Infrasound: Noise you can’t hear, but feel—over huge distances
Aug 15, 2011
—Calvin Luther Martin, PhD
Infrasound continues to mystify many readers of this website. That’s a pity, because infrasound is the chief cause of Wind Turbine Syndrome (WTS). If you don’t grasp the nature of infrasound, you’re going to have difficulty grasping WTS.
What we find, in particular, is that many people don’t appreciate how far infrasound can travel. The answer is, “far!” Even, “very far!”
Scroll to the bottom of this page and watch “The Sounds of Silence” by PBS’s Wired Science, explaining the remarkable propagation qualities of infrasound. Pay close attention to the section where geophysicist, Dr. Milton Garces, sets up a small fan in a home—actually, a rotary sub-woofer, in some respects much like a wind turbine—whose oscillating blades produce infrasound. (“It displaces a lot of volume—of air molecules—by shifting the pitch of the blades of the fan,” explains Garces.) Notice how the infrasound—a 1 Hz pressure wave, in this instance—radiates through the walls of the house, and beyond.
Now, ponder those huge (and getting huger) “rotary sub-woofer” wind turbines being built 1500 feet or a mile from your home. Or even several miles.
What turbines do is not only produce infrasound, but extremely strong bursts of infrasound—extremely strong & rapid (many times a second) bursts of pressure. And that, dear reader, is undoubtedly the chief reason why people become ill.
Behold, Wind Turbine Syndrome: extremely strong bursts of infrasonic pressure, radiating very far—through every barrier you can imagine. As far as the vestibular organs of the inner ear are concerned—organs honed by Mother Nature over millions of years to respond to subtle pressure waves, to tell us (a) where we are in space and (b) control our spatial reasoning and cognition, and (c) to pinpoint our split-second sense of balance and motion—this is catastrophic.
Pierpont explains all this in detail in her book, “Wind Turbine Syndrome,” wherein she notes that you, dear reader, are the guinea pig in (what’s called in biology) a “natural experiment” being conducted by Big Wind. (Read, “Your Guide to Wind Turbine Syndrome: A roadmap to this complicated subject.”)
My advice? Forget about suing the bastards, and forget about trying to present scientific proof to your town board (or any other government agency). Your board is likely composed of knaves who were compromised at least a year ago by the wind developers (with turbine leases). Instead, get mad. Stay mad. Make history. After 8 years of running this website and reporting ad nauseum on this outrage, I say it’s time for civil disobedience. Almost ludicrously and certainly tragically, it’s the only recourse offering any realistic hope of accomplishing something significant at this point in the Great Wind Energy Circus.
(With appreciation to Frank Dehnke, Germany, for bringing this video to our attention.)