Friday, August 1, 2014

2014 - JUL - Spotlight Stories

Category: Fires And Explosions

2014-07-01 - Underground electrical explosions and fire blow six manholes off in Richmond (Virginia):

Quote: "Authorities closed several blocks in downtown Richmond tonight after reports of manhole covers blowing off and flying into the air."

Quote: "Officials said that around 10:30 p.m. approximately six manhole covers were blown off within a two-block area. One manhole cover was broken in half. An underground power line caught fire causing the explosions."

2014-07-01 - Underground electrical fire hits coastal Darien (Connecticut), half the town goes dark:

Note: And the day prior, a naked man, 19, fled from cops, tried to enter homes and got tased in Darien, mentioned in the 2014-06-30 update...

2014-07-01 - Transformer bursts into flame on pole in Yolo County (California), nearly 700 homes go dark:

2014-07-01 - Transformer bursts into flame in Edirne (Turkey):

Note: Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper so there are increasing numbers of events involving 'electrical fires' or fires caused by 'electrical issues', including vehicle fires (and the vehicles need not be running and in many cases they're not), transformer fires, utility pole fires, underground electrical fires and explosions, exterior house fires (doorbells, light switches, etc), and so on...

Category: Fires And Explosions

2014-07-02 - Smoke in the cockpit sends FedEx plane to emergency landing just before 5 AM in Nashville (Tennessee):

Quote: "FedEx flight 1412 landed just before 5:00 a.m. after reports of smoke in the cockpit."

2014-07-02 - Smoke fills cabin, small plane makes emergency landing in paddock near Ipswich (Australia):

Quote: "The pilot, who did not want to be named, told the QT as smoke began to fill the cabin he estimated he had 30 seconds to land the single- engine plane before the situation deteriorated."

2014-07-02 - Small plane bursts into flame on runway at airport in Troutdale (Oregon):

Quote: "A small Cessna plane caught on fire on a runway at the Portland-Troutdale Airport Wednesday evening."

2014-07-02 - Entire F-35 fighter jet fleet grounded after mysterious engine fire:

Quote: "US grounds entire F-35 fighter jet fleet after unexplained fire"

Category: Fires And Explosions

2014-07-03 - Boat bursts into flame, fire spreads, two homes damaged, in coastal Egg Harbor Township (New Jersey):

Quote: "The fire began in the boat, which was parked in a driveway, and the flames spread to two nearby houses."

2014-07-03 - Boat and garage destroyed by fire at home in Sun Prairie (Wisconsin):

2014-07-03 - Three semi tractors and several other vehicles destroyed by fire while parked in lot in Orlando (Florida):

Quote: "The cabs from several semitrucks burned in the parking lot of Burris Refrigerated Logistics on Central Port Drive."

Quote: "Six vehicles that are a total loss and then probably two civilian vehicles that were parked by them were also a loss."

2014-07-03 - RV, two cars and 30 tires go up in flames at auto salvage yard in Dartford (Britain), near the coast:

Quote: "Two cars, a caravan and around 30 tyres are currently on fire in a Dartford breaker yard."

2014-07-03 - Van bursts into flame while parked in parking lot in Nashville (Tennessee):

Quote: "A van went up in flames in a parking lot in west Nashville on Thursday afternoon. It happened at the Walgreens at the corner of Charlotte Pike and White Bridge Road."

2014-07-03 - In separate incidents, three cars burst into flame in the wee hours while parked in Toronto (Canada):

2014-07-03 - Car bursts into flame while parked in carpark in Belper (Britain):

2014-07-03 - Car bursts into flame while parked on Goring Road in Goring (Britain):

Quote: "I dread to think what would have happened if I had been going along the motorway. I would have been in trouble because it went up in flames so quickly."

Note: Like the man who recently burned to death when his van ignited on the M60 near Stockport, mentioned in the 2014-06-17 update...

2014-07-03 - Car bursts into flame while parked in driveway at home on Grove Road in Egremont (Britain), fire scorches home:

Note: Here's a sampling of parked vehicles going up in flames. All vehicles are now randomly-igniting firebombs that can go off at any time, so parking a vehicle next to anything you don't want to see burned is getting riskier all the time...

Category: Fires And Explosions

2014-07-04 - Underground explosion and fire hits coastal New York City (New York):

2014-07-04 - Underground electrical explosion and fire rocks West Bridgford (Britain), near Nottingham:

Quote: "On Wednesday, a street in central London was closed for several hours after an explosion in a manhole set a parked lorry on fire."

Note: West Bridgford is located just east (downwind) of the River Trent...

