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posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 06:15 PM
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That's a new thought that hadn't been mentioned. In my case, we have just had new siding put on the house. And there was an inspection report left on the door.




posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 06:26 PM
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I remember doing my work experience at an evaluation company, i went out to evaluate some propertys for a bank who were considering lending a buisness a loan or a mortgage. We stopped outside one of the business' the client owned and took some photographs and made notes, we did get strange looks maybe this is what firghtend the man off. Also when we were doing the evaluations for the clients house we went round the neighbourhood taking photos and making more notes on the surrounding houses,maybe he was scared off by you.

Those are the only explenations i can think of, apart from the obvious



posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 06:29 PM
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Originally posted by BlackOps719
The car was a silver Saturn 4 door, probably 2002-2004. Inside was a white male, an older looking gentleman with grayish hair. Since he was older I assumed that he was here to visit my other neighbors who are an older couple. Then I happened to ntice that the old guy was just sitting in his car, sort of looking around.

Then I was shocked when I saw him pull out a camera and snap a picture of my truck.... then he turned and started taking pictures of my house!! I didn't react instantly because I couldn't believe what I was watching unfold. After realizing what was happening I went over and looked directly out the window at him, we made eye contact and as soon as he saw me he instantly tossed the camera into the passengers seat and sped off down the street.


I've seen stories like that here, but I'd be hard pressed to find the link. I'll take a look though. Definitely sure its the same folks. Most of the topics get tossed in the trash been after they've been marked hoax, so be aware.

I've ran into the same issue before. Like I'm sitting at the computer in the library, then you see flashes out of the corner of your eye. You look at the stairwell window and there they are on the stairs taking pictures of you - or at least trying to make you think they are.

But I've had those folks chase me around for years by now. After a few years, I can definitely tell you that its not the cops or some kind of investigator. Thats what I kinda thought a long time ago, and found out otherwise (well, duh).

Its gotta be more along the lines of the MIB or something like that. Trust me, no cops are catching on to you or anything


Hey, but no one's going to listen to this anyway. Just putting it out there for folks to take or leave.



posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 06:30 PM
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With sales tax revenue drying up, citiy and county assessors are out in full force trying to maximize property taxes.

Many homeowners are having to request hearings or petition to rebut the assessments of their homes, as property values have declined significantly but tax assessments are not corresponding.

Like taxes ever go down, right?



posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 06:56 PM
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eather he works for gov. hes a PI someone hired for some reason. you owe money n he wants to repo your stuff. or hes a theif. but its funny u mention this though actualy. i live in an apt complex and today i looked out my window and noticed a man taking pics of a van a few spots down from where i park my car and and than he dissapered behind the other side of it for a few mins and than got in another car and drove off.. so maybe something IS going on and thay are collecting major info today on suspects



posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 06:56 PM
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Conspiracy? Maybe, but more realistically, some weird dude just took photos your place... because he is weird.



posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 06:57 PM
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Hi. I'm a longtime reader, but a not-very-often poster. When I read what happened to you, I had to reply because something eerily similar happened to us a few weeks ago.

My husband looked out the living room window just in time to see a well-dressed (nice casual) middle-aged guy standing in the middle of the street photographing our house. When my husband stepped out onto the porch, the guy took off down the street at a rapid pace. He obviously did not want to be confronted. My husband came back in, grabbed his keys, and then went out and got in the car to follow the guy. Just as he was approaching the man, a Jaguar pulled up alongside him and the man hopped in and they took off pretty fast. My husband didn't think to get the license plate number and didn't continue to follow them.

When he came back to the house, we brainstormed about why this might have happened, and came up with nothing. We own our home, which is neither for sale nor in danger of being lost. It is well-kept, but unremarkable; a $300K home among million-plus homes, pretty mundane for this town.

We considered calling the cops, but decided that the man hadn't been behaving criminally, so what would our complaint be? Still, we were baffled and fairly creeped out by this incident. Interesting to see that the same thing has happened to others.



posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 07:03 PM
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The best way to handle this is to do a couple things, take some action.

Start by being methodical.

1. Make a list of all the suggestions on this thread in Excel, then sort and rank them;
2. Get ready to get some evidence the next time this happens. You might even go so far as to do a dry run. How long does it take you to get your camera and get out the door? How far will your camera still resolve a license plate?
3. Get a buddy to simulate this and do a dry run. Have him sit in a car, start to make picture taking movements, time how long it takes you to get your gear, get out in the street. When he sees you, have him go through the motions of putting down a camera, put the car in gear and start to drive off.
4. Once you have the results of your dry run, you'll know that you're optimally prepared. This will take some of the edge off your worry. You'll have -done- somehing about it and in playing the game, you will get a sense of humor about it also.

Assure yourself you're prepared, and go over the list and remind yourself you've done nothing wrong and that it's likely nothing serious.

BTW, forget the idea of doing anything physical, like kicking his car or anything. Getting information is a -far- more effective means of having this resolved favorably.

Then having taken these steps, relax, but stay vigilant.

Now the above may seem over the top, but I'm just giving an example of a methodological approach to it which being 'action' will help cut the rumination and worry.

