5G Cellular Tower Debate Hits Home; Health Fears Raised
In recent years, conspiracy theories have exploded across the country regarding a wide variety of subjects, including local and regional communications services.
Conspiracy theorist David Icke was the first to formulate the idea that “lizard people” manipulate the world to their desires using thought control.
Icke’s theory has transpired into the claim that these lizard people have pushed the spread of 5g cellular telephone communications as a way to help the beings from another planet control the human population. He and his believers have even accused the lizard people’s 5G towers of causing the COVID pandemic because 5G supposedly has some way to weaken immune systems.
In fact, the lizard people theory was noted to be the motivation behind the incident in 2020 when a man detonated a bomb in downtown Nashville in an RV with himself inside.
Although the infamous lizard people theory didn’t get highlighted during a recent Woodland Park Council meeting, elected leaders and local residents still engaged in a lively debate over whether 5G towers were linked to health risks.
Councilmember Robert Zuluaga was the first to bring sources to the dais that claimed that 5G is harmful, and then Councilmember Rusty Neal brought up sources counteracting Zuluaga’s claims. However, during public comment, members of the community sided with Zuluaga when they brought up their own concerns about 5G towers.
The topic came up due to an item on the agenda to amend the city’s municipal code regarding small cell facilities. City Attorney Nina Williams brought the issue to council to get the city up to date with state and federal requirements.
Williams explained that the ordinance sets a process for businesses to apply for the installation of small cell facilities like 5G towers within the city. Williams explained several times that the passage of the ordinance does not allow anything that is already not allowed, and that voting yes would not signal the green light for the city to allow the construction of 5G towers every 500 feet in the town.
She also explained that if the city did not approve the ordinance then they could face a lawsuit from the state and federal governments. Despite these assertions, the attorney could not halt the debate about 5G threats that quickly ensued.
Zuluaga started voicing his opinion by saying that unelected members of the FCC should not be able to force things like 5G towers onto local municipalities. He talked about an experiment where sound frequencies could control colors that people said that they had seen.
“Once you have these small cell towers everywhere, the frequencies, the sounds, and all sorts of things that can come from there can manipulate the human psyche,” Zuluaga said. “It concerns me because it is a privacy issue and there also health issues. That’s what we are going to have to live with unless we say ‘no.’”
Neal strongly disagreed. The councilman said that he researched the issue himself and he announced some of his findings. He said that he did find some research that 5G did affect altimeters on airplanes, but there wasn’t evidence saying that it caused health effects.
“Right now, it is inconclusive as to whether it (5G) is going to affect your health or not affect your health,” Neal said. “You have more of a threat from your microwave, your Bluetooth and your WIFI than you would from 5G. It is a very low powered energy source. It won’t penetrate a building, or your clothes. I’m not there to where I’m saying ‘the sky is falling let’s stop the 5G.’ I think there are a lot of benefits to 5G. I’m more concerned with how it might affect property values if the small cell towers are put on somebody’s property or easement. That would be more of my concern than dangers and the transmission risk. The science just doesn’t support that it is a very high threat to our health.”
Councilmember David Ott spoke up and agreed with Neal. “That wave (5G) is less than your 4G or 3G cell signals,” Ott said. “As far as the health concern portion goes I’m not really concerned about that.”
One resident who spoke during public comment argued that 5G does cause significant health risk to humans, animals, and environment. She asked council if the city had liability insurance that would cover any future incidents related to environmental health caused by 5G.
Resident Linda Martin also agreed with Zuluaga. “I don’t think we need to lead blindfolded,” Martin said. “There are issues going on right now with whales dying on the East Coast, because we are putting wind mills in the ocean and they can’t hear the frequencies of their mates or their babies. I would hate the idea if we put these towers throughout our town what would happen to the deer or wildlife if these towers have the same effect on deer that they have on whales. Although I know many would like deer population control in this area, I would hate to start finding deer dead in yards because the babies can’t hear their moms or vice versa. So, I think this could be very detrimental to this town.”
The council then agreed to remove the language “Health and Safety” from the ordinance to remove any potential liability. In the end, the council voted six to one to approve the ordinance with Zuluaga voting “no.”