2014-07-04 - Underground explosion blows pavement up in coastal Tynemouth (Britain), power outage occurs also:

Quote: "Witnesses have told how they heard a loud bang and part of the pavement popped off outside the former Roy’s bakery premises, on the corner of Front Street and Hotspur Street in Tynemouth. However, a Northern Powergrid spokesman has told the Chronicle that this mysterious mini-explosion did not cause the blackout. The powercut was the result of a fault, which affected a number of substations."

2014-07-04 - Electrical explosion in basement damages hotel in Saskatoon (Canada), 2 injured:

2014-07-04 - Electrical substation explodes at 2 AM in suburb of Johannesburg (South Africa), blackouts ensue:

2014-07-04 - Electrical substation hit by explosion, man ignites, in coastal Cape Town (South Africa), 1 injured:

Quote: "Later it was revealed that the injured man in his early forties had been working on a substation near the petrol station on Friday (4 July) just before lunchtime when an explosion occurred. 'His clothes and skin caught fire and covered in flames he ran around in state of fear,' says an eyewitness and employee of a neighbouring business. 'His face and hand were scorched and his skin started peeling off,' he says."

2014-07-04 - Transformer bursts into flame on pole on Madera Road in Simi Valley (California):

2014-07-04 - Transformer bursts into flame on pole in Chapel Hill, Longdown in Exeter (Britain):

Note: More underground explosions and more electrical infrastructure being destroyed...

Category: Fires And Explosions

2014-07-05 - Landfill erupts in flame at 5 AM near Winnipeg (Canada):

2014-07-05 - Recycling center hit by fire in Caythorpe (Britain):

Note: From the full hypothesis: "Trash-related facilities such as recycling centers and landfills will burn hard too, as hydrogen sulfide is absorbed into flammable absorbent materials like wood, paper, cardboard, straw, hay, dried brush, generic trash, clothing, cotton, wool."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2014-07-06 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at home in Albany (Georgia):

2014-07-06 - SUV bursts into flame at 1:55 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, in Flamborough, Hamilton (Canada):

Quote: "According to a release issued by the Hamilton Police Service, which was called to assist the city’s fire crews , a GMC Suburban parked immediately adjacent to the Hwy. 5 West house caught fire and began spreading to the home at approximately 1:55 a.m. July 6."

2014-07-06 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home in Belmont (Michigan):

2014-07-06 - Car bursts into flame at 4:30 AM while parked in garage, fire spreads, home heavily damaged, in Hixson (Tennessee):

Quote: "According to one of the family members, she got up to heat a bottle for a 3-month-old baby when she smelled wires burning in the house. She awoke another family member to investigate the odd smell to find their car on fire in the garage. They immediately pushed the car out of the garage to alleviate the fire spreading throughout the house. Unfortunately, they were too late. The fire spread throughout the garage and spread to the house. Firefighters quickly attacked the fire to contain it to the left side of the home. Damages are extensive and estimated at $120,000."

Note: Address listed is just 200 feet northeast (downwind) of Chickamauga Creek...

2014-07-06 - Car bursts into flame at 5:03 AM while parked at home in Chanute (Kansas):

2014-07-06 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside auto shop in coastal Tauranga (New Zealand):

Note: All vehicles are now randomly-igniting firebombs that can go off at anytime. Many people have lost homes and businesses because of this danger, and some people have lost their lives. Park a vehicle near anything you don't want to see on fire at your own risk...

Category: Fires And Explosions

2014-07-07 - Metal recycling facility hit by fire in Phoenix (Arizona):

Note: A paper recycling plant burned in Phoenix the day prior, mentioned in the 2014-07-06 update...

2014-07-07 - Scrap yard erupts in flame at 1:08 AM on Pickerings Road in Widnes (Britain), nobody there:

Quote: "One hose reel was used by firefighters to extinguish a fire in a scrap yard compound. A ladder was used to get access to the yard."

Note: From the full hypothesis: "Metal-related businesses will be hit hard, including salvage yards and metal recycling centers."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2014-07-08 - Underground explosion blows manhole off in Grass Valley (California):

2014-07-08 - Transformer bursts into flame at substation in North Adams (Massachusetts), blackouts ensue:

2014-07-08 - Transformer bursts into flame on pier at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in coastal New York City (New York):

2014-07-08 - Utility pole bursts into flame on Dougherty Ferry Road in Kirkwood (Missouri):

2014-07-08 - Utility pole bursts into flame in Elko (Nevada):

2014-07-08 - Utility pole bursts into flame in Spring Lake (Michigan):

Quote: "The fire is out, but authorities have closed off the area where a power pole caught fire at about 6:30 p.m. Fire officials said they are unsure how the pole caught fire."

