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Mysterious "hum" in Plymouth, UK

Since The Herald reported on rising claims of Plymothians hearing a 'mystery hum', the paper has been inundated with calls, letters and emails from people who thought they were alone in their hum troubles.

From farm machinery to power works to submarines, Plymouth residents are struggling to cope with 'the hum' - whatever it may be - and want to source its origins.

Reports claim that around 2 per cent of the UK's population can hear the hum, which supposedly sounds like a low throbbing drone, and can only ever be heard indoors. Mr Baul, 72, and his wife, 56, who live in Milehouse, can hear the mysterious humming noise day and night and it is affecting their relationship.

"We're arguing about the noise," said Mr Baul. "At first my wife couldn't hear it, but now she can; I just want to know where it's coming from."
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Mystery bangs and shaking in Auckland

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A series of mysterious "explosions" have been reported across west and north Auckland, but police are mystified.

Reports of loud ''bangs'' followed by houses shaking began about 5pm, in the Hibiscus Coast area.

Inspector Tony Edwards of police northern communications said police received reports of the bangs from the Herald Island - Greenhithe area about the same time.

More reports came in a while later from the Ranui - Scenic Drive area in West Auckland.

A Fire Service worker came in to work later and confirmed they had heard the noises in the Red Beach area, which is on the Hibiscus Coast.

Edwards said people had variously described the noises as sounding like gun-shots and loud explosions.

Police had checked with the Air Force, which has a base in Whenuapai, but turned out not to be not responsible, and neither was Paremoremo prison.

Lines companies had not reported any electrical disturbances and Geonet is not showing any tectonic activity in the Auckland area.

Arkles Bay resident Will Trayes said he heard the noises about 4pm.

His house shook with a "sudden, quick vibration" for two or three seconds and he heard a slight rumble similar to thunder.

Comment: Strange sounds recorded world wide in the last year.



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Neighbours tormented by mystery screeching noise plaguing entire housing estate in England

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Sandra Walker says the shrill, high-pitched noise is so loud it stops her from sitting outside in her garden in Stoke Grange, Aylesbury.
A group of neighbours are at their wits end after being plagued with a mysterious screeching sound for two years - but still no one can tell them what is causing it.

Residents on the Stoke Grange estate in Aylesbury are subjected to the unidentified high-pitched sound - which can still be heard with the windows shut - on an almost daily basis, but despite several complaints to the authorities, they are no closer to finding out where it is coming from.

Loré and Nigel Reece, of David Close, say that their double glazing is no match for the 'irritating' sound, which occurs any time of day or night.

Loré, 62, said: "We endure it in the winter months, because you can still hear it with the windows and doors closed.

"It is shrill and very, very annoying. It's very hit and miss but it can go on constantly for anything from ten minutes right up to an hour and a half. It happens at five in the morning, late at night, during the weekends and over bank holidays. It's inconsistent."
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Mysterious Windsor hum's source revealed as Zug Island - but scientists still have no idea what the cause is

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A federally funded study confirms a humming noise in Windsor, Ontario, emanates from an island across the Detroit River but fails to completely solve the long-running mystery over the vibration.

Essex Conservative MP Jeff Watson, who revealed the findings Friday, says the acoustic monitoring study shows the rumbling is real and reaches Windsor from heavily industrial Zug Island in River Rouge, Mich.

But he says the investigation - done by scientists at the University of Windsor and Western University - fails to pinpoint just what has been causing the phenomenon.
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Source of loud booms in Lakeland, Florida still a mystery

Lakeland loud boom
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Residents from the area explain the loud noise they heard from their house this morning.
The two loud booms that shook Jessica Creel's Bartow home Wednesday morning sounded just like the sonic booms from the space shuttle.

But no one seems able to explain what caused people in three counties to hear the booms about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Deputies at first thought it might have been from a farm shooting off a cannon to scare birds away. The migratory cedar waxwing birds love blueberries and some farmers resort to small cannons to shoo them. The Polk County Sheriff's Office often gets complaints of booms in South Lakeland that come from a cannon at a blueberry farm there. But that wouldn't explain why the booms were heard in Polk as well as Pasco and Hillsborough counties.

Some thought it might have been from some type of military maneuver, but MacDill Air Force Base said it wasn't them. Officials there said they had checked with NASA, too. Not them either.

"We just haven't been able to find anything yet," said Sgt. Brandon Shapiro, a public affairs officer for the 6th Air Mobility Wing stationed at MacDill.

Comment: See also a chart of reports of strange sounds and booms over the period January 2012 to 8th May 2014 below.



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Keene, New Hampshire residents say 'loud noise' that shook homes and rattled windows sounded like sonic boom, but Air Force say it wasn't

Something rattled houses in the Keene area Wednesday, and despite official reports to the contrary, many residents are convinced it was a sonic boom.

