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The Taos Hum


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#1    Owlscrying

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 09:17 PM

Some residents and visitors in the small city of Taos, New Mexico, have for years been annoyed and puzzled by a mysterious and faint low-frequency hum in the desert air. Oddly, only about 2 percent of Taos residents report hearing the sound. Some believe it is caused by unusual acoustics; others suspect mass hysteria or some secret, sinister purpose. Whether described as a whir, hum, or buzz—and whether psychological, natural, or supernatural—no one has yet been able to locate the sound’s origin.  

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#2    magnetar

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 10:18 PM

Did not know about this. Thanks. The other day, I was reading about meteors, and the effects they can produce- especially particulate residue. I noticed an article on the accoustic reponses they can produce in the atmosphere. People occasionally hear a bolide explode, but I never considered other subtle effects.

As for me, I get instantly and uncomfortably quesey from low cycle sounds- automotive engines, helicopters, and boom-boom music. I hate bad music, anyway. tongue.gif


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Posted 04 March 2007 - 03:19 AM

odd,never knew about that


#4    Clobhair-cean

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 08:18 AM

I read into it while ago, and found this site, which gives a rather plausible  explanation.





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