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Posted on 10/13/2009 7:55:02 AM PDT by azkathy
I did a bunch of Internet work on Thursday evening and Friday last week, then went out of town.
When I returned on Sunday I could smell a man's cologne in my kitchen and could tell someone had been in my home while I was gone.
Nothing was stolen or missing, but I checked with my neighbor who is a retired cop from NY City to see if he noticed any activity at my house.
As a matter of fact, his dogs were barking Sunday night and he looked in my driveway to see if my son's truck was there. It wasn't, but he saw my kitchen light go on and off twice. (This confirmed that someone was there.)
I posted on Twitter, FR and facebook in addition to conservative outpost and Smart Girl Politics about the lack of media coverage for the Obama court case and the lack of a free press in America on Friday!
I think I made someone mad and I want to know if any other freepers have had strange experiences lately?
I also got news last night from one of my sources that the Senate is going for the "Nuclear Option" with the Healthcare bill today in spite of what the American People want! They are attaching it as an amendment to a diferent bill and sneaking it through the finance committee is what I was told.
This administration is going to take us down the road to socialism whether we like it or not!
It isn’t paranoia when it’s really happening! No sarcasm intended. It’s really scary what is happening today.
Even I know no scents.
A professional wouldn’t wear cologne. Im not trying to be crude but have you checked for missing undergarments, dirty laundry, or garbage?
Wasn’t me. If it was, your kitchen would be smelling like a stable.
Are you series?
first things first. do you live alone?
My guess is nobody was really in your home, believe me, we are but minor players in this circus. You’re neighbor is probably just mistaken, people almost want to add to the mystery, not saying he’s doing anything bad, it’s human nature.
Trust me, there are big fish, moles, in Obama’s office(s) that are working with the opposition, did you hear Beck today about his new Deep Throat 2 guy? You aren’t even on anybody’s radar, there are a gazzilion bloggers blogging against this administration and you’re probably not in the top 200,000 (unless I’m mistaken, if so forgive me, I don’t know anything about you).
So relax ... I too have investigated things (not really of a political) nature and had some very strange things happen, it’s happenstance, nothing more ....
Did you ask your son? Maybe someone dropped him off, ran an errand, then picked him up? Was any food gone (a sure sign the son has been there)?
Sorry, but you’re not high enough on the totem poll, you don’t have a large enough sphere of influence, and you just don’t pose any sort of real threat to anyone who would break into your house to check your computer out or bug it or anything.
I’m not saying no one was there. I am just saying it was not a government operative of any sort nor connected to any serious political entity.
Here's some more good advise in any case for where you live.
1) Get a security system,...even a cheap once is better than none.
2) Arm yourself and learn how to use it.
3) If you can, get a good sized dog.
4) Make sure friends regularly check up on you.
5) Always leave some kind of indicator that will tell you if someone has entered the apt. in your absense, and if you see that indicator, do not go in. Call the police.
You have every right to do all in your power to protect yourself...and should do so. In the end, for any serious intruder, 911 will bring the police long after whatever is going to happen has already happened. You should do all you can so that you protect yourself during a crisis.
As to the national scene. Our nation has elected abject marxists to power who promised "fundamental change". They are going about making those changes as quickly as they can.
Everything the Obama administration has done, or wants to do, has to be viewed from that persepctive.
When it is, you find that he is not stupid or bungling. He is changing America, destroying the free market and fundamental republican principle as fast as he can and replacing it with a command economy along the lines of Karl Marx or some of the fascist models of the 20th century.
From the stimulus, to the bail-outs, to the take-overs of credit, car industry, etc., to health care, to cap and trade, to FOCA...the list goes on and on. That is what OBama and the DNC leadership are about...and they do not care what the American people think about it.
Luckily, with the over-reach in health care, the American people are waking up by the millions.
You mentioned your “son’s truck”, which implies there’s a father somewhere. Perhaps it was him?
Good advice, you defintely need deadbolt locks on all doors, otherwise, a simple credit card or butter lid dish and their in and you’d never know it. If you have glass on the sides of your doors then make sure your deadbolt requires a key on both sides, otherwise, a burglar breaks the glass, reaches in, turns the nob in the inside of the deadbolt and walks right in.