Note: Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, thus all the utility poles igniting, transformers exploding, underground electrical explosions and fires, parked vehicles bursting into flame, porches igniting (doorbells, lights, etc), and so on. All of these types of events have been escalating for some time, and at about the same pace, which makes sense, since it's the same underlying cause...

Category: Fires And Explosions

2014-07-09 - Metal recycling center hit by fire and explosions at 6:39 AM in Pomona (California):

Quote: "Los Angeles County Fire Inspector said the recycling center focuses mainly on scrap metal and that one structure was damaged but most of the fire was outside the yard."

2014-07-09 - Sheet metal shop and apartments go up in flames just after 3 AM in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

Quote: "The fire was at two old residential structures that have been converted into a sheet metal shop on the bottom and apartments up top."

Note: From the full hypothesis: "Metal-related businesses will be hit hard, including salvage yards and metal recycling centers."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2014-07-10 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in Framingham (Massachusetts):

2014-07-10 - Underground electrical explosion and fire hits Frederick (Maryland):

Quote: "An underground transformer at West 4th and North Market streets exploded and caught fire, according to Frederick Police Lt. Dennis Dudley. Patrick to 7th streets are without power, Dudley said."

2014-07-10 - Electrical substation damaged by explosion and fire in Leicester (Britain):

Note: An electrical substation was just destroyed by an explosion and fire at 2 AM in Leicester too, mentioned in the 2014-06-30 update...

2014-07-10 - Transformer bursts into flame on pole at Hilltop Garden Centre in Ramsden (Britain):

Note: More underground electrical fires, more electrical infrastructure burning. Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper. It's also a heavier-than-air gas so it will tend to seek out low-lying areas like underground stuff. As a consequence there has been a rising number of underground electrical explosions and fires, utility poles and transformers bursting into flame, etc. This same problem is also causing vehicles to spontaneously ignite, and they need not be running, which is resulting in numerous homes going up in flames and sometimes killing people. It's increasingly dangerous to park a vehicle near anything you don't want to see on fire...

Category: Fires And Explosions

2014-07-11 - Burning smell forces passenger plane to make emergency landing on Midway Island:

Quote: "Alarms went off inside a United Airlines plane as a burning smell filled the cabin. The plane, which originated in Honolulu, began losing power and was forced to make an emergency landing over one of the most remote places on earth, a tiny island called Midway."

Quote: "The captain said that the smell was getting very strong in the cockpit and so they were very concerned and as they were getting ready to land. They said their electricity started to go out in the cockpit. And one of the things they had mentioned is the radar sensors that went out when we were getting ready to land..."

Note: Well, at least it didn't go missing this time! Still, there have been plenty enough planes burning and smoking to indicate a clear pattern, and those 'friendly skies' are looking more and more dangerous to me. I'm sure your odds of surviving a plane flight are still good and maybe even excellent depending on how you define the term...but they're also getting worse. The safest plane of all right now might just be an F-35 fighter jet, but only because they're all grounded due to one bursting into flame!

Category: Fires And Explosions

2014-07-12 - Packaging shop explodes and burns in coastal Istanbul (Turkey), 3 killed, 11 injured:

Quote: "It is the second explosion caused by gas in as many days in Turkey. On Friday, a blast in a bakery in the southwestern city of Denizli killed one person and injured 36 others."

Quote: "Istanbul Gas Distribution Industry and Trade Incorporated Company (IGDAS) said in a written statement that there was no natural gas line in the area, increasing the possibility that a problem with the industrial gas cylinders led to the blast."

Note: As the atmosphere is increasingly contaminated by highly volatile methane and hydrogen sulfide, more OTHER flammable stuff will be igniting and/or exploding too, including gas cylinders, propane tanks, underground gas lines, propane barbecue grills, vehicles, and more. Did anyone check the air to see if there was any of either gas present before either of these explosions? Nope, so there may have been, and there probably was.

If they were smart they'd check the bottom of the seas around the western and northern edges of Turkey to see if there's gas bubbling up. Israel checked their coastline and they found hundreds of gas springs leaking from the sea floor, mentioned in the 2012-11-12 update. The US checked at least the East Coast and found a huge 2.5-gigaton methane hydrate deposit melting away off the East Coast. That's happening now in a variety of places around the world. Also, 15 boats just went up in flames in the wee hours while docked at a marina in Istanbul, mentioned in the 2014-07-10 update. I lived in Turkey for a while, south of Istanbul on the coast in Izmir, and I can tell you for a fact that these events are not normal or routine...

2014-07-12 - Three-story shop building explodes and burns in Ang Thong Province (Thailand), 16 injured:

Category: Fires And Explosions

2014-07-13 - Passenger plane engine bursts into flame, plane makes emergency landing in Newark (New Jersey):

Quote: "The pilot reported a fire in an engine on the plane's left side shortly after takeoff and the engine soon shut down."

