Thursday, April 9, 2015

Event Update For 2015-04-08

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

2015-04-08 - Ferry boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near coastal Phuket (Thailand), 1 killed:,7340,L-4645407,00.html

Quote: "A search team on Thursday found the body of a 12-year-old Israeli girl, the only fatality from a tourist boat that caught fire in the Andaman Sea off the country's southwest, Thai officials said."

Quote: "The fire burned the ferry to the waterline, after which it sank."

Note: A twelve-year-old Israeli girl on her Bat Mitzvah trip was the fatality. Also see the woman who dropped dead in a hotel in coastal Phuket. Here are the other ferry ship fires in 2015 so far, with the date being the event update in which that event was listed:

2015-03-28 - Ferry ship 'Leonora Christina' hit by fire en route to coastal Rønne (Norway)

2015-03-23 - Ferry boat 'Highspeed 5' bursts into flame in coastal Drapetsona (Greece), 1 killed

2015-03-22 - Ferry ship bursts into flame while docked in coastal Butterworth (Malaysia)

2015-03-17 - Ferry boat 'Korsfjord' hit by fire, truck ignites on car deck, near coastal Rørvik (Norway)

2015-03-08 - Ferry ship 'Silja Symphony' hit by truck fire on the car deck, in coastal Helsinki (Finland)

2015-02-10 - Ferry ship 'Vacancier' bursts into flame near coastal Souris (Canada)

2015-01-28 - Ferry ship 'Ullensvang' bursts into flame near coastal Hareid (Norway)

Note: So March was pretty bad in terms of ferry ship fires, with five. 'Only' one in February and one in January. There was one in late December 2014 too, which killed over a dozen people near Greece, mentioned in the 2014-12-28 update. Ships are just another kind of vehicle, and all vehicles are going up in flames, so it'd be odd if ships weren't burning too, but they are...

2015-04-08 - Cargo ship 'Earth Quake' hit by fire on the Rhine River in Wageningen (Netherlands):

Quote: "On Apr 7, 2015, at 5.46 p.m. a fire broke out in the engine room of the Dutch flagged, self propelled barge 'Earth Quake', 1299 ts (EU-No.: 02317994), which was berthed at the quay of the Rhine port of Wageningen."

Note: These are the 301st and 302nd boats or ships to burn in 2015...

2015-04-08 - Garage explodes and burns at duplex, fire spreads to duplex, in Springfield (Oregon):

Quote: "Jerry Huffman was sitting on his front porch in Springfield this afternoon when he heard an explosion across the street. A resident of his Forsythia Street home since 1980, he ran across to see what had happened at the blue duplex nearby. A retired firefighter, Huffman grabbed his fire extinguisher. As he reached his neighbors’ residence, he said, flames came pouring out of the attached garage. 'When I went over there, the top of the garage door was bent down, and the flames were coming out,' Huffman said. 'I grabbed the water hose and my fire extinguisher. But then the second explosion went off. It blew me clear out to the sidewalk. So then I hit it with my fire extinguisher and almost knocked it down. But then it came back. And after the (garage) door was gone, there was no hope.'"

Note: This guy is kinda awesome, jumped into action after the first explosion, got knocked back by a second explosion, kept on going. I wanna live next to a retired firefighter like him! (I live next to two lawyers - yeah, sue the pants off that explosion!) This is the 148th residential explosion in 2015...

2015-04-08 - Underground mine continues burning near Hazleton (Pennsylvania), strong sulfur odors hit the area:

Quote: "Jeremy Ziller says he and his neighbors smell a strong sulphur odor every day and it is especially strong in the morning..."

2015-04-08 - Underground electrical explosion and fire breaks out on Church Road in coastal Hove (Britain), blackouts ensue:

2015-04-08 - Electrical plant hit by fire in Amarillo (Texas):

Quote: "Xcel Energy said they don't anticipate issues to the power grid after this morning's fire at Harrington Generating Station."

