By Daily Wire. For weeks, residents in North Olmsted, Ohio, just outside of Cleveland, couldn’t use their key fobs to open their cars or garage doors.
The problem started in late April, according to WKCY3. The media outlet interviewed resident Cory Branchick, who said when the problem first started she assumed the battery in her key fob had died. . .
Branchick told the outlet that 10 of her neighbors were having the same issue, and residents who lived on other streets in the area were also experiencing the problem. Some residents only had their key fob stop working, others couldn’t operate their garage doors, while still others found both had stopped working. . .
North Olmsted City Councilman Chris Glassburn said something must be interfering with fobs’ radio frequencies and suggested maybe the utility companies’ equipment in the area was responsible. AT&T and First Energy investigated, but found nothing. First Energy even turned off residents’ power, yet the interfering frequency remained. . .
Glassburn had set out with a retired communications employee and searched for the source. Using a de-amplifier, they found the signal and were able to enter the residents’ home with permission from a neighbor. In the home they found a homemade device had been causing the interference. (Read more from “People in This Small Ohio Town Couldn’t Open Their Cars or Garages for Weeks. The Mystery Has Been Solved.” HERE)
Key Fobs and Garage Openers Mysteriously Stop Working in North Olmsted Neighborhood
By WKYC 3. “It can’t be some small device that’s causing this interference,” said North Olmsted City Councilman Chris Glassburn.
Glassburn says key fobs and garage openers are radio transmitters. He believes something in the area is interfering with the devices’ radio frequencies.
What is it exactly? It’s been weeks and no one knows. . .
There’s been many theories about what could be behind the issue. People have speculated it could be the airport, or maybe even NASA. (Read more from “Key Fobs and Garage Openers Mysteriously Stop Working in North Olmsted Neighborhood” HERE)