Saturday, August 2, 2014

Event Update For 2014-08-01

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: Other Stories Of Interest

2014-08-01 - Nauseating stench blows through Oxford (Britain), near the River Thames:

Note: If it's not from sewage then this is very likely due to clouds of low-concentration hydrogen sulfide blowing in off the ocean or off the River Thames or coming from the ground. Numerous cities have been hit with a similar stench in recent times. Hydrogen sulfide smells like 'rotten eggs' at low concentrations. At medium concentrations it may smell flowery or sickly sweet or licoricey, but your olfactory sense will get 'fatigued' and you'll quickly lose the ability to smell it at all, so you can't safely count on a lack of odor as being a sure sign that there's also a lack of hydrogen sulfide in the air.

Because it is a heavier-than-air gas, even low concentrations of hydrogen sulfide blowing through can be a serious problem, because it will settle into low-lying areas (bodies of water, basements, underground tunnels, sewers, etc) and then it will concentrate. Then when the wind picks up, a smaller but more concentrated cloud may blow onward and if it's 1:1000 concentration it can kill you with one breath. It's as if little ditches and depressions of all kinds are becoming guns of a sort that reload when the wind dies down and fire their accumulated load when the wind picks up. Along the way, wherever it lands, it may adsorb onto materials - cling to the surfaces of matter - and that residual hydrogen sulfide can poison you by touch, and you won't see it either way. You may not smell it at all when it is adsorbed onto materials either, nor will you smell it if it dissolves into water, and it IS water-soluble AND it tends to end up in all the same places that water does because it's a heavier-than-air gas.

Eventually hydrogen sulfide will contaminate the entire environment and lifespans for just about everything will plummet. Once average lifespan drops below 20-ish years for human beings then the human race will be essentially extinct even if a few survivors live on for a bit longer. All other species that use oxygen, and that includes plants, will suffer along with us - but some species can reproduce fast enough to compensate for the accelerated dying. Slow-reproducing life won't really have a chance, including all primates, elephants, whales, dolphins, tigers, rhinos, etc. Because the primary sources of the hydrogen sulfide are the oceans, seas and lakes, the life in them will die off the hardest, exactly as has happened in previous extinction events. It's already that way, with all the dying fish, starfish, whales, oysters and so on all around the planet. Birds are also highly vulnerable to gases because of their light weight and rapid respiration, which is why canaries were used in coal mines as an alert system for dangerous gases in the air.

Global warming, however real, is a mere distraction from this problem. It doesn't matter what the temperatures are or how they got there to people who've been poisoned or incinerated by methane and hydrogen sulfide. Likewise, all these conflicts around the world are simply insane. Israel and Palestine are fighting over land that will probably not be inhabitable by ANYBODY. Ukraine and Russia, North and South Korea, China and Japan, same thing. This extinction event will kill most or all of us all by itself - we don't really HAVE to help it along by killing ourselves too.

A world without truth becomes a world without reason.

2014-08-01 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire on coastal Wilmington Island (Georgia), 1 injured:

2014-08-01 - Underground 'flash fire' manhole explosion hits downtown St. Louis (Missouri), near the Mississippi River, 1 injured:

2014-08-01 - Electrical plant hit by explosion in coastal Buenos Aires (Argentina), 1 killed, 7 injured:

Quote: "At least one person was killed and seven others injured Friday in a gas explosion at an electricity plant in Argentina's central Cordoba province, local health officials and firefighters said. Civil Defense sources told state news agency Telam that rescuers found a burnt body inside a truck."

