THE TAOS HUM
Some residents and visitors in the small city of Taos, New Mexico,
have for years been annoyed and puzzled by a mysterious and faint low-frequency hum in the desert air.
Oddly, only about 2 percent of Taos residents report hearing the sound.
ZONA DE SILENCIA
There exist a number of "accursed sites" on the surface of our planet.
Drive 400 hundred miles west of El Paso, and you enter into
an unforgiving section of foreboding semi-arid desert landscape
that begs for mercy but offers none.
The Zone of Silence was first identified in the 1930's by pilot, Francisco Sarabia
when he claimed his radio stopped working and the plane's instruments went wild
while flying over the area in northern Mexico.
It was later deduced that radio waves cannot be transmitted in and above the area
due to local magnetic fields.
In 1970 a faulty American Athena missile fired from the White Sands Missile Base
in nearby New Mexico went off course inexplicably
and crashed into the mysterious desert region
and made the world aware of the unique and apparently unusual properties of the area.
Subsequently a team of U.S. Air Force investigators, with Mexican government approval,
journeyed to the crash site and made an unexpected discovery.
Within an unspecified and sometimes shifting area within the Zone,
radio signals fail to travel through the air, creating a type of dark zone.
No television, radio, short wave, microwave, or satellite signals seem to penetrate this zone.
The name, Zone of Silence, was quickly adopted,
and researchers began flocking to the remote location shortly thereafter.