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paddy q

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Belfast Humming noise
« on: June 09, 2017, 10:13:22 PM »
I have noticed a humming noise around belfast over the past couple of months which seems to go on day and night.
It is heard more in the house when all is quiet. I went to my parents house one day and i could here it even louder there.
It's not that loud but very annoying especially at night.
Does anyone else here it? and does anyone know where it is coming from? ??? [size=78%]  [/size]

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Re: Belfast Humming noise
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2017, 04:37:22 AM »
For several months on the forum, there have been occasional examples of new separate, single new thread posts by various new and different forum members, about various topics, often some form of query post, which look very suspiciously like bogus spoof posts. I suspected, and I still do suspect, that this thread and thread topic was another such possible/likely example of that.

However, apparently that type of noise is a known and claimed phenomenon, both in Belfast and in other parts of Ulster and elsewhere in the world. Although the claimed example of the supposed noise in Belfast in the first video below, sounds far different in volume and nature to a humm, it sounds more like a ground based aircraft jet engine.

The only humming noises that I've ever heard were the sort of low pitched humming noises that are sometimes produced by electricity transformers in electrical sub stations and in overhead high voltage electrical power lines during wet weather.

"Have you heard 'the hum' ? Mystery of Earth's low droning noise could now be solved"
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/have-you-heard-the-hum-mystery-of-earths-low-droning-noise-could-now-be-solved-31183483.html


"strange sounds in sky the over Belfast 05/05/2015"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoXgO8h97Yo

"People Hear Strange Sounds Coming From the Sky All Around the World"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWZLOEK7uMc

"I'm plagued by a 'hum' that no one else hears"
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1223158/Im-plagued-hum-hears.html

"There's A Kind of Hum"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07nmqtq

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hum

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Frequency_Active_Auroral_Research_Program

http://www.haarp.net/

"SOUND of HAARP WEAPON IN ACTION !!! SCARY Lights & Noise!! 2011"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsgrRmHW8ro

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Re: Belfast Humming noise
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2017, 11:43:40 AM »
Hallo James thanks for alerting some of us to those clips (regardless of the potential for dubious origins of topic author- multi id's always equal cowardice of some description).
I think that the bigger picture is that people revile the testimonies of others because it doesn't fit into their neat little frameworks of what reality ought to be. It's a fear thing. Most likely they would be mightily relieved at testimonies from the people previously scorned if the testimonies could absolve them from blame in, say, a court of law. I for one am prepared to believe that people hear these things. It seems at the very least polite to listen to the people and their accounts of happenings in their locales, for what other way is there to garner any information at all about communities at large?  In Todmorden, Lancashire, we were plagued by the sounds of metal being dragged along the ground with no apparent origin. The railway company was contacted to check if heavy work was being carried out, but it said "no." The sounds were so loud and prominent that it seemed as if a lorry was trailing a skip full of heavy material along the ground. I must say that it's comforting to know that Linda Moulton-Howe the award-winning writer deals with these subjects very ably on earthfiles.com . Regards.
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Re: Belfast Humming noise
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2017, 10:37:57 PM »
It's probably your freezer.

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Re: Belfast Humming noise
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2017, 01:19:32 PM »

Thank God somebody else hears it [or thinks they do]. I most definitely do! It might be the freezer, the drink, a trick of the ears - but at least others are afflicted by it as well. I know that's a wee bit like minimising the threat of hell by consoling oneself with the thought of the millions of others who will dwell there as well but at least I know I'm not the only one!!

BTW - the notion that helicopters 'hum' must have been heard at a right distance from them :) . Up close and personal they were one of the greatest rackets, clattering, banging, grinding load of metal you could imagine.  ;) Nah - the hum is distracting - the choppers were a torment!

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Re: Belfast Humming noise
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2017, 11:29:39 PM »
Obviously not a helicopter, well certainly not at close range, those are hugely noisy at close range, and the original comment about those on this thread was obviously intended as a failed comedic spoof banter post. Although, with modern stealth type military helicopters, they can be much more quiet than the more usual types of helicopters,... I mean, for example, by comparison, think of the sound of a Rolls Royce compared to an ordinary car.

E.G. lots of vids of quieter modern military helicopters here... https://tinyurl.com/y7s8el89

In particular, this blade sound comparison sound test, the noise level reduction and tone is pretty dramatic.

Eurocopter Blue Edge rotor blade noise reduction...   https://tinyurl.com/ybjlznob

As Dargan and yourself and the various news reports from a range of places around the world for quite a number of years indicate, this is a real phenomenon for a lot of people, and to someone who hasn't personally experienced it, the automatic response might well often be to take the p.

It wouldn't be the first phenomenon though to have been automatically discounted, and then to have been eventually proven to have had a genuine confirmatory cause and explanation, and possibly more than one cause in different circumstances.

