Infrasound Pulsations and Piezoelectric Fires in Ontario, Canada
by CBC News
March 2, 2012
The strange humming sound that has raised the ire of residents in the Windsor, Ont., area has made its way to the U.S. capital.
Windsor-West MP Brian Masse brought up the issue during a business trip in Washington, D.C., this week, where he met with Michigan Congressman John Dingell.
The noise, which sounds like an idling semi truck, started in February 2011.
Government officials and a consultant hired by the city of River Rouge, Mich., admitted late last year the rumbles and vibrations are an airborne sound wave originating from the vicinity of Zug Island, which is home to several industries on the U.S. side of the Detroit River.
Masse said government officials on both sides of the border agreed to exchange information about the low-frequency rumble, in the hopes of trying to "find a solution."
The New Democrat MP said he hopes Ottawa will get involved with diplomatic efforts to "get the wheels moving."
Although the hum is believed to be coming from Zug Island, the mayor of Red Rouge has said there's no money to investigate the matter further.
Windsor held a telephone town hall on the mysterious noise last week, which drew 23,000 area residents. One suggestion discussed at the meeting was to launch a class-action lawsuit against companies operating on the island.
Mass said last month he had written to Environment Minister Peter Kent, Canada's ambassador to the U.S. Gary Doer and the U.S. ambassador to Canada, David Jacobson, about the issue.
by Owen Wolter for The Windsorite
November 22, 2011
Windsor Firefighters are cleaning up from the scene of a fire at Shawarma Express, a drive-thru and dine-in Lebanese restaurant in a plaza on Tecumseh Road in Central Windsor.
Located in the Southeast corner of the plaza, Shawarma Express backs onto Mercer Street.
Firefighters were called to the scene around 11pm and quickly extinguished the blaze which significantly gutted the interior.
A fire inspector has been called to the scene while crews extinguish any remaining hot spots. No injuries are reported.
by Kristie Pearce for The Windsor Star
September 13, 2011
Windsor, Ontario - It seemed as if the mysterious rumblings had subsided, but Sunday night through early Monday the low-pitch humming came back with a vengeance, according to Windsor residents.
"It was the loudest it's ever been," Grete MaKenzie said about the inexplicable rumblings she and thousands of Windsorites have reported hearing in the past eight months.
The 61-year-old said the noise woke her at home about 5:30 a.m. Monday.
"Last night it was really bad," said MaKenzie. "We went outside and it was almost like it was vibrating your eardrums." She said the noise comes and goes, but has been going on far too long. "We need to identify it," she said.
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment has ruled out industrial sources as the culprit, but Coun. Al Maghnieh wants to know why.
"They're not giving us answers," he said. Maghnieh believes the study is not complete. He said he's received thousands of calls - mostly concentrated in the Windsor West area.
The ministry ruled out the Windsor Salt mine because the company only blasts once a day in the mid-afternoon. Most residents find the rumblings more prominent between 1-3 a.m.
Zug Island, lake freighters and plane traffic from Detroit Metro Airport are also not suspected. The ministry could not be reached Monday for comment.
Multiple Facebook groups have started to log times and locations of the mysterious humming, including The Windsor/Essex County Hum which has 523 members. The page was flooded with posts describing Monday's occurrence as the loudest yet.
"It's just frustrating," said Jeff Temple, who lives in a basement unit. "I want to know what's causing my walls to vibrate." He said he's been hearing the rumblings since February.
FLASHBACK: Spates of Spontaneous Fires Ravage Windsor, Ontario in December of 1941
by Alex Putney for HumanResonance.org
September 4, 2011
After reading all the recent news of infrasound rumbling and shaking in the Windsor, Ontario area I did some research to confirm my theory that infrasound standing waves are influencing this particular location, among so many others.
A logical prediction of the acoustic resonance maps I have produced is that the intense infrasound resonance converging in the area is increasing in relation to intensifying solar activity.
I have hypothesized that infrasound standing waves are being transduced by the Orion pyramids of Giza, Egypt in a fixed pattern that surges with solar flares, and therefore would suggest that evidence in the historical records of these hotspots would confirm this as an ongoing phenomenon.
Indeed, reports from December of 1941 from the Windsor, Ontario area bare out this hypothesis. The following is an excerpt from Strange World by Frank Edwards (New York, 1964) pp. 294-300:
In December of 1941, the new Dominion Golf and Country Club, a few miles out of Windsor, Ontario, had a touch of wildfire. It began a little after one o'clock in the morning, when a departing customer reached into the coatroom to get his coat and hat - and came racing out yelling that a piece of paper had just burst into flames in the center of the floor before his eyes.
Nicholas White, the owner and manager, had grabbed a fire extinguisher and started toward the cloakroom when a waiter yelled to him that a table cloth was on fire. Sure enough, a table which White had just passed was covered with flame. He gave it a squirt and again started for the cloakroom. Before he could get there, every table in the dining room was covered with tiny flames with water from the pitchers, which they did. He extinguished the smoldering pieces of paper on the cloakroom floor and rushed back to the dining room. Good thing he did, for now they were yelling for him in the kitchen, where all the towels on the the towel rack had burst into flames. He threw the towels on the floor, doused them with the fire extinguisher, and ordered the kitchen help to fill every available container with water - he had a hunch they might be needed.
Mr. White decided this thing was too big for him and his little fire extinguisher and he ran into his office to call the Fire Department. when he jerked the phone book out of his desk, the book caught fire.
Mrs. White, who had been awakened in her room on the second floor, came into the hall to ask the meaning of all this commotion. Before her husband could explain to her, the curtains in Mrs. White's own room burst into flames. All in all, white and his waiters had to extinguish fires in seven of the eleven bedrooms. By the time the Fire Department got there, a total of forty-three separate fires had been located and extinguished.