Residents reported a loud noise about 2:15 p.m., with many saying it shook their homes and rattled windows.

"It was a loud boom," said Swanzey resident Jim Vitous. "It shook the whole house."

Vitous had just put his twins down for a nap, but they didn't stay asleep for long. A rushing noise lasting two or three seconds got their attention, Vitous said.

"I thought a propane tank blew up or something hit the house, a truck hit the house or something," he said. "But then after that, we figured something that loud that was heard all over was a sonic boom."

But the Massachusetts Air National Guard said that wasn't not the case. Officials said jets from the Massachusetts Air National Guard were in the area training, but they said they didn't break supersonic speeds.


Comment: ...except that it probably wasn't a sonic boom from a jet because:
"Ground motion resulting from sonic boom is rare and is well below structural damage thresholds accepted by the U.S. Bureau of Mines and other agencies."
...and in the above case homes shook and windows rattled.

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Mysterious booms worry Florida residents

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The mysterious booms have been heard in Kissimmee, St. Cloud and as far away as Haines City in Polk County.

Osceola County -- It's the bump in the night that has Osceola County residents asking each other "Did you hear that?"

We've gotten email after email, not to mention Facebook posts, from people who say they're hearing a boom around the same time every night. Not even the Osceola County Sheriff's Office has an answer.

"It was like a 'BOOM!' Then, the windows kinda shook," said Kissimmee resident Daryl Mercado.

"A loud BOOM sound...like they throwed a bomb," explained young AJ.

His mother, Lori Chezem, said, "Loud booms. It reminds me of when the space shuttle used to come in -- the Sonic Boom."

Kids and adults alike are talking about it. But what exactly is it?

Chezem is in St. Cloud and was one of the people who emailed us about these mysterious booms. We're also hearing from people in Kissimmee and even as far away as Haines City in Polk County.
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Mysterious booms worry residents in Osceola and Polk counties, Florida

It's the bump in the night that has Osceola County residents asking each other "Did you hear that?"

We've gotten email after email, not to mention Facebook posts, from people who say they're hearing a boom around the same time every night. Not even the Osceola County Sheriff's Office has an answer.

"It was like a 'BOOM!' Then, the windows kinda shook," said Kissimmee resident Daryl Mercado.

"A loud BOOM sound...like they throwed a bomb," explained young AJ.

His mother, Lori Chezem, said, "Loud booms. It reminds me of when the space shuttle used to come in -- the Sonic Boom."

Kids and adults alike are talking about it. But what exactly is it?

Chezem is in St. Cloud and was one of the people who emailed us about these mysterious booms. We're also hearing from people in Kissimmee and even as far away as Haines City in Polk County.
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Mysterious loud boom shakes homes, this time in Calgary, Canada


Could it not have been a smaller version of one of these? Why 'frost quakes'?!
Speculation and confusion swirled after a loud boom could be heard through parts of northwest Calgary on Tuesday afternoon.

It was enough to rattle the windows at Crowfoot General Paints and baffle residents in the area.

James Cormier-Chisholm says he's never heard anything like it before.

Comment: Convenient. So they have zero data on which to base their assumption that it was a so-called 'frost quake'.

Remember the part about "never heard anything like it before"?

If it was "just a frost-quake, yeh, nuthin to worry about", don't you think folks would have heard them before?!

The description of a sharp, short thunderclap is actually consistent with descriptions of meteor fireballs exploding overhead.

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Did you hear the loud boom over Illinois?


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Viewers have called, emailed and sent Facebook messages to our newsroom questioning where this boom noise came from. TV-6 spoke with people on both sides of the river--from Davenport to Rock Island. We don't know much about where the noise came from, but some of you say you heard it.

"I heard a really loud boom," said Chris Rice.

"I heard a rumble," said Tanisha Douglas.

" I heard a pretty big explosion," said Logan Edwards.

A noise so loud that some of you say it startled you and caused your homes and businesses to shake.

"I expected to see a mushroom cloud when I went out there off in the distance," said Rice.

We contacted the police and fire departments, airport, the Rock Island Arsenal and even spoke with our meteorologist about what it could be, but no one knows.

"I haven't heard anything that loud since leaving Iraq in 2007," said Edwards.

"It sounded like something really big on the street. Like something rolling by on the street and then there was a rumble, too," said Douglas

Whether the noise was a rumble, explosion or boom, some of you tell us, this isn't the first time you've heard it.

"On January 14th I heard the sound," said Rice. "I'm used to hearing really loud sounds because I live near the river. I hear trains, barges. I've always lived near the arsenal. I hear all types of sounds, but this one was way louder."

The mystery remains unsolved....

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