LIFE AMIDST THE TURBINES

A Victim’s Voice of the Niagara Region Wind Farm

cryingMarch 15, 2018
Today is day number 4 that the NRWF project which became operational on November 1, 2016 has been shut down at the request of Hydro One for work at their substation in Hamilton.

This has given me an excellent  opportunity to assess the gradual symptoms or lack thereof that I have been experiencing.

I had waded into the  pool of depression gradually without identifying it as such.  There were frequent days when I did not have to put my P J’s on because I was still in them in the evening. I vaguely recognized the person staring back at me in the mirror. I had no interest in my appearance nor my attire. I no longer wanted to play cards with the seniors and  enjoy their camaraderie and competitiveness.

My head ached from internal pressure. I couldn’t focus on simple math. It was too challenging.  Some days I  abandoned reading articles. I wasn’t able to focus nor concentrate on them where before I relished reading them especially wind turbine related ones since I live in the epicentre of the turbines in our community.

Delayed Perception. Now that is an interesting term. Have you ever driven in the evening at night and seen what appeared to be huge red taillights ahead of you?

I wondered  why the red taillights I was seeing  were  so large only to discover moments later that they were the red traffic lights at the next intersection. This should have been an automatic observation. I am  having moments of delayed perception in other instances as well. I found myself making silly mistakes and then wondering why I had done that. I am struggling through the brain fog.

I have a frequent companion named Dizziness. Some days are worse than others. I now always hit the pause button before I take the first step from a rising position and I am especially careful in rising from a prone position. This dizziness I first began to experience last summer.

On day number 3 of the shut down of the project I noticed that my depression had lifted. I felt energetic and did some household chores which had been neglected for quite some  time. I did not have the energy nor the motivation to do them before.

I had a feeling of  enthusiasm  and normalcy that had become a stranger to me in the past months.

The brain fog has lifted and I am able to concentrate at the moment. The dizziness has  abated and I do not have to hit the pause button before rising.

Some verbs I’ve used in the past tense knowing full well that all the symptoms will revisit me once again when the project becomes operational  again.

It is my wish that relating my experiences will perhaps help someone else identify their symptoms if they are living amidst turbines but not making the connection. Symptoms will vary from person to person and the listing of health impacts is more comprehensive so please do the research if you suspect that your symptoms could be turbine related.

9 thoughts on “LIFE AMIDST THE TURBINES”

  1. I am experiencing headaches, dizziness and inability to concentrate. I thought it was for various reasons. Couldn’t put a finger on it. Yes the turbines next to me have been up for a little more than a year. At first they were off a lot. I was standing in Canadian Tire parking lot a few days ago and said, “ Wow is it ever quiet here.” It was a busy area of town but the noise that sits in thd background was gone. Thanks for your article❤️

    1. Jan, there are many rural residents like you who have not connected the dots between the changes in their bodies and minds and the turbines near their homes. This is because the medical people in Ontario refuse to acknowledge the effects of noise, low frequency noise modulations and infrasound radiation on the mind and body. In some cases the harm is subtle, in others it is downright debilitating. Doctors will happily prescribe medications and run people unnecessarily through a battery of expensive tests and procedures, instead of speaking out on behalf of people reporting the well known symptoms of harm.
      Even the media in Ontario refuses to inform people about this. In some communities people post information about this on bulletin boards in public places, but leaseholders rip them down. Acknowledging the harm would mean the end of their payments from the wind companies.
      Hopefully you will get support from people in your community who are working together to put an end to this crisis, so that residents are no longer forced to leave their beloved homes in order to seek protection.
      Check out the Waubra Foundation for the long list of symptoms.

    1. In speaking to a lawyer I was told that ultimately the wind companies want nearby residents who are being harmed to abandon their homes.
      This is extortion.

  2. Do what I did, Go and start over … I left my dream and had to start over at 55 years old.. but I am alive… I would be dead by now if I had tried anymore to stay. We are the front line vicitms of the next big health mistake…. Remember Asbestos and Meselothemia… thats us in 20 years. There is no getting better when being constantly beaten by infrasound… Leave dear one… and NEVER go back.

  3. PLEASE DO NOT Vote for Kathleen Wynne!!!, and end these Monsters taking over our lives. She knows about the water crisis in Chatham-Kent and is still allowing them to be built, along with these horrible health affects.

  4. “Delayed Perception. Now that is an interesting term. Have you ever driven in the evening at night and seen what appeared to be huge red taillights ahead of you?

    I wondered why the red taillights I was seeing were so large only to discover moments later that they were the red traffic lights at the next intersection. This should have been an automatic observation. I am having moments of delayed perception in other instances as well. I found myself making silly mistakes and then wondering why I had done that. I am struggling through the brain fog.”
    Delayed perception may have something to do with the damage to the neocortex which is described in a Max Planck study on infrasound from wind turbines.
    Why does the Federal Minister of Health refuse to enforce the Radiation Emitting Devices Act and measure infrasound radiation in homes near turbines in rural Ontario?
    Forced relocation is not acceptable.

    1. ” It’s always about the almighty Dollar $$$$$$$$$$$$..The fact is ! There is no safe distance for wind Turbines, NOT GREEN, NOT CHEAP, NOT RELIABLE, and come with a very BAD side EFFECT on people and the ENVIRONMENT. there is Nothing GREEN about WIND TURBINES . SAY NO TO WIND TURBINES.

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