It doesn’t take much to crank up a person’s anxieties these days. Just read the newspaper, talk to people, or go on the Internet, and you’ll see what I mean.
Even mentioning the phrase “homeland security” is enough to make a lot of folks go paranoid.
With this in mind, I checked out this website showing incidents that may or may not be terrorist-related. To be sure, this site also includes warnings, sightings of things that may be bombs, or even random people going postal. Also you’ll find the usual run of false alarms.
As I looked at it, there were a few items in the States: A potentially explosive device found in Savanna, Georgia (about 100 miles from where I live). A suspicious package found at a convenience store in Florida (the neighborhood evacuated; later a false alarm). A mall shooting in Texas, which was probably a little he-ing and she-ing gone bad. A suspicious device found in Nevada, detonated by police. A radioactive scare near an Indiana airport. And as far as the Middle East, India, Pakistan, and the world’s other trouble spots? Don’t ask.
Anyway, it’s a really interesting read, and it might give you nightmares faster than that loaded pizza you ate just before bedtime. Enjoy!