Monday, January 5, 2009
Today I heard these things called number stations, which are mysterious short wave radio broadcast towers. Set up arbitrarily across the world, these small radio transmitters expel incredibly odd coded messages. Upon receiving one of these rogue signals, one may hear an odd series of words, numbers, letters, or musical notes. Popular opinion is that the number stations are implemented by spies. While researching the transmissions, I came across one that was quite unsettling. There is a number station in Guam, known as Cherry Ripe. This station uses an old folk song, Cherry Ripe, as their interval signal. After listening to this message and looking at the Wikipedia page, I got a little creeped out. I am not sure what to make of it.
Your name is kind of like a password. It brings you to attention. When someone tags it onto the end of a sentence directed towards you, it evokes some sort of connection. Pay attention to the people that call you by name, they may be the important ones.