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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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: hum
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To: rawhide

51 posted on 05/01/2012 4:01:24 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: rawhide

DARPA.


52 posted on 05/01/2012 4:04:10 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Former Proud Canadian

What does it sound like?


53 posted on 05/01/2012 4:06:07 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
In case anyone is wondering, it is real, I’ve heard it.

It's heard in Windsor but not a few miles away in Michigan???? Perhaps scientists from MIT,CalTech and Canada's two top Engineering schools should check it out.

54 posted on 05/01/2012 4:25:49 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
What does it sound like?

I think it sounds a bit like "Honey" by Bobby Goldsboro.

55 posted on 05/01/2012 4:28:22 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: rawhide; a fool in paradise
I have hoid it!


56 posted on 05/01/2012 4:29:35 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: rawhide

It’s the Taos Hum. Obviously, someone relocated it to Detroit.

(Sheesh)

Also, if you want to delve into lots of tinfoil hattery, try looking info on Dulce, New Mexico. It’s an unassuming little town in northern NM, but it has quite a colorful reputation.


57 posted on 05/01/2012 4:38:56 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: rawhide

It’s the Taos Hum. Obviously, someone relocated it to Detroit.

(Sheesh)

Also, if you want to delve into lots of tinfoil hattery, try looking info on Dulce, New Mexico. It’s an unassuming little town in northern NM, but it has quite a colorful reputation.


58 posted on 05/01/2012 4:39:19 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Jack Hydrazine
It sounds like a loaded dump truck rolling down the street about six blocks away. A low hum like noise you would expect from a not so distant diesel engine or other machine.

I discounted it for months until I finally heard it a few weeks ago.

59 posted on 05/01/2012 4:46:49 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: Gay State Conservative
I'm about 6 miles from the border.

There is a lot of heavy industrial activity downriver. Steel mills, salt mines. Lots of heavy industrial machinery and generators.

As for why its not heard in Michigan. Geological features? Or perhaps there is less background noise over here and these things are more easily noticed.

60 posted on 05/01/2012 4:51:43 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: Former Proud Canadian

I would think that finding the source of the sound would be a great project for the nearest university with decent geology/earthquake department. They would certainly have the equipment sensitive enough to pick up on the vibrations and localize them to a particular area. Has anything been happening on that front?


61 posted on 05/01/2012 4:53:59 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: rawhide

62 posted on 05/01/2012 4:55:11 PM PDT by ThomasThomas ("Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!")
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To: rawhide

Its the poles wobbling. Soon the shift will happen and everything from Louisiana to Canada is going to be under water and destroyed. Get ready its going to be a long hot summer. We are Doomed. :0)


63 posted on 05/01/2012 4:57:09 PM PDT by crazydad
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Its the poles wobbling. Soon the shift will happen and everything from Louisiana to Canada is going to be under water and destroyed. Get ready its going to be a long hot summer. We are Doomed. :0)


64 posted on 05/01/2012 4:57:29 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Or perhaps there is less background noise over here and these things are more easily noticed.

Has any kind of serious scientific study taken place? If it's that big a story one would think that such an investigation would have taken place.Hey,I've heard Red Green and Ranger Gord speak of space aliens.Maybe they were on to something! ;-)

65 posted on 05/01/2012 5:11:41 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: 2harddrive
"It's that special underground Naval comm...."

That has been shut down.

66 posted on 05/01/2012 5:16:12 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: Gay State Conservative; Jack Hydrazine
No University study that I know of.
67 posted on 05/01/2012 5:52:05 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: diogenes ghost

Why would that have been shut down? Don’t we need to have secret communications with far-flung fleets everywhere? Or has new technology made this obsolete?


68 posted on 05/02/2012 4:53:26 AM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: Revolting cat!

Bill Clinton has a shack out deep in the woods where he receives a hummer.


69 posted on 05/02/2012 10:26:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: rawhide

I remember a show I saw about a similar thing back in the 60s. It was also in Canada and they were trying to blame it on American nuclear submarines sneaking around at night in the lake. They spent a lot of money and time trying to catch the villains and it turned out to be some species of fish making all the noise.


70 posted on 05/02/2012 10:47:56 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: rawhide
it sounds like a large diesel truck idling

Based on the numbers of semis that cross the border at both the bridge and tunnel, it probably is.......

71 posted on 05/02/2012 10:54:48 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: 2harddrive
My son sailed on boomers for 14 years, and now works on them for civil side of Navy Dept at Kings Bay. His work is repairing computer/electronic problems on the boats.

He said the ELF system was dismantled about ten years ago. The replacement systems are much more efficient.

72 posted on 05/02/2012 12:09:32 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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