Yes, it's not uncommon to have a hurricane double back on its path, or spin around aimlessly for a while. It happens when there aren't steering
currents to move it, or when pressure systems box it in so it has nowhere to go.
If you check that link I posted a couple posts back, you'll be able to see that many hurricanes have done this in the past. It doesn't necessarily
mean things are out of the norm or that the weather is being manipulated.
Edit: Although, if we start to see a larger number of storms spinning around aimlessly in the Atlantic, it could mean there is something changing with
the climate. An alteration in the jet stream due to polar ice melting could have a direct influence on hurricane tracks, as it is often the jet stream
that pushes hurricanes off the east coast and out into the Atlantic. In this case you would probably see an increase in the amount of landfalls along
the eastern seaboard. And, because you have less motion in the atmosphere, they might be slower moving. This would mean much higher rainfall totals
and much more storm damage, as the effect of the storms would be prolonged.
By the way, if you want much more detailed information on current tropical systems than you get from the Weather Channel, check out this website:
edit on 3-10-2012 by windowpane because: (no reason given)