Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Event Update For 2014-04-01

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Fires And Explosions

2014-04-01 - Underground electrical fire freaks people out in Archbald (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "A group of people grabbing lunch in Lackawanna County saw something they had never seen before, smoke billowing out of the ground, and called 911. Police think those people helped put a quick end to an electrical fire that could have been very dangerous. Firefighters in Archbald are calling it an underground electrical fire. But, that’s not what it looked like around noon along Kennedy Drive. People having lunch nearby noticed a puddle boiling and steam coming out of the ground then called 911. 'There were a couple ladies from the bank looking at it, I saw the smoke and the water was bubbling. It was just really weird, something out of a sci-fi movie,' said James Pettinato, an employee at La Padrino’s Restaurant where the group was eating."

2014-04-01 - Underground electrical fire breaks out on Anthony Avenue in coastal Bronx (New York), manhole spits fire:

2014-04-01 - Underground electrical explosion and fire hits Avon Street in Bath (Britain):

Note: That area is about 500 feet northeast (downwind) of the River Avon...

2014-04-01 - Underground electrical explosion and fire blows up pavement and manhole in Birmingham (Britain):

2014-04-01 - Power line catches fire outside shopping center in coastal Naples (Florida):

Quote: "Business owners say out of no where they heard a loud boom -- that's when they came running out and found the power line and bushes up in flames. 'All of a sudden I saw the line drop on fire and it was moving around in the grass like it was a snake on fire, craziest thing I've ever seen,' said Greg Scalogna, Naples Computers."

2014-04-01 - Power pole bursts into flame in Arlington area of coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2014-04-01 - Transformer starts sparking, ignites home, home damaged, in Clearcreek Township (Ohio), many grass fires too:

Quote: "Tussing said grass fires are normal this time of year because vegetation is still brown. However, he said the frequency this year is abnormal. 'We’ve probably had 10 already this year,' Tussing said about Clearcreek Township. 'That’s definitely more than there normally is.'"

Note: And here's some more electrical infrastrucure burning up. Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, thus the rise in 'electrical fires', like the fires in the Boeing Dreamliners, parked vehicles going up in flames, utility pole fires, etc. Just use candles when the grid goes down, you're thinking? Yeah, but those might ignite passing methane and/or hydrogen sulfide plumes and blow you sky high too. Quite a conundrum...

2014-04-01 - Garage explodes and burns at home in Indianapolis (Indiana), home and another garage damaged too:

2014-04-01 - Apartment complex under construction destroyed by massive fire at 4 AM in Gaithersburg (Maryland):,0,5700597.story

Quote: "Montgomery County fire officials say the three-acre complex was 90 percent complete and expected to be finished in two to three weeks before this fire ripped through 150 units. The view from Chopper4 showed the complex engulfed in flames, with the majority of the building gutted as crews fought to get the flames under control."

Note: And here's yet another project under construction going up in flames. This is becoming a very regular occurrence. They ALMOST got this project done, but almost doesn't cut it. Gaithersburg is just northeast (downwind) of the Potomac River...

2014-04-01 - Plastic recycling plant ravaged by huge blaze, pallets burn, in Frankfort (Indiana), residents warned to stay indoors:

Quote: "A central Indiana fire chief says a fire that produced thick clouds of black smoke consumed about a half-acre of wooden pallets and plastics stored outdoors at a recycling company."

2014-04-01 - Recycling facility erupts in flame in London, Ontario (Canada):

Quote: "A number of fire crews are on scene working to douse the flames. Additional citizen reporters say a haze and the smell of smoke is blanketing the White Oaks area as well."

2014-04-01 - Pallets burst into flame at business in Shelltown, near coastal San Diego (California):

Quote: "Firefighters were outside the fence, in the gap between the fence and the cliff, operating a hose aimed at where the fire appeared to be burning, in the pallets beneath the metal panels, and which despite constant dousing, did not seem to want to die down. The firefighters then began a coordinated effort to remove the stack of metal panels in order to get to the wood pallets, and the stubborn fire, underneath."

