Hum Royalty

Over the past four decades the Hum has encroached on the lives of countless people. In many cases it was a life changing experience. This section is a tribute to the ones who fought back in a battle against Authorities who looked the other way in favor of profits and financial gains for Industrial noise polluters.

Hugh Witherington

Hugh Witherington, founded the Low Frequency Noise Sufferers' Association in 1989 in the United Kingdom. Mr Witherington spent nine months driving around Hertfordshire at night with his twin brother and fellow sufferer, Martin, who lives in the same hamlet. After eliminating suspects such as the ventilator fan of a nearby battery farm, they narrowed it down to a high- pressure British Gas pipeline a few miles from their home. 'That was my very last suspect,' says Mr Witherington, who believes the spread of The Hum ties in with the installation of the high-pressure gas transmission network.

Elizabeth Griggs 

Elizabeth Griggs, of Shepton Mallet in Somerset, along with many other sufferers, believed that the cause of the hum is the network of large underground pipes used to pump gas under pressure from high power turbines. The turbines create organ-pipe resonances.

Officials eat humble pie over mystery noise - 29 February 1992 By  Barry FoxNew Scientist

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