic sensitivity that is significantly great than the mean.
      Several hypotheses are considered and discussed as possible sources of the
      Hum. These include cellular telephone transmissions, LORAN, HAARP, and
      TACAMO aircraft operated by the US Navy for the purpose of submarine
      communications.

      Keywords: Hum, TACAMO, HAARP, sound, Kokomo, Taos

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