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People all across the planet have reported hearing a strange humming/droning noise at the dead of night usually in their bedrooms like my wife and myself heard last evening.

This is a bit off topic but as I am in an industry that makes a living out of recording sound and vision I feel obliged to report this weird phenomena that has occurred a second time over the last two years.

I was in the edit suite which is right next door to our bed room when my wife came in and asked me what the humming noise was, it was about 1.30am. I switched off all the equipment and could still faintly hear a low, almost mains hum in our bedroom, it is officially reported to be between 40-80 Hz.

I decided to see if the noise was only in the house or outside so we drove round the local area in Burnside, Rutherglen stopping and listening, strangely the noise could also be heard a quarter of a mile up the hill from my house facing south but going the same distance north, nothing.

I looked for the obvious train line maintenance or any kind of construction but once again nothing, the same happened about a year and a half ago and we went through the same exercise.

This strange low frequency hum has also been reported from Canada and England all with the same story only noticeable at night, we don’t have any overhead pylons anywhere near us so it remains a mystery.

Is mother earth being mined under our very feet ?

A recent question… “Anyone have any ideas why it’s mostly heard at night and in the bedroom?”

Editor : Night time is simple…a lot less noise from cars, birds etc its probably in every room but you are more in tune with your bedroom as you spend a third of your life in it and more importantly in the same place i.e.. your position in your bed remains a constant so your ears are highly tuned to that particular space.

“The Hum is a mysterious and untraceable sound that is heard in certain locations around the world by two to ten percent of the population. Historically, the area that has been most affected by the Hum is the United Kingdom, where reports have been frequent since the early 1970s. In the United States, Hum reports date from the early 1990s, with the two most publicized locations being Taos, New Mexico, and Kokomo, Indiana. The source of the Hum has never been located. The Hum does not appear to be a form of tinnitus and may not be an acoustic sound. More than just a noise, the Hum is also capable of manifesting as vibrations felt throughout the body and is often accompanied by a suite of physical symptoms that includes headaches, nausea, and pain in the ears. Analysis of the largely anecdotal data that are available at the present time suggests that the most probable explanation is that some people have the capability to interpret radio transmissions at certain wavelengths as sound. It is well established in the scientific literature that people can hear electromagnetic energy at certain frequencies and peak power levels. Previous studies have found that a subset of the population has an electromagnetic sensitivity that is significantly greater than the mean. Several hypotheses are considered and discussed as possible sources of the Hum. These include cellular telephone transmissions, LORAN, HAARP, and the TACAMO aircraft operated by the US Navy for the purpose of submarine communications. “

Here is a BBC radio program on this topic…

Glenn Marden “Anyone wishing to create the exact tone/frequency as to what they hear, can create and download an MP3 file here:

Maybe show to others. Have one headphone in, and use slider on tone generator to align sound until you then hear the hum equal in both ears. For me it was 36Mz.

Taken from the Largs and Millport news 30th December 2020

A Largs (A seaside town in the West of Scotland) history buff believes he has found a credible explanation for the infamous hum that has plagued the town for more than 40 years.

Robert Cathcart believes the electrification of the local railways line and how it interacts with the surrounding landscape is to blame.

He says he made the discovery, which he believes has never been put forward before, while researching the Largs hum for a timeline project.

Robert said: “I was trawling the net in recent weeks to find when the hum started as I wanted to add it to the town’s timeline we are creating from the Largs History Group, which I run.

“When I went to put it in I noticed that Largs railway was electrified at the same time and I thought it was a bit of a coincidence.

“So I looked into the description of the hum as measured by university studies, the frequency of the current and where it’s been heard from.”

Robert believes the noise comes from the hum of the railway tracks bouncing off the hills and echoing, creating a small noise only in certain areas of the town.

He said: “I believe that the noise is an interference pattern resulting from an almost inaudible electric hum interfering with its own echo from the hill behind Cathcart Road.

“This creates pockets where the crests of sound are doubling up and becoming audible, even though you cannot hear anything when you stand beside the railway.

