UPDATE 1/1: I overlooked something important. In the Unsolved Mysteries episode at the end of this post, victim Hal Runiana moved from Detroit to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. I think this is a connection because Windsor is directly across from Michigan. Coincidence? I wonder. What Hal heard couldn’t be recorded. Could it be the “hum” is just more intense in Windsor?
Two years ago residents of Windsor, Ontario, Canada began experiencing an unexplained humming or vibrating noise. The humming had diminished over the past six months but now it’s returned with greater intensity. A little background here.
It’s been described as an idling diesel engine and residents say the hum disturbs their sleep and is a constant annoyance. One resident claims he can feel it in his chest. A government study claims the vibrations are coming from Zug Island, an industrial area of Michigan here. They recommend more study to pinpoint the source.
Windsor resident Sonya Skillings in a Windsor Star interview here, says:
“We have picture frames on the wall and they were shaking last night,” Sonya Skillings, a mother of two, told The Star Sunday. “It’s never been that bad where we actually had things move on the walls.”
There is talk of legal action, but it’s not clear who to sue. More investigation is needed to pinpoint the source, however that appears to have stalled. Meanwhile, the residents have a real problem without an exact cause or remedy.
MORE AFTER THE JUMP…
You can hear what it sounds like at the 1:14 mark in the video below.
This is obviously not the same as the Taos “hum” but I think it’s worth a comparison. Wiki defines the “hum” as “a generic name for a series of phenomena involving a persistent and invasive low-frequency humming noise not audible to all people.” Back in the 1990s, residents of Taos, New Mexico began hearing the “hum”. Not everyone could hear it. The difference between The Windsor hum and the Taos hum is that it can’t be recorded. One theory is the earth’s crust being very thin in Taos, allows people with sensitive hearing to pick up the vibrations of magma moving under it. There is even a theory that HAARP is the culprit because it uses extreme low-frequencies.
This is an art installation by California artist Doug Aitken. Sensitive microphones within the hole pick up noise and vibrations from the earths core. More here.
An old TV show interviewed victims of the hum. When I first saw this Unsolved Mysteries episode below, called “The Hum”, I was skeptical. Because these sounds can’t be recorded you can see their frustration. The people interviewed in the show seem a little off, but there’s a part where one of the victims says he can feel it resonating in his thorax and sternum. I found that interesting because the resident of Windsor said they could feel it in their chest.
Because of nasty comments on YT, please no comments about the transgendered person; it isn’t relevant.