Low-frequency rumbling or humming sou...
kendra

United States

#41 Jun 22, 2011
moniqueV wrote:
OMG, this sound was sooo annoying at about 3:30 I woke up and it sounded pretty loud like a vibrating fan or something. It literally made my ears hurt. My husband couldn't hear it like I did which was odd,it took me forever to go back to sleep.
I too live in Oakland & hear this sound often, usually around 11pm-3am (beyond that time, I'm not sure)...tonight my dog has been pacing & running around the house looking for the source of the noise.

not cool.
Dave

Livermore, CA

#42 Jun 24, 2011
Low freq is at about 45 Hz. About the sound of a diesel engine. My wife and I have been trying to figure it out for about 5 years. City can't do anything. My guess is it is trains or heavy equipment in gravel pits. The only solution we have found so far is a Vornado fan to mask the noise.
Really sucks.
Had enough wrote:
I live in Springtown and for more than six months have noticed a very low pitch rumbling or humming sound day and night when it is very quiet. Never stops! Sounds like a car's vibrating subwoofer system at a distance, low volume, but constant with short intermittent gaps, and extremely annoying especially at night when trying to sleep. I put my pillow over my head, hear it, listen to podcasts, hear it. Only solid silicone earplugs work when I want to sit or read in silence. Strangely it is only in the house where it is heard, in every room. I go outside and other than the steady stream of freeway noise I cannot hear the rumbling or locate the source, I go in the house, doors/windows closed or open, and there it is again. No sources inside the house, not tinnitus. Checked with Caltrans, they said it was probably freeway noise from Altamont; Isabel overpass construction is not 24 hours a day. Checked with the Independent, and City of Livermore, nothing...Search results on the web produce a ton of sites in the UK for low frequency sensitivity and noise, support groups, studies, etc. Cannot find anything for Livermore or the U.S. Anyone else out there experience this? It can't be just me! Nerve-racking!!!

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#43 Jun 25, 2011
Could easily be windmills ... it's about the right frequency range.
Liza

Dublin, CA

#44 Jun 26, 2011
Viticus wrote:
Could easily be windmills ... it's about the right frequency range.
You are all a bunch of paranoid morons!

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Since: Feb 11

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#45 Jun 27, 2011
Liza why would you call someone a moron for looking into all potential sources for this problem. Luckily not everyone is as ignorant as you are. Issues with low frequency resonance from wind turbines is well documented. For instance:

"Concerns have been raised in the UK that noise radiated from wind turbines contains sufficiently high levels of low frequency energy that may pose a threat to human health. It was suggested that symptoms included nausea, headaches and anxiety. This document, issued by the British Wind Energy Association (BWEA), provides information on the issue of low frequency noise and wind turbines, based on current knowledge."

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#46 Jun 28, 2011
I never considered the turbines. Interesting. Have to think about that. I do know that fans in series (such as found in commercial long run ductwork) need to be synchronized in order to avoid setting up harmonics. It is possible that the turbines could produce such a harmonic.

But I'm intrigued by this hum-gas line connection. That is interesting as well. I would like to do a scatter map of folks who hear this in Livermore - but I doubt I could get people to part with their location.
Greenie

San Jose, CA

#47 Jun 28, 2011
The Real Anon wrote:
I never considered the turbines. Interesting. Have to think about that. I do know that fans in series (such as found in commercial long run ductwork) need to be synchronized in order to avoid setting up harmonics. It is possible that the turbines could produce such a harmonic.

But I'm intrigued by this hum-gas line connection. That is interesting as well. I would like to do a scatter map of folks who hear this in Livermore - but I doubt I could get people to part with their location.
I live off of Arroyo Road - appx. 1.5 mi. Before Wente Restaurant. Lived here for 25 years and have never heard any humming, etc. noise. I hope this helps with your scatter map Anon - thanks for your interest & research into this.
Happening to me too

Richmond, Canada

#50 Jul 3, 2011
I just upgraded to a 200 amp service, put it underground, and moved our gas meter from the house to the front, also underground. Now I get a continuous low frequency sound, loudest in our foyer but one can hear it throughout the house. I just called our electrician to come and take a "hear". Since you upgraded to a 200 amp service, maybe turn off the breaker and see the sound stops. I will bet that it will. I haven't tried it yet, but we live on a very quiet street in a very quiet neighborhood and I am hearing this sound now. I will wait for my electrician to turn it off, then go breaker by breaker to see what may be causing it. I will update with I discover what is the cause.

