At the back of my mind limped the dark thought that all the authoritative sources cited concerning the glowing, sceeching, impervious metal boxes on Oregon coasts were covering up, or at best, dupes in a larger cover-up. I also thought that researchers, like Linda Moultan Howe, who interviewed these authorities, gave up too easily.
So the story goes, residents insist they have not seen a thing, someone made a YouTube video on how it was all a hoax, authorities deny anything strange at all. And that's very likely.
Still, that nagging thought of a "what if" in the back of my mind. Not a "what if" as in alien from outer space, but something to do with Fukushima, and/or covert government activity. When I told Jim this story of the strange metal boxes and the seeming "no there there" aspect his immediate response was that these boxes have something to do with monitoring radiation. (Or, on further research, metal boxes containing radioactive waste.)
Now if that's so, it seems, as I've mentioned in previous posts, pretty rash to go up to these boxes-- for example, using them as material for ones art.
More importantly, if it's true, the truth about the radiation levels continues to be hidden from us. Throw in distractions and disinformation about aliens, UFOs, and hoaxes, and there you have it.