Has "The Hum" Hit Ontario? Mysterious Rumblings Researched In Windsor

Has “The Hum” Hit Ontario? Mysterious Rumblings Researched In Windsor

Has the mysterious "hum" hit Windsor, Ontario?

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.


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I thought people were Crazy talking about a hum and then last week I heard it. But yesterday it was LOUD !! We had a thunderstorm and I went outside to tape it and when there was no thunder there was a LOUD HUM SCARY !! At first I thought it was just new people to the area I actually live outside of Windsor. We have the Windsor salt mines under us so I thought they might have be mistaking the blasts and rattling. But there is no mistake there is a Humm. I don’t know where you got the… Read more »

Hey y’all….I’m originally from Windsor and we were visiting my folks on the weekend and I commented on the hum and my father said it’s been an issue for a while. I quickly thought it may have been HAARP related. If this is occuring world wide, we should be suspicious of government involvment. It’s too common to be anything else. I also thought of the salt mines underneath where the top layer of earth was vibrating like a tuning fork with the bottom layer. Whatever it is…it is certainly causing alot of concern and loss of sleep.

Hello..i live on a farm in Kentucky. .i hear it all hours…i think it’s underground. ..it is very loud at times …sometimes just low…i live very remote…sure wish we could figure it out…

Hello Greg! I live in Windsor, Ontario CANADA and just happened to Google “what is the humming in Windsor Ontario” and your site came up too. From reading your article above, it seems that Woodland England has the same problem. I just happened to hear it again last night, where I live in Windsor. I really don’t know what it is, but it is kind of an eerie sound. We have had the ground shake along with the windows, about 2 weeks ago, but it wasn’t very bad. But this did cause the ground to feel like it was going… Read more »

I hear this about 30 to 40 Hertz low frquency, low volume rattling sound. I live near the Detroit River and just thought it to be passing ships motors. I have not validated that thought by seeing the a ship passing and directly connecting the sound to a particular ship.
Perhaps it’s HAARP or DUMBs and connecting tunnel’s trains.
Who knows? It is annoying at night though.

Damn – we’ve been listening to this since our arrival to Canada in 2005.. first noticed it in St. Catharines….quite soon it became truly annoying… them we moved to TO and probably because of the low level of different noises it sonehow decreased but after our move to Niagara Falls in 2009 we got a chance to hear it almost every single night… sometimes loud as hell. As if a distant huge motor is working. We tried to find the source several times (one we even stopped by police around 2AM, haha =)… no luck.

I noticed the humming/rumble late at night in Hamilton and at first mistook it for a passing train (with the wind blowing the sound in just the right direction for me to hear it), but it never diminished or stopped. So then I assumed it originated at the nearby steel industry. Hmmmm…

I’m a recent transplant to Hamilton, and I’ve been noticing a very high-pitched, intermittent sound that I can’t explain. It’s not tinnitus; I’m quite familiar with that, after a misspent youth of punk shows and raves. It seems to be most frequent in the late afternoon/early evening, and is sometimes accompanied by sudden, sharp headaches. I would blame it entirely on neurological causes, except that it seems that my cat hears it too – after I began noticing the sound, I also noticed that she becomes agitated whenever I can hear this hum. She’ll wake up from a sound sleep,… Read more »

I have been hearing it on and off in Hamilton. (2 years now) Sounds like a generator or something. I can still hear the noise with ear plugs in. Really annoying. Sometimes I have thought it was cars, but then other times wondered if rain ,or lack of leaves increases sound? The noise is in the Locke and Main St. area. It is driving me nuts. Can’t wait to move.

