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Anyhow i'd also like to update everyone to my area 51 trip. I went there expecting to possibly see some lights and to be relatively safe while comfortably watching the show from my car all night long. We arrived around Racheal at about 7:30pm and almost immediatly passed the "black" mail box. It was strange i drove past it not knowing where the thing even was, and as I drove past I kept thinking isnt that the damn thing? Sure was after i saw all the words written all over it. We stopped there and watched the skys and video taped the moutains and the box. Now maybe i'm paranoid or insane or just plain curious i thought it would be interesting to bring out my "ghost" gear to test the box since it was so famous, easily accessible, and tied to the base. I brought out my gauss meter (emf meter) not expecting a damn thing to go off as we where in the middle of the desert. I ran it across the box, the top, the bottom, sides, but an interesting thing happened that still perplexes me. When i brought the meter near the LOCK on the back underside of the mail box, ..... it went off! I tested it for the next 10 minutes and no where else on the mailbox was there any sort of electrical field (as one would expect) however when i brought it near the rear lock hidden on the back side of the box... BEEP BEEP BEEPPPP... I thought this was definatly something curious and that possibly no one has ever tested before. We then went to the town of rachaeal and ate at the AlieInn. I brought the lock topic up to the girl working there, and she told me something interesting. She said the lock on the FRONT of the mailbox is supplied by the rancher Steve, so that no one would steal his mail, however (and this is where it gets interesting), she said the lock on the back side of the box was placed there by the Postal office, and that even the rancher himself does not have the key to it. Maybe i'm paranoid or insane after the earlier event, but this is what i found. In other words I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that the rear lock might possibly be bugged somehow or at least it is trasmitting a weak electrical signal and i'm not aware that any normal hardware lock produces any electrical field. Later this evening I will post my camo dudes experience, but i wanted to put this out there before i forget, as I think it is a semi interesting find if validated to be true.
the reason i ask is because dissimilar metals can produce a weak electric current , just by contact . it is how galvanitic anodes work
PS - you are being overly paranoid
The explination sounds plausable to me. I just wish the front lock had the same reaction. I only wanted to put this out there as a interesting piece of information that could be supported by a future visitor to the box. Also the night we went the camo dudes have a very accute interest in that area. For the majority of the night i went they sat at that exact area. They even got out and examined the grounds where we ourselves had left the vechicle. So sorry if it turns out to be nothing, i was alittle hesitant to post this discovery.
I think this is most probably caused by something magnetic in the lock.