“We thought we were going to be far enough away and would be safe” (Michigan)
Aug 23, 2013
Editor’s note: The following was written by a woman in Michigan named Ella Rupprecht. She sent it to Paul Schomer, PhD, a prominent noise engineer who has studied wind turbine noise and vibration.
Mrs. Rupprecht, who suffers from Wind Turbine Syndrome, wrote in response to Schomer’s failure to acknowledge Pierpont in his research into the health impacts of wind turbine noise.
From: Ella Rupprecht
To: Paul Schomer, PhD, Noise Engineer
Date: August 7, 2013
Regarding: Wind Turbine Syndrome
As I read your initial statement to Dr. Pierpont and the others responding to you, I hesitated to respond since I have no academic degrees to put behind my name. (I wondered if you would take me seriously.) Regardless, I can only pray you collaborate with the others in a quest to get to the truth about the harm of LFN produced by IWTs.
In December of 2012, just 7 months ago, 68 industrial wind turbines in Gilford, Michigan, went online. Soon there will be over 200 installed in sequence toward two more townships east of the Gilford installations. If the wind company has its way, there will be 3000 (three thousand!) in the heart of the Michigan thumb.
My community, south of the Gilford project, has fought hard the last 2 years to keep them out. As of now, we have succeeded by informing the public and I have personally given my township officials over 500 pages of information (a drop in the bucket!), which led them to dig deeper for facts and the true impacts of placing these massive industrial structures around our community. Not only that, contracts were withdrawn recently and there are several farmers wiping their brows with relief to know they are no longer bound by a their own, signed confidentiality contracts to destroy their prime farm property and harm their neighbors. Also realize, confidentiality contracts bind the signer never to speak ill in any way, shape or form. (Ask yourself how many people with contracts have become ill, but can’t speak of it.)
Mr. Schomer, we thought we were going to be far enough away and we would be safe. We were wrong.
The turbine installation is approximately 7 miles north of me. I can see them clear as day. More, I can tell you which way they are pointed, and I can tell you when they are pointed towards my property and running, all without looking out my windows. How? I wake during the morning to nausea and have ringing ears during their operation. My head is pressurized during these times.
I never, ever had this problem before. Just a few days ago while speaking to a neighbor north of me one mile, she tells me that she has had the same problems. Her ears are now plugged on a constant basis and her doctor has found no reason for this. Soon there will be many people with unexplained sickness coming out of these areas—a region that will soon be a Mecca of Ill-Destruction with no recourse for the people it will affect.
I talked to my physician a few months back and asked if she knew anything about Wind Turbine Syndrome. She said she does know about it and has read Dr. Pierpont’s book. (Incidentally, my ears are ringing as I type this.)
I happened to spend four hours the other day in a friend’s wooded area right in the heart of the Gilford Project. I can tell you that these monsters are loud and disruptive to the human ear. The wildlife in this wooded area are beginning to move away. The question is, Why? Answer: Because animals have the ability to flee the LFN. The humans who live in this turbine array do not. They are left with the anguish of health effects in homes they can’t sell—the homes they perceived as being their “castle.” Homes with heart and HEALTH.
They no longer have that.
As an individual who believes in “Do No Harm” as the World Health Organization declares, I ask you to do the humanitarian thing and get to the truth before more misery is inflicted on more of humanity.
In your response to Dr. Pierpont, you said your conclusions and recommendations are for research and cooperation to solve the problems so that wind farms can exist but that people should not be made ill in the process.
I can assure you, Dr. Schomer, these are not “farms” by any stretch of the word. They are industrial wind installations that do not belong among humanity, nature, or anywhere.