“Poor shielding, cable problems and proximity to magnetic fields cause hum, which may be inaudible at source but when crossing its echo every second wave doubles in volume.

“The people hearing it are mainly between the hill and the railway line, which also supports the electrification theory.”

Although there have been other ideas put forward by locals over the years, Robert believes his explanation stands up to scrutiny.

He said: “My theory definitely explains why it’s heard in certain locations and measured loudest just to the east side of the main road.

“I’ve never read any of the theories where people have mentioned windmills and activity at Hunterston.

“To me any source of sound could be pointed to, walked towards and pinpointed, except of course an interference pattern.

“It beats me how 10,000 people could wonder and debate it for 30 odd years and still not agree on the cause. I just wanted to throw this theory out there.”

Hope this maybe useful to others. 


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

709 thoughts on “Where is that strange humming noise coming from…UPDATED January 2021

  1. Hi Sue sorry it has been ages since i was last on and to arrange to meet. Been having a horrendous time re noise and trying to find somewhere to sleep at night. My housing association are now moving me out of Edinburgh..!!! It would still be good to meet up ..
    the noise has been particularly bad over the past 3-4 weeks my health has taken a downward spiral 🙁

  2. Hello Dee
    is there a secure email you can send me? e should certainly meet up so I can listen to your hum.

  3. The vibration was terrible last nigh here in Holt Park/Cookridge Leeds.
    It seems to effect my right ear most, which becomes quite sore. I managed to sleep eventually, but not restful sleep, feeling anxious about it, not control on when it occurs, how loud it is, its exhausting noise.

  4. Hi Carol I have put messages on this site before.Over the last weekend the noise has been dreadful. ful on all day and vibration under the floor. A web site may be of interest, ( I am in New Zealand Tauranga) reserch and a data base is being collected. 10000 people world wide have entered there location, A world map can be looked at at sites all over where this type of noise is troubling people such as us. We are not the only ones!!! Take care Pat

  5. I live in Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, UK, it has been very loud again here again ,especially last night the bed vibrating & i have had little sleep .

  6. Hi Carol

    I’m in Leeds too and the Hum is pretty bad here, has been for years. Can’t hear it outside just indoors. Think it is a pressure wave. If you open a window and stick your head out its gone. Does help sometimes. Only solution i found is to playback white noise on some small headphones. You can get an app on your phone. Look for White Noise Generator on Google Play by Hipxel.

  7. Hi John, yes it has been bad last few nights again. My brother in Moortown hears it too. I had the window open a bit last night, and it did help. I will try the white noise. Thanks. Carol

  8. Hi Here in Papamoa/ Tauranga New Zealand the noise has been bad for two days, like others I eventually sleep but not easy. I use an MP 3 player down load favorite songs. That helps at night when quite- except for that HUM !!!

