Yesterday in mid-afternoon there was a tremendous rush of sound and thundering noise of group of low-flying military aircraft (probably out of Dover AFB north of here) that shook the building and rattled things all around me.
No sure what happened. I know I didn’t dream it. It was too sweeping and happened too fast to comprehend at first.
Within a a half hour of the flyover everything run by batteries, or using battery backup, in my apartment began to die. Total power drain of every single device.
Sudden warnings that the cell phone needed a charge, as did the Nexus. The wireless keyboard went, the weather radio, followed by the batteries in the cordless phone handsets - both of them!
The kitchen timers and then the cordless mouse. The kitchen wall clock stopped at 2:40 pm. I have 2 battery operated watches and they both stopped working within minutes of each other - also around 3 pm.
The cellphone had a full charge in the morning and the mouse batteries had been replaced less than a day earlier.
Finally, all batteries were replaced, cell phone and Nexus charged last evening. All seems back to normal now.On standby overnight, those 2 devices had used less than 2% of their stored power. WTF???
I have no answer for this odd and curious happening. I just know it happened. Not imagined. I am no longer on Prednisone and one cannot hallucinate this stuff when the tangible evidence (a dozen dead batteries of all types) is sitting in a baggie ready for the recycle center drop off.
No, this is not an April Fool joke. I’d feel better if it was.
Was the government up to something, or did I take the short bus to the Twilight Zone? Both possibilities are scary.
And so it goes.