The Taos Hum

Let us consider for a moment The Taos Hum.

For those that are not familiar with the Taos Hum. The Taos Hum is a persistent and invasive low-frequency humming noise heard by residents of Taos, New Mexico.

Residents describe it as sounding like “a diesel truck idling in the distance”. Some people hear the Hum continuously, but others perceive it periodically. For some people, the perceived hum can represent a faint sound and a mild annoyance.

For others who perceive the hum or vibrations more intensely it represents a nuisance that can seriously interfere with daily activities.

A common problem associated with the hum is a lack of sleep. The hum can keep some people awake or wake them in the middle of the night. Such cases have given rise to the expression “Hum sufferers.”

In the early 1990s residents in and around Taos, New Mexico and soon became known to the American public. The University of New Mexico was ask to investigate complaints from many citizens living near the town of Taos, New Mexico.

This caught the attention of the media and the Taos Hum was born. In other areas the hum is labeled by the location like the Bristol Hum. Unxplainable low frequency hums tend to be reported in different parts of the world such as Taos, Hawaii, New Zealand, and Europe just to name a few.

Well what the heck is going on!

There are many theories on what the hum might be. In the case of Kokomo, Indiana, the source of the hum was thought to have been traced to two sources. The first was fans in a cooling tower at the local Chrysler plant emitting a 36 Hz tone. The second was an air compressor at the Haynes plant emitting a 10 Hz tone. Seems to me this is possible. Audio frequencies my be able to mix and create a third frequency. When this happens with radio frequencies it is called inter-modulation distortion.

Other possible causes include:

Man-made noises

Infrasound made by geological events

Pulsed microwaves

Electromagnetic waves caused by meteors

Extremely low frequency communications systems

Ionospheric heating systems


The tensor tympani muscle making the eardrum tremble

So as you can see this phenomena is much larger than we can cover in a single blog post. It is however something that might be the focus of further examination. My best advice at this point is if this subject appeals to you them “Go forth upon the web and reap the copious amount of the instant information available on this subject.” I know I will be trying to find out more.

Of course, I currently have my own theory. I feel the Taos Hum can be explained as a military black project to communicate with crypto terrestrials at a U2 / Joe Walsh rock concert inside their secret base / spaceport at the center of the hollow Earth or it could just be my neighbors rolling boom box making its way through my neighborhood.

But that is just my theory.

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