A mysterious hum has been driving people all over the world crazy since the 1950s and science still cannot identify its source. Theories about the origin of the mysterious hum range from UFO's to government conspiracies. What is known is the hum is heard by a small percentage of people across the world.
"It creeps in slowly in the dark of night and once inside it almost never goes away," Live Science says of the unexplained phenomenon. Those who can hear it say they are being driven crazy by this strange noise.
People in Taos, New Mexico, Bristol, England, Largs, Scotland and parts of Canada close to the US border have all experienced the mysterious hum. To their ears the hum is loud and rumbles through their homes.
Canadian officials believe they have traced the origin of their hum to an American facility across the border near the Detroit River. Despite asking the U.S. to turn down the noise, the mysterious hum can still be heard.
The hum is loudest at night and usually can only be heard indoors. The hum is generally associated only with rural areas. It is rare to hear reports of the mysterious hum in urban environments. It is believed the hum is drowned out by the constant flow of city noise.
Despite having found no cause of this worldwide hum, researchers do believe it is real. Those living with the mysterious hum have been suffering through the noise. There has been at least one suicide in the United Kingdom directly linked to the hum.
The examiner reports Katie Jacques of Leeds, England describing the hum as, "A kind of torture. Sometimes you just want to scream. It's worst at night. It's hard to get off to sleep because I hear this throbbing sound in the background...you're tossing and turning, and you get more and more agitated about it."
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