Still, I bet you that there is a .0000001% chance somebody was really in your home. If they want to know what you’re doing on your computer trust me, they don’t have to be in your home, that can gather that from all your traffic on the web very easily.
Who are your sources?
You think someone from the Obama camp was in your kitchen while you were away???
The odds are incredibly slim that it has anything to do with your internet activity. I suppose it’s possible, but not high on the list. Just my opinion based on basic instinct.
Sounds like an average amature stalker. The cologne fits psychologically as he/she would have primped in case he met you.
Better be careful. If the weirdo did enter your home and leave successfully, he will consider it safe his territory now. That is, he’ll be back.
Also, you should check for bugs or cameras.
Just my paranoid opinion
Hope you find out it was perfectly explainable.
Did the cologne smell like coffee and doughnuts . Cops .
Real objective scientists will welcome new data, reject erroneous data and change their opinion to reflect facts. Fanatic worshippers of the global warming religion will continue to cling to their myth.
I bought a cheap security system which gives an ear piercing alarm and calls my cell phone. It doesn't stop someone from coming in, but at least I know if someone has been in my house before I enter. My brother-in-law also came over and boarded up my basement windows.
Agree. At the worse, post #4 might be on to something.
Did you leave any windows, etc. unlocked. Any friends have keys? If not, do 1-5 at post #11. I would add "change locks". Have a handgun? If not, look into that aspect.
Mebbe I watch to many "Forensics Fies" but there are a LOT of weirdos out there and the guy may have been casing your place for a return visit.
Even though you will probably face the "nutty woman" response from the cops, let them know. Others might be reporting the same thing.
Careful. This could be hugh
Your source is at least a week old. This was all over Drudge, FR, WND, and Hot Air last week.
I think you may be just a tad over the edge on this one
I do live alone.
I was very active fighting the environMental movement for a few years. (I had a family crisis that stopped my activism.) My only son shot himself in the face with a 12 gauge shotgun and that took me out of the loop for a few years, as you can imagine.
I started being active again a couple of months ago when I got laid off. I have a new job now, but some of my old research has paid off and some of the people I used to check into now work for/with Obama.
One man that I used to work with on the activism disappeared. He actually used to post on here but then when I couldn’t get in touch with him, I checked with another friend of mine and as it turned out he couldn’t get in touch with him either. (Now that friend has been out of contact as well.)
I do live alone. I have a pit/lab mix and a little barky dog. I carry a gun and believe in Gun rights! The neighbor didn’t know about my activism until yesterday after the conversation about seeing if he had noticed any activity at my house while I was gone. Retired cops pay attention when the dogs bark and then he noticed the light go on and off-twice.
I have an ex husbund but he doesn’t have a key. I called my son immediately to see if he had been there. He was on the phone with me while I checked my house with gun drawn. I know he would have told me if he had been there, given that I was going through my house with the gun checking closets.
I have a deputy sheriff across the street and he came and checked the attic for me. Nothing stolen, just weird.
You can buy cheap, simple and easy to use cameras off of ebay or at Radio Shack. The best thing I’ve seen lately is a camera that phones your cell phone(or even multiple phones) with a real time picture of the intruder. you can even use it in your car or at work. you buy the camera and subscribe to the service annually.
But the best thing is to trust your gut. If you feel uneasy there is a good possibility that you are right. If it safer to be prepared and be wrong than to be right and not be prepared.
And by all means, if you don’t have a handgun, buy one and learn how to use it.
I have learned to trust my gut instinct.
A man who infiltrated Earthfirst once told me the louder and more often you speak out the safer you are! I tend to agree with him.
I just wanted to tell fellow freepers the story, get some feedback and see what the consensus is. (If I discounted it and then something happened, I would really be stupid now wouldn’t I?)
Off to work will check on this later.
Kathy I’m glad you posted about this. You’ve gotten some good advice from some. We’re certainly living in dangerous times and we need to support each other......no matter how ‘trivial’ or ‘paranoid’ your concerns may sound to some. If your gut says ‘something stinks’....you’re better off voicing it rather than ignoring it.
