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Canadians make a racket about mysterious 'hum' coming from US side of border
foxnews.com ^ | 5-1-12 | The Wall Street Journal

Posted on 05/01/2012 1:58:30 PM PDT by rawhide

WINDSOR, Ontario – Last month, Bob Dechert, a senior aide to Canada's foreign minister, was dispatched to Detroit with an important diplomatic mission: to stop a highly-annoying noise.

The so-called Windsor hum, described as a low-frequency rumbling sound, has rattled windows and knocked objects off shelves in this border community just across the Detroit River from the Motor City. Locals have said it sounds like a large diesel truck idling, a loud boom box or the bass vocals of Barry White.

Residents in Windsor, Ontario, have blamed the hum for causing illness, whipping dogs into frenzies, keeping cats housebound and sending goldfish to the surface in backyard ponds. Many have resorted to switching on their furnace fan all season to drown out the noise.

Even weirder, Americans cannot seem to hear it. Canadians find that suspicious -- especially since their research suggests the hum is coming from the Yankees' side -- and accuse US officials of staying silent over the noise.

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1 posted on 05/01/2012 1:58:40 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

hum , Bid Stink ?


2 posted on 05/01/2012 2:00:15 PM PDT by molson209
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To: rawhide
It's just the Detroit yoofs cranking up their ghetto blasters.
3 posted on 05/01/2012 2:01:08 PM PDT by detective
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To: rawhide
it sounds like a large diesel truck idling [...] or the bass vocals of Barry White.

Old Barry is thrilled about THAT comparison, I bet.

4 posted on 05/01/2012 2:02:06 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: rawhide

” mysterious ‘hum’ coming from US side of border “

Hey - if ya don’t know the words..... ;)


5 posted on 05/01/2012 2:02:13 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: rawhide
So the plan is working. How long until they surrender?

/johnny

6 posted on 05/01/2012 2:02:32 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: rawhide

Canadians make a racket about mysterious ‘hum’ coming from US side of border which sounds like ``EHHHH``


7 posted on 05/01/2012 2:03:48 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (Hummers in Detroit???` Who knew?)
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To: rawhide

hey, the only words we know are “Oh, Canada...” everything after that is mumbling and humming. :)


8 posted on 05/01/2012 2:04:20 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: rawhide

I thought the hum was the sound of Canadian footsteps fleeing America back to Canada.


9 posted on 05/01/2012 2:07:42 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: rawhide

We like rock and roll in America.


10 posted on 05/01/2012 2:08:50 PM PDT by wastedyears (There can be only one.)
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To: rawhide

Nothing to worry about, Canada! It’s just Nancy Pelosi doing to you what she’s been doing to America for years.


11 posted on 05/01/2012 2:09:09 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: rawhide
Strange sounds

Strange sounds of UNKNOWN origin penetrating through the earth. The phenonema has been on going for months now in various parts of the world and has been given no real explination to how or why. One possible theory to the phenonema is the sounds are being caused drilling to make way for large underground bomb shelters as some Governments are taking the threat of 2012 seriously. These noises are being reported on a much larger scale compared to what this video shows.
12 posted on 05/01/2012 2:13:07 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: rawhide

Crazy Uncle Ross Perot used to speak of the “giant sucking sound” coming from Mexico (taking our jobs away).


13 posted on 05/01/2012 2:15:21 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: rawhide

Is Canada still a country? They’re awfully quiet.


14 posted on 05/01/2012 2:15:35 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: rawhide

It’s that special underground Naval communications tool for use in contacting the fleet worldwide, especially nuke subs far underwater. It is sonar-based, through the earth, from a grid in Michigan. But the Canadians aren’t supposed to be able to hear it, either!


15 posted on 05/01/2012 2:16:46 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: JRandomFreeper
So the plan is working. How long until they surrender?

If it was Quebec they would be waving white flags already. Not sure how long Ontarians can hold out. Alberta would likely never give in.

