dmember - 4:18 pm on Mar 2, 2012 (gmt 0)
I believe my problem is over (hopefully). It peaked on the 22nd at over 6K hits to the home page. Each day after that, it became less and less. As of today, at 9:00am, there were 2 hits to my home page. As far as I know, this issue is over for me.
While not pointing fingers at anyone here, I do believe there is something peculiar going on here. After a particular response from above, I found a contacts page from a company listed in that response. There were many contact emails for the US, so I emailed them all (29 in total for different cities across the US) on 2/22/12. The email message did not point fingers, but simply indicated my concern, and asked if they might have anything to do with it. Oddly, I didn't receive a single response from that email. Weird, but I do know this... After that email went out, traffic started to dwindle, and as mentioned- today, I am back to normal.
Again, just stating what happened, and not putting a blame on anyone, or anything. It was just odd that I did not get a response from sending out 29 emails. Not even a "no way it could be us" response... (which is what I expected).