The Taos Hum

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Welcome to Taos

Known locally as the Taos Hum, strange, unexplained sounds that seem to come from either the sky above or the earth itself are now being reported globally.

The Taos Hum however is a little different than what is being reported elsewhere. One major difference with the Taos Hum is that only 2% of the residents are able to hear it, more than likely based on the frequency.

There have been reports of people committing suicide as well as moving away from the area due to this phenomena because those that can hear it say it almost never stops. Another interesting fact is that many people who can hear it say that it’s loudest while they are inside and much quieter outside.

Scientists from several universities in New Mexico as well as Los Alamos National Laboratories have studied the Taos Hum but none of the research teams have yet been able to offer an explanation.

The following is from Wikipedia in regards to the Taos Hum.

It was in 1992 that the Hum phenomenon began to be reported in North America following complaints from many citizens living near the town of Taos, New Mexico.

The University of New Mexico undertook studies of hum sufferers in Taos. One of the researchers reported that the Hum was close to 66 hertz, two octaves below middle C, although it could go as low as the lowest E on a piano.

An ongoing low frequency noise, audible only to some, is thought to originate somewhere near this town and is consequently sometimes known as the Taos Hum. Those who have heard the Hum usually hear it west of Taos near Tres Orejas. The Taos Hum was featured on the TV show Unsolved Mysteries, and it was also briefly mentioned in an episode of The X-Files.

Taos Hum

Taos Hum

So there is a hum and it has been recorded and analyzed. This isn’t just a case of people claiming something that can’t be proven like Mothman. More recently sounds have been recorded at various locations around the world that resemble something straight out of a science fiction movie. While some of these reports and videos appear to be hoaxes, some remain unexplained or just plain weird.

Recent reports of unusual sounds have come from:

Kokomo, Indiana.

Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Woodland, County Durham, England.

County Kerry, Ireland.

Seattle, Washington.

Wellington, New Zealand.

Italian National Research Council, ISTI, Pisa, Italy.

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

In my opinion these sounds are different than what is experienced around Taos and are more than likely unrelated. The Taos Hum is exactly that, a hum. The other reports are more mechanical in nature and sound remarkably similar to the aliens from the movie Cloverfield. My take on these particular sounds are that they may emanate from the earth itself and could possibly be geological in nature.

Due to our location and close physical proximity to Taos (46 miles) as well as Los Alamos (20 miles), this article will focus mostly on the Taos Hum.

For those that have never been to northern New Mexico, it is a very isolated region spread out over a large area. The largest cities in the area are Los Alamos (12,019), Espanola (10,240), Taos (5,676), and Dulce (2,623). The rest of the area consists of pueblos and single isolated dwellings basically in the middle of nowhere.

One thing to consider in the case of the Taos Hum is the location of Taos to Dulce, New Mexico (119 miles) as well as Los Alamos (66 miles).  What really goes on at Dulce and Los Alamos is anyone’s guess. Dulce has long been rumored to contain an underground base and alien facility. Los Alamos is very secretive but was the site of the Manhattan Project which brought us the atomic bombs that ended WW II.

The region is mountainous, high in elevation and sparsely populated. If there was a good place for underground facilities as well as testing, this area would be perfect. Another thing to consider are the types of people that call this area home. You will not find people like those of New Mexico anywhere else in the country. There is a high population of Native American as well as Hispanic individuals who prefer to keep to themselves.


Near Taos, New Mexico

These are not the types of individuals that go out of their way to report strange anomalies. People here see something unusual and it’s just a regular day for them. Everyone that I have spoken to so far admits that they have seen unexplained things in the sky but act as if that’s no different than going to the store for some milk. Their attitude is basically “That’s just New Mexico.”

So what are some of the possible explanations for the Taos Hum?

At this time any explanation is pure speculation. Many theories exist including tinnitus, seismic activity due to earth’s very thin crust in the region, HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) and the aforementioned Los Alamos National Laboratory and alleged underground Dulce Base.

Tinnitus is a ringing of the ears and to me isn’t a valid angle to research unless the hum affects the condition. This still wouldn’t explain what the hum itself is or what is causing it. Could the elevation in conjunction with tinnitus cause the hum? If that were the case you would expect a higher rate than 2% as well as many reports from more populated higher elevation locations such as Denver, Colorado.

The thin crust sounds like an interesting possibility due to evidence of lots of volcanic activity in the area millions of years ago. The problem with this theory is that the scientists that have researched the hum should have landed on this one fairly early into their research yet never did.

HAARP is definitely a possibility although there are a couple of issues with this one. For starters the hum is at a very low frequency. Another is that HAARP started in 1993 (officially) in Alaska, while the hum in Taos has been reported as far back as 1992. While there are rumors HAARP has expanded to now include New Mexico, this was fairly recently (if at all).

The road into Los Alamos

The road into Los Alamos.

Now we get to Los Alamos and Dulce. I have been to Los Alamos, and while I have no proof, I am convinced there are underground facilities there. It’s just a feeling I got while I was there as if I could feel a vast network below me. You would have to go there to understand what I am referring to. As the site of the super secret Manhattan Project it makes sense to have things tucked away out of sight.

Dulce nobody as yet can prove contains an underground base of any kind. While many speculate that it does, the “where there’s smoke there’s fire” adage (for me at least) doesn’t have enough smoke yet to assume there’s a fire. Do I believe there are underground military facilities in northern New Mexico? Without a doubt. Do I have proof? Absolutely not. However, if the government doesn’t have underground bases in this area they’re crazy.

The mystery of the Taos Hum will no doubt continue for some time. Having Los Alamos National Laboratory involved in the research is to me a little humorous though since they rank high on my list as to the actual source of the hum. The fact that this occurs not only in one of the most isolated regions in the US but also is usually reported between midnight and dawn tells me that it’s more than likely some sort of testing. So the answer may lie not in geology, but in asking who would be doing any sort of testing in the middle of the night in the high desert?