The Unexplained Mystery of the Taos Hum
Many people are intrigued by mysteries; puzzling stories with clues that can be read in various ways, and with surprise. If you are too, you will be interested in the unusual mystery of the Taos Hum, an indistinct sound in the small artsy community of Taos, a town in north-central New Mexico.
The sound is hard to describe, but somewhat sounds like an idle truck engine left running. It is worst at night, making it impossible to sleep. Most residents consider it dangerous enough to drive people temporarily insane.
This persistent, inaudible, and invasive low-frequency hum was first reported in the early 1990s by distressed Taos residents who complained about the tormenting sound.
The reports of Taos Hum were rare in the metropolis as a result of background noises heard in crowded areas, which prompted researchers to carry out investigations.
One of them was Joe Mullins, a professor emeritus at the University of New Mexico, who conducted a research into the Taos Hum. Results of the survey indicated that 2 percent of the community residents could detect the hum.
High tech devices for measuring sounds and vibrations were placed in homes of people who heard the hum, but after extensive testing, nothing really conclusive turned up. Their final conclusion in the study was, “we are left with a mystery.”
Many strange theories and wild stories have sprung up about this mysterious sound. Some researchers however claimed that the Taos Hum mystery could be as a result of personal experience, rather than external influences although volcanic activity in nearby locations may be the cause.
Other sources say that extremely low frequency radio waves that are used to communicate with submarines might be the source for the hum. There is some speculation that individuals have particular sensitivities to signals which are outside the normal range of human hearing such as the controversial “Yanny or Laurel” in May 2018.
Experts suggest that the auditory nervous system in the body can create a humming sound known as Tinnitus; a self-disturbance or perception of sound when no corresponding external sound is present. According to medical specialists, Tinnitus is likely to be one of the causes of the Hum. Repeated testing showed that many hearers have normal hearing when there is no experience of tinnitus.
Some have considered the hum to be caused by something non-terrestrial, but that may just be grasping at straws because of the location being the same state where the Roswell incident and Aztec incident happened.
Despite research, experiments and investigations carried out by scientists, no one could explain the causes and reasons behind it. Taos Hum remains a sound from an unknown origin, an unsolved mystery.
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