Camera on pole in my yard

On a pole in my yard there are the wires attached to that pole which come to my house for electricity. But there is a round gray colored thing up there that looks like a pail. Some wires go into it. There is a round spot on the side of it where the camera lens is noticed. I am not a criminal and I dont do anything illegal. I go to church on sunday and dont bother people. Yet they got this camera watching me. I called the police and asked them about it. They said its just part of the electric equipmint. I was pissed that they lied to me and told them I want the thing removed. They told me to call the electric company. I called them and they said they can not remove it or I wont have electricity. I told them that they can shut off the electricity for all I care just as long as that camera is gone because it's looking right in my window and watching everything I do. They said there is no camera. I know they lied to me too and I asked them why. They said there is nothing wrong with it. Of course not, the police and the electric company are being paid by the government to spy on me. If this whole pail thing is not removed by the end of the week I am going to have my brother come with his chaynesaw and have him cut down that whole pole and smash that pail thing with a big hammer. I cant get any help from anyone else so I guess I have to do this myself.
Sharon B
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On 3/21/2011 10:50 AM, snipped-for-privacy@dot.com wrote:

Sharon Sharon Sharon. Don't use a chainsaw, this is what guns are for. And lunatic asylums for that matter.
Troll or not, it is far less unusual than one might assume for people to think they are either being spied upon or being beamed by rays. Of course they are, but not in the manner suggested.
I have no idea what is on your pole, but we here had our "Johnny Balls" replaced not long ago. It came as great surprise, who knew I had one!
Jeff

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On 3/21/2011 9:50 AM, snipped-for-privacy@dot.com wrote:

seems to me a window shade and a case of Prozac would be easier.
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On 3/21/2011 10:50 AM, snipped-for-privacy@dot.com wrote:

Too obvious. They spy on you from your TV screens and your light fixtures, whether turned on or not.
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Peter wrote the following:

I went to Google maps and Google Earth and found my house being watched.
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We use Google Earth to do our real estate surveys. VERY helpful. But it is interesting the things one can find there. It is also interesting that they are updated only every few years.
There are other satellite services available that offer higher resolutions. They give sample photos, like those of their facility and parking lot. They have about four levels of resolutions, and I mean they can zoom in close enough to tell you how many people are at your pool party on any given day. Google only does flyovers every few years, and some of their strips are done on cloudy days, so you may have to wait a few years for a better picture, but if you want to pay one of the snoop services, they will give the info to you just as soon as one of their satellites flies over the questioned location.
I have heard that some local government agencies are using Google Earth to locate projects of home repair specialists that may have not been permitted properly. Translates, bring cash to city hall.
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snipped-for-privacy@dot.com wrote in

use a SLR with a telephoto lens to take a good,CLEAR closeup picture of it,and then see a lawyer.
You could also post it online,see if anyone else has the same thing,and they can help you identify it.
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On 3/21/2011 9:20 AM Jim Yanik spake thus:

You took this seriously, didn't you? C'mon, admit it.
Do you also wear a tinfoil hat at home?
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On Mar 21, 10:50am, snipped-for-privacy@dot.com wrote:

Sounds like a light sensor for controlling a street lamp. Still convinced its a camera? Go down to the local hardware store and buy a couple of lengths of PVC pipe and coupling. Use the pipe to drape an old towel over the box.
Jimmie
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snipped-for-privacy@dot.com wrote:

Well, for gawd's sake, Sharon, put on some clothes...then they won't watch. Alternatively - depending on your age and (lack of) physical beauty - take them off and they won't watch.
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On 3/21/2011 4:26 PM, dadiOH wrote:

I'm told that when my Dad was building the house there was very little traffic around and mostly empty land. She was out in the yard and and a she noticed a plane circling overhead, the airport is just across the valley (a mile or so). She asked Dad: "Why is that plane circling for so long?" And he replied that if she put on some clothes he would fly away!
Jeff

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snipped-for-privacy@dot.com wrote:

Post a picture. The thing may be quite harmless. If could be, for instance, a weather monitoring station, a radiation detector, or a sophisticated squirrel trap.
Still, I'd be interested to know how it GOT in your yard. Did it just appear one morning? Was it there when you bought the property twelve years ago and you are just now noticing it? Did a bunch of rough-looking men in an anonymous truck suddenly appear and install the pole and its electrical and electronic accouterments? What happens when you turn your TV to channel 39?
Be careful around the pole; it may emit an ear-piercing blast, directed toward the heavens, if it is disturbed.
Are you anywhere near the University of California at Berkeley? They have all sorts of experts.
We just really need more information.
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On Mar 21, 10:50am, snipped-for-privacy@dot.com wrote:

Sharon you dont have to take any crap off these guys who are saying you are nuts. I know better. I had on of those in my backyard and couldnt get anyone to listen to me either. I took matters in my own hand and shot it with my rifle.. The only problem I had because I did this was dealing with those spiteful people at the power company. They had to get even by turning off power to my security light which was on the same pole.
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