Just two days ago in the Daily Weird, we reported on the “Woodland Hum”, a mysterious low frequency sound that has been the cause of annoyance for residents of the small English village.
Well, It appears that “the hum” may have found its way to southwestern Ontario.
Windsor residents have so far filed more than 150 complaints with the Environment Ministry, detailing vibrations and a low rumbling noise that sound awfully similar to descriptions of the noises plaguing Woodland.
One man, Dave Robins, told the Montreal Gazette that it had the distinct sound of an idling truck.
“The first few times I heard it, I thought that’s what was going on,” he said. “But when it persisted for more than 30 minutes, I went out to look and it wasn’t a truck.”
The sounds have gotten so hard for residents to deal with, that they have convinced Natural Resources Canada to send in seismic monitoring equipment for a three week run, in an effort to hone in on the source of the rumblings.
Earlier this year, after only nine complaints had been received, the Environment Ministry launched their own initiative to find an explanation to the bizarre sounds. One of their initial calls came from Sonya Skillings, an Essex country resident who told the Windsor Star that she felt like she was “going mental” from the noise.
“It’s in the ground and it feels like there is a subway under the house. It happens at all different times — in the middle of the night, as well. We just want to know what the noise is, it’s just weird that nobody knows. If it’s not the salt mines, then what is it?”
Although possible explanations have previously pointed to turbines, salt mines, airports, or other man-made causes, the Environment Ministry concluded its study in May, ruling out any industrial causes, and refusing to continue its research unless other government agencies got involved.
For more information visit the Montreal Gazette.