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I keep hearing a sound akin to the "Taos hum".

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  1. hammerkill

    hammerkill chinese name but all american Silver Member

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    I keep hearing this low pitched hum at night. It has a low pulsating rhythm like a muted washing machine on spin or a turbine airplane engine at high altitude but it is neither. It comes and goes and I have heard it in more than one place. Attemps to locate the sound have been unsuccessful. Maybe it is some type of Jinn. What say the intelligentsia of GT?
     
  2. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Talk to the Cannuks. They are complaining of similar hum from the Detroit area. (See today's WSJ.)

    I hear a nice hum around midnight every night. But it's a freight train passing through. It's shocking how far away it is when you can first hear it. Miles from my house. Heck, it doesn't pass within a half-mile of my property, yet I can hear it plain as day. The engine revving up and down, etc.,
     

  3. Deanster

    Deanster Cheese? CLM Millennium Member

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    I hear something similar, and it took me a while to realize it's a freight train that goes through at night about 5 miles away, and over a ridge and a lake. It's a deep thrumming sound, and it seems non-directional.
     
  4. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

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    The Watchers. They are coming.
     
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    Have you checked your blood pressure recently?
     
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    I hear it here in Eastern Washington sometimes too.

    It was especially loud at my old house. I thought it might be from a water treatment plant that was a few miles away, but I hear it at the new house sometimes as well.

    It's definitely a weird thing. I thought I was insane until I googled it.
     
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    Any lonely women in the house?
     
  8. SmokeRoss

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    I can occasionally here the compressors at Swanson River Oil Field, and they are a LONG ways away. Sounds carries on the breeze, and is sometimes reflected by cloud cover.
     
  9. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Why do lonely women in your house hum?







    They don't know the words.
     
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    That's funny......................
     
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    Frogs.... duh

    mating calls> it is spring time
     
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    How close are you to railroad yards where locomotives are parked overnight ? They leave the diesels run 'cuz they're hard to start, and a buncha idling locomotives makes a muted rumble that carries for miles when the wind is right.

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    <----- Lived a mile an a half from Oyster Bay (NY) end of line yard.
     
  13. Eric

    Eric Big Giant Head Staff Member Admin Silver Member

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    Maybe there is a simpler answer. Any chance you have tinnitus, or problems with your sinus that might not be letting the pressure in your ears equalize with outside air pressure? You may be hearing your own head. Eric
     
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    Fracking? Horizontal drilling a mile below the surface of your property?
     
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    This is the most clever response on GT that I have read in awhile:rofl:
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

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  17. Eric

    Eric Big Giant Head Staff Member Admin Silver Member

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    It is also the sort of post that leads a thread into territory that gets it closed. Eric
     
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    I had the same issue when I moved to my area years ago. I looked it up and saw this happens all over the world for different reasons. You can sometimes not notice it but once you do, it drives you crazy.
    I suggest you ask your neighbors, that's how I learned that the source was a nearby wire fence company, a machine used to feed the wire was causing the sound. Fortunately they either fixed, replaced, or stopped using it because it stopped after a couple of weeks.
     
  19. Dalton Wayne

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    wrong forum
     
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    Seismic anomaly......or it could be some new Russian sub.