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The town council of Woodland, North Carolina rejected plans to build a solar farm last Wednesday after hearing concerns from heroic citizens convinced that solar plants are actually a Bond villain-like plot to steal the energy of the sun and give the town cancer. Yup! Said one retired science teacher(!) named Jane Mann, "People come with hidden agendas. Until we can find if anything is going to damage this community, we shouldn’t sign any paper.”

What hidden agenda is Mrs. Mann worried about? Well, according to The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald:

She [...] is concerned that photosynthesis, which depends upon sunlight, would not happen and would keep the vegetation from growing. She said she has observed areas near solar panels where vegetation is brown and dead because it did not receive enough sunlight.

She also questioned the high number of cancer deaths in the area, saying no one could tell her that solar panels didn’t cause cancer.

“I want to know what’s going to happen,” she said. “I want information. Enough is enough. I don’t see the profit for the town.

Sources: The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald