Can you hear the mysterious ‘global Hum’? Apparently many of you do
Hundreds of readers responded to an article about the phenomenon, with many claiming to have experienced it themselves
- What is the mysterious ‘global Hum’ – and is it simply noise pollution?
Some of you first heard it in the 70s. One of you heard it on a hot summer’s day on Hampstead Heath, in London. And one of you even wrote a poem about it.
On Wednesday Philip Jaekl reported on a mysterious phenomenon known as the Hum. Up to 4% of people around the world are thought to hear the strange, low-pitched noise. Its actual source is unknown, though many hearers are in urban areas, suggesting it could be some form of noise pollution.