Mysterious “Radar Anomaly” Haunting Lincoln, IL

Posted by on January 5, 2013
Last Updated: July 16, 2017
Lincoln Doppler Radar Anomaly

Perhaps it’s nothing, but meteorologists in Central Illinois continue to be perplexed by a strange anomaly affecting a local doppler radar.

Described as a “beam of interference,” this mysterious force has caused an anomalous stream of data in the area since November, extending from the Lincoln, Illinois doppler radar all the way into Iowa.

You can see it in the image below, shooting out slightly northwest from Lincoln:

Doppler Beam to Iowa

The National Weather Service suggests it might be interference from a newly constructed 4G tower, but they’re still not sure.

What’s more, if you check the NWS doppler radar data for Central Illinois, you can also see another beam pop up, this one extending north toward Chicago. Check it out:

Doppler Beam to Chicago

For now, the anomaly isn’t having much of an impact on anything, but it’s still strange. The first thought that comes to mind is, well, a defective radar, but apparently that isn’t the case. Perhaps these things just happen.

Could be a sign of the apocalypse. Could be aliens. Could be HARRP.

Or it could be that 4G tower.

But you never know.

You. Never. Know.

Source: What, exactly, is that radar anomaly in Mason County

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Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. He manages Stranger Dimensions in between changing aquarium filters and reading bad novels about mermaids.