Ok im writing from my iphone and its 2 30 in the morning i live in windsor ontario and this is the most this is the most annoying thing you can imagine. Its bee. Going on sonce april a very low pitch hum and vibration. You can also feel it like vibrations source is next to you but if you go outside nothing. My hearing is very good im a younger man and you camnot tell what fricken direction this is coming from. Its been going on since april and i am glad to report it has stoped from being… Read more »
I’m just wondering… I’ve read that low frequency radio signals can cause vibration. Lately there have been quite a few new cell towers going up around the area (I live in Windsor). There’s a new one going up in the county not far from where my parents live. Could the signals from those be “converging” and would there possibly be a build up in intensity? This could be a “junk science” idea. I don’t believe it’s HAARP or whatever. That’s used to find mineral and oil deposits, and possibly to hack the low frequency early warning system that Russia set… Read more »



Can you say any more about this “frey ‘ affect? I lived in LaSalle for years and became very ill and always thought it had something to do with the cell tower i lived next to.

Hey. I’m visiting my parents in Windsor for the next couple of weeks. I’m glad I’ve started googling this phenomenon. It’s bizarre indeed. I started to notice this hum effect about a year ago. It happened at night and I thought it was the bass of someone’s party. I asked my parents the next morning and they gave me a funny look and just told me “oh ya, we don’t know what that is, nor does anyone else.” Back then it was slightly sporadic and happened mostly at night. Throughout the year, as I visited my parents, I would occassionally… Read more »

The HUM comes from germany.
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Thank you for confirming that I am not going crazy. We live in Lasalle Ontarion just off of Malden Road and have been hearing this idling sound for the past few months. It is usually in the evening and we hear it from our lower level Family Room area. Starts at around 8:00 pm right past midnight. Just as been mentioned above- like a truck idling outside. When we go outside we hear nothing. This morning – it started at 8:00 am = and we could hear it upstairs. I am surprised that more people not concerns and asking our… Read more »


Well this is interesting. A few people said in their response that they heard it indoors only, that when they went outside they didn’t hear it. So I’m wondering whether this could be some kind of directed energy force at certain homes, by who knows what or who.

Its now Sept 01 2011….I’m typing from my blackberry…. My location Riveride and Huron Church… ITS about 415 am…I’ve heard deep vibrating rumbling approx 3 times in the past 2 hours, lasting about 2-3 minutes each time. Its nauseating to say the least! Could it not be the bridge, the trucks passing over, or the pillars holding the bridge structure up that are dug deep in the ground? I don’t know much about structure….just a hunch, geeezzz this is odd!

Ok it just happened again….bridge is all clear, so scratch the bridge idea! 🙁 its was about 0445 am Sept 01. FYI

Has anyone considered it could be a resonant frequency caused by the ventilation fans in the salt mine?

The Hum is the side effect of a dimensional rift that began on May 6th, 1986, the day I crossed over from the other side. The rift is on a great circle ley line that wraps around the world and Windsor is on that line. Other cities with hums are at Fibonacci distances from the line and Fibonacci years from the zero event on the ley line; Huntingdon, U.K.(1987), Largs Scotland(1988), Alburquerque, New Mexico(1989), Taos, New Mexico(1991), Victoria, British Columbia(1994), Kokomo, Indiana(1999), Auckland, New Zealand/Melbourne, Australia(2007). It’s interesting that Windsor doesn’t fit the pattern in terms of Fibonacci years. Something… Read more »

Uh….maybe giant boring machines for boring underground (not so) secret installations and boring connecting tunnels. Duh.

