Friday, November 04, 2005

Wherein I reveal my paranoid tendencies and love of a good conspiracy theory

So, about six months ago, we bought a Sirius Satellite Radio. We enjoyed it, and all was well until about May or June. My husband was driving in a certain area on a certain military installation, and the radio stopped working. Period. Eventually, the kind folks at Sanyo sent us another radio, and all is back to normal. Chalk it up to strangeness, right?

One of my summer hobbies is to step out on the doorstep in the evening, and watch the bats flitting about. We have lots of trees, and there are usually lots of bats. This past summer, I saw a total of three bats. My contractor, a down-to-earth, organic kinda guy, has also noted the absence of bats this year. Bats, as my son will tell you in great detail, rely upon echolocation - sound waves in the air.

News stories about whales and dolphins usually catch my eye. There has been a preponderance of stories about aquatic mammal beachings, and some evidence of a causal relationship between Naval Sonar exercises and strange behaviour in whales.

See where I'm going with this?

Now, it appears that there is a mystery signal blocking Ottawa door devices. Garage doors, embassy gates, that kind of thing - all within a 25 mile radius - are refusing to operate.

Garage door openers operate on the 390 megaHertz band. So does the U.S. military's new state-of-the-art Land Mobile Radio System. And yes, there have been reports of garage door-opener failures around military bases in the U.S.

On the plus side - autumn usually brings cluster flies to my house. You guessed it. This year, there have been none. Coincidence?

If you'll excuse me, I need to make a new tinfoil hat.


Jenny E said...

I know why you have no flies! They are all in MY HOUSE!! I think I have them all killed every night, after walking around all day with a swatter in my hand, and the next day they are everywhere again. They are about to carry me away!!!

If Noah had been truly wise, he would have swatted those two flies!!!

Valerie said...

Interesting....very interesting...

Lone Ranger said...

There are a lot of security measures going on that we don't know about. For instance, whenever I drive to work in Washington, DC, large blocks of the map on my GPS device are blanked out. Whenever I drive by the Senate Building, my GPS chirps, "lost satellite signal." I wonder how they do that.

Jeff Dem said...

I think its Howard Stern. Would you post a picture of you in your tinfoil hat.