Mysterious Hum Driving People Crazy Around The World: What Does It Sound Like? [VIDEO]

By Staff Reporter on July 26, 2013 6:35 PM EDT

Mysterious hum
A mysterious hum heard around the world tortures the listeners. (Photo: Creative Commons)

A mysterious hum has been heard all over the world. However, scientists are unable to identify the source of the sound.

According to LiveScience, the eerie hum, "creeps in slowly in the dark of night, and once inside, it almost never goes away."

What's more, not only is the droning hum irritating and long in duration, the noise can also be heard all over the world, including reports from Taos, New Mexico; Bristol, England; and Largs, Scotland.

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The first reports of the mysterious hums were recorded in the 1950s when people express unusually sounds that they have never heard before. Regardless of region, reports of the mysterious hum share common traits. The hum is louder at night than during the day and the noise is commonly heard in rural or suburban locations. Listeners describe the noise as something similar sounding to an idling diesel engine. Finally, the persistent droning noise has driven many listeners to the point of pain and suffering.

In fact, BBC reports that sufferers that hear the mysterious hum suffer from sleep disturbances and nausea to even headaches, dizziness and nosebleeds. One suicide report in the UK has been blamed on the mysterious hum.

"It's a kind of torture; sometimes, you just want to scream," said Katie Jacques of Leeds, England.

An odd phenomenon that only affects a select few, it is difficult to identify the origin of the humming. That said, researchers do believe it is real. But what does it sound like?

Be sure to explore the mysterious hum by watching the video below:

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