Thursday, June 07, 2007

The Creepiest Thing Ever

I have a site meter on my blog that allows me to see locations of blog readers, how many pages they've viewed and how they got to my blog...

Last night, I noticed a reader in L.A. that did not come to my blog through Josh Griffin's. The site meter does not give names of readers, but it does give longitude and latitude coordinates. I thought I'd do some investigative work to see if I could find the street name, or at least the location...Maybe I know them.

So...I looked them up. The location? Smack in the middle of a cemetery.

Apparently those dead people can't get enough of my blog...they check it about five times a day.

I'm thinking about planning a road trip up to L.A. to take a photo with my reader...hopefully we can get him to stick his hand out of his grave and give a thumbs-up!

Here's proof: (Just call me Veronica Mars!)

The Site meter


The Map View


The Actual Dude

15 comments :

heather.christianne said...

...THAT IS SO WEIRD.

uthpastor said...

LOL!!! Alli, I am not dead, but I am almost 100% positive that the visitor there on your site monitor is ME!!!

The IP address fits mine, the computer OS, the monitor settings, everything on there... other than the location ... fits me. So, the longitude and latitude may be wrong - and maybe that is where the "server" is at - but I think the "dead person" you are looking for on those stats is really just located in Irvine.

Allie said...

that's creepy

mainerrr said...

oh wow. maybe they have soemthing to tell you

Elise B. said...

maybe they were visiting someone who died and they brought their laptop and had a sudden craving for you blog?

Julie Hibbard said...

I think I saw this on a Twilight Zone! The phone kept ringing and the cord was in the ground at a cemetery! Yikes!!





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Kevin said...

Who died and made you uthpastor?

Ha.

jessica.angela. said...

hm. shivers.

Heather McTaggart said...

I so wish I hadn't read that at 1am! I just finished working on a project, can't sleep, reading blogs, and now I DON'T want to sleep because I am going to have nightmares...I will be calling you in the am to make sure all is well...ha ha!

Brian Forsberg said...

THAT'S GREAT!!!!!!!!!

Courtney said...

Creepy yes...but I appreciate the Veronica Mars comment the more!

Kevins comment...the easily the funniest on this post!

blythe said...

it amuses me how fascinated you are by tracking your readers. and you're good at it.
makes me feel like you have a way of seeing me now, as i read your blog and write this comment.
maybe you're the creepy one.

maybe the cemetary as wireless internet.

blythe said...

*has

Luke St.Hilaire said...

you spend way to much time on your blog to look into locations of all your readers

i enjoy your blog, but now i feel like i'm being watched and that creeps me out

your freakin me ouuuuuttt
your freakin me ouuuuuttt

Nate said...

there is probably an internet node near there that most computers on a certain internet service provider route through. Not sure if you wanted an actual answer, or if you wanted it to remain scary...wwwwhahahahaha.