HIDDEN ARRAY Cell towers disturb pair of Santa Feans

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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013 8:30 pm | Updated: 12:08 am, Tue Jun 25, 2013.

Two Santa Feans concerned about the potential health effects of cellphone towers say a new stealth array atop the Hotel Santa Fe has been giving them fits and causing high readings on a microwave detector since the first of the month. But an AT&T spokesman says the antennas haven’t been connected yet.

Arthur Firstenberg, known for suing a neighbor for using an iPhone, Wi-Fi and other common electronic devices, and Monica Steinhoff, an artist who runs A Sea in the Desert Gallery, 407 S. Guadalupe St., have been monitoring electromagnetic signals around the hotel with a Steinhoff’s Electrosmog meter.

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  • Khal Spencer posted at 4:10 pm on Tue, Jul 2, 2013.

    Khal Spencer Posts: 416


  • Michael Grimler posted at 10:20 am on Mon, Jul 1, 2013.

    shooter Posts: 188


  • T. K. Hicks posted at 7:57 am on Sun, Jun 30, 2013.

    ateBEEFboughtART Posts: 5

    " Cell towers disturb pair of Santa Feans", I think there is a real story with a headline like "Pair of Santa Feans annoy the rest of the town".

  • bob ortiz posted at 8:26 pm on Sat, Jun 29, 2013.

    Bob Ortiz Posts: 4

    Arthur Firstenberg for mayor!!!!!

  • Steve Salazar posted at 10:59 am on Fri, Jun 28, 2013.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 868

    Better headline

    Disturbed Pair of Santa Feans Concerned About Cell Towers.

  • Jack Burrton posted at 11:55 am on Thu, Jun 27, 2013.

    Jack Westcliff Posts: 2

    Maybe they should move back to wherever it is they came from..

  • bob ortiz posted at 10:36 am on Thu, Jun 27, 2013.

    Bob Ortiz Posts: 4

    ALUMINUM FOIL HELMETS!!!! Keeps the cooties away too!!!

  • Emil_Saure posted at 2:00 pm on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

    Emil_Saure Posts: 6

    Why are you pandering to these obviously mentally ill individuals? Or are you just exploiting them? Hard to tell.

  • Ronald Olexsak posted at 1:28 pm on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

    RoninSantaFe Posts: 1

    This article would be more compelling if the crusaders were photographed in their Ghostbuster's outfits.

  • Andrew Rodney posted at 10:54 am on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

    TheDigitalDog Posts: 6

    Why are you giving Arthur Firstenberg more press and on the front page of the New Mexican? Isn't this the same man who refused a double blind test to prove he is sensitive to this so called electromagnetism? He's a flat-earther, a kook. If you must give him press again, put it in the back of the paper were it belongs better yet, ignore him and his new friend.

  • paul reindorf posted at 7:37 am on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

    twohams Posts: 1

    Most folks don't know that all of us EVERYWHERE are bathed in a sea of radiation from sources natural and man made.
    If the people complaining about the radiation described in this article are correct then there would be bodies piled up everywhere in every metropolitan area all over the world.

    No such evidence exists to support these claims.

    It is and has been human nature to try to attribute blame to some outside source when we are unhappy or not feeling well. Cell towers, electric transmission lines and other modern innovations are easy targets for this kind of unjustified and unsubstantiated criticism.
    While it is true that radiation in certain parts of the electromagnetic spectrum can be harmful, it is known that the radiation must exceed certain levels and that the effects are felt over extremely short distances.
    Nothing of the sort is going on regarding cell phone towers.
    Again you must ask yourself...Where are the piles of bodies if these claims are true?

    Not every thing we hear or read is true. Not every thing we think is true. Modern scientific knowledge is constantly being used to determine the safety of cell towers and so many other technical devices.
    It is difficult for the average person to understand or determine the "truthiness" of claims like these but the average person has no trouble counting the bodies when they start piling up.

    Think about it...