Quote: "The plane landed safely around 5:05 p.m., and the passengers were taken off the plane without incident. Dumas says the plane had 'multiple' blown tires. The fire was initially attributed to a bird strike but Dumas says that information was incorrect."

2014-07-13 - Military helicopter explodes mid-air then crashes into pond near Phnom Penh (Cambodia), at least 4 killed:

Quote: "'It appears that the helicopter exploded in the air before it crashed,' military police spokesman Kheng Tito said..."

Quote: "The chopper exploded in mid-air before crashing into a water-filled quarry in Prey Sar village, around 10 kilometres from downtown Phnom Penh, police said."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2014-07-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-4 in Seffner (Florida):

2014-07-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours on I-4 in Lake Buena Vista (Florida):!bfkhGb

Note: As best I can tell, the above two big rig fires are separate incidents, about 60 miles from each other. The one in Seffner was obviously daylight, although early in the morning during rush hour. The one in Lake Buena Vista was very dark, so it was before sunrise. So, two big rigs burst into flame within a few hours and 60 miles apart, both on I-4 in Florida...

2014-07-14 - In 3 separate incidents, car, outside of home, and van and truck burst into flame within 90 minutes after 1 AM along Palm Beach Boulevard in coastal Tice area of Fort Myers (Florida):

Note: This is the western side of Florida, closest to the Gulf of Mexico, so this is where you'd expect to see things like multiple vehicles spontaneously igniting in the wee hours and the outside of homes catching fire. Lots of people have been found mysteriously dead along this side of Florida too, same problem...

Category: Unusual Vehicular Accidents

2014-07-15 - Driver sickens before 5 AM, big rig veers off road, hits object, bursts into flame, in Guilford (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

Quote: "A truck driver was killed after veering off the roadway and crashing into the middle of a field, only seconds after he radioed to another trucker he was not feeling well. The driver, whose name was not immediately released Tuesday morning, was traveling on Interstate 81 northbound just past Exit 10 shortly before 5:00 a.m., said a state police official. The driver of the truck who received the warning pulled over following the crash and attempted to rescue the driver, however it was too late. According to Pennsylvania State Police, the victim crashed into a concrete object in the cornfield when his truck burst into flames."

2014-07-15 - Brakes fail, big rig plows into 5 cars and overturns, in Springettsbury Township (Pennsylvania), 5 injured:

Quote: "The driver of a tractor-trailer that careened down Mount Rose Avenue and struck five vehicles on Haines Road on Tuesday afternoon said that just before the crash, the brakes on his blue Kenworth gave out."

2014-07-15 - Brakes fail, van crashes into car, in Jordan (New York), 2 injured:

Category: Other Stories Of Interest

2014-07-16 - More than 200 people sicken after swimming at Horseshoe Lake near Mount Saint Helens (Washington):

2014-07-16 - More than a dozen people sicken after swimming in Blue Lake in Blue Lake Park (Oregon):

2014-07-16 - Unknown odor sickens people at Department of Human Services building in Salem (Oregon):

Quote: "Battalion Chief Brian Hoaglin said that some employees complained about the smell and others of sore throats on Wednesday. The call came in just after 4 p.m. After checking the building, including air conditioning units, firefighters didn't identify any issues."

2014-07-16 - Man loses consciousness on boat in Mills Creek, near coastal Annapolis (Maryland), medevac'd off:

Note: Hydrogen sulfide can sicken or kill people by breathing it in gas form, by touching it if it's adsorbed onto materials, or by swimming in water in which hydrogen sulfide is dissolved. The latter two ways won't involve any odor, just people/animals sickening and/or dying. As time goes on and the planet continues spewing methane and hydrogen sulfide into the atmosphere, events like these will become both more common and more deadly. It's also a heavier-than-air gas so it will tend to flow to all the same places that water does which, when combined with the fact that it is water-soluble, makes being near bodies of water an increasingly dangerous place to spend time. Obama signed an executive order in 2012 giving the Department of Defense authority over water supplies in the United States in times of national emergency. I see why...

Quote: "The Agriculture Department will take care of food resources while the Defense Department will handle water resources in addition to its military role."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2014-07-17 - Tractor, motorcycle and barn destroyed by fire at 4 AM in Valleyford (Washington):

2014-07-17 - Tractor, forklift, skid loader and barn destroyed by fire in Bennington Township (Ohio):

2014-07-17 - Tractor (JCB) bursts into flame on ship at the docks in coastal Tilbury (Britain):

Quote: "Crews arriving at the scene at about 2.45pm reported that a JCB was well alight inside the 20,000 tonne ship and close to a cargo of wood chippings."

