That's usually the case with those deficient in the critical thinking department.... Magical thinking, conspiracy theories, and worse. What a sorry lot.
@Gizzert wrote:We also were not home for 4 days and somehow was burning data with no one there!
You not being there doesn't mean that something didn't use it. If you're not going to be there and it doesn't have to be on, unplug the HughesNet modem.