2014-08-01 - Fuse company rocked by explosion at 3 AM near Raipur (India), 5 killed:

2014-08-01 - Trucks, cars, shipping containers and shed go up in flames at auto factory in coastal Sydney (Australia):

2014-08-01 - Around 125 homes destroyed by huge blaze in Kemayoran in coastal Jakarta (Indonesia):

2014-08-01 - Ship bursts into flame in harbor near coastal Peterhead (Scotland):

2014-08-01 - In separate incidents, boat and three cars burst into flame in the wee hours while parked in coastal Perth (Australia):

Note: They suspect arson because 1) these were all parked vehicles; and 2) they don't have a clue about what's happening. Wee hours, on the coast, no actual evidence of arson...probably not arson, just multiple parked vehicles going up in flames. This is becoming more common as the atmospheric contamination proceeds...

2014-08-01 - Transit bus bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Highway 101 in coastal San Jose (California):

2014-08-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 5:35 AM on I-5 in Norwalk (California):

2014-08-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6:20 AM on I-43 in Mequon (Wisconsin), near Lake Michigan:

2014-08-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-15 near Mesquite (Nevada):

2014-08-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on highway in Danville in Boyle County (Kentucky):

2014-08-01 - Food truck bursts into flame while parked in coastal Venice, Los Angeles (California):

2014-08-01 - Truck bursts into flame while parked in Northfield (Minnesota):

2014-08-01 - RV bursts into flame on Route 17 near Binghamton (New York):

2014-08-01 - RV bursts into flame in Bourne and car bursts into flame in Market Deeping (Britain):

2014-08-01 - Camper-van bursts into flame at 2:42 AM on Vale Road in Stourport-on-Severn (Britain), near the River Severn:

Quote: "Yesterday a camper van on fire in Vale Road, Stourport, was extinguished at 2.42am by the town’s firefighters."

2014-08-01 - Van bursts into flame at 4:50 AM while parked on Whitewell Lane in Cranbrook (Britain):

2014-08-01 - Van bursts into flame on road in coastal Seaham (Britain):

2014-08-01 - Minivan bursts into flame on West Central Avenue in Titusville (Pennsylvania):

2014-08-01 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at motel in Williams (California):

2014-08-01 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-75 in Rossford (Ohio):

2014-08-01 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 5:45 AM on Monte Diablo Avenue near I-5 in Stockton (California):

2014-08-01 - Car bursts into flame while parked on Manayunk Avenue in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2014-08-01 - Car bursts into flame while parked in alley in Holyoke (Massachusetts):

2014-08-01 - Car bursts into flame after 4 AM on highway in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

Note: Guy hijacked the car at gunpoint then it burst into flame on the highway - heh, I bet he wasn't expecting that! After that, he abandoned the car and hijacked a Chevy Avalanche from someone else and they haven't caught him...

2014-08-01 - Car bursts into flame on road in Southport (New York):

2014-08-01 - Car bursts into flame on road in Cape Girardeau (Missouri):

2014-08-01 - Car bursts into flame on I-45 near Conroe (Texas):

2014-08-01 - Car bursts into flame at Pequannock Street and Washington Avenue in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2014-08-01 - Car bursts into flame on Route 130 in North Brunswick (New Jersey):

2014-08-01 - Car bursts into flame while being towed by RV, on highway in Valley, near coastal Truro (Canada):

2014-08-01 - Car bursts into flame near industrial park in coastal Singapore:

2014-08-01 - Car bursts into flame at 5:30 AM while parked near nursing home in coastal Newcastle (Australia):

2014-08-01 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 near Lutterworth (Britain):

2014-08-01 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on New Road in Brixham (Britain):

2014-08-01 - Lawn mower bursts into flame while parked in barn in Emporia (Kansas):

2014-08-01 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at home in coastal Titusville (Florida):

2014-08-01 - Barn and 3500 tons of hay destroyed by massive fire at 2 AM on the Isle of Sheppey (Britain):

2014-08-01 - Barn destroyed by fire just before 4 AM in Sleapford, near Telford (Britain), near the River Tern:

Quote: "Crews are pumping water from the River Tern over a mile away to protect nearby buildings."

