A strange signal in a desolate area baffles locals and a team of specialists is sent to investigate. Sound familiar? But this isn’t ALIEN or THE THING, it’s an actual honest to goodness mystery happening in the Arctic right now! Specifically, to the community of Nunavut hunters living in the frozen North who have been hearing a strange mystery noise. The major effect of which being that it is terrifying the local wildlife away and making hunting all the more difficult.

Graphic of a digital sound on black bottom

The noise itself is described as a “hum” a “ping” or even a “beep” and originating from the bottom of the ocean. The noise being loud enough for people to hear through the hulls of boats as well. Logical explanations such as a local mining company or actions by Greenpeace have proven unlikely. The effect of the mystery noise coming to the point that the Canadian Department of National Defense (DND) leading an investigation last month, with a conclusive or logical answer yet to be found.


This is not the first time such phenomenon has occurred. Such as with The Taos Hum of New Mexico or The Windsor Hum of Canada, a strange sound of unknown origin has plagued these areas, with no clear indication of a specific cause. Stranger still how the arctic hum seems to originate from the ocean and has such a severe effect on the local fauna. As a horror fan, I simply cannot help but think it maybe a call from Cthulhu!

For similar mysteries, check out these previous posts on terrors from the deep!