2014-07-17 - RV bursts into flame at 5 AM while parked near mobile home, fire spreads to home, in Maple Falls (Washington):

Note: Address listed is about 500 feet from Kendall Lake...

2014-07-17 - Van and garage destroyed by fire at 2:15 AM at home in Kelowna (Canada):

2014-07-17 - Jeep and two cars go up in flames while parked at train station in Bristol Township (Pennsylvania):

2014-07-17 - In separate incidents, parked car and driven car burst into flame in 2 days in Dubuque (Iowa):

Note: They'll be catching up to Roswell pretty fast in terms of car fires at this rate...

2014-07-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked in hospital parking garage in Sherman (Texas):

2014-07-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Clarksville (Tennessee):

2014-07-17 - Car bursts into flame at 2 AM while parked on street in Roswell (New Mexico), 18th car fire in this area:

Note: They use the term 'arsonist' loosely since 1) there's no evidence that there has ever been an arsonist, no witnesses, no surveillance footage, no motive, no nothin'; and 2) they haven't eliminated accidental causes like hydrogen sulfide's reactivity with rust or electrified copper. Only one thing is certain: cars keep going up in flames. But then that's true of lots of places, not just Roswell, although apparently the fire officials here aren't observant enough to have noticed that...

2014-07-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked on Duke Street in Kitchener (Canada):

Quote: "Nobody was hurt as flames engulfed a car parked along Duke Street near Frederick Street on Thursday. Firefighters were called at 9:03 a.m. and found a compact car ablaze."

2014-07-17 - Car bursts into flame on hoist in auto shop, fire spreads to auto shop, in London (Canada):

2014-07-17 - Car bursts into flame at 5:20 AM while parked on Kowhai Street in coastal Tauranga (New Zealand):

2014-07-17 - Car bursts into flame at 3 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home on Riverside Mead in Stanground (Britain):

2014-07-17 - Car bursts into flame at 6:29 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Shiregreen, Sheffield (Britain):

2014-07-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads, boat, two trucks, forklift, garage and workshop destroyed, near Simcoe (Canada):

Note: All of the above vehicles were parked, not running, when they burned. All vehicles are now randomly-igniting firebombs that can go off at any time, running or not, so park a vehicle near anything you don't want to see burning at your own risk...

Category: Fires And Explosions

2014-07-18 - Passenger ferry 'Gelis Rauh' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, off the coast near Bali (Indonesia):

Quote: "The vessel, owned by the Boedihardjo Group, was carrying 73 passengers and crew, plus 21 vehicles, en route from Padangbai, Bali, to Pelabuhan Lemar, Lombok. A fire broke out on the vessel at 21.35 hours local time in latitude 08 36S, longitude 115 38E, at Lombok Strait, 11 miles east of Padangbai, Bali."

2014-07-18 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at Shaw's Cove in New London (Canada):

2014-07-18 - Jet ski bursts into flame and explodes in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia), 2 injured:

Quote: "One person's injury is described as traumatic, and the other as a burn injury."

Category: Land Subsidence Events

2014-07-19 - Ground explodes upward then collapses into crater, in Spring Hill (Florida), near the coast, homes evacuated:

Quote: "The 120-foot wide and 30-foot deep sinkhole opened Saturday afternoon in Spring Hill. 'Out of nowhere the earth just went straight up in the air and exploded up in the air," said Margaret Helmick, who lives in the neighborhood.'"

Note: Just like the recent giant sinkhole in Russia, mentioned in the 2014-07-15 update. That was very likely methane exploding out of the ground, and so was this sinkhole in Florida. I said when the Russian sinkhole appeared that I bet we see more similar events just like that one, and here we go, just a week later. Now that it's happened twice, and both in areas with lots of subsurface methane, then you can be sure we're going to see even more similar events, in Florida and elsewhere, quite possibly in populated areas like this Florida event.

The methane hydrates are dissociating, transforming from a solid of a sort to methane gas and water as the ice matrix surrounding the methane gas melts. Then the gas starts rising to the surface and eventually accumulates, If there is no easy path to the surface for the gas then the pressure will build until eventually a bubble of gas explodes out of the ground, escaping into the atmosphere. Then because there is lost volume from the gas which has now just escaped, the ground collapses back down and forms a depression, even if no chunks get blown outward, which they might.

The seafloor is littered with similar craters from times past, so this will also happen - and it very likely already is happening - on the floor of the seas and oceans too. When those bubbles hit the surface then they may create 'rogue waves', of which there have been many, particularly in recent years, causing more boats and ships to capsize.

