Earth’s Humming Noise Explained By Scientists

Humming Noise

Millions of people around the world have been hearing an unexplained humming sound at nights. The mysterious noise could drive some to the point of insanity.

UFO activity and alien invasions were the suspected causes put forward in the past.

Now scientists say that they have solved the mystery of the strange drone which keeps people up at night.

The Express reports:

‘The Hum’ – as it is known – can be heard by some more than others and has been blamed for pushing people to the brink of madness with sleepless nights and a constant ringing in the ears.

Some thought it was the fault of gas pipes or power lines, but experts now believe the elusive buzzing is down to “ocean waves”.

Researchers say currents in the sea cause the Earth to vibrate subtly as they shift across its surface, creating “microseismic” activity that elicits a “ring”.

The findings mean conspiracy theorists who had blamed submarines or even mating fish were at least looking in the right direction in their search for an answer to the intriguing low-level noise.

According to scientists Fabrice Ardhuin, Lucia Gualtieri and Eleonore Stutzmann, who co-authored the study, “the hum is the least understood part of Earth’s oscillations”.

The trio of French academics published their findings in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

“I think our result is an important step in the transformation of mysterious noise into an understood signal,” Mr Ardhuin said.

The strange noise, which only affects one in 50 people – or two per cent of the world’s population – was first reported in the 1970s.

Just this week, residents in Plymouth, Devon, complained of a “melodic, droning” sound.

One resident told the Plymouth Herald: “You wake up and thought it was something in the house. You can’t say it’s loud, but it’s a nuisance.

“We don’t hear it in the daytime, only at night.”

Despite extensive research, scientists had until now failed to come up with a conclusive answer to what caused the hum, with the most commonly cited explanations being farm or factory machinery.



Edmondo Burr

BA Economics/Statistics
Assistant Editor
  • Silly buns

    Aren’t there waves in the ocean day and night?

    • Mggie

      I don”t buy the “Scientists” explanation. They”re controlled by the government. 🙁

  • uruuuww5

    worst “explanation” ever. who is dumb enough to believe that?

  • starchild

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    watch out due to planetary alignments which will cause devastating and
    tremendous damage which will cause earthquakes with a major peak on
    28usa/29dutch 1:00 of this month(San Andreas movietrailer). This will cause a
    disaster like never seen before, the entire coast will be ripped apart and sink
    into the sea(like seen in the movie “2012” so yes they warn you for
    things because of bad karma but in a way people get confused because they are
    being misled all the time and see it as entertainment), the same thing will
    happen to Japan. After this which is going to happen a huge tsunami will spread
    and cause tremendous damage around the globe. Between June 2015 and September
    the sun is between earth and Nibiru, as soon as it’s becomes visible again it
    will be very close and a very large meteorite will hit on 24 September into the
    North Atlantic Ocean near Costa Rica. This is why they are forming a “gray
    state” with Martial Law and operation Jade helm. And this is just a start
    of the faster and faster changing of Gaia and its poles(Entrances to
    Agartha).All planets are hollow having a neutron sun in the middle with a huge
    mass which creates gravity and will ring like a bell by major vibrations. This
    pole shift will change the world as we know it. There multiple causes;
    Fukushima meltdown, planetary alignments, the approach of Nibiru. But don’t be
    afraid there’s no escape like some elites think which mislead their nations and
    hide into their bunkers in the mountains which have been prepared. There’s more
    then they want you think and know about. Your body is a shell and your
    consciousness is your soul which is eternal. This soul is being
    polluted/poisoned your entire life by the rulers of our planet which don’t want
    you to wake up and act and follow like slaves to their demand. By entering the
    photon belt in the year 2012 a new age and spiritual awareness has started as
    told by the Maya’s. This also causes changes in our (eating) habits. We are all
    loving gods but forgot our spiritual part of us which is capable of everything
    you can think off! The Cabal (Annunaki, creators of mankind & reptilians)
    had a device on the moon which interrupted the ascending of mankind by sending
    low frequency vibrations to earth which interfered with the high frequencies
    from the photon belt. Chemtrail nano-parts which enter your body also interfere
    with your personal vibrational activated by WIFI/4G causing all kind of
    illnesses. This moon device has been destroyed by our helping friends which
    have been seen allot lately in the sky by volcanic eruptions. These
    “gods” are advanced species with major technological knowledge which
    have been trade for resources and which are used today. Above these physical
    advanced and multi-dimensional astral beings(Jesus is one of them) there’s a
    creator of all! The entire world will light up and shine by our leave and so
    our future as starpeople will continue with new experiences and visiting other
    planets with loving creatures and so a new golden age will start for those
    which choose to reincarnate on earth. Some will be temporarily removed and
    placed on a other planet as happened with the Maya people and some will reach
    even higher this time as higher dimensional being. As soon as the major changes
    due the passage(Easter) of Nibiru/Hercolubus on 16 March 2016 have passed. I’m
    not sure if earth survives this time so it could be this golden age will start
    on a other planet because it’s a big event which is happening this time which
    only happens in a billion years. Nibiru the destroyer passed every 3600 years
    due to its cycle in our galaxy but have been pulled out of its orbit by other
    planets due to gravitational attraction so the timeline and its path have
    changed this is which causing the tectonic plate movement and volcanic activity
    as well at this time.

    You can feel it in your DNA
    line, it’s mutating, it’s all fine, a branch new world will be created with all
    the knowledge that has been lost. All those forgotten memory’s from the past.
    Your soul is eternal so all the knowledge is in the mind, why do you think they
    keep polluting and keep frustrating it’s all they can do but the good will
    always win it’s all true! Spread jah love everything will be fine,
    reincarnating it’s just a step in a new time. Some will reach even higher this
    time but that’s all fine, you will see if it’s your time. The biggest illusion
    of all time is denying all the violence is just fine, so start making a
    difference and let the world shine!

    One love, Namaste!

    • Mggie

      Sounds good . BUT !!

  • Marshall

    I was thinking that the moon had something to do with it.And, the moon does effect tides.But,I’m still not buying this explanation.There are those who are just starting to experience this phenomenon who have never heard it before. I live in the middle of the U.S. and it became more intense around 2:00 a.m. today. Which is not unusual during the times I hear it. Sometimes it has to be completely void of other sounds to be heard.But,there are times it is so intense that it dominates other noises. And,it fluctuates, It’s not a steady sound all the time.

    • sabelmouse

      i’ve been hearing it ever since i came to ireland about 18 years ago. at night.

      • Marshall

        Ya,a lot of people say they only hear it at night.I hear it at night and for a while after I get up in the morning.But,I do get up pretty early sometimes.

        • sabelmouse

          i have heard it very early in the morning, i consider that still night. of course it get’s light here so early in the summer.