  9. Hi everyone, I found this site early hours of this morning, after a total meltdown. I live in Cardiff, S. Wales in the UK and I have been hearing this damned hum for at least the last 18 months, feeling like I am losing my mind. No-one else in our house hears it, so I have been feeling totally alone. I live with my youngest son and his family, also my oldest son is staying with us a little while. I have been putting off going to bed till stupid o’clock, in the hopes that I will be so tired that I will just fall asleep in spite of the noise and vibration, but it doesn’t work like that! Last night, I went up to my room around 4 am and the noise was horrendous, the vibrations too! I called my youngest and asked him if he would come into my room to listen. Of course he couldn’t hear it, I broke down in floods of tears, saying I am not going mad, it IS real, it sounds like it is coming from outside, but when I go out to hear where it is coming from …. it isn’t there. My Daughter in law came in but she couldn’t hear it either, then my eldest came in, surprise surprise, he couldn’t hear it! My youngest said … that’s it, I am going to google it, I was sceptical, how do you go about googling a flaming noise??? Well he put in a few words and loads of sites came up! I was shocked! At the same time …. relieved because here was proof that I wasn’t imagining it, that I am not alone! after they went back to bed, I sat here looking through loads of stuff about it, for an hour and a half, then I found this site! I am sorry this is turning into an essay, and I know you guys have all been in the same boat. I am just so desperate for some sleep …. proper sleep! I am so exhausted but I do not want to go down the path of taking sleeping pills. I have been there before, and vowed never again! I try playing classical music which is normally relaxing for me, but I still hear and feel it. Ear plugs wouldn’t work, ear phones always make my ears sore … headphones I cant wear as I can’t lay on my back. The family have even offered to swap rooms with me, but I went in theirs, and I still hear it, it is in every room!
    A lot of sites are suggesting that it is tinnitus …. I m sorry but I totally reject that! I DO suffer from tinnitus, but if it WAS that, why does it stop when I go outside the door? At dead of night, when there is very little outside noise going on, if it were tinnitus, I would still hear it when I step outside! I do not! But it starts up again, as soon as I come back inside! Sometimes I only hear it upstairs, mostly at night but I do sometimes hear it during the day, though much reduced! It is always worse at night! I do hear it downstairs, (only at night! ) now and then!
    My family are telling me to go see my GP but a) are they going to take it seriously? b) What can they do for me? c) Will I end up being pumped full of drugs?
    These last few weeks, the noise has become louder and the vibrations stronger. I feel it through my whole body, even laying in bed! It even actually wakes me when I do manage to fall asleep, sometimes, I have only been asleep for 10-15 mins! I really don’t know how much longer I can take this!

  10. Hi Karen, I found this site a few years ago when like you I had googled the hum after a horrendous night.You certainly are not alone, I live in Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, I have been hearing the noise for about 5 years now, i feel the vibration too, my bed almost feels like it’s moving ! I am the only one in the household who can hear it but I have little comfort that my sister who lives 3 miles away can hear it too.This hum is world wide ,doesn’t seem to form any pattern,not high pressure or low ,not a wind farm, people miles away from everything aminety can still hear & feel it! I feel it must be something to do with the earth’s core , not much of a conselation I’m afraid. I have terrible nights Karen,I have a good cry about it & try to cope but it’s not easy ,I suffer from tinitus & this noise is definitely external, I have spoken to my clinic & they agree there is a small percentage of people who can hear this hum .Take care Karen ,Denise x

  11. Hi Karen, its dreadful isn’t it. I am still picking it up this morning, it usually fades in the background once day come’s.
    I did go to the doctors, she was quite understanding, I had recorded the noise on my phone, it shows more as an interference, the pulses are shown. The doctor sent me for a brain scan, to check no tumor around the ear, I am affected in the right side. No tumor, thank the lord. But still the problem.I sometimes sleep with my beanie hat on, the flaps cushion the noise a bit sometimes. I sleep, but its not restful, and I am dreaming like crazy. It is good to know you are not alone. I am in Leeds, my brother hears it, a friend in Wakefield hears it, its widespread for those up can pick it up.

  12. Hi Karen. Although low frequency hums are heard worldwide I don’t think they’ve got any single source but rather have a multitude of sources. I first became badly affected when a large new paper mill opened in my area, but after I became sensitive to the noise from this factory I now hear low frequency noise to a lesser or greater extent wherever I go. I think it’s a cumulative affect with each new source like wind farms, which are known to produce these hums, adding to the background hum and making it worse for noise sensitive people

    To try and locate where any hum might be coming from that’s particularly affecting you can I ask whether you live within a five or ten mile radius of any large new factories or wind farms? I just checked the UK wind farm map and notice that there’s a wind farm in the Cardiff area at Wentloog Environment Centre. Are you anywhere near that? Also do you hear this noise in other areas of Cardiff or outside of Cardiff?

    I’ve found, by the way, that by using an air purifier (a Blueair in my case) which produces a pleasant background noise this helps to mask the unpleasant low frequency hum and vibration in my area of Cheshire which gets on my nerves.

