New Answers for Strange Hum Heard Worldwide
For three nights in a row I heard the Hum in my Santa Monica, California home. It always started after 10PM and would finally stop sometime around 5AM. Relentless and pulsing, devoid of any unusual pattern, it made it impossible to fall asleep, even for someone who rarely has a sleep problem.
When the Hum failed to stop after a reasonable amount of time, I got up and searched my home looking to see if it was coming from a refrigerator, electronic device, or possibly a malfunctioning smoke alarm, which was not the case.
I stepped outside and continued to hear it, yet slightly louder. I even walked down the block to check for car alarms. Nothing. I wondered why my neighbors weren’t also poking their heads out their windows trying to locate the source of the annoying Hum. Certainly, they had to be hearing it, too. The next day I found one other neighbor who admitted to hearing it. He told me he didn’t know what it was either, but it was driving him crazy.
When it happened the second night, around the same time, I put on my Sennheiser sound cancelling earphones. While it served to muffle the Hum, it didn’t totally get rid of it. My body still felt it. I was certain it wasn’t coming from inside my own head, or the earphones wouldn’t muffle it. I’ve never had any auditory conditions or tinnitus, so that was quickly ruled out. I didn’t have a clue what the source of the Hum might be but, like my neighbor, it was driving me crazy as well.
By day two I got on the internet to see if others in the Santa Monica area had reported hearing the strange Hum. I was astounded to learn “The Hum” phenomenon has been experienced around the world and no one has been able to completely explain it either.
In 2012 someone even started The World Hum Map showing the greatest concentration of reported Hum incidents occurring in the US and UK. Some speculated that the strange Hum was due to cellphone towers or high power radio frequency transmissions from the government’s HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program), but these programs weren’t in existence when the Hum was first documented in the late 1960s.
The Hum was first reported by about 800 people living around Bristol, England. Bristol is near RAF Menwith Hill, a Royal Air Force spy station. It just so happens that in the 1960’s the National Security Agency (NSA) began the ECHELON Interception system, a worldwide surveillance program at RAF Menwith Hill. The NSA used the base to spy on foreign governments, which they were legally incapable of doing domestically on US soil.
It wasn’t until the late 1980s that the Hum first appeared in the United States near Taos, New Mexico. This area has been home to many covert military mind-control and psy-op programs (i.e. MKULTRA), some arising out of the weapons lab at Los Alamos.
Perhaps the Hum’s emergence near RAF Menwith Hill in the 1960s and Taos in the 1980s is merely coincidence. However, possessing a research background in sound frequencies, I instinctively knew when I first heard the Hum that it was a very low-frequency (VLF) radio wave (between 3 kHz and 30 kHz). The world’s military powers use massive land-based and airborne transmitters on these frequencies in order to communicate with submerged submarines. Radio waves at these frequencies can penetrate up to a solid inch of aluminum.
It also has not escaped my attention that Santa Monica is home to the SPERRY RAND Corporation—a security think-tank that has “conducted innumerable studies, often with world-changing results, involving technologies both military and civilian.” The Rand Corporation holds patents to very low-frequency wave generators and VLF transmitting antennas—probably to conduct those “military” studies. One only needs to Google the Rand Corp and VLF to easily find this information.
I know that sonic weaponry exists and has been used by the US and other countries to both excite and calm down individuals as well as for crowd control. The residual effect upon the nervous system is usually generalized anxiety. As one source reports: “These weapons produce both psychological and physical effects. They include highly directional devices which can transmit painful audible sound into an individual’s ear at great distances and infrasonic generators which can shoot acoustic projectiles hundreds of meters causing a blunt impact upon a target.”
Sonic weaponry affects everyone. Even if it’s inaudible, the body still feels it. While animals can more easily hear and react to low frequencies, they claim only two percent of the human population is able to hear them (lucky me), predominantly those between the ages of 55 – 70, as if old age is somehow responsible. My next door neighbor heard the Hum and he is 34. Unfortunately, I had no opportunity to poll my other neighbors to learn who did or did not hear the strange Hum. Just as I was getting ready to record it on the 4th night, it disappeared and thankfully has not been heard since.
It is certainly understandable how in 2010 Time Magazine listed The Hum as the 7th most annoying sound in the world and LiveScience featured it in their ‘Top 10 Unexplained Phenomenon.” I’m reasonably sure covert forces are somehow complicit in The Hum phenomenom. The more important question is always “why”?
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Dr. Kathy Forti is a clinical psychologist, inventor of the Trinfinity8 technology, and author of the book, Fractals of God: A Psychologist’s Near-Death Experience and Journeys Into the Mystical