When the Province of Ontario Fire Marshal came to investigate, accompanied by an insurance adjuster, White told them that in all he had fought about fifty separate fire in that one fantastic night. as the men talked in the dining room, the attendants were cleaning up the charred debris from the night before. One waiter set his broom in the corner and moments later the broom burst into flickering blue flames, right before the eyes of the once-skeptical insurance man.
Again, all the experts could say was that they had never seen anything like it. Nor had Mr. White - and he certainly was not anxious to see anything like it again...
The recurrence rate of unconventional fires is higher than is generally realized, and it has been going on for years.
August 19, 2011
Mysterious vibrations have no official explanation.
For weeks, residents of Windsor, Ontario, have been complaining about a mysterious rumbling that is shaking them out of sleep. So far no one - including the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and the federal agency Earthquakes Canada - has any idea why. Al Maghnieh is a city councillor for a vibrating Ward 10. CBC Radio's As It Happens reached him on Friday.
by Dave Battagello for the Windsor Star
April 8, 2011
Ontario's Environment Ministry is investigating reports of mysterious rumblings in parts of Windsor and Essex County. >Nine formal complaints have been registered to the local ministry office and there have been numerous telephone inquiries, officials say.
"I feel like I'm going mental," said Sonya Skillings, a resident in the 3800 block of Poplar Avenue, just east of Windsor Regional Hospital's Western Campus.
"It's in the ground and it feels like there is a subway under the house. It happens at all different times -in the middle of the night, as well."
The ministry has investigated underground blasting at the Windsor Salt mine, but the company blasts only once a day Monday to Friday in midafternoon.
"We just want to know what the noise is," said Skillings, a married mom to six-year-old and five-month-old boys.
"It's just weird that nobody knows. If it's not the salt mines, then what is it?"
Ministry of Environment officers have asked homeowners to keep a log in order to help find the source of the rumbling.
The calls about the noise have come from nearly every corner in Windsor and the surrounding area, said Teri Gilbert, issues project co-ordinator for the local Environment Ministry office.
"We have received a number of complaints and it seems widespread," she said. "Most are from west Windsor, but also Amherstburg, South Windsor and Lakeshore.
"In response we are working with a number of partners -the City of Windsor, federal government and Michigan state government -to determine the source. We have not been able to nail it down."
The ministry's goal is to eliminate any possibility the vibrations are being caused by an industrial source on either side of the border.
Mining activities by salt companies on either side of the border have been ruled out because "their operations are not coinciding with the times people are feeling these (vibrations)," Gilbert said.
Homeowners and any neighbours they can enlist will log the noises and vibrations for at least the next month, she said.
Another possibility could be overhead jets circling, landing and taking off from Detroit Metropolitan Airport, but Skillings believes that's not the case.
"The vibrations definitely are more underground," she said. "All I hear is the rumbling."
Gilbert indicated federal aviation authorities may be contacted once the Environment Ministry can rule out all industrial sources.
"It's a mystery," she said. "There appears to be no rhyme or reason to it."
What is being experienced by residents in throughout ontario is also becoming very noticable in other areas of the world. The present scientific understanding of this unusual situation can be informed by understanding the relationship between these places where residents report intermittent rumbling, quaking and booming.
The mathematical relationship underlying the distribution of ultra-low frequency standing waves is defined by the quadratic iterated function [ zn+1 = zn2 modulus n ] (after P. Bourke), as expressed from the apex of the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt. By their precise sizes, axis-symmetric shapes, and aligned geopositions, the global system of ancient pyramids ambiently transduces and focusses the energy of solar flares and all other incoming cosmic ratiations.
Windsor, Ontario (42.30°N 82.99°W) is 5,936 miles from the Great Pyramid, which comprises 23.9% of the Earth's mean circumference distance (of 24,892 miles). Other locations in experiencing similar or closely related phenomena are located along this same exact resonant distance alignment with Giza, especially Georgetown, Guyana and Mount Pleasant, Michigan.
Earth booms and humming also recur often in Llanidloes, Mawnan, Hull, Saffron Walden, Bridlington, Woodland, Bolton, Kiev, Malta, Goa, Klai, Auckland, Sydney, White Rock, Ranchlands, Panama, and in the US in Newport, Anderson, Kimberley, Rochester, Menomonee Falls, Pelham, Richmond, Wilmington, Virginia Beach, Nashville, Knoxville, Mobile, McCalla, northern Florida, Knob Noster, Denver, Seattle, Novato, Arroyo Grande and Atwater.
The cases have become so severe that spontaneous combustion of objects by piezoelectric induction has been recurring in spates - in areas such as Tenerife, Freetown, Babura, Abuja, Bauchi, Jos, Omukondo, Onakaheke, Tsholotsho, Lalapansi, Goodhope, Nairobi, Mpumalanga, Mapuve, Bodibe, Bloemfontein, Hopewell, Cape Town, Landovica, Galway, Longford, Glasgow, Dublin, Crewe, Waterford, Peterborough, Coventry, Hull, London, Surrey, Steeple, Egham, Wisbech Messina, Peschici, Berici, across northern Greece, Ratria, Kakori, Mumbai, Kolkata, Charajpura, Thiruvananthapuram, Gangyal, Kishtwar, Rangrik, Kota Baru, Kuala Lumpur, Santo Tomas, New Norcia Darwin, Rockhampton, Adelaide, Brisbane, Eaglehawk, Sydney, Georgetown, La Pampa, Melipilla, Nelson, and in the US in Seattle, Corvallis, Soudan SP, Minneapolis, New Ulm, Pueblo, Waxahachie, Georgetown, Homosassa, San Mateo, Vallejo, San Francisco, Clovis, Calaveras, Haverhill, and Peabody, Brentwood and New York City.