2015-04-08 - Utility pole bursts into flame at 5:30 AM near Port Penn (Delaware), 3400 homes go dark:

2015-04-08 - Recycling plant hit by fire in Summerville (Georgia):

2015-04-08 - Luxury RV manufacturer hit by fire, half the factory destroyed, in Middlebury (Indiana):

2015-04-08 - School bus bursts into flame on road in St. Mary Parish (Louisiana):

Quote: "A bus carrying 32 school employees from St. Mary Parish were on their way to the airport for a Las Vegas trip, when an 18 wheeler blew the horn to grab their attention. They pulled over to the side the driver got off and the passengers smelled smoke and exited the bus just in time. The school bus erupted into flames and burned to the ground. Luckily no one was injured, but all their personal items were destroyed in the fire."

Note: This is the 59th school bus to burn in 2015 and the 193rd bus to burn in 2015...

2015-04-08 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on highway near Laurencekirk (Scotland), 5 miles from the coast:

2015-04-08 - Two passenger buses destroyed by fire while parked in coastal Punta del Moral (Spain):

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2015-04-08 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in Coedpoeth (Britain):

Note: These are the 194th, 195th, 196th and 197th buses to burn in 2015...

2015-04-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-277 in Charlotte (North Carolina):

2015-04-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at midnight on I-75 in Lexington (Kentucky):

Quote: "According to fire crews, the crash happened when the tires of a semi caught fire. The driver started to pull off of the interstate when another tractor-trailer crashed into him. Officers tell WKYT the driver couldn't see the road because of the smoke."

2015-04-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at Wabi Hill in Chetwynd (Canada):

Note: These are the 567th, 568th and 569th tractors/tankers/semis to burn in 2015...

2015-04-08 - Delivery truck bursts into flame at 5:54 AM while parked at business in Lima (Ohio):

Quote: "The incident was reported at 5:54 a.m. at S&S Coach Co., located at 2550 S. Central Point Parkway, Lima. The Lima Fire Department said the delivery truck was vacant when the engine compartment caught fire."

2015-04-08 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on highway in Edmonton (Canada):

2015-04-08 - Heavy truck explodes and burns on road in Khartoum (Sudan), other vehicles burn too, several killed:

Quote: "The witness told Radio Tamazuj that the incident resulted in the deaths of several people and destroyed vehicles in the surrounding at a tunnel near Khartoum University. 'The truck actually exploded at 3:30, so it burned all the vehicles around the area. There was a bus coming Hajj Yusuf area has been also burned to ashes, besides other small cars,' the witness said. 'There were also street children in the tunnel, some of them died, whereas others were rescued,' the witness added."

2015-04-08 - Ambulance bursts into flame shortly before 2 AM at Mission Bay Drive in coastal Pacific Beach (California):

Quote: "The AMR ambulance caught on fire around Garnet Avenue and Mission Bay Drive shortly before 2 a.m., said Lee Swanson, a spokesman for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department."

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2015-04-08 - RV bursts into flame at upscale RV resort in Indio (California):

Quote: "Officials said the total damage to the Class A motor home is estimated at $175,000. An adjacent triple-wide mobile home was also damaged in the fire, with estimated damages at $16,000."

2015-04-08 - RV bursts into flame on the A30 near coastal Penzance (Britain):

Quote: "Fire crews have stopped a gas cylinder aboard a motorhome exploding near Penzance. Teams from the town and St Just were called to the A30 at Crows An Wra yesterday afternoon."

Note: These are the 101st and 102nd RVs to burn in 2015...

2015-04-08 - Van bursts into flame at 1 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to car and home, in North Providence (Rhode Island):

Quote: "An eyewitness said the fire started after a van parked in the driveway caught fire, spreading to another car until it ultimately reached the home. Officials are trying to determine how the van caught fire."

