The City Where Cell Phones are Banned

Posted by on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Green Bank is a census-designated place in Pocahontas County in West Virginia's Potomac Highlands inside the Allegheny Mountain Range. 

There is something strange about the area. The use of cell phones and other electronic transmitting devices are strictly prohibited.

Green Bank is located within the National Radio Quiet Zone, which means that radio transmissions are heavily restricted by law. This policy is enforced by a "radio policeman" who uses specialized equipment to detect signals from unauthorized electronics.

Green Bank is home to the Green Bank Telescope, the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope.

As Green Bank is located within the Quiet Zone, many people who believe they suffer from electromagnetic hypersensitivity are finding new homes within its borders.

Escape from cellular radiation is the main attraction to Green Bank for these people.

As of 2013, an estimated 36 people have moved to Green Bank to escape the effects of electromagnetic hypersensitivity.

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