It won't be just methane hydrates that are a problem though. As heat rises from below, gas pockets everywhere will be under increased pressure so this same thing is apt to happen wherever there are either methane hydrate deposits OR where there are gas pockets in the ground, so inland states like Oklahoma and Arkansas and so on will not be immune. This may in part explain all the rampant fracking: to get the gas out of the ground and replace the lost volume with inert fluids before the gas just plain starts exploding out of the ground on its own in events like this one. Another reason would be to remove the methane (e.g. natural gas) from the ground before the ancient anaerobic bacteria and archaea that produce hydrogen sulfide eat that gas and turn it into hydrogen sulfide, which is not just much more flammable but also vastly more deadly. We've already got people dropping dead all over the place, so any further hydrogen sulfide that we can prevent from entering the atmosphere would certainly be beneficial.

If there had been a flame near this area when the gas burst free then there might have been a gigantic explosion and/or fire as the methane ignited. Luckily that didn't happen this time, but who knows where this will happen next. In addition to this exploding sinkhole and the one in Russia, a road also recently exploded in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), mentioned in the 2014-06-30 update.

It appears that this extinction event will have an Exploding Ground Phase and it has begun...

Category: Fires And Explosions

2014-07-20 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame in Woodbury, near Exeter (Britain):

Quote: "A fire has broken out at a car breaker's yard in east Devon. The blaze, described by police as a 'major incident', started in the yard in Woodbury, near Exeter, at about 14:30 BST. People living within 200m (660ft) were evacuated from the area."

2014-07-20 - Auto salvage yard hit by 'flash fire' explosion in coastal Sydney (Australia), 1 seriously injured:

Note: From the full hypothesis: "Metal-related businesses will be hit hard, including salvage yards and metal recycling centers."

Category: Multiple Corpses

2014-07-21 - Three youngish men found dead in car, foaming at the mouth, in Delhi (India):

Quote: "The police says the trio were between 25 and 35 years old and their bodies were discovered, frothing at the mouth, at 11 pm on Monday night in a car whose windows were rolled down."

Note: This is by no means the first time multiple people have mysteriously died while foaming at the mouth. It's not even the first time multiple people have mysteriously died foaming at the mouth in a car. Hydrogen sulfide poisoning can cause foaming from the mouth, convulsions, seizures, unconsciousness, death. As the atmospheric contamination intensifies over time, increasing numbers of people will be dying just like these three men, though not necessarily in a vehicle, but also on streets, in schools, at work, at home, anywhere.

A couple, 23 and 19, were found dead in bed at home in Searcy (Arkansas), one of them foaming at the mouth, mentioned in the 2012-08-27 update. A college student died foaming from the mouth in a hostel room in Varanasi (India), mentioned in the 2014-05-15 update. A woman was found dead, foaming from the mouth, near a cemetery in coastal Sungai Putat (Malaysia), mentioned in the 2014-04-21 update. Three students collapsed unconscious and foamed at the mouth outside Riverside High School in El Paso (Texas), just downwind of the Rio Grande, mentioned in the 2013-06-04 update. A man was found dead foaming at the mouth in a building in coastal Spanish Town on the island of Jamaica, as mentioned in the 2013-12-17 update. An inmate, 48, was found dead and foaming at the mouth at 12:45 AM in his cell in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), mentioned in the 2014-04-16 update. A boy, 10, was found dead, foaming at the mouth, near a building in Soweto (South Africa), mentioned in the 2014-03-26 update. A man, 34, was found dead and foaming at the mouth in a drainage tunnel in Flagstaff (Arizona), mentioned in the 2014-02-05 update. A family of five were found dead at home, foaming from the mouth, in coastal Karachi (Pakistan), mentioned in the 2013-12-09 update. Two men were found dead in a car, engine running, foaming at the mouth, in Asaba (Nigeria), mentioned in the 2013-12-12 update. And so on.

Category: Fires And Explosions

2014-07-22 - Oil supply company devastated by explosions and enormous inferno at midnight in Williston (North Dakota), 500-foot flames:

Quote: "Hallesy said the fire may continue to burn for days. It was decided to let what is left of the fire burn itself out because of concern for nearby waterways, including the Little Muddy River."

Note: From the full hypothesis: "Likewise, chemical plants of all types will burn and/or explode, including biofuels plants, fertilizer plants, specialty chemical plants, petroleum-related facilities and more."