2014-04-01 - Yacht bursts into flame while moored at Mercury Yacht Harbour in coastal Hamble (Britain):

2014-04-01 - Fishing boat bursts into flame in Bellevue (Iowa):

2014-04-01 - Boat and garage destroyed by fire in Negaunee (Michigan):

2014-04-01 - Train engine bursts into flame near Maricopa (Arizona):

Note: Another train burst into flame the day prior too, in Nashville (Tennessee), mentioned in the 2014-03-31 update...

2014-04-01 - Transit bus bursts into flame on highway near Kondapak (India), in Medak District:

2014-04-01 - Three concrete trucks destroyed by fire just before 11 PM while parked at business in Irondale (Alabama):

Quote: "One of the trucks caught fire, and the blaze the spread to the trucks on either side."

Note: Sad loss there because from the pic they had plenty of room where they could easily have parked these trucks away from each other, and then they might still have two concrete trucks today...

2014-04-01 - Car-hauler truck bursts into flame on the M4 near Slough (Britain):

Quote: "The fire started in the engine bay of the vehicle transporter and firefighters from the Slough and Maidenhead fire stations were called out at around 7.30am to the hard shoulder of the eastbound carriageway between Junctions 7 and 6."

2014-04-01 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on highway near Greerton (New Zealand):

2014-04-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame while parked in parking lot in Evans (Georgia):

2014-04-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 30 near Knox (Indiana):

2014-04-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-40 near Nashville (Tennessee):

2014-04-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just after 5 AM on Highway 7 near Tweed (Canada):

2014-04-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Warrego Highway near Minden (Australia):

2014-04-01 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on street in Athabasca (Canada):

2014-04-01 - Box truck explodes into flame while parked near apartment building in Orillia (Canada), 1 injured:

Note: Orillia is located on the shore of Lake Simcoe...

2014-04-01 - RV explodes and burns in Tumbi Umbi (Australia), near the coast, 1 injured:

Quote: "A man has had a remarkable escape after his motorhome exploded at Tumbi Umbi, on the Central Coast. He was left with only minor burns to his arms and feet, while the vehicle was reduced to a charred mess. The cause of the blast is under investigation."

2014-04-01 - Camper-van bursts into flame on Main Street area of Barnetby (Britain), separate pallet fire mentioned:

Quote: "Another incident left with police was a fire involving wooden pallets and moulds used to make concrete stonework items. It happened at around 12.45am this morning (April 1) on Dawes Lane, High Santon."

2014-04-01 - Two vans and a pickup truck destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM while parked at business in Lansdale (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "According to Lansdale Borough Police via Facebook, the fire broke out around 5:30 a.m. Lansdale Fire Marshal Jay Daveler said two company trucks--a 2014 Chevrolet van and a 2009 Dodge Sprinter-- and a personal vehicle--a Chevrolet 1500 Silverado--were involved in the blaze."

2014-04-01 - Van and car destroyed by fire at 2:40 AM, another car damaged, while parked in Hatfield (Britain):

Quote: "A car and a van were destroyed by a fire in the Birchwood area of Hatfield last night. A white Mercedes and a blue Volkswagen van parked in Lockley Crescent were written off by the fire that started at about 2.40am, although firefighters were at the scene in ten minutes. The flames spread to a neighbouring Volkswagen Scirocco, although that was less badly damaged."

2014-04-01 - Van bursts into flame on road in Rajouri District (India):

2014-04-01 - Van bursts into flame on road in Daska (Pakistan):

2014-04-01 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on road in Guyton (Georgia):

2014-04-01 - Pickup truck bursts into flame along West Main Street in Kalamazooo (Michigan):

2014-04-01 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

Quote: "Several trucks were dispatched at about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday to the 200 block of Gurdon Street for a report of a car on fire inside of a garage. The first firefighters on the scene reported smoke showing from a home in the area and said they saw a car on fire in a detached garage."

2014-04-01 - Car bursts into flame while parked near school in Jackson (Tennessee):

2014-04-01 - Car bursts into flame while parked on street in Santa Maria (California):

Note: Methane was detected in the ground around 19 homes in 2013 in Santa Maria (California), as mentioned in the 2013-01-18 update...

