Earth Hum explained: Taos, Kokomo, U.K. hums may be delusion, but one does exist.

Does the Mysterious Earth “Hum” Really Exist? Sort of.

Does the Mysterious Earth “Hum” Really Exist? Sort of.

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Oct. 1 2014 4:03 PM

Does the Earth Really Have a “Hum”?

Yes, but probably not the one you’re thinking.

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Does the Earth have a hum? Many people claim they hear one, from Taos, N.M. to Bristol, England, and theories have included industrial excess and mind-control experiments. But researchers on the ground have long been skeptical.

Still, as the video above shows, the Earth does have at least one innate hum—we just might not be able to hear it.

Paca Thomas is a regular video contributor to Slate.