Hum Of Taos
Science has been unable to solve the so-called ‘Taos Hum’. This is a persistent sound that has troubled people here since the 1990s. No-one knows what it is or where it comes from. It might seem scientifically impossible, but there can be no doubt that this is a real phenomenon.
The Hum, which has also been described as a rumble or drone, is a low-frequency sound that isn’t audible to all. Research suggests that just 2% of people in Taos can hear it — and this just adds to the mystery.
Scientists have spent much time in this small north-central New Mexico town, but still an explanation remains elusive. There are some who believe this to be a paranormal phenomenon. That the Taos Hum once featured in the X-Files — as well as other sci-fi TV shows — has nothing to deter the conspiracy theorists. Still, though, scientists continue to ponder this persistent problem and it’s a conundrum that is proving impossible to solve.