Thank you for the support.
Some have wanted to tell me, that it’s no big deal on this thread. (However, I got two phone calls from complete strangers today who read the information that I posted on the internet and had never heard of it before.) Must be doing something right, getting the court case out there and helping Americans understand what is going on.
They tend to agree that our “free press” must not be so “free” when they do NOT cover the case.
We as American citizens have had to show our birth certificate on numerous occasions. If he has nothing to hide, just show the birth certificate and be done with it. Hmmm oh yea, he has had months to do that but refuses. What does that say?
Thanks for that info, that might just be the solution.
It was me. Sorry. BTW you are out of Scotch.
That really let’s me know it wasn’t you. I didn’t have any Scotch.
Well, not anymore.
When I was quite young, single and working at a certain type of job on various shifts; I came home to my apartment and smelled a certain smell that did not belong to me nor did it pertain to anything in my household.
I mentioned it to a friend.
He got off work an hour before me and I gave him my key.
He was snoozing in a chair waiting for me to get to my apartment whereas I would make breakfast when I got there.
Lo and behold, more than a scent woke him up.
It was a man who did not belong there at all. He said he was doing “maintenance” at the apartments and I had a light out.
Well, I didn’t have a light out and I reported him to the management.
Never happened again.
I have had my locks changed and my son has been staying with me. Plus I have alerted all my neighbors.
I have discovered that several email contacts have been deleted from my computer. (I might not have noticed except that one was my ex sister-in-law and two were congressmen that I know personally.)
You’re welcome Kathy.
Now here’s your next step.
Contact your local police (or sheriff’s department if you are in the county).
File a “suspicious circumstances” report.
Ask for the report number and keep that number for reference.
If it’s not a formal report; ask the dispatcher for the dispatch reference number (sometimes called a CAD number).
Ask for extra patrol (ie extra patrols of the neighborhood).
If you aren’t a gun owner yet; consider becoming one.
God bless you.
P.S. Changing locks, having someone stay with you and alerting your neighbors are all very good steps you have taken.
Yes, I notified the city police yesterday. You are right about getting the report number. I will call and get that today.
I did ask for extra patrols and I emailed the cop that was here last night and thanked him for watching my house. (I figured if they are watching my emails they might as well know I have extra eyes on me now, besides theirs.)
I also own a gun and keep it nearby now.
Plus I am going to write an article about gun rights and women’s safety.
All good ideas and sounds like you’re on the right track.
Remember to follow all gun laws (including a license for CCW if you decide to CCW; gun registration, and any other local/state laws which apply to gun ownership).
I have a very inexpensive way to know if anyone was or is in your house.. Put a 20 dollar bill in plain sight on kitchen counter or some other table...If anyone goes into your house for any reason, they would surely pick up the bill... When you come home, if the bill is missing leave the house and call police to check it out....
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They have been trying to scare me, been back in my house several times this week and I had the deadbolts changed and they still came back in.
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THIS IS SERIOUS!
A very similar thing happened to me when I put my house up for sale.
I had an inkling that someone had been in my house; I DO have a very large dog, though.
One thing I found was a little plastic dog food dish, of a kind I never use, and my dog slept for ~ 18 hours. I think he was drugged. There were other physical indications, including tire tracks in the front yard which I photographed.
I reported it to the county sheriff, and he recommended I take the “for sale” sign down, which I did. I have dead bolts, which I have been using, and little other indicators to check if the door/windows have been opened. I put up a camera for a week, used it when I was out of the house.
Nothing was taken, but things were moved. Funny, but it was only after I thought about it for a couple of days that I realized what really had happened: someone had been in my house.
My weapons are loaded and 2 feet from my bed. Now, when the dogs alert at night, I get up, pick up a weapon, and look around.
Nothing has happened since, but one of my worst actions during the episode was trying to talk myself out of being concerned. You know, “Well, that was probably moved last week when my daughter was here,” etc., when my gut was telling me I was being stalked.
Please see my updates on this problem.
PERHAPS MY RECENT EXPERIENCES HAVE MORE TO DO WITH THE DOJ THAN A COMMON CRIMINAL.
Time to do a FOIA request.
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