One common aspect of Hum research is that investigators often to fail to grasp the background to the phenomenon and its scope. Currently a team is being assembled to look into the situation in Windsor, Ontario and, alas, there is no indication that they are aware of the previous research in this area and ongoing scientific investigations (including my own). Reviewing the related research literature is an early and key step in any formal research, yet the Windsor team, as is typical with many Hum investigations, are gathering their sophisticated sound recording equipment for deployment around the Windsor area.
For those who are aware of previous papers on this issue, we know the well documented results that lead to the startling but ultimately reasonable suggestion: the Hum may not be a sound in the typical sense of the word. There is ample evidence from governmental, campus-based, and individual studies that show how people can perceive various frequencies of electromagnetic (EM) radiation. One of the leading hypotheses surrounding the nature of the Hum, which I am testing soon, is that Very Low Frequency (VLF) electromagnetic radiation (<30 kHz) may be a prerequisite for the Hum. I am constructing a very simple device to test this in a double-blind controlled study of Hum hearers.
I’ll provide the initial results here when they are available.