I live on Patricia road right by the university of Windsor, and I hear this rumbling, or low hum every night. I start to notice it when everything else gets quite, this to say that it could be going on during the day, but I just don’t notice it as much. At times it is very loud, and others not so much. It seems to ebb and wane almost as if the wind is carrying it, for example when you are listening to something far away but the wind blows it around so you only hear bits and pieces. I… Read more »
If it’s in the 30-40 Hz range it sounds very similar to the so-called Kokomo Hum (36 Hz). It was caused by large fans in a cooling tower: once the fans were slightly modified the Hum disappeared. If I remember correctly in another case it was a noise in the 10-20 Hz generated by an industrial grade air compressor. Again once a few modifications were carried out the Hum disappeared. But in other cases the Hum defeated all attempts to explain it. During the ’60s the Binkowski’s, a family living near Rotterdam, New York started hearing the Hum. Since the… Read more »
I live just outside Traverse City Michigan on a small lake. I have heard this low hum for several years. It goes on day and night, sometimes more loudly than others, but when ambient noise masks it during the day it is tolerable. It has disturbed sleep for many nights and I have finally been forced to use a noisy air purifier as it is far less annoying than the low frequency “hum”. I used to think it was a motor boat coming across the lake but it never came closer or waned in volumn and I realized it never… Read more »
Yes I live just outside of Traverse City in a small town 12 miles west of T.C. and I too have been hearing this low pitched constant hum. Not every night. But when it happens it will do it for a few days and then end…its loudest at night but you can hear it during the day if you tune in, but mostly at night. Sounds like it is in the earth…or in the woods, really low hum constant…like a truck idling in the distant. Sometimes it reminds me of the small planes that used to circle the U of… Read more »
Tonight we don’t have the low bass sound which I mostly hear late at night. Tonight the sound to me (which my neighbours don’t hear), is a high frequency continuous hum. I noticed it about 8pm and it is now after midnight, and has been non-stop. The closest thing I can think of that was even similar, was about 30 years ago when an old TV’s tuner was on the way to kaput. I even have a pair of silicone ear plugs which do not, in any way stop the sound. And no, I don’t wear a tinfoil hat, nor… Read more »

ABC NEWS REPORT ABOUT MYSTERY HUM : http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=91912&page=1

just read the story by conquistador #3 I am the son of EugeneBinkowski & have alot to ad to it if anyone is interested. Scincerily Yours Terence L. Binkowski
Hi Terence Could you tell me if you lived near a shipping channel, or waterway, underground mining, or any other natural feature that might be connected?? I live in Windsor Ontario and have heard a hum for many years, growing up and just accepted it,,as a roar from Zug Island, a US STeel smelter….. However when I moved closer to the river,,the hum vibrated the house and was cyclical making me think it was from the tremendous water displacement of lake freighters passing through the Livingston Channel in the relatively narrow Detroit River…”Detroit in French means narrows… What complicates the… Read more »

I live in hamilton mo and its 2:51 am and I am very irritated by the same sound. This is the first I’ve ever heard it and shocked I actually got a hit when I goggled “humming sound in hamilton mi”

Dana Matthews

Thanks for the reply, Deb. Has it been humming non-stop?

Finally found websites about The Hum! I live in an upstairs apartment in Davison, MI, and I’ve been plagued by this low-frequency sound (like a diesel engine idling in the parking lot) for…over 2 years now (didn’t realize it’d been that long!). It seems to be worst indoors, at night, during fall and winter; not sure if the lack of leaves and addition of ice and snow have anything to do with a loss of muffling or increase in volume. Oh, and I only hear it on the right side of my head (not just the ear, it feels like… Read more »
I have heard this hum for a few years now. Only last year did I find out that it wasn’t just me. The descriptions were exactly as mine, loud but distant deep droning diesel kind of hum. A constant hum. At first I thought it was some kind of air conditioner or regrigeration unit in a plaza near by, but quickly ruled that out as I realized I hear it everywhere I go. Not just at home. It is not an ear ailment as some have suggested. It’s not a past head injury or mental or physical illness. It really… Read more »

i have heard the” SOUND ” many nights while in bed sleeping. yes it sounds exactly like a big truck idling out on the street. always
same loudness and same frequency. i do not live in an area that has
heavy industry. i live in the Minneapolis Mn. area. i have noticed
this sound for many months .unable to determine its source

