I just heard back from the hosting company. They said the source was forum spam sources, and some were crawlers like bing, etc. It looks like the majority were spammer situations that overloaded the system. I am forwarding the info to Inspirit to see if we can work something into the system that will prevent spammer overload again. The hosting company told me a couple of things we could try.
Thanks again everyone for your patience!!
Big thanks to Inspirit!!
Hee hee---amy green---yes, good thing it was not an overlord! I think we would be powerless to stop that one!