  13. Hi Karen like a lot of us I too had had this noise/ hum and vibration for nearly two years now. I feel it started when fibre cables were put in this area, under ground. I live in new Zealand on the coast East of North island. i know there are others here too that are the same as we are. I use my MP 3 player a lot during the day, or go out as not far away it goes away. At night I have a noise machine and set this to the sound of waves. I find this very helpful but still sometimes not enough for a good noght s sleep I sometimes use a hebal sleeping tablet that helps. too. Hope this might give you some help. Take care

  14. Thank you all for your comments, and concern! I really appreciate it and I feel for all of you. The misery this causes, is so awful, and I am afraid that people that don’t have this problem, fail to understand just how debilitating it is! To be honest, how could they possibly do so, it really does seem so incredible! To be perfectly honest, I still am finding it difficult to get my head around the fact that this is so loud, and PHYSICAL too, that no-one else can hear or feel it! It beggars belief! I am coming to terms with the idea that it is only me that can hear it, but I really hope that something can be done for all of us, really soon! It really does become so unbearable!
    Patricia Barton, what is this noise machine you speak of please and where would I be able to get one? I have never heard of it to be honest, but will try anything if there is the slightest chance that it might help. I am not keen on the use of sleeping pills of any kind, herbal or not, to be honest, but I will if I have to but ONLY the herbal.
    Eddie, I wasn’t aware of the wind farm you refer to, but my son says we can see the big turbine from just up the road to us, that looks close because of the size, but it isn’t. I asked him if he knew how long it had been there, he reckons about a year or 2 ….. h’mmmmm! food for thought. We will have to look into it. I haven’t noticed it anywhere else in Cardiff as to be honest, I rarely go out after dark (which is when I hear it most!) also when I step outside my home, the sound goes away! Not having been in anyone else’s house at night, I can’t possibly comment on that. But, I can speak to my next door neighbour, and see if I can have a listen upstairs in her house (if she doesn’t think I have totally lost the plot that is! lol!) Her Mum and Dad are roughly my age or a little older, so it would be worth asking them if they hear it!
    Carol, How on earth do you record it on the phone? I would never have thought of doing that so might give that a go! I have to say that I have tried covering my ears with my thick duvet, and pillow but it doesn’t diminish enough, only very slightly. It certainly does not help with the vibrations.
    Denise Duneclift, oddly, I have just recently had a brain scan, as I have been having some short term memory problems, and the doctor needed to rule out anything sinister going on, which, thankfully, there isn’t apart from slight shrinkage in the front part.Having said that, I am wondering now, if there might be some connection with that, and the hum? Does anyone have any thoughts on this? I will certainly be asking my doctor. Yes, my bed often feels like it is moving too, not at all a nice feeling! 5 years eh? Oh my life, how on earth have you coped? I have been at the end of my tether and feel ready for the funny farm. I agree with you about the noise being external, I too suffer from tinnitus and it most definitely is not that! Yes it does fade almost completely in the daytime, but I feel that is because of the everyday noises that comes with daytime, it is covered by it. It does reduce me to tears too from time to time, and I get to screaming point but I am so relieved to know that I am not mad …. that others can hear it too! Really not sure I enjoy being this unique lol!I mean different can be good, but in this case ….. NOOOOOOOOOOO! lol … Thank you all for the support and advice,it really means a lot! xx

  15. Hi Patricia here. the noise machine on my order was Ho Medics SS 200 G/F I got this from Amazon .com but the UK Amazon my stock them too. not expensive as I paid NZ$ 41 .84 with postage. Runs on mains and with batteries so I take it away with me to.. I hear Tart Cherry skin liquid does help at night after a few weeks of drinking at night. From a health shop. Can be expensive but said to be good for natural sleep. I as yet have not gone that way. Hope this is of help. Cheers.

  16. Hi there. Just adding in my tuppence-worth! I started hearing The Hum in March 2013 and was absolutely miserable and sleep deprived for A LONG TIME. Tart Cherry juice is really helpful, take an hour before retiring. I keep a CD player on a chair close to my bed with a favourite New Age CD on that is now so familiar and soothing. Although I still hear The Hum I can now not let it bother me; something I didn’t think would ever happen; so take heart you too may get to this stage. In the early years (about 2) I used many things – white noise on the radio (which didn’t really work for me as it was intermittent and annoying) and using small headphones with music or commentaries; these did help and occasionally I still use these. But the CD player is the best. Good luck, and know that there are many empathetic people out there!

