Our friend, Jeff Vogelgesang, of Heards Mountain sent this in this morning. I just had to laugh, lots! I agree we have to exercise caution in this post 9-11 world, but…….
Note to Josh Palumbo at Wintergreen Nature Foundation, please don’t let them do this to our station up there!
Date: August 1, 2007
Subject: Weather station mistaken for bomb
From the Roanoke Times
Weather station mistaken for bomb
A bomb-squad recently blew up a “suspicious looking box” mounted to a tree near the Lewis-Gale Medical Center in Roanoke, Virgina. Turned out that the “bomb” was actually an amateur weather station placed there by an employee of the Center.
An employee had placed a putty-like substance around the box to make it weather proof.
The investigation is concluded and no criminal charges will be filed.