Letter in a bottle (Italy)

Mar 8, 2011


To put it in a nutshell:

We moved into and enjoyed our new house (Scansano, Italy) for exactly 4 weeks—until the newly erected 121m wind turbines (10 of them, the nearest 800-900m from the house) started operating.

I quickly developed the following symptoms, with which I’d never been troubled before:

» insomnia
» panic attacks at all times of the day and night
» nausea
» tinnitus
» depression
» loss of concentration

Coupled with this, I heard a strange humming or buzzing noise in my house, loud enough to be extremely distressing and also perceived by visitors.

I couldn’t enjoy a peaceful evening outside on my terrace and I couldn’t invite friends or relatives for this reason.

I became paranoid about returning home after a day’s work because I knew I would not be able to rest.

After a year of keeping a diary of the daily horror (published 2008 on www.wind-watch.org) and spending extended periods away from home to recuperate, we moved out for good—abandoning the work of a lifetime.

Our house is unsaleable, our old age “pension” worthless.

Gail Atkinson-Mair

  1. Comment by Tracy (Ontario, Canada) on 03/08/2011 at 12:08 pm

    Starting to sound like a broken record, isn’t it?

    We are real human beings, being treated unfairly by our government, robbing us of health and prosperity.


  2. Comment by Mark Duchamp on 03/08/2011 at 9:32 pm

    I am surprised no one has thrown rotten eggs (or a shoe) at the face of local politicians who allow such tragedies to happen.


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