Help! I'm Allergic to my Neighbor's Wi-Fi!

Help! I'm Allergic to my Neighbor's Wi-Fi!

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Taryn Williford
Jan 15, 2010

File this under "absurd news stories:" A man in Santa Fe, New Mexico is claiming that his neighbor's use of cell phones, computers and wireless connectivity is causing him to get sick.

Yep, you read that right. Dude #1 is claiming that he suffers from "electromagnetic sensitivity" and that dude #2's wifi signal is really bothering him. So much that he's filing a lawsuit. Oh yeah, and he's been sleeping in his car in the dead of winter. You know, because hotels have WiFi, too.

Dude #1 has doctors notes from over 10 years to backup his condition, despite plenty of scientific studies that suggest electromagnetic sensitivity is a psychosomatic disorder.

We're no stranger to disrespectful neighbors, so we know what a pain it can be to deal with. But we hardly think "using their own wifi" falls under the list of "shitty things neighbors do."

This whole story reads like something from news satire site The Onion. Except it's really happening. Yikes.

Via CNN's SciTech Blog

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