English Village Tormented By Inexplicable Hum

village_1916863cIn a sense, we can all identify, as there is rarely a moment when we are not exposed to some sort of low-level aural drone. The Telegraph reports in ominous fashion:

Now a tiny English village is the latest community to claim to be being hit by the phenomenon known as “the hum.”

Residents of Woodland, in County Durham, claim that every night a noise permeates the air similar to the throb of a car engine. It is sometimes so strong that it even shakes the bed of one of the householders. But no matter how hard they look, the community cannot find the source of the problem and, at their wits end, have called in the council to investigate.

The 300-strong population is the latest around the world to be hit by the rumble which has in the past led to wild conspiracy theories blaming it on UFOs, government experiments and abandoned mine shafts. Its most famous occurrence was in Bristol in the 1970s when more than a thousand people complained of the consistent drone causing nosebleeds, sleeplessness and headaches. It vanished as mysteriously as it arrived and was never explained.

Residents claim their version of “the hum” is constant from midnight until 4am every night and stops them sleeping. The noise started about two months ago and has been plaguing the isolated village every day since.

Marylin Grech, 57, a retired store detective, said: “In certain areas of the house you can hear it more loudly. It is definitely from outside, it’s in the air, all around, very faint…It vibrates through the house. We’ve turned all the electricity off in the house and we can still hear it, so it’s not that.”

31 Comments on "English Village Tormented By Inexplicable Hum"

  1. Navysealteam7 | Jun 14, 2011 at 9:10 pm |

    Damn woodpecker grid…

  2. Navysealteam7 | Jun 14, 2011 at 5:10 pm |

    Damn woodpecker grid…

  3. This happened in American southwest in the 90s(?) Best assumption: new naval sonar.

  4. This happened in American southwest in the 90s(?) Best assumption: new naval sonar.

  5. Anonymous | Jun 14, 2011 at 9:52 pm |

    That damn Mary Poppins and her incessant cheerful humming. The medicine is down damn it. Now piss-off!!

  6. GoodDoktorBad | Jun 14, 2011 at 5:52 pm |

    That damn Mary Poppins and her incessant cheerful humming. The medicine went down -damn it. Now piss-off!!

  7. Anonymous | Jun 14, 2011 at 10:39 pm |

    That’s fucked up.

  8. smooth_operator | Jun 14, 2011 at 6:39 pm |

    That’s fucked up.

  9. That’s odd. Since about 2 months ago, every night from midnight to 4am I’ve been constantly masturbating.

  10. That’s odd. Since about 2 months ago, every night from midnight to 4am I’ve been constantly masturbating.

  11. That’s odd. Since about 2 months ago, every night from midnight to 4am I’ve been constantly masturbating.

  12. That’s odd. Since about 2 months ago, every night from midnight to 4am I’ve been constantly masturbating.

  13. I’ve heard a smilar “hum” a year ago or so.  I live in the Netherlands.
    I don’t have any explanation for it, but it was strange. 
    You couldn’t locate it, it was hard to point out where it was coming from.  And I wasn’t the only one who noticed. 

  14. I’ve heard a smilar “hum” a year ago or so.  I live in the Netherlands.
    I don’t have any explanation for it, but it was strange. 
    You couldn’t locate it, it was hard to point out where it was coming from.  And I wasn’t the only one who noticed. 

  15. Hadrian999 | Jun 15, 2011 at 3:38 am |

    waiting for the world ending swarm of giant locusts to crawl from the earth

  16. Hadrian999 | Jun 14, 2011 at 11:38 pm |

    waiting for the world ending swarm of giant locusts to crawl from the earth

  17. Grooveboss | Jun 15, 2011 at 5:24 am |

    probably become sensitive to unresearched force 

  18. Grooveboss | Jun 15, 2011 at 1:24 am |

    probably become sensitive to unresearched force 

  19. We used to have grain dryers near us that did that!

  20. We used to have grain dryers near us that did that!

  21. Seamus Dubh | Jun 15, 2011 at 9:05 am |

    I wonder if there is a wind turbine nearby.

  22. Anonymous | Jun 15, 2011 at 2:36 pm |

    I wonder where the nearest highway construction is. Or the nearest mine (wouldn’t have to be close for the vibrations from mining to propagate to the village). Being on a set schedule should make it easier to figure out what goes on at the same time. Some of the commenters on the story suggest that it’s the windmills that are nearby; that seems a pretty plausible explanation to me.

  23. I wonder where the nearest highway construction is. Or the nearest mine (wouldn’t have to be close for the vibrations from mining to propagate to the village). Being on a set schedule should make it easier to figure out what goes on at the same time. Some of the commenters on the story suggest that it’s the windmills that are nearby; that seems a pretty plausible explanation to me.

  24. Same thing happening up the mountain here on Hawaii island.

  25. Same thing happening up the mountain here on Hawaii island.

  26. Jonathan Silveus | Jun 17, 2011 at 8:35 pm |

    Perhaps an EMF event, electromagnetic perturbations (similar
    to your masturbations, Zombo, but geological) caused perhaps by magnetosphere fluctuations
    interacting with the ionosphere, other atmosphere levels, or maybe even subterranean
    components (such as a resonance chord)?

  27. Jonathan Silveus | Jun 17, 2011 at 4:35 pm |

    Perhaps an EMF event, electromagnetic perturbations (similar
    to your masturbations, Zombo, but geological) caused perhaps by magnetosphere fluctuations
    interacting with the ionosphere, other atmosphere levels, or maybe even subterranean
    components (such as a resonance chord)?

  28. Nathanh69 | Jun 25, 2011 at 11:09 pm |

    Some parts of Auckland in New Zealand have the same thing

  29. Nathanh69 | Jun 25, 2011 at 7:09 pm |

    Some parts of Auckland in New Zealand have the same thing

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