2014-08-01 - Barn damaged by fire in Albemarle County (Virginia), 30 chickens killed:

2014-08-01 - Large commercial dumpster bursts into flame at 5:30 AM in Ann Arbor (Michigan):

2014-08-01 - Hay bales burst into flame at 1:32 AM on Ludwell Lane in St Loyes, Exeter (Britain):

2014-08-01 - Home damaged by fire on Lakeshore Drive near Van Dyne (Wisconsin), nobody there:

2014-08-01 - Vacant home burns in North St. Louis (Missouri), near the Mississippi River:

2014-08-01 - Vacant home burns in Victorville (California):

2014-08-01 - Vacant home burns shortly after 4 AM in coastal Baltimore (Maryland), fire damages both adjacent homes:,0,5045088.story

2014-08-01 - Vacant home burns before 6:12 AM in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2014-08-01 - Vacant home burns at 5:57 AM in Richmond (Virginia):

2014-08-01 - Jellyfish-like creatures washing ashore dead on coasts in California:

2014-08-01 - Charred corpse found in burning car in parking lot at Springfield Reservoir in Washington County (Kentucky):

Quote: "KSP said the fire happened at 7:48 a.m. at the Springfield Reservoir on Booker Road in Washington County on Friday. A Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy was on the scene and noticed a body inside the burning vehicle."

2014-08-01 - Man, 21, jumps into water, never resurfaces, next seen dead in Mountain Island Lake in Gaston County (North Carolina):

2014-08-01 - Man, 43, disappears while swimming, next seen dead in Lake Julian in Asheville (North Carolina):

2014-08-01 - Man falls off bridge into creek and dies in Corydon (Indiana), possible toppler:

2014-08-01 - Man found dead in the Licking River in Newport (Kentucky):

Quote: "It's not known how the man ended up in the river, but police said the man was fully clothed. Lt. Greg Ripberger said there were no obvious signs of trauma or foul play."

2014-08-01 - Man, 21, found dead in coastal Brevig Mission (Alaska):

2014-08-01 - Man drops dead near railroad tracks in Marshall County (Ohio):

Quote: "They say Neasbitt was lying on his back when a family member found him. The sheriff's office says there's no sign of foul play."

2014-08-01 - Woman, 33, found dead in home in Mountain Home (Arkansas):

2014-08-01 - Woman found dead near Old Lake Wilson Road in Osceola County (Florida):

2014-08-01 - Man in his 30s found dead in the St. Clair River near South River Road in East China Township (Michigan):

2014-08-01 - Man in his 20s or 30s found dead near shopping center in Brampton (Canada):

2014-08-01 - Woman in her 40s goes fishing, falls into the water and dies, in coastal Albany (Australia):

2014-08-01 - Man in his 20s drops dead near the River Aire in Leeds (Britain):

2014-08-01 - Driver has medical emergency, tractor trailer slams into restaurant in Toledo (Ohio), 1 killed:

Quote: "'It appears that as the driver was traveling eastbound on Front this morning...some sort of medical emergency occurred,' explained TPD Sgt. Kevin Braun. 'The driver then veered off to the right and struck the Tony Packo's restaurant.'"

2014-08-01 - Tractor trailer blows tire, truck overturns, near Hamilton (New Zealand), 60 calves killed:

2014-08-01 - Small plane lands, landing gear collapses, nose hits ground, plane bursts into flame, near Santa Rosa (California):

Quote: "However, the front wheel collapsed when the aircraft touched down, and the plane skidded on its nose about 200 yards, Stout said. After coming to rest, the plane burst into flames, but Stout said they were quickly extinguished."

2014-08-01 - Small plane crash lands at airport in Jean (Nevada), landing gear problem:

2014-08-01 - Small plane crashes and burns near Tulelake (California), 1 killed:

2014-08-01 - Small plane crashes at airport in Statesville (North Carolina), 2 injured:

2014-08-01 - Small plane crashes at airport in Beach (North Dakota), 1 injured:

2014-08-01 - Helicopter crashes near Buck Island Lake in El Dorado County (California), 2+ injured:

Quote: "A helicopter crash at Buck Island Lake in El Dorado National Forest Friday afternoon left four people on board injured."