2014-04-01 - Car bursts into flame on I-93 in Wilmington (Massachusetts):

2014-04-01 - Car bursts into flame on Patch Mountain Road in Norway (Maine):

2014-04-01 - Car bursts into flame on Route 104 near Bay Road, in Webster (New York):

2014-04-01 - Car bursts into flame on bridge in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), near Lake Michigan:

2014-04-01 - Car bursts into flame, rolls away and ignites another car, man collapses, in Reigate (Britain):

Quote: "Once they arrived, firefighters set about extinguishing the blaze and all was going well until the car started to roll down the hill. A spokesman from Reigate fire station said: "The car was on fire and it was going well then somehow the handbrake came off and it rolled down the hill and crashed into a brand new BMW and set fire to that as well. 'One male then collapsed when he found out what had happened and had to be given oxygen.' Nobody was injured in the blaze, the cause of which is currently unknown."

2014-04-01 - Car bursts into flame on the M61 near Chorley (Britain):

2014-04-01 - Car bursts into flame on the A38 between Chudleigh Knighton and Drumbridges (Britain):

2014-04-01 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-255 near Columbia (Illinois), just east (downwind) of the Mississippi River:

2014-04-01 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked in carport in coastal Anchorage (Alaska):

2014-04-01 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-86 west of Cuba (New York):

2014-04-01 - Vehicle bursts into flame at the A303 Sparkford Roundabout in Sparkford (Britain):

2014-04-01 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at intersection in Jackson (Tennessee):

2014-04-01 - Race cars and barn destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in Stuyvesant (New York):

2014-04-01 - Boat, trailer and two structures burn on Susquehanna Road in Wellsburg (West Virginia):

Note: That's about 2000 feet east (downwind) of the Ohio River...

2014-04-01 - RV trailer and barn destroyed by fire on Sessions Road in New Hartford (New York):

2014-04-01 - Pickup truck and barn destroyed by fire in Hudson (New York), near the Hudson River:

2014-04-01 - Car and apartment building damaged by fire in Huber Heights (Ohio):

2014-04-01 - Forklift and repair shop destroyed by fire in Rupert (Idaho):

2014-04-01 - Barn destroyed by massive blaze near Lanigan (Canada), 3500 pigs killed:

2014-04-01 - Barn destroyed by fire near Klamath Falls (Oregon), several animals killed:

2014-04-01 - Barn destroyed by fire at 4:15 AM in Marrs Township (Indiana), in Posey County:

2014-04-01 - Barn destroyed by fire in Sands Township (Michigan):

2014-04-01 - Barn destroyed by fire on Watkins Road in the Town of Champion (New York):

2014-04-01 - Barn damaged by fire in Larkbeare, Talaton (Britain):

2014-04-01 - Barn damaged by fire on Weeland Road in Kellington (Britain):

2014-04-01 - Brush fire erupts near Tygart Lake in Taylor County (West Virginia), near Grafton:

2014-04-01 - At least 75 bales of hay go up in flames near golf course in Murfreesboro (Tennessee):

2014-04-01 - Huge mound of rubbish bursts into flame at 12:30 AM in coastal West Lothian (Scotland):

2014-04-01 - Yacht club damaged by fire in coastal Cambridge (Maryland):

2014-04-01 - Ethanol plant damaged by duct fire just before 3 AM in Monroe (Wisconsin):

2014-04-01 - Garage door business damaged by fire in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2014-04-01 - Homeless camp goes up in flames under the Mayo Bridge on Mayo Island on the James River in Richmond (Virginia):

Quote: "A few cats sniffed around the blackened bedsprings, tables and clothes at the campsite, but whoever was living under the Mayo Bridge apparently wasn't home for the fire."

Quote: "Chil'lon Williams, a longtime employee of Wise Recycling on Mayo Island, said there didn't seem to be anyone around when the fire started. She said people have been living under the bridge for the six years she's worked on the island."

2014-04-01 - Porch bursts into flame at home in Austin (Texas), nobody home:

2014-04-01 - Porch bursts into flame at apartment building in the Town of Union (New York):

2014-04-01 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in coastal St. Petersburg (Florida), dog killed:

2014-04-01 - Home damaged by fire on Silver Springs Place in Ocala (Florida), nobody home:

2014-04-01 - House damaged by blaze in coastal Atlantic Beach (Florida), nobody home:

2014-04-01 - Farmhouse destroyed by blaze in Monson (Maine), nobody home:

2014-04-01 - Deadly blaze rips through home in Visitacion Valley area in coastal San Francisco (California), 1 killed, 6 injured:

Quote: "The six injured - all family members - range in age from their 30s to their 60s."