2014-07-23 - Methane 'megaflare' erupting from the ocean in the Arctic:

Quote: "A scientist on the Oden has blogged about the seabed methane emissions saturating the water column and entering the atmosphere - terming it a 'megaflare.' Ulf Hedman, Science Coordinator, Swedish Polar Research Secretariat comments: 'We see the bubbles on video from the camera mounted on the CTD or the Multicorer. All analysis tells the signs. We are in a Mega flare. We see it in the water column we read it above the surface an we follow it up high into the sky with radars and lasers. We see it mixed in the air and carried away with the winds.'"

Category: Unusual Vehicular Accidents

2014-07-24 - Plane crash fatalities in the last week alone exceed those for ALL of 2013:

Quote: "Industry analysts and safety experts shake their heads at the seeming randomness of the tragedies, saying they can find no common themes. Nor do they think the events indicate that flying is suddenly becoming less safe."

Note: Industry analysts and safety experts are ignorant of the atmospheric contamination problem so I wouldn't be putting too much faith in anything they say. As the atmosphere is increasingly contaminated by hydrogen sulfide and methane, there will be - and already are - more unusual (and frequently fatal) vehicular accidents, including planes crashing, burning, exploding or going missing. At some point, flying planes with heat-generating engines through an increasingly flammable atmosphere will be downright suicidal, assuming it isn't already...

2014-07-24 - Passenger plane crashes and burns in Mali, all aboard - at least 116 - killed:,0,6620199.story

Quote: "An Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people on board which dropped off the radar in the early hours of Thursday appears to have crashed in a remote area of Mali."

Category: Other Stories Of Interest

2014-07-25 - River suddenly and mysteriously turns blood red in Zhejiang Province (China), strange smell in the air:

Quote: "Residents in Zhejiang province said the river looked normal at 5 a.m. Beijing time on Thursday morning. Within an hour, the entire river turned crimson. Residents also said a strange smell wafted through the air."

Note: They're blaming industrial pollution. That doesn't really make sense. That wouldn't make the entire river change color like that, nor would it happen so incredibly abruptly either. And a strange smell in the air too? This sounds more like the chemocline abruptly rising to the surface, releasing accumulated hydrogen sulfide and methane from the depths into the air, causing a smell and a sudden change in color. The Inner Harbor in Baltimore also changed color abruptly - to milky white-green in that case - and there was a 'rotten egg' odor in the air, mentioned in the 2013-07-18 update. That was definitely the chemocline rising abruptly to the surface and the 'rotten egg' odor was from the hydrogen sulfide that belched into the air. The only difference here is that the water turned red instead of milky white-green, so it's probably a different species of archaea or bacteria at the bottom of this river from the archaea and bacteria at the bottom of the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, resulting in a different color. The event in the Inner Harbor was more serious - all the fish died in that case - but this event in China definitely LOOKS more apocalyptic just because of the color.

This isn't the only anomalous river-related event in China in recent times either. In March, the Meiyu River burst into flame in coastal Wenzhou (China), mentioned in the 2014-03-08 update. A river, on fire. That's water, burning! Like all the people with flammable tapwater that have come forward in recent years, caused by methane contamination of their water supply. If enough methane and/or hydrogen sulfide is dissolved into water, the water itself can indeed burn. To date that is still the only burning-body-of-water event of which I am aware, but once you see something like that happen once - and it didn't used to happen at all - then the odds are high that whatever caused it to happen the first time will crop up again in some other body of water.

Clearly the environment - or the biosphere or whatever you want to call it - is spazzing and changing right before our very eyes, and not in ways that are conducive to the survival of life as we know it.

Category: Other Stories Of Interest

2014-07-26 - Large amounts of methane erupting from methane hydrates in the Laptev Sea in the Arctic:

Quote: "Just a week into the sampling program and SWERUS-C3 scientists have discovered vast methane plumes escaping from the seafloor of the Laptev continental slope. These early glimpses of what may be in store for a warming Arctic Ocean could help scientists project the future releases of the strong greenhouse gas methane from the Arctic Ocean."

Quote: "By use of acoustic techniques and geochemical analyses of water samples, the scientists found vast methane plumes escaping from the seafloor at depths between 500 m and 150 m. At several places, the methane 'bubbles' even rose to the ocean surface. What’s more, results of preliminary analyses of seawater samples pointed towards levels of dissolved methane 10-50 times higher than background levels."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2014-07-27 - Mysterious explosion and two flashes of light rattle residents in coastal Mackey (Australia):

Quote: "Kelley Watt commented saying that she saw two flashes of bright light."

