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'Wind Turbine Syndrome' Blamed for Mysterious Symptoms in Cape Cod Town
ABC via Yahoo ^ | October 21, 2013 | Susan Donaldson James

Posted on 10/21/2013 10:13:52 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy

Sue Hobart, a bridal florist from Massachusetts, couldn't understand why she suddenly developed headaches, ringing in her ears, insomnia and dizziness to the point of falling "flat on my face" in the driveway.

"I thought I was just getting older and tired," said the 57-year-old ...

Months earlier, in the summer of 2010, three wind turbines had been erected in her town, one of which runs around the clock, 1,600 feet from her home.

"I didn't put anything to the turbines -- we heard it and didn't like the thump, thump, thump and didn't like seeing them, but we didn't put it together," she told ABCNews.com.

Hobart said her headaches only got worse, but at Christmas, when she went to San Diego, they disappeared. And she said the same thing happened on an overnight trip to Keene, N.H.

"Sometimes at night, especially in the winter, I wake up with a fluttering in the chest and think, 'What the hell is that,' and the only place it happens is at my house," she said. "That's how you know. When you go away, it doesn't happen."

Hobart and dozens of others in this small Cape Cod town have filed lawsuits, claiming that three 400 feet tall, 1.63 megawatt turbines (two owned by the town and one owned by Notus Clean Energy) were responsible for an array of symptoms. A fourth, much smaller turbine, is owned by Woods Hole Research Center, but it receives fewer complaints.

The wind turbines have blown up a political storm in Falmouth that has resonated throughout the wind energy industry. Are these plaintiffs just "whiners," or do they have a legitimate illness?

In 2011, a doctor at Harvard Medical School diagnosed Hobart with wind turbine syndrome, which is not recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

(Excerpt) Read more at gma.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: capecod; energy; illness; sickness; wind; windenergy; windpower; windturbines
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I know it sounds pretty farfetched, but on the other hand sound waves can be pretty powerfull in their effect on the human body.
1 posted on 10/21/2013 10:13:52 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

Wasn’t the gov developing a crowd control mechanism using this sort of tech?


2 posted on 10/21/2013 10:16:02 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

Somebody needs to do a low frequency spectrum distinguishing the good and bad turbines with a spectrum analyzer that goes low enough.


3 posted on 10/21/2013 10:17:41 AM PDT by InMemoriam (Have a seat over there, Mr. Mohammed. Aisha, go play on your swingset, honey.)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy
sounds weirding to me.


4 posted on 10/21/2013 10:17:51 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

“I know it sounds pretty farfetched, but on the other hand sound waves can be pretty powerfull in their effect on the human body. “

Back in the ‘40’s there was a jet airplane where the engine powered a large prop. (No, not a conventional turboprop.) It made so much noise that the crew would vomit. Some of them got very sick.


5 posted on 10/21/2013 10:19:29 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

Sounds like the same principle used to keep moles out of your yard. A windmill that constantly produces a thumping sound.


6 posted on 10/21/2013 10:19:41 AM PDT by fulltlt
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To: Black Agnes

Yep. Here’s the ever trusted Wikipedia info on it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Range_Acoustic_Device


7 posted on 10/21/2013 10:20:22 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

It’s just ELF waves (aka infrasound) generated by the wind turbines.

http://ruralgrubby.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/havas-wind-turbines-2008.pdf

http://tekniaxp.typepad.com/blog/2009/05/caution-to-the-wind-trouble-with-wind-turbines.html


8 posted on 10/21/2013 10:22:46 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

Very true. The Russian Tu-95 Bear bomber (and derivatives) have massive turboprop powered contrarotating propellors where the tips actually exceed the speed of sound. It’s the noise and shockwaves have been documented to have very similar symptoms as these to people who are around them when fired up.

There was also a turboprop powered variant (prototype) of the F-84 Thunderstreak/Thunderflash, called the Thunderscreetch, that had the same effects as well.


9 posted on 10/21/2013 10:24:29 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: tanknetter

XF-84H Thunderscreech.


10 posted on 10/21/2013 10:26:37 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Black Agnes

Infrasound. Can kill and aven level a large city.

Some researchers have paid with their life.


11 posted on 10/21/2013 10:27:59 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

Some of the new phones make people throw up. Chinese sheet rock made people sick. The military has a sound weapon that makes people too sick to fight. These windmills make birds so sick that they fall out of the air dead.


12 posted on 10/21/2013 10:29:23 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

Evil never checks stuff out before they install it.


13 posted on 10/21/2013 10:33:45 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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Far fetched my butt.

I'm one of those people that certain sounds make me sick.

Even though I have a hard time understanding people not looking directly at me or people speaking in a crowd, I can hear a high pitch other people can't hear.

It's particularly bad with music which is why I don't listen to much music.

It's like a dog whistle to me

14 posted on 10/21/2013 10:36:02 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

Another crash. I hope he doesn’t tell people to enroll by mail. USPS is bad enough already.


15 posted on 10/21/2013 10:38:26 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (On the evening of 10/16/13, the ailing republican party breathed its last breath.)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

BS


16 posted on 10/21/2013 10:39:54 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: mountainlion

I think the birds actually get wacked by the spinning propeller.


17 posted on 10/21/2013 10:40:32 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

Wrong thread. Damn smart phone.


18 posted on 10/21/2013 10:40:41 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (On the evening of 10/16/13, the ailing republican party breathed its last breath.)
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To: freekitty

In the General/Chat forum, on a thread titled ‘Wind Turbine Syndrome’ Blamed for Mysterious Symptoms in Cape Cod Town, freekitty wrote
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Evil never checks stuff out before they install it.

Sounds like the Evil Promotion Agency(EPA for those in RioLinda)

Just like telling folks to install mercury gas filled curly cue lightbulbs
That give people headaches to save the planet. Right?


19 posted on 10/21/2013 10:43:37 AM PDT by Truthoverpower (The guvmint you get is the guvmint you deserve)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

Just like when one of those car radios are on super loud and shake the ground and your heart! Dang that would be annoying 24/7!


20 posted on 10/21/2013 10:44:35 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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