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Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#51 Jul 3, 2011
Sandaura wrote:
Please read the comments and our history of what this noise is. It is real and we have recorded it and have had it confirmed by a certified forensic audio engineer to be a microwave pulse. It is causing the buzzing and the constant thudding. We have residents in our town who have filed formal complaints with the state regulatory agencies. We are being stonewalled by the State and the utilities. This is a health hazard. Please contact us for more information. We would like to also find out more from you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =7mLtygxIaFsXX

Dr Robert O. Becker, M.D.
twice nominated for Nobel Prize of this research.

"I have no doubt in my mind that at the present time, the greatest
polluting element in the earth's environment is the proliferation of
electromagnetic fields.

I consider that to be far greater on a global scale, than warming, and
the increase in chemical elements in the environment."
Will tin foil hats??? DLMK
Steve from CT

Woodbury, CT

#52 Jul 11, 2011
The Bay area (I assume that covers 20 miles away E_S_W as well) is loaded with HUM reports. If you jump onto the yahoo Hum Forum in the files section you'll see a current map we in CT are making to document locations. Contact your congressman and get something going in the news media. Check out what's happening in Windsor Essex CDN on the same thing. You folks are not alone
Nadine

Ottawa, Canada

#53 Jul 14, 2011
lisa wrote:
I could be your cable box. My cable box makes a similar noise at night its annoying.
Hi Mike, I was wondering if you were able to solve the mystery of your humming sound? We have a similar noise in our neighbourhood in Ontario and I am trying to find out if other have heard the same sounds. Thanks
Dave

Livermore, CA

#54 Jul 23, 2011
Took a walk Friday through Sycamore Grove. There is a vault that goes to the South Bay Aquaduct. Low frequency rumble coming from the pumps. This may be the culprit. Talk to Zone 7.
The Real_Anon
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Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#55 Jul 25, 2011
That sound is from Mike from Springtown's brain trying to come up with a factual thought.
VERY...Low-frequency rumbling or humming sound day and night
in Livermore too

San Ramon, CA

#56 Jul 25, 2011
The Real_Anon wrote:
That sound is from Mike from Springtown's brain trying to come up with a factual thought.
VERY...Low-frequency rumbling or humming sound day and night
No I think it is a giant brain fart coming from your head!
my ears hurting

United States

#57 Aug 30, 2011
I live in Santa Clara ca and I have heard this low vibration hum and sometimes it pulses. I am of sound mind so I know I am not crazy. I hear this humming sound most prominently at nght. I keeps me awake. I try covering my head with my pillow it didn't help. I tried plugging my ears no luck. This is a low frequency noise and I have been trying to figure out the source. It's makung my ears hurt like I just came from a concert. I have an idea that it could ne the sound of HAARP in action.

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#58 Aug 31, 2011
Dave wrote:
Took a walk Friday through Sycamore Grove. There is a vault that goes to the South Bay Aquaduct. Low frequency rumble coming from the pumps. This may be the culprit. Talk to Zone 7.
Heard it too when I was there (there's two actually), sounds like a freight train its so loud. Not sure why they have to use such a giant pump. I always thought most of these water systems were gravity fed, like Hetch Hetchy is. But I guess not.
Sharyl

Shelton, WA

#59 Sep 23, 2011
I live in a small town in Washington. We built this house five years ago on five acres eight miles out of town. The humming in my house didn't start until just a few months ago. It is almost constant and can be heard throughout our 2600 sq ft house and outside on the deck. I think it is actually the loudest when I drive into the garage and turn the car off. I can hear it humming and vibrating (thru the cement?) while inside of my car. It's louder in there than when I get out. My husband thinks I'm making a big deal out of this because he can barely hear it.(He's worked at a sawmill for 40+ years!) I hear it at night when I lay my head on my pillow. It seems to come from underneath the house somehow.

I don't even know how to begin to solve this. Is it electrical in our home? Is it plumbing and coming from the well? Is it from somewhere not even near our house?

I am NOT crazy! I have always been sensitive to noise like TVs at stores, etc. Now in my own home...
Steve from CT

Woodbury, CT

#60 Sep 28, 2011
Sharyl
You have the same exact symptoms as thousands, including me and others in CT. We have ID'd the source as the natural gas pipelines that run inter/intra state. These are big and powerful lines. I am going to put you on teh map for Shelton Wa. I am working on getting this into the national news!
Lakotah

Union City, CA

#61 Oct 9, 2011
I live in the North part of Livermore and I have heard this noise for years long before they started this latest freeway work at night. Listening from indoors and outdoors it is ditinguishable from freeway noise. I have the tendancy to think it's what is known as the Taos Humm. Look it up on the Web and judge for your self. Also I have considered the Haarp project the Government uses for various reasons known only to them. Research on that leads to various Devious uses by the government.

“Flyin Friendly”

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Since: Apr 10

Imaginaria

#62 Oct 9, 2011
Hummmm....this sounds interesting!

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