In 1987 I finished a minor in Russian language from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The only times I ever used it included once at the at the U of M. I happened to be at the Arena when Russian old-timers were playing against the U of M Bison hockey team. I facilitated a very brief translation of a simple request from one of the Russian players. I forgot who won the game.
I intend to penetrate the Russian media regarding the Worldwide Hum, and if you have native fluency in Russian, then I need your help (in two ways). I searched for information about the Worldwide Hum in the Russian Language. I found a number of results, but it was pretty clear that the documents were translations from English, and sometimes subtleties were lost. One of the articles tells me that my first name is “Sam” (сам) , rather than Glen. Well, we learn something new everyday.
If you can read Russian well, then I would appreciate your summary of what now appears about the Worldwide Hum on the Russian internet – is it being written about seriously? Are there any verified quotes from Russian scientists or universities? Is it all translated from English or is there original writing? How far back do their reports go? If it’s the 1960s or after, then that would be a very important finding.
I’ve been working to get back to bilingual status, and I think it’s very important to make inroads into the Russian media, the way that we have in the English speaking world. Alongside entering China media, I think this an important thing that we can focus on right now that doesn’t cost a dime. If you can write well in Russian, then may I encourage you to start forwarding translated items and links from Al Jazeera and BBC, and so on to Russian popular media. If the Hum is not prevalent in Russia, then that would obviously be a huge finding. If it is, then that would confirm what I suspect: which is that the Hum is a worldwide condition that correlates with population density. If so, this points to a medical condition that might have environmental prerequisites. It is possible that some elements or combination of elements of modern life may be causing the auditory system to receive signals from the brain, just as the brain sends false signals in tinnitus.
I would prefer that a Canadian lab solve this, but if ends up that Russian, Chinese, or American scientists find the answer, that’s also fine with me. Again I encourage readers to look through this blog and notice the postings regarding what concrete things can be done to help solve this scientific mystery.