|starlight||Date: Wednesday, 02-December-2015, 4:23 PM | Message # 1|
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|Plymouth hum mystery solved - French scientist has found the cause|
For decades, Plymouth has been plagued by a low, droning humming noise.
The 'Plymouth Hum' has for years baffled hundreds across the city. People are kept awake at night and speculation has been rife as to what causes the sound.
Many have up to now claimed the noise to be a myth. Others have mused that the hum is caused by wind turbines, or power lines, or even UFOs.
But a French scientist has offered an explanation. Fabrice Ardhuin believes he's finally solved the mystery behind the Plymouth Hum that infuriates so many.
According to the senior research scientist at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, the aggravating and divisive humming pitch is down to the pressure of waves vibrating on the ocean floor. Apparently only about two per cent of people can hear the movements. But for those who can, it causes misery.
In 2014 and 2013 The Herald reported from people still hearing the hum first reported in the 70s.
People have reported hearing the noise at night in Keyham, Devonport, West Park and St Budeaux.
Read more/full article/source - http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Plymout....ry.html