It may not be extraterrestrial activity, but a permanent imprint on the central Illinois Doppler radar even has the National Weather Service stumped.
A mysterious “beam of interference” has been etched into the Lincoln Doppler radar since Nov. 16, according to a bulletin on the National Weather Service website. The rogue beam extends westward from Lincoln through the middle of Mason County, near Manito, the bottom of Fulton County and onward into the state of Iowa.
“We’re not sure what it is yet,” said Llyle Barker, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Lincoln. “4G has caused interference before, so it might be a 4G tower.”
Of course people will speculate it’s OTHER things less prosaic. They say it’s not really impacting anything, just a curious anomaly. It would be good to know what it is in case we see such things elsewhere.