While reading the Time 2 GO TT topic at TTH I came across the following:
Pablo Esquandolis on Feb. 23, 2004 at TTH:
This is the 3rd time I have hear the vicinity of Plainfield, IL as it relates to TT.
TT Dave, Time 2 Go and a dood with the handle \"Anom-omous\" on the anomilies board. (Actually Amon-omous said he was from an area 75 miles SW of Chicago which would put him in the Plainfield vicinity so not Plainfield exactly. )
I am from this region and also have not heard or read anything even remotely resembling these stories.
I would like to know which field t'was that you were found in T2G.
On a side note Plainfield HS was destroyed in '90 after a huge twister torn through Oswego and Plainfield so maybe this region is a \"vortex\" of \"powers.\"
Two days later we learn the following:
Posted by Rob Hackimer on Feb. 25, 2004:
In response to Pablo Esquandolis last post about perhaps Plainfield being a \"vortex of power\" The odd thing is that Fermilab national laboratory with americas largest partical accelerator is in batavia Il, and the underground ring of the machine is not far from Plainfield. So perhaps all the particle colliding they're doing out there IS doing something to the forces of the universe.
Pablo Esquandolis on Feb. 26, 2004 at TTH:
From the ermi website...
\"Four miles in circumference, the Tevatron is housed in a tunnel about 30 feet below the big ring you see in this aerial view of the laboratory. We use a series of accelerators to keep adding energy to subatomic particles, until we have them racing around the Tevatron at 99.9999 percent of the speed of light in a vacuum. The particles complete the four-mile course nearly 50 thousand times a second-and that's just the beginning.\"
I found this interesting:
\" Telescope? Microscope? Time machine? Combination of the three? Collider detectors are about the size of a small apartment building. Fermilab's two detectors-CDF and DZero-are about four stories high, weighing some 5,000 tons (10 million pounds) each. The particle collisions occur right smack in the middle of the detectors, which are crammed with electronic instrumentation in every possible nook and cranny.
Being from the area I do have family that work there
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I find this interesting and think we should be paying some kind of attention here. For that reason I have pulled it out of the Time 2 GO thread and given it it's own topic.
What if the future Fermilab is accidently spitting out TTers in Plainfield, Il?