Note: These mysterious explosions - sometimes accompanied by a 'flash of light' like in this case - really started escalating around the world at the same time that methane began vigorously spewing forth from the Arctic and other areas. These explosions are very likely caused by atmospheric methane and/or hydrogen sulfide plumes finding an ignition source and detonating. As time goes on these explosions will become very large, possibly rivaling the destructive power of the fission explosion that destroyed Hiroshima, but minus any radiation, unless one of these explosions takes out a nuclear plant, many of which are located on coasts and ALL of which are located near bodies of water for cooling. A medical helicopter was knocked out of the sky by a 'flash of light' in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), killing 2 people, mentioned in the 2013-03-13 update. That was the same thing, but was a much smaller explosion, probably a 'flash fire' explosion, but it was still plenty enough to knock that helicopter down and kill everyone in it. Once these explosions begin destroying entire towns or portions of cities, it will be somewhat more difficult to ignore what is happening...

Category: Fires And Explosions

2014-07-28 - Passenger plane bursts into flame after landing at airport in Kathmandu (Nepal), plane evacuated:

Quote: "Airport police said the wheels of Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight BG702 caught fire when it touched down at the airport at around 2 p.m., Xinhua reported."

Note: Tires and brake pads are absorbing hydrogen sulfide. Then when brakes are applied, an unusual amount of heat is generated, since hydrogen sulfide burns very hot. Then bad things can happen: tires explode or ignite, brakes burn out or ignite, fluid lines rupture, the entire vehicle goes up in flames, or all of the above. This problem hits massive vehicles the worst - like fire trucks, buses, tanker trucks, etc - but no vehicle is immune. Usually, with planes, the tires just explode, but they're rubber so they can also ignite, just like all the tire/brake fires that have been burning up heavy trucks. A jumbo jet blew FOURTEEN TIRES (out of 18) after landing in coastal Anchorage (Alaska) in 2012, mentioned in the 2012-09-11 update...

Category: Fires And Explosions

2014-07-29 - 300 tons of scrap metal bursts into flame at 1:21 AM at recycling center in Basildon (Britain):

Quote: "Fire crews were called to a fire at a recycling plant, crews reported that 40 percent of 300 tonnes of scrap metal was on fire.  The area alight measured approximately 30 x 30 metres and was 10 metres high."

Note: More scrap metal bursting into flame. Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with rusty iron/steel. Nobody has ever offered up an alternative explanation for these fires where scrap iron ignites, because there isn't one. As most people are aware, scrap iron doesn't normally burst into flame. The wee hours are when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any methane or hydrogen sulfide in the air above closer to the ground, making explosions, fires and people and animals sickening and/or dying more common during those hours...

Category: Fires And Explosions

2014-07-30 - Eastbourne Pier devastated by massive inferno in coastal Eastbourne (Britain):

Note: This huge blaze is very reminiscent of the massive 10-alarm fire that destroyed the oceanfront boardwalk and wiped out dozens of businesses in coastal Seaside Park (New Jersey), mentioned in the 2013-09-12 update. There have been other huge coastal fires too, some of which have involved thousands of homes burning, and that isn't an exaggeration. With methane and hydrogen sulfide blowing in off the oceans, coastal areas are increasingly vulnerable to fires like this, some of which are just mind-bogglingly ginormous...

Category: Fires And Explosions

2014-07-31 - Massive underground explosions erupt at midnight in Kaohsiung (Taiwan), at least 24 killed, 270+ injured:

Quote: "Blasts caused by leaked gas overnight in Taiwan’s biggest port city killed at least 24 people and injured about 271, in what local television described as the nation’s deadliest gas explosion."

Quote: "Some witnesses told the agency they first thought some 'poisonous gas' had leaked from the old railway and a construction site of Kaohsiung's light rapid transit system. 'I saw fire spurting, ripping off some covers of ditches. It was terrifying,' he said. Others reported the whole street was strewn with bodies, as the sky turned red with the light of the flames. The blasts which hit Kaisuan Road and Ersheng Road were felt in at least four areas in the port-city of Kaohsiung, which is home to over 2.7 million people, most of them Chinese."

Quote: "At least 24 people were killed and 271 others injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city overnight, hurling concrete through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday."

Note: These explosions and fires happened in the sewer system. Hydrogen sulfide is commonly known as 'sewer gas' and it is highly flammable, much more explosively flammable than natural gas or methane. People reported 'smelling gas', but methane and natural gas are odorless. They add mercaptan to it so that it has any smell at all. Mercaptan smells like 'rotten eggs' and so does hydrogen sulfide, at least in lowish concentrations. Sewers are a traditional source of hydrogen sulfide and methane. Hydrogen sulfide is also a heavier-than-air gas so when any blows in off the oceans or seas - and Taiwan is an island and this city is a port city - then it will settle and flow to the lowest-lying areas that it can reach. In major cities that will be the sewer systems. Wee hours, port city on an island, 'rotten egg' smell, sewer system exploding and igniting - this event almost certainly involved hydrogen sulfide...

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