The Taelon probe was a space dwelling device that was created by the Taelons and capable of generating specific forms of radiation that were able to kill Humans. [1]

Shelly George and her camera crew travelled to the North West around four years ago where she intended to gather a story from the crash probe. After she approached the probe, the device exploded and bathed her in lethal energies. Whilst she survived, she was slowly dying due to radiation poisoning that would eventually kill her thus relegating her to a life with a Synaptic Nerve Suppressor. (Episode: Interview)