Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Rainy Sunday Mystery...!

Looks like another rainy day and a bit of a chill is in the air!

Sounds like a good setting for studying a mystery, don't you think? Well, if you think so I certainly have a good one for you to ponder! This one is recent enough to make it easy to do some research if you want! You can find a more complete story about this at Wikipedia.

The Taos Hum

The ‘Taos Hum’ is a low-pitched sound heard in numerous places worldwide, especially in the USA, UK, and northern europe.

It is usually heard only in quiet environments, and is often described as sounding like a distant diesel engine. Since it has proven indetectable by microphones or VLF antennae, its source and nature is still a mystery.

In 1997 Congress directed scientists and observers from some of the most prestigious research institutes in the nation to look into a strange low frequency noise heard by residents in and around the small town of Taos, New Mexico.

For years those who had heard the noise, often described by them as a “hum”, had been looking for answers. To this day no one knows the cause of the hum.

Like I've said before...I really like these kinds of mysteries! Gives me a nice break from everything crazy that's going on in the world, ya know?

How about some coffee in the kitchen this morning? A little chilly outside today.


thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I do like these mysteries :-) I especially like that we can´t explain everything yet :-)

I have never heard of this before so now I´ll take a look at that link You posted!

Have a great day now!

Ben in Texas said...

Never been to Taos but I've had some dang good Taco's!! :-)

When I lived in Alpine Texas 5939 FT ASL On a quite night we would sit out in our back yard, and if conditions were right. You could hear the Jet Stream roaring over head

Dizzy-Dick said...

I bet Jules Verne would have an answer. Maybe the people that live at the center of the Earth run generators for lighting. I got tinnitis so bad that I don't know what silence is.

Momlady said...

I'm with Dizzy-D. And I have tinnitus also so D, at least we have white noise.

Bob from Athens said...

Hey my friend swears that she is hearing a low hum under her house that no one else can hear. Also she has been to Taos. Maybe soneone or some thing hitched a ride.

HermitJim said...

Hey Christer...
A lot of mysteries that have yet to be explained, that's for sure!

Nothing like a good puzzle or mystery to pass the time!

Thanks, buddy, for coming by today!

Hey Ben...
Many strange sounds can be heard in the country at times! Never know what it may be!

Many thanks for coming by today!

Hey Dizzy...
If Jules Verne didn't already have an answer, I'll bet he could write a good story making up one!

Many of his stories were not far from being accurate, you know!

I know a lot of folks with some traces of tinnitus!

Thanks for coming over today, my friend!

Hey Momlady...
I reckon that white noise is better than nothing, right?

Bet it feels good to be back home, doesn't it?

I know you must have missed that new grandbaby!

Thanks, my friend, for coming by today!

Hey Bob...
I know what that's like, to hear a noise or see something that no one else can!

It's a little spooky, that's for sure!

Does make you wonder if she caught something there and brought it back!

Thanks so much for coming by today!

Mechanic in Illinois said...

The only mystery I see is why congress is spending our tax money on this. Seems like the money could be spent on something more important. Thanks for the story and everyone have a great Sunday.

Diane-Sage Whiteowl said...

I never heard about this interesting though. When I say the word TAOS it reminded me of the Kiowa-Tanoan language spoken in Taos Pueblo, New Mexico.
LOL you know me anything attached to The First Peoples that a would be my first thot :)

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