  • christopher quintana posted at 9:14 pm on Tue, Jun 25, 2013.

    christopher quintana Posts: 32

    he refused such test

  • christopher quintana posted at 9:13 pm on Tue, Jun 25, 2013.

    christopher quintana Posts: 32

    my advice: look into other places to re-locate, such as the Southern part of Costa Rica, where cell phones work intermittently. You surely will not be overcome by the future there. It may be 50 years before such areas are overcome by dirty electromagnetic spewing black yuck as an all electric sedan. What will you do when the most popular family sedan becomes an electric vehicle such as the Testla ModelS. Sue your neighborhood? Go away and take your microwave meter with you. I will not give up 4G, WiFi, nor my future of an electric motorized world. I was much sicker smelling pre low sulfer diesel and 2-stroke fumes.

  • Richard Farrelly posted at 8:04 pm on Tue, Jun 25, 2013.

    anubis1979 Posts: 4

    Someone needs to knock some sense into these people. I know o a few psychotherapists. Come on SF New Mexican, there are much more interesting and more pressing issues to cover than these fools who have nothing else to do with their with their lives than to make them selves look like fools, thats exactly what they are, fools. GET A LIFE Firstenberg, Id like to be the FIRSTEN one to kick your crackpot head out of Santa Fe, we are bombarded my more radioactive waves from the sun each day than what these sites put out in a year.

  • Pierce Knolls posted at 2:43 pm on Tue, Jun 25, 2013.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1660

    The headline is misleading. Since the cell towers aren't even active, they obviously aren't the cause of whatever it is that is disturbing these two Santa Feans.

  • Pierce Knolls posted at 12:39 pm on Tue, Jun 25, 2013.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1660

    When Arthur Firstenburg tried to sue his neighbor over her cell phone and dimmer switches, the judge tried to make him submit to testing very similar to what you describe. Firstenburg refused, and his case was dismissed.

  • Van Hall posted at 11:00 am on Tue, Jun 25, 2013.

    Van Hall Posts: 24

    Start with aluminum foil and then wrap it around the head. Bond and ground the foil.

    You now have a Faraday cage to protect your brain from the electromagnetic spectrum.

    Problem solved. And people unaffected with this malady will be able to see these disabled persons coming, and can correct course as required.

  • MartinFlores505 posted at 10:45 am on Tue, Jun 25, 2013.

    MartinFlores505 Posts: 41

    They should conduct a test with these people to get this all resolved. Have them turn on and off the signal and have the test subjects document how they feel. If they experience pain while its on and don't when its off over a series of tests on multiple days during an extended time span then we have our evidence...

  • henry griswold posted at 10:18 am on Tue, Jun 25, 2013.

    henry griswold Posts: 218

    cell phones use mircowaves which are radio waves similar to those used in microwave ovens.
    i bet these people have micowaves ovens!..........

  • joe luser posted at 8:22 am on Tue, Jun 25, 2013.

    sceptik Posts: 1

    “When you’re expecting it,” she said, “your body reacts to the expectations.”

    But will she admit that her body never reacts to cell tower radiation?

    These sorts of people should not be taken seriously. They are interfering with things like getting schools wired for WIFI and with getting strong data signals for people in rural areas.

    I have no doubt that they are sick. But i remain to be convinced that electromagnetic radiation has any effect upon their particular sickness.

  • Khal Spencer posted at 7:32 am on Tue, Jun 25, 2013.

    Khal Spencer Posts: 416

    As Bernie Foy says, zero, zilch, nada. People scare themselves into stomach knots.

    I once stopped going to a haircutter in Santa Fe because I got tired of being a captive audience to lectures about chemtrails. We got enough real problems, folks....

  • Bernard_R_Foy posted at 7:03 am on Tue, Jun 25, 2013.

    Bernard_R_Foy Posts: 3

    There is not a single shred of scientific evidence that cell phone radiation causes illness in humans. Zero, zilch, nada.

  • Sabine Strohem posted at 12:16 am on Tue, Jun 25, 2013.

    Sabine_Strohem Posts: 118

    I generally believe folks when they say something's making them ill.... but in this case I'd say it's their fear.


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