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The Hum is what people have called a phenomena that occurs in some places in the world. It is a low-frequency humming noise that sounds not unlike a distant running engine. However, the source can never be found. Even with microphones and all sorts of audio technology

The source of the Hum has yet to be found.

The most popular location to hear the Hum is in Taos, New Mexico. Only some can hear it as well as feel it. They can hear it throughout the day and into the night. The Hum does not stop. It has never stopped.

Taken from Wiki:
“Many people hear the Hum only, or much more, inside buildings as compared with outdoors. Many Hum sufferers can also perceive vibrations that can be felt through the body. Earplugs are reported as not decreasing the Hum. The Hum is often perceived more intensely during the night.
…Common consequences include a lack of sleep, as the Hum can keep some sufferers awake or wake them in the middle of the night.

…During the last decade, the Hum phenomenon has been reported in many other cities and regions in North America and Europe and in some other regions of the world.”

What will happen when the Hum reaches you? Will you hear it at night when you don’t expect it? Maybe it is already there.

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  • Anon

    The wiki article has a recording for those of you that want to hear it.
    In my opinion it sounds like an airplane. Or even a lawn mower. This could probably end up being debunked.

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    • squidgy squidgy falalalala

      Actualy it still hasn’t been debunked and now its being reported in areas of Canada.Obviouslly if earplugs don’t muffle the noise it’s a mental thing but phycoclogists can’t seem to figure out what it is. The lawn mower/ airplane thing has been looked into but this humming is being reported as sounding off in a large area mostly rural where everyone in places as big as cities can hear it so that rules out lawn mowers. Skies have been monitered in Canada during the humming periods and no airplanes were near the area during the time but the Wiki article could be wrong and that sound could be a fake. The humming still occurs and it has not yet been debunked

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  • ???

    Educate yourself Google Tinnitus

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  • Readman

    I you sure it’s not the buzzing from all the loud music people are listening to these days.

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  • Ahmea

    OMFG! I went to Taos to stay in the mountains for christmas and COULD NOT SLEEP because I heard a humming noise. And I was the ONLY one in the cabin that could hear it. Ugh…..Officially freak out now..

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  • Stefanie

    So i went on wiki, originally to see if this really was on there, but then i saw the comment about the sound byte and so I went to go listen to it, I played it over and over, with my sound all the way up, and i can’t hear it, my computer says something is playing and my boyfriend and my dad can both hear it. The wiki article said it was most commonly heard by men…

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  • kristina

    what was weird was reading this article I began hearing some kinda pulsing noise. It’s like a humming noise like something is operating underground or under the house and I’m hearing the machine pulsing.
    This is creeeeepy.
    I’m going to go to wiki and see if i can hear the sound byte.

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  • http://misterwelldone.wordpress.com/ Mr. Welldone

    Hello.

    Some beckonings are best ignored.

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  • EGF

    the hum is magma, Taos is one of the few places with very a thin earth crust

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  • emogirl

    Somethin like this happened to me a couple nights ago. It was this low humming noise that shook my whole body. But I live in Colorado.

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  • Random Passerby

    I once heard this low himming/buzzing sound when I was in Japan a little while ago. I had read this creepypasta, and was freaked out by it. Then I realized that it was a grasshopper…

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  • The Unnamed

    The humming noise is your computer…

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  • audiologist

    This is a disorder called tinnitus. Nearly everyone has it but usually is drowned out by background noise. It is more common in males just like noise induced hearing loss. It is a disorder of the brain and has nothing to do with you “hearing” anything but is caused by the Eighth cranial nerve and its connection with the brain. To find out for yourself try to find a place with no sound such as a sound proof room, and listen hard.

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  • http://www.creepypasta.com WHO WAS PHONE?

    @audiologist – I think that this is supposed to be different than tinnitus, which is more of a ringing/pounding in the ears, right? The Hum is supposed to be more along the lines of a low, almost engine-like sound.

    I dunno, I’ve never heard anything like what is described in the wiki article on The Hum, and I do get tinnitus from time to time/hear electricity (I have really sensitive hearing, it makes sleeping very hard).

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  • Sigma

    I seem to rememeber on Wikipedia they traced the Hum to some fans and the like.

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  • Anon

    http://www.themadmusicarchive.com/song_details.aspx?SongID=14822
    http://www.last.fm/music/Lemon+Demon/_/Neverending+Hum

    Yep. First thing that came to mind when I read this.

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  • Foolish

    I can sometimes hear the hum.

    It is a queer sound, so very whimsical, as it seems to seep out of the very soil itself.

    It could possibly have something to do with the earth’s magnetic waves, most probably.

    Or it could be something else.

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  • http://yatu.eu archont

    Man this one freaked me out!

    I, too, hear the humm, but only in a specific place, which is near a little creek on my way home from school when I’m riding the bike.

    It does Stop the Moment i turn my head, for some reason, and i spent some time a week ago, trying to locate a source.

    It does sound like machinery, but theres no roadworks or anything being done near my location.

    Gz from Germany, and thumbs up m8: Really nice blog, i enjoy working my way through this stuff :)

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  • VIPPER

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/suffolk/7571870.stm

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  • MooMoon

    Hhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm….

    O.o

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  • Amazed

    I went on Wiki and listened to the noise… I couldn’t hear anything, but as soon as it started playing, my eyes got extremely watery and it felt like my head was going to explode… hmmm…

    I remember reading about this early sometime last year, but I had never heard it before… ah, that’s horrible.

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  • http://none like i’d tell u

    I hear the Hum often. It comes from your core and soul. You cannot stop it. Once the Hum finds you, it stays with you.

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  • ARGHHH

    i hear all kinds of hums they aren’t annoying

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  • pastamuncher

    i heard the hum myself,in my room,i was sitting cleaning out an old art breifcase,and,it was jsut like a buzzing right in my ear,at first i turned because it sounded as though some otherworldly entity was trying to speak into my ear,and i heard a click,then i went downstairs to find my house empty,it was wierd because their were no noises indicating that anyone left to pick up dinner,hmmmmmmmm,WATSON,I need my breifcase immediately.

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  • Skyler

    ok i am serious when i say this. I only heard the hum once…last night. I thought i should tell my mom but it stopped after awhile. It seemed to move from one ear to the other…..its either that or i am going deaf.

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  • Schlock

    OMMMMMMMMMMMMMINOUS HUMMMMMMMMMMMMM…

    @EGF, #8: If that were true it would be especially common around tectonically active regions. It’s not.

    The Hum is sort of… vaguely interesting, in a “it’s some process that we don’t understand yet” way.

    The Bloop is much more interesting.

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