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Unexplained phenomenon known as 'The Hum' plagues British village

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woodlandALIEN life, UFOs, and secret government experiments have been blamed – but still no-one seems any closer to identifying a bizarre and unnerving low humming sound which is driving a British village crazy.


'The Hum' has caused nosebleeds, headaches and insomnia among the 300-strong residents of  Woodland, in County Durham.

And they are just the latest community to be plagued with the 'paranormal phenomenon' so famous it has had its own episode of the X Files.
The original Hum emerged in Bristol in the 1970s when more than a thousand people complained of nasty side effects.

Now the low rumbling sound, likened to the throb of a bus's diesel engine has hit Woodland so severely one resident has even been shaken from their bed.

The local council is investigating the source – which started two moths ago and is at its worst between the hours of midnight and 4am - but has so far come up with nothing.

Environmental protection manager at Durham County Council Gary Hutchinson said confirmed he was aware of residents concerns and said: “We will now make further enquiries before deciding what action we will take."

Woodland resident Marylin Grech, 57,  said: "It is definitely from outside, it's in the air, all around, very faint. It vibrates through the house.

"Sometimes we'll be in bed and it vibrates right through our bed, like a throbbing. It leaves a buzzing in your head for the rest of the day."

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