Minneapolis Mn here. I have been hearing the low frequency hum/rumble for at least a month now. I live by a freeway and the airport. It is not aircraft or cars. I’m vibrating right along with “it” and it is raising havoc with my nervous system. It feels as if it is underneath me. It starts about 3:00 am. Sometimes for several hours and sometimes it goes for days on end. I was so whacked out last Wednesday Jan 11 morning that I got on the Mac real time flight tracker site and searched the net for the rest of… Read more »

we had the hum in hamilton ontario last night around 3 am for a half hour on and off

i have a short wave receiver that is tuned to 4.350 Mhz. i pick up a strong signal S-9 or better. the audio i hear sounds very much like the hum i hear at night while in bed. it should be interesting to note that this is a frequency that is used in medical ultrasound imaging 3.5 – 10 Mhz. it is used because it penetrates the body easily. it is my theory that the sub audio modulation that is impressed on this Freq. is sensed in the brain. this is why the use of ear plugs are ineffective in… Read more »

Windsor On, its 2:18 just heard the hum about 20 minutes ago been hearing it for a couple weeks. It’s a very eery sound,I was hoping it was just my imagination.

I live in Pickering Ontario and have heard the hum for the past three or so years. Louder in the last two, and recently louder than ever. It’s really actually starting to get to me. I really don’t think there is anything we can do.

I forgot to mention, people have said that they hear it sometimes and not other times. For me the hum is constant. Noticed much more when it’s quiet outside. If there is more traffic, people etc, then it’s muffled in the background.”..but it is always there, constantly. Anybody else out this way hear it too?

Hi- searching the web to find out info on this, have heard it for years and lately it is getting louder. It is not just in Ontario. I have heard it in many parts of the US. Where I reside in Upper Michigan it is extremely loud at this point in time. I actually heard if off a couple days ago and marked it on the calendar, that’s how intrusive this man made whatever has become

@ Blue Superior. Hey, I was just backpacking in the McCormick Wilderness and heard this EVERY night once the wind had stilled, could also hear it during quiet times in the day. But it was worse at night. My brother, who was backpacking with me, could hear it too. It has really intrigued me. I wondered if it was the new Kennecott mine, but that didn’t seem likely as production is not set to begin until late 2013, and even if I were to speculate that the sound was the distant din of the mine’s construction, it still seems unlikely,… Read more »

I heard the low hum in the middle of McCormick Wilderness as well, especially at night. But, I did some bushwhacking and found a source. The dam at the north end of Bulldog Lake. The water pouring over the top makes quite a low pitched roar that carries quite a ways.
Perhaps that is what you heard.

I’ve been hearing it since last year… aparently it’s been happening since August… I was away for the summer, and only heard it for the first time in September… A friend of mine found an article a day or two later that said it was a military aricraft being tested, but they wouldn’t comment on it… which could make a lot of sense, the sound is definitely airborne. It makes our windows rattle, and you can feel it.


I live in Windsor and the city said it was Zug Island but i honselty think thats a bunch of BS….This is what I think 1. Digging Tunnels underground 2.HAARP 3.The Power Plant in Michigan is releasing waste underground or 3. There’s something goverment is hiding because i guess people all over the world is hearing this noise….The noise it’s self doesn’t bother me but the fact the City or Windsor and the Canadian goverment and U.S. Goverment and the state of michigan think we are dumb enough to believle that it’s Zug Island or just a noise that they… Read more »
here is a follow up on a previous i sent. on 2/ 26/2012 at approx. 3:30 A.M. i was awake in my home and could not hear the ” hum” this is unusual because almost every nite i am able to hear it. i turned on my analog SW receiver @ 4.350 MHZ. and heard the signal that is always present. this RF signal is best described as a droning white noise. the signal at this time was much weaker than normal as indicated by my S-meter on my receiver. there is a strong possibility that this signal is beeing… Read more »
I think your theory is a really great observation. It’s seems logical to me that it could just be the answer. The sound, as audible as it is, is also heard inside many people’s heads at the same time. The fact that it’s always there, muted sometimes by other background noise, heard with ears as well as being sensed or felt. To hear and feel the vibration. Frequency really makes sense. We do t all receive signals the same way, and with all the new wireless communication connections, etc, we have overloaded our airways. I’m convinced.

There is nothing mysterious about the Noise pollution people are hearing across the US, Canada and Uk in particular. It is radiating on the power grid. The high frequencies being used for Broadband and wireless communication. Please read our blog and the posts of victims having to endure this torture 24/7.