2014-08-01 - In separate incidents within minutes, train hits big rig and bus hits dump truck, in coastal San Francisco (California), 40 injured total:

2014-08-01 - Passenger train and freight train collide, two passenger cars overturn, in Mannheim (Germany), 45 injured:

2014-08-01 - Train slams into passenger bus in Barobazar, near Dhaka (Bangladesh), at least 10 killed, 57 injured:

2014-08-01 - Transit bus plows into cafe at the docks in coastal Istanbul (Turkey), at least 16 injured:

Quote: "The latest accident comes after two serious incidents involving public buses last week. Four people were killed after a bus caught fire on July 27 on the TEM highway on the Asian side of the city, while 11 people were injured after a bus crashed into a wall July 29 near the Asian district of Cekmekoy."

2014-08-01 - Tractor trailer crashes into ravine at 1:30 AM, bursts into flame, on the 710 Freeway in coastal Los Angeles (California), 1 killed:

2014-08-01 - Van overturns into ditch on the Ohio Turnpike near Wauseon (Ohio), 5 injured:

2014-08-01 - Pickup truck hits semi at 3:30 AM then runs off road and bursts into flame, near Stringtown (Oklahoma), 1 killed:

2014-08-01 - Pickup truck crashes off road, bursts into flame, in St. Joseph (Missouri):

2014-08-01 - Car crashes at 5 AM, bursts into flame, on Peachtree Road in Horry County (South Carolina):

2014-08-01 - Man, 31, breaks into home, gets naked and goes to sleep, in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

Note: I'd have been scared to find him naked in my bed too!

2014-08-01 - Otter attacks and injures boy and grandmother in the Pilchuck River near Lake Stevens (Washington):

Quote: "The boy needed stitches for bites, and his grandmother could lose an eye from the attack Thursday morning in the river near Lake Connor Park, which is between Lake Stevens and Machias."

Quote: "This is an extremely rare incident. Otters are not known to be aggressive toward people."

2014-08-01 - Pack of coyotes chases man and dog in Burbank (California):

Quote: "'I started making noises at them, screaming at them, yelling at them — nothing. They would not respond. They stood their ground,' Mendoza said. 'I started backing up and they started advancing.' That’s when Mendoza got really scared, worrying he wouldn’t be able to get his dogs inside before an attack."

2014-08-01 - Swarm of bees attacks and kills pregnant woman, 32, in Fredericksburg (Virginia):

2014-08-01 - Brown recluse spider bites on the rise:

2014-08-01 - New York City (New York) stages massive surprise drill to train to deliver medicines during a catastrophe:

Quote: "The New York City Department of Health conducted a massive emergency preparedness drill at 30 facilities across the city on Friday. They tested the delivery of emergency medications in the event of a biological attack, such as anthrax, or other large-scale public health emergency in the city. The majority of the deliveries will take place to public school buildings. It's the largest surprise drill in the city's history."

Note: Coming on the heels of the gigantic explosions that devastated the city of Kaohsiung (Taiwan) and concurrent with the spread of Ebola, this is somewhat ominous, although I'm not knocking any kind of drilling or training in preparation for possible catastrophe(s)...

2014-08-01 - United States has 20 quarantine stations ready across the United States in case of infectious disease outbreak:

2014-08-01 - World Health Organization warns of catastrophic consequences if Ebola outbreak not contained:

2014-08-01 - Sierra Leone declares emergency in the fight against Ebola:

2014-08-01 - Deadly almost untreatable antibiotic-resistant bacteria spreading in the US southeast:

2014-08-01 - Lake, possibly radioactive, mysteriously and suddenly appears in drought-stricken region of Tunisia:

Quote: "A lake that mysteriously appeared in a drought-stricken region of Tunisia last month is being hailed as a miracle by locals but may in fact be radioactive. Local shepherds discovered the large body of water along the Om Larayes Rd, about 25km from the southern Tunisian city of Gafsa, about three weeks ago, FRANCE24 reports. Since then, hundreds of people have flocked to the oasis-like formation dubbed 'Lac de Gafsa' or Gafsa Beach."