  17. Wow!Reading these coomenfs makes me realise I’m not mad. We have low vibrating hum through the house, its rhythmic. I thought it was my neighbours heating but her house is silent?! I have turned the heating off, checked the loft and its still there and worse in my bedroom. I am very sleep deprived and struggling to function. Any help or advise would be appreciated

  18. Sorry to hear Paula that it’s affecting you so bad. I use an air purifier to mask the hum and vibration. It helps me to sleep. Other people use white noise etc to mask it. I’m the only one in my family who’s affected. That seems to be the usual case. Most people aren’t bothered by low frequency noise but for those who are life is made intolerable at times. Hopefully things will improve for you but if not you might have to move house which is what I did. It could be that there’s a local noise source you can find that’s causing it like a factory or wind farm, but if you can’t locate it then there’s not a lot you can do. Your council might be able to help but I wouldn’t count on it. I hope things improve for you.

  19. Hi l find an mp player is good to have play your favorite music listern to the radio Natural herbal sleeping tablets help with night time also l have a sound machine plays ocean sound , rain, six choices One other of us did get one perhaps look back at comments. I am in nz. Best of luck

  20. I did take a read of all your comments. I started to hear the hum one year ago and I found out about it by researching on the internet, to find explanations for the noise that I was hearing. Please to check where superfast optic fibre broadband is in your area, and the broadband technology evolution in past years, correlate it with the date in which you started to hear the hum. I live in an area never reached by fibreoptic broadband, then one day they installed the technology, and we can’t sleep healthy any more. Same happened in a very remote area in the mountains, there is nothing there to produce noise, now we are subject of a 24/24 humming noise offending our health. I am a researcher and an environmental engineer and I started this research recently, also whenever I can, I do spend time in other locations away from superfast broadband to confirm my hypotesis. Please do the same, go in a place without broadband, stay for a day and a night and check, you will find out that the hum is not there.

  21. But references to “The Hum” have been around now for well over twenty years – probably more like thirty. Well before hardly anybody had even heard of the internet, let alone before any sort of broadband connection?

    So doesn’t that make any correlation between it and broadband very, very unlikely?

  22. Hi David I started to hear this hum 2 years ago when fibre opic calbes were laid in our village. I am no connected but cables are there.
    I too go to other places where the hum not so bad. Cities are the worst places. I live in New Zealand.

  23. Hi,
    regarding the humming noise, in the late 1970’s both my Father and I were aware of this sound….always at night,usually around midnight onwards. This was when we lived on the North East coast near Durham area. As mentioned in an earlier post if you opened a window and put your head outside the noise seemed to cease. Latest theory is that it’s caused by seismic vibrations caused by “long ocean waves”.

  24. I ran across your information today. We abandoned our home due to sleep deprivation caused by industrial wind turbine low frequency noise/infrasound which was a thumping rumbling noise inside our home. After experiencing this and moving away to a different town, I have become MORE sensitive to this type of noise. Anymore, I can “feel” a train coming before seeing it or hearing it. (The tracks are about one mile away.) It seems there are a lot of new sources of noise which have encroached into our habitats. There needs to be locations “set aside” where people who feel the negative effects can be allowed to live with minimal disturbances. I encourage land use codes to be put in place to protect from intrusive and harmful noise. These locations need to be free from wind turbines, pumping equipment, manufacturing which involves compression, forging, or stamping, large pipelines, heavy equipment operations, and travel corridors. The remaining desirable quiet areas are becoming extinct.

  25. At last! I was beginning to think it was just me but finally started to research and found this. I live in north Norfolk in the U.K. and can hear it at night if I’m awake. My husband can’t hear it. I don’t hear it in any other location but here. I used to wonder if it was agricultural farming equipment – sugar beet lorries – but it’s there all the time.

