A mysterious subterranean sound is haunting a north American city. A "a low-frequency rumbling sound" continues to strike Windsor, Ontario.
Locals have said it sounds like a large diesel truck idling, a loud boom box or the bass vocals of Barry White.
Windsor residents have blamed the hum for causing illness, whipping dogs into frenzies, keeping cats housebound and sending goldfish to the surface in backyard ponds. Many have resorted to switching on their furnace fan all season to drown out the noise.
What could be causing it? Canadian authorities think it's the awesomely named Zug Island, a postindustrial blasted heath lodged within the flesh of Detroit, looming just across the river:
Naturally there's a border politics issue:
Even weirder, Americans can't seem to hear it. Canadians find that suspicious—especially since their research suggests the hum is coming from the Yankees' side—and accuse U.S. officials of staying silent over the noise.
and, from one Detroit town's mayor,
“The only place I am hearing noise from is Canada-from politicians complaining"
One wonders if Detroiters are simply inured to unsettling environmental influences.