If it does happen again and you get a photo of his license plate, then you can report it to the cops and ask for some additional patrols in your area and see if a detective will help you find out who this person is.

If you have photos of the person, the car and the plate, you can do your own search when you're out driving. Again the more specifics the greater the sense of regaining control.

Also, now that the guy knows you have his info, if his mission is nefarious, he's likely to back off and choose easier prey.

I agree it's likely to be a fairly innocent thing. If you do nothing, but stay moderately vigilant, and keep your camera handy, then you'll be OK and most of all can stop worrying.

Hope this helps.





[edit on 19-7-2008 by Badge01]



posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 07:04 PM
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Too much paranoia here. The photographer was hired by real estate agents to photograph homes. When property is sold, in order to justify the properties value for the lending institutions, comparable property is examined to prove or substantiate value. They seek out similar property, take pictures and look up what the home last sold for. It's harmless.



posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 07:06 PM
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sorry i know i just posted a comment a min ago but i just remebered another possable reason for this. insurance companys often do this for any number of reasons..about 6 yrs ago actualy there was a man taking pics of my house at the time and i remeber talking to the ppl that had lived across the street and thay had said thay talked to the man and that he worked for an insurance company and the landlord was redoing the policy or something like that and thay needed to take pics for it..



posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 07:20 PM
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Nothing much you can do, just keep a lookout and see if they come back. Keep an eye out for anyone following you when you drive around. If you have kids make sure they aren't posting stuff on their Myspace/Facebook account or whatever that could lead predators to your home.



posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 07:40 PM
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It is my personal belief that anyone going as far as to speak out about the government is being ready to be shipped off to concentration camps designed by Haliburton. Anyone seen as liberal will be targeted. September 11th was the beginning of the end of our rights as Americans.



posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 07:42 PM
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Hello BlackOps719.


This is indeed strange.
Is this the only strange thing that you have noticed happening to you?
Have you received any strange phone calls recently by any chance?

If i were you and saw this guy throw his camera down and hit the gas when he found out i was looking at him, i would think that there is something shady going on .

I await your reply.

Omega

[edit on 19/7/2008 by Omega85]



posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 07:44 PM
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That's quite a leap of logic. If the government was tracking anyone (or the FBI, or even the police), they wouldn't need some old fellow outside tacking pictures of your license plate and home. They'd know where you live, and they certainly know the license plate # of your car. And where you work, and what time you get up, leave, come up, take a crap, etc..


Probably just a real-estate fellow, or something else entirely. Maybe he lived there and was taking some pictures for memories sake, I know when I came back to Colorado, I visited my old home, just sat outside and looked for awhile. Woulda snapped a few pictures if I had my camera, too.



posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 08:00 PM
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May have been a real estate agent. I've had a realtor pull up in my drive way and take a pic of my house. Pretty strange but they do that.



posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 08:29 PM
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Originally posted by BlackOps719
Then I was shocked when I saw him pull out a camera and snap a picture of my truck....


It's THE GOOGLE SQUAD

Google has been all over cities taking photos of your house... I don't know what all cities they have covered but type this into Google maps

Sunset and Pecos Las Vegas

Pick street view...

And swing around to the big wall south west corner... the horses and sign that says "Shenandoah"

That's Wayne Newtons house... You can move the man down the street

Most of Vegas has been covered

Actually this should piss you all off hehehe Its bad enoufg every SPOOK knows where you live but now anyone that has your address can get a photo and even (In Vegas) pop up a full property record showing owner price and last time you paid your taxes


This is to prove to you that haven't been hit yet in your area and show you what it looks like... This is John Lears house I removed the address naturally but this is the Brave New World



You will see yellow and blue lines on the map Any area that has those lines has been covered by the Google cameras...

I say we get out the baseball bats and get those guys with the camera


Its no wonder he took off when you spotted him


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posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 09:01 PM
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There is nothing strange about being monitored if you were posting online.Even local police get money to keep an eye on us from homeland security.They infiltrate peace groups so it would stand to reason they are also watching those of us that speak out on the internet.it would explain why i have been pulled over and had a police officer claim i did not come to a complete stop,when I did.Another time i was not wearing a seatbelt.That BTW was the only time i was not wearing one and I was about to put it on when the cop spotted me.It was if they were watching me more closely.I stopped walking late at night because they stopped me when i was doing that and took a picture of me.



posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 09:05 PM
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This is madness! And if the government is keeping tabs on persons of interest than I'm in trouble! If I ever caught sight of such activity outside of my home I'd be out there in the blink of an eye! Then again, I'm young and careless...
But seriously, I surely hope the goverment isn't keeping tabs on everyone on this website 'cuase we're treding in areas of knowledge that we all know by now the government wants to remain as cold cases.



posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 09:06 PM
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this is not google..

they use a 360 cam which sits on top of the car taking pictures at small intervals as they drive.

gizmodo.com...



posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 09:09 PM
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I doubt the government would keep an eyen on everyone just a lot of people that think Bush belongs in jail or other things that goes against an all ready pre determined agenda.





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