The Taos Buzz Mystery

As of yet, there is no definitive scientific explanation for the Taos hum phenomenon. The hypotheses range from actions of aliens to geological movements. For now, the mystery continues …
The Taos Buzz Mystery

In the North American town of Taos a mysterious noise, known as “the hum of Taos”, has been heard for a long time, which affects the tranquility of its inhabitants. Although various studies have been carried out, none can explain the origin of this phenomenon.

Likewise, in other latitudes you can find a similar phenomenon : Bristol hum, Bondi hum, Windsor hum, La Plata hum and many more. This has led to all kinds of speculation regarding this event.

The mysterious hum of taos

Taos is a town located in the state of New Mexico, in the United States, which stands out for its picturesque appearance and a relaxed atmosphere. In fact, it has been a frequent resting place for prominent Hollywood writers and famous actors.

Although its population does not exceed 8,000 inhabitants, a part of it claims to be tormented by incessant noise. Apparently, it comes from the desert and is similar to the one produced by a motor that makes glass vibrate.

Apparently, this phenomenon made its appearance during the first years of the nineties; since then, there have been continuous complaints. The lack of explanations has led to the creation of all kinds of hypotheses that seek to decipher the hum of Taos. So far, no conclusive answer has been found to clarify why.

Preliminary studies

Many claim that the hum of Taos comes from the desert.

Although various studies have been carried out on the hum of Taos, preliminary investigations were carried out during the same decade of the nineties. In them, information was collected through interviews that yielded interesting data and established a good starting point.

The research was conducted primarily by various faculties at the University of New Mexico. It was determined that the number of people affected by the Taos drone did not even reach 2% and that this phenomenon intensified at night.

Subsequently, we proceeded to install various equipment particularly sensitive to low-frequency noise. After analyzing the results, it was concluded that the supposed noises that produced the aforementioned hum had not been detected.

This unexpected situation generated confusion among the researchers, who after debating and unifying the information collected, issued a report. The buzzing that this fraction of the population heard  was the result of suggestion, that is, it was imaginary and not real.

The reaction of the residents

Faced with these results, those affected by the Taos buzz split into various factions. While some demanded in-depth answers and a greater commitment from the experts involved, others began to consider that they suffered from some type of mental disorder.

Some people preferred to remain silent, perhaps out of prudence, awaiting further announcements, while others began to make room for extraterrestrial causes. Some more considered it to be a government plot to hide secret experiments allegedly carried out by a nearby military base.

Subsequently, a group of doctors stated that this phenomenon did not necessarily involve a mental disorder. These professionals added that it could be tinnitus, a condition in which a ringing is heard without an external source.

Such sound can be intermittent or continuous and its intensity can vary depending on the ambient noise. Additionally, they reported that it can be of organic and non-mental origin, and that it is more common than is believed.

What happened next

Later, new studies were carried out  by various universities and some sectors interested in the subject. This was because a phenomenon similar to the Taos hum was occurring in other parts of the world.

People who hear the hum of Taos are actually very few.

Several geologists raised the possibility that the hum is the result of small tremors, tectonic shifts or movements of magma within the earth’s crust. Meanwhile, other theories suggest that they are microwaves emitted by various electromagnetic sources.

In fact, one of the studies affirms that it is about this type of waves, which are produced as a result of the disintegration of meteorites when entering the atmosphere. A further study suggests that these are simply radio transmissions using extremely low frequency.

Conclusions on the hum of Taos

Apparently, all the investigations carried out so far, and which are supposed to have a scientific basis, cannot produce definitive conclusions. Thus, the riddle of the Taos hum will remain unanswered, at least for now.

At this point, it should be noted that 2 government-subsidized studies are currently being carried out in the Canadian city of Windsor. These have yielded promising results. They have managed to detect, by means of instruments, the hum that occurs in this place and that is similar to the one that occurs in Taos. Therefore, it is likely that in a few years we will have definitive answers.

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