2014-04-01 - FIVE vacant structures go up in flames between 2:16-4:30 AM in Randolph County (North Carolina):

2014-04-01 - Vacant mobile home destroyed by fire in Carrollton (Missouri):

Quote: "Witnesses say they heard a loud boom and vibration about 45 minutes before the fire broke out."

2014-04-01 - Vacant house burns just before midnight in Houston (Texas):

2014-04-01 - Two adjacent vacant homes destroyed by fire in the wee hours, in Independence (Missouri):

2014-04-01 - Woman found dead in burning car at 2:30 AM on McCullough School Road in Greenville (South Carolina):

2014-04-01 - Man in his 60s drops dead in ditch in Wilmington (Delaware):

Note: The street mentioned is 1000 feet east (downwind) of a stream that flows toward the Delaware River, also nearby...

2014-04-01 - Man, 25, found dead in swampy area in Rootstown Township (Ohio):

Quote: "Streetsboro police said the body of James J. Goggin, 25, was found at approximately 9 a.m. Tuesday in a swamp north of Karry Road in Rootstown, less than a mile from where he was last seen in the 4300 block of Tallmadge Road at approximately 11 p.m. Saturday."

2014-04-01 - Experienced diver, woman, 39, found dead in pond at Lake Orlando Golf Club in Orlando (Florida):

2014-04-01 - Man found dead in swimming pool at resort in coastal Pangasinan (Philippine Islands):

2014-04-01 - Young man found dead in the Red River in Bossier Parish (Louisiana):

2014-04-01 - Man, 21, sickens then dies in car at music festival in coastal Miami (Florida):

2014-04-01 - Pizza delivery man found dead in running vehicle on Grimes Avenue in Robbinsdale (Minnesota):

Quote: "Robbinsdale police say they received a report Saturday afternoon at around 4:30 p.m. of an unconscious person inside a running vehicle. When police and paramedics arrived, they discovered the man was dead."

Note: Being in a vehicle is close to the same as being outdoors, fully exposed to the atmosphere and anything blowing through in it...

2014-04-01 - Person found dead in submerged vehicle in Watauga Lake near Elizabethton (Tennessee):

2014-04-01 - Man found dead in submerged car in the Contra Costa Canal in Pittsburg (California):!/on-air/as-seen-on/Man-Dies-After-Car-Crashes-Into-Pittsburg-Canal/253659541

2014-04-01 - Man found dead in the water near marina in coastal Bremerton (Washington):

2014-04-01 - Man, 52, drops dead at residence in coastal Weymouth (Britain):

2014-04-01 - Woman found dead in the Erewash Canal in Long Eaton (Britain):

2014-04-01 - Man, 65, found dead in pond in Leoni Township (Michigan):

2014-04-01 - Man found dead in pond near stadium in Albany (New York):

2014-04-01 - Man, 57, found dead in wooded area in Wauwatosa (Wisconsin):

2014-04-01 - Man, 66, found dead off LA 13 in Acadia Parish, just half a mile outside of Eunice (Louisiana):

2014-04-01 - Man, 63, found dead in pond at farm in Nashik (India):

2014-04-01 - Man found dead in grain bin in Shelby (Nebraska):

2014-04-01 - Man has 'medical condition', slams into median, on US 52 in Rochester (Minnesota), 1 killed:

Quote: "Duwane Kramer, of Rochester, was northbound when he 'suffered a medical condition' and veered off the highway near Civic Center Drive Northwest, according to a Minnesota State Patrol report. Kramer died at the scene."

2014-04-01 - Small plane crashes into the ocean near Marathon (Florida), couple rescued by boater:

Quote: "So the charter captain helped fish the Illinois couple and their belongings out of the water. 'I think it is probably one of the craziest things I've seen,' Platt said. 'I don't fly and that is why right there.'"

2014-04-01 - Small plane makes emergency landing on street near lake in Melrose (Florida):

Quote: "According to Major Gary Bowling of the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, the plane came in low over a lake and made a hard landing on Hotel Street."

