BBC's 'The Hum' Examines the Perplexing Auditory Phenomenon

By: Joey Haar - Aug 17, 2016
References: bbc & thenextweb
'The Hum' is a strange and mysterious auditory phenomenon that impacts people all over the globe, and it's incessant buzzing could be responsible for driving hundreds if not thousands of people mad. The sound, which researchers believe is an actual noise and not an auditory hallucination even though it is only experienced by some people, is now the subject of a BBC Future documentary entitled 'The Hum.'

Descriptions of The Hum are subjective, with it having been described as an omnipresent low rumbling, like loudspeakers that have been left on or a truck idling in the distance. Because of these subjective descriptions, it is incredibly difficult to pinpoint the source of The Hum. Indeed, no one knows the source of the buzz despite it tending to amass in certain geographical locations.