2015-04-08 - Van bursts into flame in the town centre in Wokingham (Britain):

2015-04-08 - SUV bursts into flame on the A1 near Stamford (Britain):

2015-04-08 - Car bursts into flame while parked on Bank Street in Uhrichsville (Ohio):

2015-04-08 - Car bursts into flame on the Southwest Freeway at Beechnut in Houston (Texas):

2015-04-08 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 in Nerang (Australia), near the coast:

2015-04-08 - Car bursts into flame on road near Taree (Australia), near the coast:

2015-04-08 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage on Falmouth Road in Penryn (Britain):

2015-04-08 - Car bursts into flame in carpark on the island of Guernsey (Britain):

2015-04-08 - Car bursts into flame at 5:45 AM on the A14 near Whitehouse, Ipswich (Britain):

2015-04-08 - Car bursts into flame on the A12 near Margaretting (Britain):

2015-04-08 - RV trailer bursts into flame at 5:30 AM, fire spreads to car, at home in Circleville (Ohio):

2015-04-08 - Generator bursts into flame, fire spreads to apartment building, in Wappingers Falls (New York):

2015-04-08 - Pickup truck, four-wheelers, lawn mower and garage destroyed by fire at 12:30 AM at home in Lawrence (Wisconsin):

Quote: "The homeowner's two dogs woke him up, and he opened the door to the attached garage to discover it full of smoke and flames..."

Quote: "A Toyota Tundra pickup truck, some four-wheelers, a lawn mower and other equipment probably will bring the loss to at least $150,000, Minten said. 'He had just sold the house the day before — struck a deal, not closed — and was moving out in two weeks,' Minten said."

2015-04-08 - Pickup truck and car destroyed by fire while parked at home in Lebanon (Kentucky):

2015-04-08 - Vehicle and garage destroyed by fire and explosion in coastal Torbay (Canada):

Quote: "She said the home was being rented out, and tools and a vehicle inside the garage were destroyed."

2015-04-08 - Forklift destroyed by fire on Glastonbury Road in Middlezoy, Bridgwater (Britain):

2015-04-08 - Commercial lawn mower and trailer burn at Sedgemoor Services along the M5 in Somerset (Britain):

2015-04-08 - Barn destroyed by fire in Peyton (Colorado):

2015-04-08 - Barn destroyed by huge fire near Blue Hill (Kentucky):

2015-04-08 - Barn destroyed by fire before 1 AM in Bethel Township (Pennsylvania), 13,000 chickens killed:

2015-04-08 - Barn damaged by fire on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

2015-04-08 - Brush fire breaks out along I-880 in coastal San Jose (California):

2015-04-08 - Elevator motor bursts into flame at high-rise in Denver (Colorado):

2015-04-08 - School bus maintenance garage destroyed by fire in Liberty Township (Indiana):

2015-04-08 - Porch bursts into flame, fire spreads, home destroyed, in Petersburg (Virginia):

2015-04-08 - Garage bursts into flame at home in Durham (North Carolina), nobody there:

2015-04-08 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in coastal Port Orange (Florida), nobody there:

2015-04-08 - Home damaged by fire in the wee hours in coastal Holly Hill (Florida):

2015-04-08 - Home destroyed by basement fire and explosion at 6:15 AM in Belding (Michigan):

2015-04-08 - Three rowhomes go up in flames, one collapses, in coastal Brooklyn (New York), 9 injured:

2015-04-08 - Oceanfront duplex damaged by fire in coastal Swampscott (Massachusetts):

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2015-04-08 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 11:30 PM in Woonsocket (Rhode Island), 35+ people homeless:

Note: Also see the vacant building that burned just before 4 AM in Woonsocket on this day...