If someone is experiencing this on a permanent continuous basis though, or even on a very frequent but intermittent basis,... I would say, get a medical ear and hearing test check, all sorts of medical reasons can cause unusual auditory effects,... the most well known of which is of course, tinnitus,... and constant auditory noises caused by a medical problem can cause really serious and debilitating mental and emotional effects in the sufferer,... and in some cases, even to the point of self harming.

https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinnitus

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinnitus

https://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/community/forums/tinnitus.aspx?g=posts&t=9001

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Re: Belfast Humming noise
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2017, 11:50:47 PM »
Obviously not a helicopter, well certainly not at close range, those are hugely noisy at close range, and the original comment about those on this thread was obviously intended as a failed comedic spoof banter post. Although, with modern stealth type military helicopters, they can be much more quiet than the more usual types of helicopters,... I mean, for example, by comparison, think of the sound of a Rolls Royce compared to an ordinary car.

E.G. lots of vids of quieter modern military helicopters here... https://tinyurl.com/y7s8el89

In particular, this blade sound comparison sound test, the noise level reduction and tone is pretty dramatic.

Eurocopter Blue Edge rotor blade noise reduction...   https://tinyurl.com/ybjlznob

As Dargan and yourself and the various news reports from a range of places around the world for quite a number of years indicate, this is a real phenomenon for a lot of people, and to someone who hasn't personally experienced it, the automatic response might well often be to take the p.

It wouldn't be the first phenomenon though to have been automatically discounted, and then to have been eventually proven to have had a genuine confirmatory cause and explanation, and possibly more than one cause in different circumstances.

If someone is experiencing this on a permanent continuous basis though, or even on a very frequent but intermittent basis,... I would say, get a medical ear and hearing test check, all sorts of medical reasons can cause unusual auditory effects,... the most well known of which is of course, tinnitus,... and constant auditory noises caused by a medical problem can cause really serious and debilitating mental and emotional effects in the sufferer,... and in some cases, even to the point of self harming.

https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinnitus

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinnitus

https://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/community/forums/tinnitus.aspx?g=posts&t=9001

Unfortunately there is no known cure for Tinnitus,

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Re: Belfast Humming noise
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2017, 02:13:06 AM »
Well not in the full sense of the word cure, but there are therapies available that can help the sufferers to deal with the symptoms of permanent tinnitus.

With recent or intermittent tinnitus like symptoms, there may be causes which can be treated, such as removing compacted ear wax, which a lot of people might not even be aware that they have, or changing medications which might be causing auditory effects and problems.

Tinnitus is a constant topic of research, and in respect to the original topic of hearing low volume buzzing noises, and especially so at night, there is a paragraph in this in this current news article about such research, which is particularly note worthy.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-139867/A-sound-hope-tinnitus-victims.html

"The idea behind the new therapy, which is expected to go on trial in the UK at the end of the year, is that when people lose the ability to hear very high frequencies, the nerve cells in the brain that processed those sounds start to respond to a lower frequency instead."

British Tinnitus Association        https://www.tinnitus.org.uk/

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Re: Belfast Humming noise
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2017, 07:27:35 AM »

Unfortunately there is no known cure for Tinnitus,

true, that because it is a symptom, can be a head injury veins and arteries blocking with plaque, too close to a bomb, i worked in one of the most ear damaging places, like with jackhammers and no protection...also bottling companies have a continuous whine as the bottles glance off each other running along a steel belt. this is real bad..and i had quite a few head injuries in various situations ...
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Re: Belfast Humming noise
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2017, 11:42:12 PM »
Paddy is that irksome humming noise      ..   still continuing      ..
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Re: Belfast Humming noise
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2017, 11:46:45 PM »
Even though my considered reply about the police chopper has been removed , I still say that's the case
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Re: Belfast Humming noise
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2017, 12:14:06 AM »
Paddy is that irksome humming noise      ..   still continuing      ..

Yes, Still hums day & night. I've made new ear plugs so i will try them tonight.

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Re: Belfast Humming noise
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2017, 12:57:44 AM »

Yes, Still hums day & night. I've made new ear plugs so i will try them tonight.

Unfortunately ear plugs won't help,
Get headphones with serenity soft music,
Believe it or not it helps.
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Re: Belfast Humming noise
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2017, 01:04:20 AM »
With anybody experiencing this sort of thing, earplugs could be a diagnostic clue, because if they don't reduce the noise that suggests a medical cause, and as one of the above article references mentioned, in relation to some of the causes of tinnitus, the noise can become more pronounced at night whilst trying to sleep.

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Re: Belfast Humming noise
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2017, 06:16:51 PM »
Quiet last night, that's a first.
I can't hear it if i stick my fingers in my ears but you can't sit like that all night.