Satellites Begin Worldwide Service - Sept. 23, 1998

Immediately after the Iridium satellite constellation began to provide the world’s first satellite phone service on September 23, 1998, we received reports of serious illness from around the world. A 6-nation telephone survey was done of electrically sensitive people, support groups, and nurses and physicians serving this population. The results: 86% of electrically sensitive people and a majority of patients and support group members became ill on Wednesday, September 23 exactly, with typical symptoms of electrical illness including headaches, dizziness, nausea, insomnia, nosebleeds, heart palpitations, asthma attacks, ringing in the ears, etc. Some people were acutely ill for up to three weeks, and some weren’t sure they would live. In the United States the national death rate rose by 4% to 5% for two weeks. During those two weeks, very few birds were seen in the sky and thousands of homing pigeons failed to return home in pigeon races throughout much of the country. Here is the report we published in No Place to Hide, Volume 2, Number 1, February 1999: satellites-begin-worldwide-service