2015-04-08 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire at 4:45 AM in coastal Manhattan (New York), 3 injured:

2015-04-08 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire in Memphis (Tennessee):

2015-04-08 - Vacant garage destroyed by fire at 1:22 AM in San Antonio (Texas):

2015-04-08 - Vacant building burns just before 4 AM, fire spreads to home, in Woonsocket (Rhode Island):

2015-04-08 - Vacant home burns in Peoria (Illinois), near the Illinois River:

2015-04-08 - Vacant home burns at 3 AM in Paterson (New Jersey):

2015-04-08 - Vacant home bursts into flame at 2:12 AM with popping noise, destroyed, in Elyria (Ohio):

2015-04-08 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM, occupied home threatened, in Phoenix (Arizona):

2015-04-08 - Vacant hotel burns at 7 AM in Phoenix (Arizona):

2015-04-08 - Four college students found dead in flat in Tbilisi (Georgia):

2015-04-08 - Woman, 30, teacher, has 'medical emergency' and drops dead at home in Arlington (Virginia), near the Potomac River:

2015-04-08 - Man, 34, former MLB pitcher, drops dead at home in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2015-04-08 - Man, 25, found dead in his cell in jail on coastal Whidbey Island (Washington):

2015-04-08 - Woman, 28, found dead in pond in Montgomery County (Kentucky):

2015-04-08 - Man found dead in creek near Wilgreen Lake in Richmond (Kentucky):

2015-04-08 - Man, 24, goes missing, next seen dead in ditch in Baker (Louisiana):

2015-04-08 - Man, 74, goes for walk, goes missing, next seen dead in the Susquehanna River in Shawville (Pennsylvania):

Note: People still go for walks? Outside? Near rivers?!

2015-04-08 - Man in his 50s found dead in the Mississippi River at Fridley (Minnesota):

2015-04-08 - Man found dead at apartment complex in Tucson (Arizona):

2015-04-08 - Person found dead in the Columbia River near coastal Youngs Bay (Oregon):

2015-04-08 - Man, 48, goes missing, next seen dead in Lake Erie in Cleveland (Ohio):

2015-04-08 - Woman drops dead in hotel room in coastal Phuket (Thailand):

2015-04-08 - Man, 24, goes missing, next seen dead in the River Leam in Marton (Britain):

2015-04-08 - Woman, 58, has 'medical incident', van crashes into court building in coastal Newport News (Virginia):

Quote: "Newport News police say the driver, a 58-year-old woman, suffered a non-life threatening medical incident while attempting to park, causing her to crash into the building in the 2500 block of Washington Avenue, around 9:40 a.m."

2015-04-08 - Man, 51, has seizure, pickup veers off road, goes airborne, slams into home, in Sewickley Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police said it appeared Paul may have suffered a seizure prior to the crash..."

2015-04-08 - Man, 70, 'goes into trance', SUV veers off road and plows into home, in Greenfield (Wisconsin):

Quote: "According to a police report, Patricia told officers Ronald was in a trance when he lost control of their vehicle.  Patricia said she kept trying to wake Ronald up, but he wasn't responsive as they crashed into a shed and eventually a home near South 124th and Holmes."

2015-04-08 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing at airport in coastal Tokyo (Japan), engine failure:

2015-04-08 - School bus veers off road, crashes into ditch, in Tulsa (Oklahoma), 5 injured:

2015-04-08 - Passenger bus hits vehicle and overturns, in coastal Cape Town (South Africa), 1 killed, 25 injured:

2015-04-08 - Tanker truck overturns, bursts into flame, on K-135 near McPherson (Kansas), 1 killed:

2015-04-08 - Truck blows tire, overturns across three lanes, bursts into flame, on I-95 in coastal Jacksonville (Florida), 2 injured:

2015-04-08 - SUV hits semi at 3 AM, both burst into flame, on I-35 in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2015-04-08 - SUV veers off road, plunges into lake, in Wyndham Vale suburb of coastal Melbourne (Australia), 2 killed, 3 injured:

2015-04-08 - Car veers over centerline, hits semi head-on, in Cambria (New York), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2015-04-08 - Car veers over centerline, hits SUV head-on, in Wappinger (New York), 4 injured:

2015-04-08 - Car veers over centerline at 12:19 AM, hits car head-on, on Highway 395 near Ridgecrest (California), 3 killed, 2 injured:

2015-04-08 - Car veers off road just after 1 AM, hits barrier wall, on Miami Lakes Drive in Miami Lakes (Florida), 3 killed:

2015-04-08 - Car veers off road at 1:30 AM, hits pole, bursts into flame, in coastal Miami (Florida), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2015-04-08 - Car veers off road, plows into cars at auto shop, near the Rankin Bridge over the Monongahela River (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

Quote: "According to Ackerman, the driver was unconscious and trapped in his vehicle."