16 posted on 05/01/2012 2:17:48 PM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: Lucky9teen

It may be Frank Zappa spinning in his grave.

Dynamo HUM.


17 posted on 05/01/2012 2:21:24 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: rawhide

In case anyone is wondering, it is real, I’ve heard it.


18 posted on 05/01/2012 2:22:11 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: rawhide
Am I the first to post

Bush's fault!

19 posted on 05/01/2012 2:24:32 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: rawhide
Even weirder, Americans cannot seem to hear it.

This should not be a shock. Hardly any Americans even LIVE on the West Bank of the St. Claire. I read of a house that was for sale for $500 there. No buyers.

20 posted on 05/01/2012 2:25:16 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: rawhide

The last time I was in Windsor, 49 years ago, I didn’t hear any hum. I think the residents of Windsor are making this up. (smirk)


21 posted on 05/01/2012 2:26:39 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Lucky9teen

It’s either due to fracking or to the salt mines under the river collapsing.


22 posted on 05/01/2012 2:26:48 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: molson209

It’s the sound of Sharia taking over Canada.


23 posted on 05/01/2012 2:27:43 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: driftless2
The last time I was in Windsor, 49 years ago, I didn’t hear any hum

Were you at the "Windsor Ballet"?

24 posted on 05/01/2012 2:30:24 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Paladin2

They are connecting Deep underground military bases. They have been working on these for years.


25 posted on 05/01/2012 2:32:02 PM PDT by man from mars
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To: Former Proud Canadian; Lucky9teen

I’ve been reading reports of these “sounds” (varying discriptions of them) being heard all around the world.

No one seem to have a clue of their origin. Rather odd.


26 posted on 05/01/2012 2:39:16 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: rawhide

it’s the huddled masses, yearning to be free ... of Detroit.


28 posted on 05/01/2012 2:41:53 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (SpaceX Dragon launch to ISS, Cape Canaveral AFS, May 7, 9:38 AM EDT)
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To: rawhide

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhKT2CHl0w0

Strange sounds in Minnesota


29 posted on 05/01/2012 2:42:59 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: dfwgator

Ha, ha, no, I was only thirteen at the time and on a family vacation. I had a lot of relatives including my grandparents who lived in and around Detroit. We crossed over the Ambassador Bridge and drove around for about an hour and crossed back. All I can remember is seeing a doubledecker bus and billboards for Players cigarettes.


30 posted on 05/01/2012 2:46:22 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: rawhide

Drug dealers or AlQ tunneling under the border?


31 posted on 05/01/2012 2:46:44 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (SpaceX Dragon launch to ISS, Cape Canaveral AFS, May 7, 9:38 AM EDT)
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To: Lucky9teen
Re: 2012

Hope you have your ticket.

32 posted on 05/01/2012 2:46:44 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Rushmore Rocks; rawhide; Former Proud Canadian
I’ve been reading reports of these “sounds” (varying discriptions of them) being heard all around the world.

No one seem to have a clue of their origin. Rather odd.

Once I started looking at the You Tube videos, I saw, like you said, that this is happening all over the world. The sounds are often very similar, and some people say they come from the sky, not the ground. Many guesses about what they are are floating around, but no concrete answer.

33 posted on 05/01/2012 2:47:34 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: man from mars

Mr. President, we must not allow a mineshaft gap!


34 posted on 05/01/2012 2:47:59 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: man from mars

Tunneling in under Ontario from the salt mines under Detroit and lake Erie.


35 posted on 05/01/2012 2:48:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: WXRGina

I’ve got a friend on the instant messenger who lives right on East Chatham St. just a block from the River and about 2 blocks from down town..

She’s telling me that this is the first she’s heard of this Hum


36 posted on 05/01/2012 2:55:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SparkyBass

“hey, the only words we know are “Oh, Canada...” everything after that is mumbling and humming. :)”


From a great Canadian TV show “Royal Canadian AirFarce” the next words are:

“Oh, Canada, a vast and empty land.”

