Why is the Hum Map Update so Delayed?

“When volunteers have poor productivity, double their pay”, goes a sarcastic one-liner. More seriously, when we switched to the new and enhanced survey form, I faced the considerable challenge of showing the new data points – and the existing ones – on the same Google Fusion Table map. That challenge has been overcome by three young programmers from the small town of Gibsons, BC, Canada, and at my first opportunity, I will present the new Hum Map along with the excellent research search tool written by the young men. I am proud of their work.

So, patience; it is on the way.

Glen

The NHK (Japan National Broadcasting) Documentary Filming

 

What a pleasure it was to work with Tomofumi Sakamoto (Director, GEN TV Production) and Takayo Nagasawa (Production Coordinator, Cinemic) today on the documentary they are preparing for NHK, which will air in July 2018. NHK has one of the largest viewing audiences in the world, and this is an excellent opportunity to inform the Japanese public about the Worldwide Hum. From the beginning, I have said that if we maintain a serious, critical, and scientific approach to this topic, we will normalize The Hum and eventually involve a governmental, university, or private laboratory in this investigation, and will we have our answer.

Again, I remind people that progress is slow, but measurable and inexorable. We are closer than ever to solving this scientific mystery and we will find the source of the Worldwide Hum. So let’s stay focused, and let’s reject pseudoscience and ridiculous conspiracies. Let’s stick to the science and the facts.

 

An Exemplary Mainstream Media Article from Rob Waugh at Yahoo UK

Well done, Rob Waugh: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/thousands-people-around-world-hearing-strange-hum-one-scientist-hopes-find-144025258.html

The programmers just released the alpha version of the new research tool

I have been waiting several years for help on this, and it is very close now. I’ll get several testers to start using the tool and get their feedback before releasing it to the public.  At last, we will have a fine-grained, map-based search tool for Hum locations.

A theoretical logic flow map for Worldwide Hum researchers and interested scientists (Author: Henrik)

(Updated again: there was a readability problem in the previous document. This version should be better).

I have the pleasure of presenting this work by Henrik, one of our forum contributors with serious scientific credentials. (Henrik, along with Bernie Hutchins, played a major role in developing the new version of our Hum Map Survey). It is a logic flow diagram that sorts out the logic and decision making regarding the source of the Worldwide Hum. It will prove valuable for scientists new to the phenomenon, those who are scientifically literate, and those who have already invested time and energy into this issue.

World Hum – Logic Map Rev7x

Correcting some things from the Inside Edition piece

The Inside Edition crew shot six hours of video in three locations here on the Sunshine Coast, and that was compressed to about 90 seconds on the “mystery sounds” segment. I very much need to correct some things and educate readers on a few others.

First, I was misquoted about the source of the Hum. Please read this.

Second, the Deming Box was designed to block VLF radio waves (from 3 kHz to 30 kHz), not “low-frequency sound waves”. Having the woman climb into the box made for good tv, however.

Third, I distance myself completely from “sky trumpets”, “apocalypse sounds”, and related silliness, including ridiculous conspiracies and pseudoscience.

Please read through this blog if you are interested in educating yourself about the Worldwide Hum. The language used here is scientifically rigorous but accessible to many readers.

Glen

 

“Inside Edition” is coming up to shoot a story

Al Jazeera was important, as was Coast to Coast AM in some ways, along with BBC (four times), the Conversation (650,000 readers), and numbers of others, but this will be the biggest fish so far. For the first time, the Worldwide Hum will be discussed on a major evening American show in a serious, scientific, and credible way. Their viewership is over four million people per evening, and all it will take is for a single person in that group who has the connections and gravitas to finally push our project into a university or government laboratory. When that happens, this scientific riddle will soon be solved.

There’s a lot riding on this one. Wish me luck.