2014-04-01 - School bus overturns into ditch in Ewing (Missouri), 23 students injured, 5 seriously:

2014-04-01 - Two tractor trailers crash at 4:30 AM on I-95 near coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2014-04-01 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-95 in Foxboro (Massachusetts):

2014-04-01 - Tractor trailer overturns on road near Wilton (Iowa):

2014-04-01 - SUV veers off road, slams into wall, bursts into flame, in coastal Miami (Florida), 1 injured:

2014-04-01 - SUV veers off road at 12:30 AM, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Manorville (New York), near the coast, 1 injured:

2014-04-01 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, hits charter bus head-on, pickup bursts into flame, in Albertson (New York), near the coast, 1 killed, 2 injured:

2014-04-01 - Pickup truck veers over centerline just before midnight, hits semi head-on, near Maryville (Missouri), 1 killed:

2014-04-01 - Car hits tractor trailer, which bursts into flame, near Addieville (Illinois), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2014-04-01 - Car veers over centerline, hits tractor trailer head-on, car bursts into flame, in Gatineau (Canada), 1 killed:

2014-04-01 - Car slams into landscaping truck in Valencia Shores area of coastal Boynton Beach (Florida), 1 injured:,0,4301220.story

2014-04-01 - Car crashes into truck, bursts into flame, near Bandar Baharu (Malaysia):

2014-04-01 - Car and pickup truck collide head-on, in coastal East Haven (Connecticut), 1 injured:

2014-04-01 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, near Paragould (Arkansas), 1 killed:

2014-04-01 - Car veers over centerline after midnight, hits car head-on, in Washington County (Ohio), 2 injured:

2014-04-01 - Two cars crash, one bursts into flame, in Clarksburg (West Virginia):

2014-04-01 - Car overturns, bursts into flame, on I-595 in Davie (Florida), near the coast:

2014-04-01 - Man gets out of car, looks disoriented, strips off clothes, gets taken to hospital, in Oxon Hill (Maryland):

Quote: "Police say that the man was in a car, looked disoriented when he got out of the car and started taking his clothes off for reasons that they are not aware of at this time. He also resisted being taken into custody when Police officers got to the scene, officials said."

2014-04-01 - Half-naked man, 21, attacks cop in coastal Volusia County (Florida), gets arrested:

Quote: "Several neighbors were outside their homes watching Wolf, who did not have any pants on, deputies say. Wolf refused to identify himself and hurled obscenities at the deputy. He then took an aggressive stance against the deputy. As the deputy tried to restrain Wolf, he suddenly pulled away and grabbed the deputy by the throat and attempted to squeeze the law man’s throat, the report shows. The deputy had to quickly 'utilize a takedown technique, which escorted Wolf to the ground,' the report states."

Note: 'Escorted to the ground' sounds like nice way of saying 'forcefully slammed into the pavement'. Heh...

2014-04-01 - Swarm of bees attacks and kills 9-year-old girl in Rajasthan (India), numerous attacks lately, people freaking out:

Quote: "A series of bee attacks have sparked panic in Kashipura and Jhirana villages, both of which lie in Peeplu Tehsil of Tonk district in Rajasthan. On Tuesday, a 9-year-old girl was stung by bees and she later succumbed to her injuries. It is reportedly the 8th bee attack in the last 20 days in the area."

2014-04-01 - Pit bulls attack and kill woman at home in Kaufman (Texas):

2014-04-01 - Sinkhole opens on road, snags two cars, in Flint (Michigan):

2014-04-01 - Powerful and shallow magnitude 8.2 earthquake strikes just off the coast of Chile, tsunami warning issued:

Quote: "A massive earthquake struck off the coast of Chile late Tuesday near the port city of Iquique, according to the U.S. Geological Survey — prompting evacuation orders and a tsunami warning for a long arm of Latin America's Pacific coast. The magnitude 8.2 earthquake was centered 61 miles northwest of Iquique and struck at a shallow depth of 6.2 miles, the USGS said."

Quote: "A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 has struck off the coast of Chile, triggering a tsunami that has already started hitting the coastline."

Quote: "The shaking that began at 8:46 p.m. Tuesday also touched off landslides that blocked roads, knocked out power for thousands, damaged an airport and started fires that destroyed several businesses. Some homes made of adobe were destroyed in Arica, another city close to the quake’s offshore epicenter."

