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Subject: Your book has entered the Twilight Zone...
Date Posted: 10/6/2009 1:44 PM ET
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Not as exciting as when my book travelled back in time to 1982, but...

  • 9/30/2009 5:00 PM - Electronic Shipping Info Received - MCLEAN,VA
  • 10/6/2009 12:32 AM - Enroute - UNKNOWN
Date Posted: 10/6/2009 1:49 PM ET
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That's awesome.  And freaky ;)

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 2:00 PM ET
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BWahahahahaha!  Excellent! :)

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 2:03 PM ET
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Well, it is October. Seems appropriate.  :-)

Good luck in getting your book from the nth dimension!

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 5:34 PM ET
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The book isn't about military intelligence, is it?

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 5:57 PM ET
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Oooh, does that mean it is near the CIA HQ, and if they told you, they'd have to kill you? :-)

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 6:18 PM ET
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In the Bermuda Triangle, there is a place called The Island of Misplaced Books.....


Date Posted: 10/6/2009 8:29 PM ET
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I've seen that before too. I wonder how that is? If they scan the book, they have to know where it is. How can it possibly be unknown?

Subject: The "zone" means it's being irradiated
Date Posted: 10/9/2009 1:05 AM ET
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McLean is in the greater DC area so perhaps it's taking it's turn at the xray treatment facility. I lived near DC from 2000-2005 and after the anthrax scare, they started picking zip codes randomly where for a month all your mail would get irradiated.  When it arrived, envelopes would feel like they'd been baked in an oven and packages looked like they had been examined for alien infiltration!  It could delay delivery for 3 weeks or more.   One Christmas all our cards arrived in FEB cause they'd picked December to torture our mail!!!  Very disappointing for the kids when presents from the relatives were so late!

Date Posted: 10/9/2009 9:33 AM ET
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Are you serious, Jeanne?  It sounds almost too crazy to be true!  Though, now that I think of it --  my folks live outside of DC and, a few months back, some first class packages took over 2 weeks to get to me in Chicago...hmmm...

Date Posted: 10/9/2009 11:09 AM ET
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I just checked on the DC details for a book I've mailed from NY to this same area in Virginia.  The book is now in California.  Hmmmm.....

Date Posted: 10/9/2009 11:20 AM ET
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I have a book that I sent to Arizona and when I check the DC # this is what I get


  Processed through Sort Facility, October 08, 2009, 8:22 pm, DENVER, CO 80217
Bullet Processed through Sort Facility, October 07, 2009, 12:40 am, DENVER, CO 80217
Bullet Processed through Sort Facility, October 06, 2009, 9:21 pm, DENVER, CO 80217
Bullet Processed through Sort Facility, October 05, 2009, 9:58 pm, DENVER, CO 80217
Bullet Processed through Sort Facility, October 04, 2009, 8:07 am, WARRENDALE, PA 15095

Acceptance, September 29, 2009, 5:30 pm, SANDY, UT 84093

I think that someone in Denver really likes the book I sent but is a slow reader.  Either that or there are a few people in Denver who like the book and it gets passed around to all the workers.  Hopefully the book will make its way to Arizona at some point.

Date Posted: 10/9/2009 12:08 PM ET
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:) I'm in Northern VA...most of my books past through an Unknown facility as well, likely the same one.  I think it's probably the Dulles area facility.

I'd rather the unknown location than what I'm dealing with now...I have a book coming my way that has spent the last two weeks making a loop between Capital Heights, MD & Jersey City, NJ.  It was back in Capital Heights, again, two days ago.  I'm waiting to see if it turns up in Jersey City again or finally makes it to my mailbox.  Crazy!

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