Note: I bet he was unconscious BEFORE the crash, and that's why he crashed...

2015-04-08 - Car veers off road at 12:17 AM, hits utility pole, in Clair-Mel City (Florida), near the coast, 1 killed:

2015-04-08 - Car veers off road, crashes into ravine, bursts into flame, in Redding (California):

2015-04-08 - Car veers off road, hits beach hit, bursts into flame, on Marine Parade in coastal Paignton (Britain):

2015-04-08 - Car veers off road, crashes into ditch, bursts into flame, on Shut Mill Lane in Romsley (Britain), 1 injured:

2015-04-08 - Dog attacks child, bites child on the head, in Julian (North Carolina):

2015-04-08 - Dog attacks and kills woman in Washington (Georgia):

2015-04-08 - Building partially collapses in Nashville (Tennessee):

2015-04-08 - Building collapses in Little Village area in Chicago (Illinois):

2015-04-08 - Exterior stairway collapses at motel in Fort Wayne (Indiana), 30 people evacuated:

2015-04-08 - HazMat event, unknown irritant causes breathing difficulties at apartment building in Spokane (Washington):

Quote: "The fire department says an irritant, possibly pepper spray, was released in the apartment building."

Note: So they don't actually know what it was. Maybe it was the same 'irritant' that hit a passenger plane and sickened 16 people, causing vomiting and eye irritation and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in Rome (Italy), mentioned in the 2014-12-06 update...

2015-04-08 - Volcano Ubinas erupts in Peru, sprays ash on nearby villages:

2015-04-08 - Two earthquakes, magnitudes 4.2 and 4.5, shake the San Andreas fault near the California-Mexico border:

2015-04-08 - Devastating hailstorm hits Mathura (India), 2-pound hailstones:

2015-04-08 - Responders train for bus crashes in Chippewa Falls (Wisconsin):

2015-04-08 - Harsh austerity measures send more hungry people to food banks in Britain:

2015-04-08 - Migratory birds starving in Nova Scotia (Canada):

2015-04-08 - Harsh winter causing starvation among predators in Nova Scotia (Canada):

2015-04-08 - Alligator possibly spotted in the Monongahela River in Belle Vernon (Pennsylvania):

Note: An alligator in Pennsylvania, freaky, but I don't see how it can survive the winters. Still, if it makes it to summer, it might find some unsuspecting boaters to munch on this year if they don't catch it...

2015-04-08 - Black flamingo, possibly unique, spotted on the island of Cyprus:


  1. Collapsylvania still knockin' 'em dead!

    How about that driver going into a "trance?" - whew!

    Couple stories so far this morning:

    Colorado: Sinkhole closes county road

    [Hey, speaking of which - that sinkhole on the Rt. 30 by-pass that i'm on every day has been "fixed" at least twice now - the second time they closed that part to traffic causing huge backlogs and delays - and it's STILL not repaired and just keeps sinking to cause a serious dip in the road for traffic.]

    Tornadoes lash Central U.S. - 1 dead in Illinois

    Seventy reported missing following landslide in Myanmar

    [Mission of Burma: this is not a photograph
    probably why the country changed its name to Myanmar]

    Sinkhole closes street in Michigan

    Sinkhole opens up in New Castle, Pennsylvania
    [this one's relatively small, but you know how they "grow"]

    [off topic, but important: American Cops Just Killed More People in March than the UK Did in the Entire 20th Century]


  2. Marine life starting to freak out - like mankind:

    Seals killing harbour porpoises off Welsh coast

    "And with porpoises similar in size to grown men, it raises concerns that swimmers could be next. "

