Hundreds of automatic garage doors in and around Ottawa have suddenly and strangely stopped working, due to a powerful radio signal that appears to be interfering with their remote controls.
J.P. Cleroux of Ram Overhead Door Systems says the phenomenon began suddenly last weekend. A signal was blocking garage door openers, and the signal was a strong one. "It affects a 25-mile radius. That's huge," said Cleroux.
Angolan Ambassador Miguel Puna is one of those affected by the problem. He can no longer open his embassy's electronic gate...
"From what we hear, it is the American Embassy that's operating on 390, and they're the only ones who can block it. But I'm not 100% sure, because we're all kind of up in the air until we know exactly what's going on," said Cleroux.
The U.S. Embassy adamantly denies any transmissions on that frequency. So does the Canadian military.