For those of you who are new to Worldwide Hum Research, visit the main page at www.thehum.info so you can get up to speed on things.
Here’s where I think we are and what we need to do:
- The Hum Map and Database. I think the new and improved Hum Map is serving its purpose well and has been at the centre of media attention. I will continue to update the Map. I think it’s time for a statistician to start crunching the data, based on some things we know or are speculating on.
- The Media. Most of the major media outlets (and many smaller ones) have done reasonably serious pieces about the Hum. Unfortunately, there has been some awful science reporting as well, and of course, I can’t leave it unchallenged. I expect I’ll be doing a fair bit of correcting the record in 2019.
- Physical Experiments. I have given specific advice on what needs to be done, but nobody has done it. You can read about it here, here, here, and here. And there are more.
- University and other corporate labs. Essentially no progress has been made on this point. Occasionally a university scientist is asked for an opinion regarding so-called “Sky Trumpets” (most of which I solved this summer) or other “mystery noises”. I’ve made a few efforts to reach out to established experts in several fields, but nothing has resulted. Eventually, a famous or powerful person who hears the Worldwide Hum will provide the impetus we need to get this solved.
- Honing our skills and techniques for tracking down human sources of low-frequency sound and infrasound. There are two papers from Henrik on the main page at www.thehum.info that are paving the way for this.