At about noon CST today, while sitting in my living room watching CNN coverage of the shootings in Ottowa with my girlfriend, my doorbell rang. When I
opened the door, there was a woman, about 35-40 years old, with a tan jacket and sunglasses standing there. She had some sort of small electronic
device in her hand (not a cell phone), and wore a white plastic card on a lanyard, but I couldn't make out any specific credentials.
I said "hello," and asked how I could help her.
She literally said "I was wondering if you know anything about your neighbors?" And she pointed down the hill to my next-door neighbors house.
Now, I really don't know anything about them, as it were. All I know is that they are an older couple, white, who keep "normal hours," and that's
exactly what I told this woman. I asked her why she would be asking, and for whom...
She said, almost hesitantly; "it's for a 'health research procedure," I need to speak with your neighbors, but that's about all I can say about it."
She then thanked me for mentioning they keep "normal" hours, saying that she will "stop trying during the day." She denied my offer to take down her
I noticed her glancing behind me during our conversation, as if she had been trained in observing details (like a private investigator would be.)
After our five minute conversation, she went back to a blue compact car and sat in my driveway for another five minutes before leaving.
It was a strange visit, but I'm inclined to believe she is simply a private investigator persuing some business with my neighbors. There are however,
these few details which strike me as strange:
She bluntly asked "Do you know anything about your neighbors?" Literally, she went on to ask if there was anything at all I could tell her about
She wore a card and lanyard, yet refused to identify herself or her agency, citing a "health research procedure," as her interest in them... (is
this typical of your standard PI?)
Her general demeanor seemed highly trained, yet she herself seemed relatively unremarkable. She could have been anyone, really...
Our first thought was she was simply a PI, but those details make it seem like something else could possibly be going on. We entertained the idea she
could be FBI, or maybe the IRS... but that comment about "health research" drew out the possibility of her being with the CDC or a related agency.
Perhaps my neighbor is being tracked for Ebola or something?
Whatever the case, I felt it was worth a thread here. Maybe someone has some experience with this sort of visitation?
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