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Halifax Hum

Post by JQH » Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:10 pm

A mysterious humming is plaguing a West Yorkshire village.

Is it:

a) The Russians?
b) the MoD?
c) an industrial process?
d) Lankies softening the area up prior to invasion?
e) summat else?
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Re: Halifax Hum

Post by bob sterman » Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:13 pm

It'll be a class of schoolkids.

We used to do it to wind up teachers.

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Re: Halifax Hum

Post by headshot » Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:02 pm

Grain dryers?

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Re: Halifax Hum

Post by Millennie Al » Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:40 pm

Hmmm...
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Re: Halifax Hum

Post by jdc » Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:08 am

It'll be the sound of a generator powering the lights at a cannabis farm.

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Re: Halifax Hum

Post by Bird on a Fire » Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:51 am

They don't know the words.
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Re: Halifax Hum

Post by Bird on a Fire » Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:53 am

There's a few cases like this around the world where people in a particular town all report odd humming noises. I don't think many have been conclusively solved. One if the more interesting suggestions is infrasound, but you wonder why it would seemingly have started recently. If it were an industrial process I'd expect it to be relatively straightforward to link the beginning of reports to whenever the process in question started, but I suppose that applies to anything.
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Re: Halifax Hum

Post by Sciolus » Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:10 am

If anyone else remembers watching That's Life in the 1970s, one of their things was this widespread hum that lots of people could hear but no-one could identify. The most popular theory was something to do with gas pipelines, as I recall; possibly this was about the time of the change from town gas to natural gas. Then after a while everyone forgot about it.

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Re: Halifax Hum

Post by Sciolus » Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:11 am

Is there as US embassy in Holmfirth?

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Re: Halifax Hum

Post by Grumble » Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:12 pm

Sciolus wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:11 am
Is there as US embassy in Holmfirth?
Maybe it’s the last of the summer whine.
You’ve got no chutzpah, your organisational skills are lacklustre and your timekeeping is abysmal.

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Re: Halifax Hum

Post by Stupidosaurus » Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:02 pm

Grumble wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:12 pm
Sciolus wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:11 am
Is there as US embassy in Holmfirth?
Maybe it’s the last of the summer whine.
Chapeau!

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Re: Halifax Hum

Post by jdc » Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:17 pm

An ear infection has left them all with chronic tinnitus.

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Re: Halifax Hum

Post by jdc » Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:18 pm

Or it's down to that giant beehive in Robert Meggs' loft.

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