Skip to comments.Canadians make a racket about mysterious 'hum' coming from US side of border
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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hum , Bid Stink ?
Old Barry is thrilled about THAT comparison, I bet.
” mysterious ‘hum’ coming from US side of border “
Hey - if ya don’t know the words..... ;)
Canadians make a racket about mysterious ‘hum’ coming from US side of border which sounds like ``EHHHH``
hey, the only words we know are “Oh, Canada...” everything after that is mumbling and humming. :)
I thought the hum was the sound of Canadian footsteps fleeing America back to Canada.
We like rock and roll in America.
Nothing to worry about, Canada! It’s just Nancy Pelosi doing to you what she’s been doing to America for years.
Crazy Uncle Ross Perot used to speak of the “giant sucking sound” coming from Mexico (taking our jobs away).
Is Canada still a country? They’re awfully quiet.
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!
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.
It may be Frank Zappa spinning in his grave.
In case anyone is wondering, it is real, I’ve heard 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.
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)
It’s either due to fracking or to the salt mines under the river collapsing.
It’s the sound of Sharia taking over Canada.
Were you at the "Windsor Ballet"?
They are connecting Deep underground military bases. They have been working on these for years.
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.
it’s the huddled masses, yearning to be free ... of Detroit.
Strange sounds in Minnesota
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.
Drug dealers or AlQ tunneling under the border?
Hope you have your ticket.
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.
Mr. President, we must not allow a mineshaft gap!
Tunneling in under Ontario from the salt mines under Detroit and lake Erie.
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
“hey, the only words we know are Oh, Canada... everything after that is mumbling and humming. :)”
“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.
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!
Here is another version of the Canadian anthem from the Royal Canadian Air Farce.
Royal Canadian Air Farce’s Politically correct version of the national anthem.
Shes telling me that this is the first shes 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.
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.
The old couple she rents from says that noise has come and gone for decades but she still says she can’t hear it..
The best thing to come out of Canada in a very long time was “Corner Gas”.
You’d be quiet too if you lived in their neighborhood
It’s just Emineim rapping to the sound of jobs leaving Detroit.
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.
Paging Major Jeff Cummings.
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...
HAARP is what, 5000 miles away? It is also high frequency.
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