Note: Another major quake right off a coastline, much like the 2011 Japan quake, just as predicted by MISA Theory back in 2010...

2014-04-01 - Unknown 'illness' sickens people of Tabor College faculty in Hillsboro (Kansas), near Marion Reservoir:

Quote: "About 20 percent of people on the Tabor College faculty have come down with an illness that includes stomach and flu-like symptoms. The spread of the illness has gotten the attention of the local and state health departments. Investigators, who don’t suspect cafeteria food poisoning because some sick students didn’t eat there, are still trying to determine the cause."

2014-04-01 - Killer smog, worst in 60 years, hits Britain:

2014-04-01 - Jacksonville Fire Department and the Coast Guard practice for cargo ship fires:

Quote: "The exercise was meant to simulate a multi-agency response to a fire in the engine space of Sea Star Line container ship El Faro, docked at the shipyard, and was intended to test emergency response techniques and improve coordination and communication among the involved response agencies."

2014-04-01 - British sniper kills 6 Taliban insurgents 930 yards away with ONE SHOT:

Note: Well, that's impressively efficient on ammo usage. I'm sure he meant to hit the guy that he hit, but detonating the bomb the guy was carrying too, there had to be some luck involved there. Rampage, triple-score!

2014-04-01 - Man lets hyena eat 3 toes and his genitals because witch doctor told him that was road to wealth, in Malawi:

Quote: "Chamangeni Zulu said he was told by a witch doctor that he would become rich if he let a hyena eat parts of his body, so he stripped naked and allowed the animal to devour three toes and his manhood. 'Even if I have lost some important parts of my body, I still want to get rich,' he added."

Note: Step 1: Hyena eats your privates. Step 2: ?????? Step 3: Profit!


  1. Hey Jonny: more "fun" in Archbald, PA with the underground electrical fire (which seem to be increasing). Beside that, how are the authorities explaining (even to themselves) power pole fires that just erupt randomly - witchcraft, voodoo? Sooner or later they're going to HAVE TO take a look at your theory.

    More under construction places going up in flames too. Insurance companies must be getting taken to the cleaners these days . . .

    Your final story illustrates the folly of man, if you ask me. The whole of industrial civilization is based on fiction.

    Thanks for your continuing work.


  2. On 'escorting one to the ground' - brought back a memory of a wrestling camp I took my, probably 14 y.o. son to, in which the very first "presenter" was the assistant coach of Penn State at the time, a maybe 130 lb. Japanese fellow.

    He comes into the gym, 300 kids from middle through high school from all over the state and some from out of state. Loud in the gym, boys excitedly rolling around on the wall to wall mats. Place stops when this guy comes in. He quietly asks the wrestlers to line up against the walls of the gym, from light to heavy weight. He stands still as the kids scramble to organize themselves, takes about 5 minutes. Coach waits patiently, watching.

    When they all lined up he speaks in a normal conversational voice. It's so quiet you could hear every word he said. Asks for the largest and heaviest boy to come to the center with him. As the boy is walking toward him, coach explains that he is going to teach them, in the next hour, a single arm throw. Nobody even knew what that was and stood in stunned silence.

    Coach asks the boy to "tie up" - meaning place his right cupped hand on coaches head, on the neck behind the ear, his left arm reaching for coaches right wrist. In what seemed like dance - specifically ballet - the coach twisted while grasping the boys arm on his head, pirouetting while bending his knees and kneeling on his right knee: boy went FLYING into the air, yet softly rolling from his arm to his back in a graceful arc, coach sitting beside him, firmly in control.

    Unbelievable eruption of "holy shit", "wow", "oh my gyad" etc.

    Best attention getting device I ever saw a teacher perform. He had them in rapt attention for the full hour, and nobody wanted to stop for lunch afterward. Coach started them right where they were on the wall, sending the big kid back, huge smile on his face. He had them watch as he demonstrated the footwork, which they were going to do for 10 straight minutes, 5 for each lead foot before he'd even show them the rest, which boiled down to "creating a hole" and "escorting" them in.


  3. Shoulda been careful what I wished for in terms of "proof"..... 4 fires in 8 hours in Sacramento today, including one MASSIVE blaze.