South Natomas Home Covered With Sheet Metal
Residents Claim Neighbors Bombarding Them With Radiation
POSTED: 8:42 am PDT May 20, 2005
UPDATED: 2:00 pm PDT May 20, 2005
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A home in Sacramento’s south Natomas neighborhood is surrounded by sheet metal, and neighbors are calling it an eyesore.
The D’Souza family lives in the home on Timberwood Court, and claims the aluminium pieces are necessary to protect them from unknown neighbors who have been bombarding them with radio waves and making them sick.”(It’s) a shield to protect against radiation, because microwave radiation is reflected off of aluminium, so it’s a protective measure,” resident Sarah D’Souza said.
The D’Souzas said the bombardment began after the first anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and that the radio waves have caused them health problems ranging from headaches to lupus.
Sacramento Code Enforcement officials have gotten involved and ordered the family to remove the metal by Monday or face a misdemeanor citation.
“Eleven years in Sacramento and few other years in Southern California and this is the first time I’ve ever seen (anything like this). The inside of the house is also covered with foil and the beds are covered with a foil-like material as well,” Sacramento Code Enforcement spokesman Josh Pino said.
The D’Souzas said they will comply with the order and remove the sheet metal, but they also plan to gather evidence to show city officials what they believe is a problem with radiation.