A few weeks ago a reporter from a serious scientific journal came to Gibsons, BC for an interview. We were sitting on the beach near my home and, after an hour or so, he broached a delicate, but completely legitimate subject: mass hysteria and hallucination as they relate to reports about the world Hum. As a teacher of psychology, I observed his micro-reactions as he prepared to ask his question. His right hand trembled slightly, and his body tensed in anticipation of how I might respond to such an inquiry.
And I was very glad that he did raise the topic. There is a crucial aspect of the world Hum that is revealed through the hundreds (perhaps thousands now) of emails I’ve received on the topic, as well as the almost 10, 000 people have who have made detailed entries into the World Hum and Map and Database. More than 95% of people who write to me or find the world Hum Map do so independently of other people. Mass hysteria is contagious and does not operate that way. And if you haven’t read their reactions, then you should scan the database and do so. Many of them have reported that they have cried in relief that they are not alone and that this is a real and documented phenomenon.
So it’s time to normalize this and move beyond the X-Files and the fantastical world of the Targeted Individuals. We need a major university to pick this up and solve it. When it is solved, I will withdraw to my previous (and quiet) life. And I’ll be good with that.