According to the residents of Espanola,
Ontario, US Military aircraft are flying overhead and dropping strange
chemicals. This is bad enough, but wouldn't you know it...these
chemicals are making people sick!
Some pertinent excerpts from the CBC:
Shelly Jordan thinks strange
planes might be making her kids
sick. "I was concerned to see
if this had anything to do with it,
because I've heard of other things
that are going on with children...."
...many in the community have
reported respiratory problems and strange aches and pains.
Town council heard that some
believe military jets are
dropping material over the town as
part of a weather experiment.
We're not done yet:
It isn't just a couple of people
who think that. More than two
200 have signed a petition. Ben
McNenly has seen the planes
and he thinks they're American
About two hundred or so years ago, pretty
much the same stuff was happening in towns all across eastern Europe.
Except instead of calling Parliament members and signing petitions, they
exhumed corpses and drove pointy sticks through various parts of the dead
The cases above share a lot of the same
variables; people (especially children) getting sick, seemingly unexplainable
vectors of contagion, and the ultimate responsibility for the epidemic being
placed on some kind of ethereal ubervillain, for which any amount of
proof is mysteriously nonexistent. Two hundred years ago, this villain
was the vampire. Today it's (Pick One) a) aliens, b) conspiracies c)
I guess we can get one solid lesson out
of this: even Canadians are susceptible to kookiness. That could
come as a surprise to no one.