Local authorities have been investigating a strange and pervasive humming noise in Southampton.
The sound is so pervasive and so annoying that some residents of Hythe in Hampshire, England have had to resort to moving away from the area. The local council received so many complaints about the problem that they launched their own investigation in an effort to get to the bottom of it.
I walked aimlessly and then sat down awhile and then walked aimlessly again.
Posted 25 October 2013 - 01:03 PM
I've heard similar reports of humming noises and actually know someone who claims to hear such a sound which only seems to be perceptible to themselves and the environmental agency haven't been able to find or detect the source of the sound. It's easy to then dismiss these elusive sounds as tinnitus and Spontaneous otoacoustic emissions which I suffer from in one ear a faint hissing sound. Perhaps there is a much more simpler explanation to these humming sounds as in the case of the article.
Edited by aimlesswalk, 25 October 2013 - 01:10 PM.
I do not buy that explanation. It's the shadow government building new underground facilities. My explanation is much more reasonable. Mating fish. as if. This would have been going on for millenia and be documented in that area for time out of mind.
"Males of this nocturnal fish species are known to hum to one another both in an effort to attract females and to deter rival males. The low frequency nature of the hum makes it easy for it carry through the ground and up in to people's homes through the walls."
Just as I thought...it's the male fish that are the problem!
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Other fish use stridulation, rubbing their bones together in a way that is comparable to plinking the tines on a comb or using a ratchet mechanism on their pectoral fins to make sounds. Herring release bubbles from their anus in a “fast repetitive tick.”