If you hear the Tones and or rumbling resonance please contact us.

We are all being stonewalled. The utilities and Regulatory agencies have had numerous complaints filed and they close the cases stating not sufficient evidence or it is not within your authority to act.


I live in Hamilton, Ontario and ever since I’ve moved here I haven’t been able to get a good nights sleep. I always wake up to a loud humming sound, almost sounds like a train from a distance. I hear right it right now as I type…it comes and goes. Dont know if this has anything to do with the humm you people are talking about or the factory’s around here? It starts around midnight. annoying as hell and bit scary at times.

it’s super loud….been this loud for at lest an hr ..it’s 2:25am

I live outside Thunder Bay, Ontario in a small village called Nolalu. Two years ago I started hearing this humming noise especially at bedtime and assumed it to be a skidder(logging machine) engine running far off somewhere. Its not uncommon for guys to run their machines 24 hours a day. But it never stopped even on Christmas etc.. The precise direction from where it originates cannot be determined. Now my wife can hear it too. We keep a fan running at night to take our minds off it. You can feel this vibration in your ears and head. The bedroom… Read more »
Hi, I live in Sarnia and first noticed this over the past weekend. I first thought it was a ship in the river but it didnt stop. Then I though maybe it was a generator running somewhere. Last night I went out for a walk to try and figure out were the noise was coming from. I am pretty sure it is coming from the west or the river side of town. I dont know if it is noise pollution form the chemical valley or not, I live in the north end of the city a fair ways away from… Read more »

I just want to point out that there is an app for your phone out there that can be used to send exact location of the hum. The more information that we can gather regarding the exact location, the easier it will be to pinpoint the exact cause of the hums in windsor and surrounding.

Website: http://www.windsorhums.com

Subject: low-frequency noise caused by the CHP heat and electricity from wind farms

from Italy.


I hear this sound every night between 11:30 and 2:00am in Hamilton, Ontario. At first I thought it was a car stereo, a rumbling truck or vibration of natural gas pipes. When you take a live speaker cable and touch something conductive the sound from the speaker is what I hear during the night. The investigation continues. I encountered the concept of earth rumbles in a book entitled “Our Senseless Toil” by Viktor Schauberger, 1933. Temperatures prevailing in the interior of the Earth are the product of interactions that take place between carbones contained in the Earth and oxygen entrained… Read more »
“If various external influences such as bore-holes, deep wells, shafts and open-cut mines, excessive extraction of coal, metals and minerals, all act to inhibit these interactions, they will provoke a cooling of the Earth’s crust. The atmosphere will also cool off as a further consequence. These causes, which ensure an excessive accumulation of oxygen in the atmosphere, must also result in its concentration due to the influence of cold. In the course of time air strata normally subjected to low atmospheric pressure will become heavier in the absence of upward-streaming groups of carbones. These strata will sink downwards, over-saturating both… Read more »
After conducting a short, and informal study of the area, I have concluded the following as reason for the low frequency noise issue across the boarder. First of all too many people have logged complaints, therefore it must be a real issue. Second I have noted that several large windmills have been installed that provide a tremendous amount of benefit to the local area. I am certain that these generators where installed by bedding the foundation during construction into solid bedrock, thus creating the necessary transmission path for the vibrations being felt/heard. The amplification of any vibration can differ in… Read more »
Yeah..Yeah!! If your theory held water, don’t you think the Environmental Ministry or Health Canada or our Government would not only know this, but easily offer it up as even a possibility…go back to school and do your science 101 over! You have concluded your short and informal study????? Based on what? Did you start digging, do you have a seismic sensitivity detector? It’s people like you who are soo narrow minded and think it must be something easily explained and more over MORE ACCEPTABLE than the FACT that our government (along with other elite figures), is up to NO… Read more »

well said.

totally agreed the nwo is planning some scary stuff not just there under denver airport and many unknown places …….wake up n ftnwo