I should have known something was up around here when I was still living in our old house and looking for jobs. Remember this post? About two months after we moved I started to hear what sounded like bombs and mortar attacks. I know it sounds weird but I really didn't think anything about it because the area where we used to live had a geographic phenomenon that occured when two tectonic plates rubbed together in the ocean. It sounds like a battle. But one day when I mentioned it to a church member, she said, "Oh, that's just CIA Point." When I asked her about it she told me that about 10 miles away there was a topsecret CIA training ground. Everyone around here knows its there, but nobody talks about it.
This started to make some things very clear. We have several church members who work for this location. They never tell anyone exactly what they do, but every person thinks they do something else. For example, one day I asked Matt what he did. He told me that he works in sales. He told Hubby that he trains people in Afghanistan and he told yet another person that he was an EMT. Which is it?
The people who took us out Saturday night are friends with several people who work there. Apparently all of the employees have to take lie detector tests once a month. I even had a three-year old student whose dad works there. The student started telling me things about his dad and I insisted he stop. They were things I didn't want to know! Not only that, I was afraid what would happen to me if the guy thought his son talked to me about anything important. HE DIDN'T I SWEAR! But this place is that scary.
We have weird planes fly overhead. They are always solid black. I am no stranger to military aircraft because of my dad, but some of these things look like UFO's. And sometimes, late at night, something flies over that shakes the house and sounds as if it is just 10 feet above us. There are no airports within 90 minutes of me. We shouldn't have anything flying that close to us.
But the weirdest (and possibly scariest) thing of all is the dead birds. Several times a year for a few days at a time, you will suddenly encounter dead birds everywhere. It's as if a poison has been released or some sort of ultra-sonic wave is being tested. When I asked other people if they had noticed how many dead birds we have around they all kind of shushed me and denied it. I can't help but think it is related to the base.
Where else but CountryTime could you have a supersecret CIA base? I even looked it up online and there's no mention of it. You can see it on Google Earth, but other than that, it doesn't exist. Just another strange secret kept by this odd town.