I did not believe in conspiracy theories. I thought people that espoused them were mentally ill. (I’m sorry!) But since I moved to the electric area that comprises east Tennessee, southeast Kentucky and southwest Virginia, I’ve started to change my mind.
I have lived here three years. In that time I’ve met a lot of kids who have been told a parent is going to die. The average prognosis is 10 years or less: the kids know the chance of that parent seeing them graduate are slim.
Then I discovered the Department of Defense sponsored a lung cancer study just for southeast Kentucky. Apparently, even though our smoking habits and eating habits are the same as the rest of the state, our cancer rates are inexplicably, significantly higher. I became even more intrigued when I heard epidemiologists from Oak Ridge were beginning their own study.
There is a lot of speculation about Cumberland Gap Tunnel, which is warranted: the officials brought it on themselves. Instead of being transparent to the public about their intentions and allowing the public to tour the facility, they treat the tunnel as if it were a terrorist target. In comparison, the last time you went through the tunnel on I-40 in North Carolina or the tunnels on I-77 in West Virginia- did you see any command posts, dozens upon dozens of security cameras or hazmat escorts? No.
In addition to the tunnel conspiracy, there are many reports in the area about military activity in general. Sightings of V-22 Ospreys are a common occurrence. A good friend and colleague (who I hope will join me on this blog) has indicated there have been reports of military conveys filing through places like Speedwell, Tennessee and Arthur, Tennessee in the dead of night. These convoys of flatbed military tractor trailers appear to be carrying wood coffins around the times of 3:00 and 4:00 a.m. The amount of coffin-looking boxes being shipped are staggering, and the witnesses that have seen these caravans are scared.
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