Jan-cy Drew and the Secret of the Green Laser

About two weeks ago I was walking across campus at night and I looked up and saw this strange thing in the sky. That photo doesn’t even do it justice, but neither do my attempts at capturing it either.


I didn’t know what to make of this strange green laser coming from a building and going nowhere.

So I got down to some sleuthing and asked around about it. Someone told me it was trying to reach Mars, but I knew he was totally lying because I could clearly see where it ended. Someone else told me it was from a nightclub downtown, but I doubted that any club could afford to operate it night after night.

Anyway, exasperated by the answers I was getting, I took to saying “Man, I wish I knew what that strange green laser was” in highly populated areas. It worked!

Here’s the answer. It came from a security guard, pensively smoking a cigarette like a cowboy the other night.

I’d say that’s case closed. And it’s also pretty cool, too.

4 Comment

  1. Anonymous says:

    Good sleuthing but tell us what is the thing being used for? What is a Lidar? Where can I buy one. I went to the Dollar Store here in Bolton but they just looked at me like I was from another planet. Maybe I am from another planet. So it goes…

  2. Janet says:

    Alright, I’ve fully embraced click theory so here’s the info about the lidar:


    And, you won’t find them in the Dollarama in Bolton, they cost around $150,000.

    AND, your references to Vonnegut make you less anonymous than you think…

  3. Anonymous says:

    Holy sleuthing Nancy Drew!

    I wish my town had a green laser.

  4. Gudren says:

    Dear Jancy,
    Pretty interesting about the lazer! Haha I can’t believe your tactics for retrieving information actually worked! I love Halifax people.
    Love, Gud

    PS – Your blogs are what makes my lonely nights here in Slowville bearable!! I am eagerly awaiting your next!

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