Wish I could remember the rest but it was good natured ribbing of Canadians by Canadians. Damned good neighbors to have by the way even though they tend to be a little more liberal.


37 posted on 05/01/2012 2:57:14 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: rawhide

They only hear it because they use the metric system up there. When you convert the decibels into english, the hum goes away. Don’t even ask me about how it sounds in Quebec!


38 posted on 05/01/2012 3:00:46 PM PDT by Made In The USA (Bacon wrapped in bacon, wrapped in bacon, wrapped in bacon...)
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To: Wurlitzer

Here is another version of the Canadian anthem from the Royal Canadian Air Farce.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuHdXxvdbf4

Royal Canadian Air Farce’s Politically correct version of the national anthem.


39 posted on 05/01/2012 3:02:40 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: cripplecreek; Lucky9teen
I’ve got a friend on the instant messenger who lives right on East Chatham St. just a block from the River and about 2 blocks from down town..

She’s telling me that this is the first she’s heard of this Hum

That's odd. In the video posted by Lucky9teen in comment #12 (about 3/4ths of the way through the video), they quote a Windsor city official who said they have received hundreds of complaints, and he personally experienced it himself when he went to a certain part of town in the middle of the night.

It creeps me out, regardless. I don't like mysteries, unless they're hardback fiction.

40 posted on 05/01/2012 3:04:13 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: Lucky9teen; rawhide; Former Proud Canadian

Sorry for the confusing post, Former Proud Canadian—comment #27 was about the video in comment #12, posted by Lucky9teen, not by Rawhide. My mistake.


41 posted on 05/01/2012 3:08:10 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: WXRGina

The old couple she rents from says that noise has come and gone for decades but she still says she can’t hear it..


42 posted on 05/01/2012 3:09:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Wurlitzer

The best thing to come out of Canada in a very long time was “Corner Gas”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5eOe_pXt8v4


43 posted on 05/01/2012 3:14:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Deb

You’d be quiet too if you lived in their neighborhood


44 posted on 05/01/2012 3:20:01 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (remember when "Four more years!" was a credible campaign slogan for an incumbent?)
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To: rawhide

It’s just Emineim rapping to the sound of jobs leaving Detroit.


45 posted on 05/01/2012 3:42:58 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: rawhide

That’s the noise emitted by the National Debt Clock. The numbers are spinning so fast they are sending out a continuous sonic boom.

It’s even peeling paint off of houses in Texas.


46 posted on 05/01/2012 3:45:01 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Paging Major Jeff Cummings.


47 posted on 05/01/2012 3:52:53 PM PDT by JimC214
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To: rawhide
The audio recording on the video at the link sounds like a "beat" (interference) frequency between several low frequencies.

Closest thing I've heard to it was a near-subsonic (window-rattling) vibration in a residential area in Texas city , Texas. The source was a long, slab-floored building in the nearby Union Carbide plant that held over a dozen, huge, natural gas-fueled reciprocating (piston) air compressors that supplied "process air" to the plant.

The compressors ran at similar, but not identical, RPMs -- and the ever-present "beat frequencies" created and transmitted through the marshy coastal soil would have made it hard for me to live in that neighborhood.

~~~~~~~~~

I was on the crew that replaced that whole bank of reciprocating compressors with a single, (vibrationless) gas-turbine powered turbo-compressor.

Curiously, when we fired up the new compressor and turned off the old ones, folks in the neighborhood (many still "spooked" from having lived through the 1947 SS Grandcamp explosion/disaster) went berserk -- "because something was missing!".

Quite a number of families finally moved elsewhere - because of the silence...

48 posted on 05/01/2012 3:55:31 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: WXRGina

HAARP is what, 5000 miles away? It is also high frequency.


49 posted on 05/01/2012 3:59:10 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: TXnMA
"Texas City" (proper name...)
50 posted on 05/01/2012 3:59:21 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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