2014-08-01 - Mysterious large feline creature spotted in neighborhood in Norwalk (California):

Quote: "Upon reviewing the original footage from the camera system and measuring the unidentified creature against objects pictured in the footage, the animal was not believed to be more than two feet tall."

Note: Two feet tall is not tiny! Not a mountain lion, too small, but it's way bigger than a cat. This could be a genetic chimera, and if so, it's obviously mostly feline...


  1. I agree and appreciate your analysis at the top of todays report.

    Over on Robert Scribbler's site I posted this comment this morning:

    Those who believe they will by-pass the worst of the collapse, even fantasizing about long-term survival (to what end?), will be disappointed to find that they didn’t think of and prepare for every possibility that will affect them.

    Nuclear meltdown, by itself, is an extinction event. Fukushima has not been contained, is not under control and is spewing deadly radiation in untold amounts every second of every day into the Pacific and into the atmosphere, spreading its toxicity into the food chain. As other plants fail in the future (to be decommissioned due to lack of funds, energy and manpower) the radiation levels will undoubtedly increase.

    Climate change is due to steadily heat and dry out (and/or flood) our global habitat to the point where food production becomes near impossible. Soils are already depleted of nutrients and now contain a fine layer of radioactive particulates (among others like black carbon, power plant soot and brake dust).

    Diseases like ebola, dengue fever, West Nile virus and others are becoming more prevalent, as are tick and mosquito borne ones.

    The oceans of the world are dying due to acidification, heating and pollution, and will not be able to support marine life enough to feed the remaining humans.

    Economic collapse is right around the corner and the pressure for WWIII is building in both the Middle East and the Ukraine (with others continually popping up).

    These are just a few of the many factors leading to the extinction conclusion. Some others are: the human propensity for violence rather than cooperation, methane and hydrogen sulfide becoming ever greater percentages of atmospheric content (with their lethal side-effects), and the collapse of the “just in time” supply chains that keep humanity ignorant of the on-going collapse, that, like a sinkhole, just hasn’t reached your area yet.

    These and other factors are cumulative and interactive, like the near 40 (and rising) self-reinforcing feedbacks that increase the rate of climate change and habitat loss, and should be added to (or maybe multiplied by would be more accurate) the natural disasters that we’ve become accustomed to lately: typhoons and hurricanes of immense size and power, earthquakes, sinkholes (and now bursting methane pockets), tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and tornados.

    Waiting in the wings is sea level rise, silently, steadily creeping up on unsuspecting coastal dwellers (about 40% of the global population, according to one source, live within 100 km of the coast; another source says roughly 1/2 the global population lives within 60 km of the shoreline).

    Underlying it all is the fact that overpopulation is still on-going and drives a lot of the underlying human systems of resource extraction and use and of the results mentioned.


    1. Well, thanks for the cheery post with which to start this fine Sunday! Not that I have any argument with what you said. I wish I had some arguments, because I kinda like arguing - the woman says I should've been a lawyer, and I highly suspect she doesn't mean that as a compliment! Heh.

  2. Let's start the day off right with a big ol' earthquake:

    At least 150 dead after quake hits southwest China


  3. I was gonna make a Ho Lee Fuk comment but then I realized how wong that would be. Er, I mean wrong! These biggish 6+ quakes sure are occurring pretty often nowadays!

  4. I remember when the usgs and the "EarthquakeGuy" on reddit claiming that there was no increase in 6+ EQs this year, contrary to everyone's intuition. They're finally admitting it now.