posted on Jul, 18 2004 @ 01:47 PM
Me thinks we are being treated like mushrooms again. Friday 7/16 I came home from work in the early afternoon. Stripped off my work clothes, and
went out to the back deck to enjoy a few moments of sun on my bare hide while I sipped on a tall ice tea. I took 2 steps onto the deck when I
realized that something was wrong. The sunlight rather than feeling good literally hurt! I am half Cherokee Indian and have always considered the
sun my friend. But not on this day.
A little investigation revealed that the sun was producing a string of X class solar flares.
I thought perhaps the UV levels were a little higher than normal. And that was the cause of my reaction on Friday, so I forgot it and stayed
Saturday night I was listening to Art Bell on coast-to-coast AM. Art spent half of the first hour talking about weird things currently going on with
the sun. Crazy weather around the globe, His usual spiel.
Then he told of an email he had just received from a local listener. This guy claimed to have constructed a radiation monitoring station at his home.
And that normal background levels were about10-15 counts per minuet or .001 rem a nice safe level.
On Friday 7/16 he noticed counts in excess of 3000 counts per minuet or 5+rems per hour. 4 rems are considered unsafe. I remember reading that one
should not leave a fallout shelter for more than a very short time till the level fell to 2 mem, and then only for 8 hours or less. The guy claimed to
have double checked his findings with a second commercial meter, and found the same thing.
I must point out that this was a totally unsubstantiated claim. If you have coast-to-coast stream link, you can listen for yourself. The first half
hour of the program 7/17
I was just wondering if anyone on this list had the ability to verify this. The emailer was in Nevada, But I live just outside of Portland OR. And
noticed the sun felt very different on this day. It has been reported that our magnetic field is developing holes; perhaps this is the result of
If anyone here has any insight on this I would love to hear it.
[edit on 18-7-2004 by Taeas]