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Old 05-17-2002, 06:07 AM
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Taos Hum Explained! - Probably.


Well, as far as I can tell there's no _proof_, but there's a whooooole lot of damning circumstantial and anecdotal evidence that the Taos Hum is.....
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The LORAN navigational radio system!

Salient points:
* People only hear the Hum in areas with LORAN.
* The spread of the Hum corresponds with the deployment of LORAN
* LORAN works on the frequencies that 'hum detectors' pick up.

There are plenty more indicators. A Hum hearer went to a LORAN station and reported hearing it loud and clear, as well as a harmonic a bit lower than his usual hum.

The relevant link: http://homepages.tesco.net/~John.Dawes2/page1.htm

Soitenly interesting, isn't it?
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Old 05-17-2002, 06:25 AM
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And of course I forgot the link to the Straight Dope column. So here 'tis.
http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a981218.html
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