    Elephant kills man in Botswana

    Russian man to undergo first head transplant


  3. Science moves forward, headless of the consequences. Oops, I meant heedless!

  4. Things are spinning rapidly out of control. Here's a comment by a thirsty man in Sao Paolo [hat tip Gerald Spezio who dropped it on NBL]

    I am writing by candle light. The aching in my hand and the irregular handwriting reminds me that it’s been a long time since I wrote on paper and not a keyboard. The power cut has already lasted more than eight hours and I fear that the combination of events and outcome of what we are going through might be a foreshadowing of what’s soon to come around the world.

    It started with an irony, that may well be the perfect metaphor: the largest city in a country that holds 20 percent of Earth’s fresh water supply ends up without any. A combination of climate change, years of deforestation, privatization and a badly managed and corrupt political system have come together in a perfect storm to throw my city into one of its darkest crises ever. We now face a reality of four days without water and two with. We might as well call it what it is: a total collapse.

    Imagine a megacity like São Paulo as schools are forced to close, hospitals run out of resources, diseases spread, businesses shut down, the economy nose dives. Imagine the riots, the looting … what the police force, infamously known as one of the most violent in the world, will do as this dystopian scenario engulfs us. One of the great modern, rising capital cities of the world suddenly falls apart.

    We brought this on ourselves. We buried our rivers under concrete, we polluted the reservoirs, chopped down trees, erased the local biome to grow sugar cane, soy and corn to fuel our vehicles, feed our appetites, our extravagant lifestyles.

    I read the IPCC reports warning us of catastrophe. I watched the documentaries exposing corporations’ hidden agendas … the YouTube videos showing polluted oceans, overfishing, extracting, fracking and burning. I knew all this. And how markets march “forward” no matter what. How leaders pose for group shots with those golden pledges they never deliver … and how we, the People, march demanding change.

    This is personal … it’s about everything I love. And you have no idea how terrifying it is. It’s the kind of fear that you have no control over, that makes you grind your teeth at night while you sleep. There’s no language to describe this feeling of dread. No way to fix it. No time to fix it. This is the future that science warned us about. The new normal. And the truth is, I never realized it could happen so fast and that my friends, family and I would be forced to live through it, suffer like this.

    The battery on my phone is almost dead. The power has been out for 16 hours now. Still no water.

    I scroll the photos I took last month on our trip to NYC.
    My wife comes to me and in a low voice asks what we are going to do. “I don’t know,” I reply.

    What will 22 million people do in the dark?

    — Pedro Inoue


  5. Yeah, that's freaking scary. You can already see the writing on the wall for the same thing happening in parts of the US. São Paulo is just a year or two or three ahead.

  6. more craziness:

    Door To Hell: Blazing sinkhole opens in Chinese village

    [check out the video]

    Interstate north of Milwaukee closed due to record rains, floods

    US: Mystery explosion 'shook the night' for residents of Sioux Falls

    A loud boom shook the night for a number of people in Sioux Falls - and authorities are at a loss for what might have caused it.

    According to police, a "loud sound of explosion" was heard Friday morning at 12:27 a.m. Police received 17 calls of a loud noise that caused houses to shake. Numerous officers around the city also reported hearing the sound. While the noise appears to have focused in the western part of town, KSFY News has received reports of the sound being heard in both central and eastern areas, as well.

    A majority of the calls came from the area of 9th Street and Valley View Road, police say. The Sioux Falls Police Department and the Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to the area but were not able to locate the source of the sound at this time. It is still unclear whether the noise actually centered in that area.

    KSFY News has reached out to a number of authorities, including police, the Air National Guard, and the National Weather Service - none of whom were able to come up with any answers as to what could have caused the noise.

    [wanna give 'em a call and clue 'em in Jonny? - ah, hell, they won't believe it anyway]


  7. forgot one:

    Exploding meteor filmed over Slovakia and Hungary

    [see you tomorrow, i hope]