So far it’s been labeled “the Windsor Hum”, however, the reason for the mysterious and actually disturbing low frequency noise comes from our own turf–nearby Zug Island. Environmntal experts from the Canadian government have homed in on industrial equipment on Zug as being responsible for the longtime suffering experienced by those within range of the island’s annoying sound. Although long disparaged by one and all for its pollution of Detroit area air and water, now the processes taking place have been found to produce health-afflicting levels of vibrations that travel through the earth and water. Deleterious effects range from sleep deprivation to nausea induced by rumblings described as sounding much like heavy bass as from car stereos. Apparently residents on both sides of the river have been hearing the hum but it’s been primarily on the Windsor side that problems have been reported.
Why, some may wonder, are people becoming ill from mere sounds, no matter how unpleasant? Consider this: all matter vibrates, each atom having its very own resonant frequency. When other frequencies interfere with that, the resonance of the matter, whatever it may be, is affected. In some cases, like with 528 Hz–a healing harmony–health is improved, even at DNA levels. Other frequencies, however, can be harmful; even military use of some frequencies is for the purpose of destroying matter ranging from human cells to concrete. It should be no surprise, then, when humans complain of ill health resulting from such a noise hazard.
The next question many may have is, “What do we do about it?” Most of the environmental and other scientists involved are on the Canadian side; lawyers, as well, are also getting in on this case, of course. Will owners of industries on Zug Island accept the findings and come to grips with responsibilities tendered to them? Or will they shrug it off, since most of the complainants are in another country? Will environmental officials in Detroit, as well as in Michigan and at the federal level, act independently or at government insistence, or not at all? Such questions may end up being shuffled around and eventually swept under the river’s surface, where it will be hoped they disappear from view.
Perhaps it will take the hum having a serious effect on unionized workers on the island before any substantial action is taken. Collective bargaining units wield far greater influence than individual citizens, even armed with legal representatives. As well, having downtime due to employee illness translates to less revenue for the companies involved. They will certainly pay far more attention to workplace health deterioration than to a group of irate citizens, especially in a foreign country. In that case, the industries’ owners will be forced to listen to the unions’ legal teams humming a tune that will sound much more sinister than the Windsor hum–that of lost cash.