  26. I used to live in Cambridgeshire and heard the hum especially in the evenings. Now I live in Somerset by the sea and I still hear the hum in the evenings. I have noticed that it seems to disappear around 3.00 a.m for some reason. I now live near Hinkley Point which is the large Nuclear Power Station. Could it come from power stations asused to live near an industrial estate!

  27. Hi, I live in Leeds, W.Yorks, UK. This sounds very much like what I’ve been hearing for the past 6 months at least – it’s driving me crazy.
    Don’t seem to notice it through the day or in the evening, unless really quiet, but from 10pm onwards just seems to be amplified and runs through the night.
    It’s a constant hum/buzz sounding like something is vibrating (although can’t feel a vibration). Sounds similar to a fridge when they kick in – turned electrics off at the mains and can still hear it, possibly the neighbours but can’t pinpoint exactly where it seems to be coming from.
    Need to try and do some further investigation and possibly stay a night a local hotel away from street to try if I hear it there too.

  28. Where in Leeds are you? I am in Holt Park/Cookridge, the noise can be terrible. Been struggling two years with it.

  29. This is getting crazy. I truly believe more and more people are hearing this. The fact more people hear it can only be a good thing for future investigations. Not good for the individuals who have to contend with folk not believing them and the relentless frustration hearing it 24/7 in your own home brings.

  30. Hi Carol, I’m in Morley. Wife doesn’t hear a thing, and most people seem to think it’s in my head!!!
    At the moment I have ear plug in one ear then listening to music through ear bud in the other. Helped a little but not ideal really. Next stop is a night in the Travelodge just up the road, as would expect to hear it there if coming from further a field than my neighbours.

  31. Try using ear phones they work better than ear plugs,they do not make any difference to me.l live in N Z been hearing since 2 years ago now. Sometimes makes no difference when away too. There are days when it is quite then l get a netter sleep.

  32. @Jamie+Carol
    Leeds also, Oakwood and Roundhay terrible Hum for years, always in the night with bad vibration. can’t hear it outside just in the house.
    Try getting some headphones and a white noise app on the phone, that helps.

  33. Hum has been terrible in Caister on Sea , Great Yarmouth, Norfolk , I have heard it for the last 6yrs, i have had many a day & night suffering from this continual droning, the vibration transfers through your body & makes some night intolerable, only consellation I have is my sister hears it too & she lives 6 miles away , so I’m not going mad & hearing things .

  34. It’s been bad the last few nights in Holt Park. I use to live off Lidgett Lane, not far from Roundhay/Oakwood, I can’t remember hearing it there, I was in one of the little tower blocks there, maybe height takes you away from the source? I lived in Morley too, it was awful there, like someone on computer all night. I also spend time in Rothwell, in one flat it was awful, there was,a telegraph pole outside, I always wondered if it was noise from this, or air vibrating through and around it. I hear it most on my right side ear, I have day’s when I have pain and tension on that side, from attempting to sleep with the vibration going on ? no wonder I am always tired!

  35. Hi From N z Bay of Plenty area. Noise is bad today Saturday 19. M P Player always a help. I hear it during the day at times Last night was bad from. 2pm. I am sensitive to other noise around l seem to tune into.

  36. I live in the US, in upstate CA. I recently moved to the redwood forest, and I have heard the hum ever since I moved here last June, 2016. I literally thought I was going crazy before finally googling it, and that is when I found all the other people that could hear the low frequency noise. It drives me up the wall sometimes.

  37. Steve look up Google hum map of the world I’m living in cornwall and this ongoing humming and vibrations has been going on for almost 3 years I can even hear it as EMF outside even environmental equipment has picked up the LF rumbling sound like an idling deasel genorator. .im care working at Pensilva and blow me even up hear I hear this mind blowing hum

  38. I stay in Erskine and I’ve been hearing this humming almost every nite for years. Sometimes it’s not that loud, but most of the time it load enough to keep me awake. I suffer from headaches and now wondering if this hum is the cause?? I mostly hear it at night but not exclusively. It seems to me there is more noise during the day and that makes it harder to hear it but it’s still there. The only time I get a rest from it is when it’s windy or heavy rain outside. I wish it would dissappear. I have stayed in Erskine for 45 years and I’ve been hearing this for the past 2 – 3 years. It seem’s to be coming from a south westerly direction I think but hard to say. Always presumed it was some sort if mining work but who knows. I just wish it would stop. I don’t beleive it’s a natural phenomenon, It must be some sort of industry noise I think. Would like to hear from anyone in Erskine who hears this drone. I saw an review from a customer of the Erskine Bridge Hotel who had to leave in the middle of the night owing to this droning noise. They thought it was a boiler or something. My wife can’t hear it so for ages I assumed it was my ears but I would hear it all the time if that was the case surely? ???

  39. It’s very bad tonight in Exmouth, Devon, UK at Midnight, 21 June 2018

  40. Hearing this from about 4am in Upminster Essex. First time and it’s been driving me so mad I googled it and came across this post.

  41. Hi Just had emails come through from this sight I still get trouble with a HUM and Vibration under the floor, that comes at evening time mostly. Other noise during day but now worse as so much earth moving and building going on. I go out when I can it can go away them but at times is in the air so no escape!! Learning to live with it, or at least try. Ear phones I use a lot. Good Luck.

  42. Hi Andrea,

    I’m in Renal at the time of writing this at 1.10am. The humming is very loud tonight. I’ve heard it a few times and have absolutely no idea what noise is.

  43. I’m in Rednal in Birmingham, UK. The humming is loud. My son heard it tonight too at 1.10am. Really strange. The old Rover car factory is over the back, own by MG which is owned by a Chinese company called SAIC. Besides that, I can’t think of any other reason for the humming noise.

  44. I’m in Sacramento…the sound is here at night
    Seems to be happening more and more. It actually makes me sick to my stomach. It sounds to me like their mining under the ground I live near a port the port of Sacramento anybody else out there here at that lives around here

  45. Hi Adam,
    I too am in Rednal, Birmingham. I live on the new estate on east works. I’ve been hearing the humming noise for two weeks now. It’s driving me mental.

  46. Hi Cathy,

    Not sure if you are still around on this website. But I also live in Shillington Hertfordshire and have been plagued by the noise you describe for the last five months.

    Did the council find out for you what the noise actually was or its cause?

    Please email me ASAP as desperate to find out. Causing me serious insomnia.

  47. Hi are you still hearing this! I am in South Edinburgh and it’s driving me insane lol.

  48. I live in Eastbourne too and I’ve been hearing this sound over the years. The past two nights it was very clear. Like a pulsating low bass that came in and out on waves. I live near the sea front and was wondering if it could be the sewage works. It was so loud last night 4am I phoned my son to tell him to turn his music off, I thought it was the bass but he was fast asleepleep. I’ve been puzzled for a while. It stops me sleeping. It’s interesting to hear that I’m not the only one who hears it. Other times it sounds like a lorry parked with the engine turning over. Are you still hearing it?

  49. Still suffering with this dreadful humming noise. It’s pretty much constant day and night seven days a week and dcreases rarely. Bizzare how none of my neighbours complain of this. Have just recently also heard it outside up to one mile from where I live in Shillington. As other posters describe-it is very much like a lorry running it’s engine in the distance.

    Anyone from the Shillington area reading this please contact me.

  50. Hi Vivien how is your sisters hum did you manage to hear it also? Tell her to join f/b hum sufferers forum ..i have also been affected I live in Liskeard Cornwall and since 2015 my life has been turned upside down with sleep deprivation to the worst form of noise torture ..a number of things can create infrasound as this is what it is obviously worse at night…people (neighbour’s online gaming) …illegal cannabis indoor farm ie from all the equipment such as fans pumps and generator! Which is what I suspect is going on with my delinquent nieghbours from hell as they are the type
    outdoors could be windturbines, nearby construction work..mining ..I hope your sister has managed to find some resolution as I empathise its hell and its reall the authorities just wont show any interest as they are aware this is a noise nuisance but dont want to take any responsibility for it

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