Thursday, May 21, 2015

Event Update For 2015-05-20

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

2015-05-20 - Oil well explodes, leaks hydrogen sulfide, near Karnes City (Texas), some homes evacuated:

Quote: "A South Texas oil well exploded Tuesday, spewing toxic hydrogen sulfide gas that forced the evacuation of several nearby homes. The Karnes County Sheriff's Office says The explosion happened Tuesday afternoon off Farm Road 792 about four miles east of Karnes City. Sheriff Dwayne Villanueva said the well pump that exploded was shut off but hydrogen sulfide gas still escaped."

2015-05-20 - Electrical substation damaged by explosion at 5 AM in Kempton Park (South Africa), blackouts ensue:

2015-05-20 - Pallet company hit by fire, hundreds of pallets and equipment burn, in Albertville (Alabama):

Quote: "Multiple fire crews responded to a large fire at Peppers Pallets on Highway 75. Officials say several hundred wooded pallets and some equipment burned."

2015-05-20 - Pallets burst into flame just after 4 AM inside warehouse in Columbia (South Carolina):

Quote: "Emergency crews arrived at the warehouse in the 400 block of Huger Street just after 4 a.m. Wednesday. When they arrived, they found wooden pallets on fire inside the warehouse."

2015-05-20 - Plastic recycling facility goes up in flames in coastal Chonburi Province (Thailand):

2015-05-20 - Fishing ship 'Mys Zolotoy' bursts into flame, disabled and towed, near the Kuril Archipelago (Russia):

Quote: "On May 19, 2015, the 'Pavlovsk' took in tow the seiner 'Mys Zolotoy', 781 dwt (IMO: 8730039), which had suffered a fire in the engine room en route from Yuzhno-Kurilsk Kunashiri Island, to fishing grounds off the northern islands of the Kuril Archipelago."

2015-05-20 - Boat, two ATVs, trailer and garage destroyed by fire at home in Gatineau (Canada):

Quote: "Gatineau fire officials called the fire, which destroyed two all-terrain vehicles, a 17-foot boat, a trailer and several bicycles, suspicious."

Note: These are the 431st and 432nd boats or ships to burn/explode in 2015...

2015-05-20 - Transit bus bursts into flame on Columbus Boulevard near convention center in Hartford (Connecticut):

2015-05-20 - Transit bus bursts into flame on highway in Senen, Central Jakarta (Indonesia):

Quote: "Yep, it happened again. Another Transjakarta bus caught on fire this morning near the Pasar Senen bus stop in Central Jakarta."

2015-05-20 - Transit bus bursts into flame in Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta (Indonesia):

Quote: "Yesterday, we heard about a Transjakarta bus that caught on fire in Senen, Central Jakarta. This morning, another Transjakarta bus caught on fire in Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta."

Note: These are the 309th, 310th and 311th buses to burn in 2015...

2015-05-20 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at 6:40 AM on South Deeside Road in coastal Aberdeen (Scotland):

Quote: "A petrol tanker caught fire on an Aberdeen road this morning. Scottish Fire and Rescue were called to South Deeside Road, near the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre and the Ardoe House Hotel and Spa at 6.40am."

2015-05-20 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Kittery (Maine):

Quote: "Four high-end vehicles were destroyed in a fire Tuesday night at the information center off Interstate 95 as they were being shipped from Orlando to Kennebunk, according to the fire chief."

Note: This is the 33rd car-hauler to burn in 2015...

2015-05-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-24 in Rutherford County (Tennessee):

2015-05-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Scribner Avenue in Grand Rapids (Michigan):

2015-05-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-10 near Live Oak (Florida):

Quote: "Suwannee Fire Rescue Public Safety Director James Sommers said a moving semi truck hauling lots of household furniture and household items went up in flames this afternoon around 3 p.m. Other truckers alerted the driver of the semi, after they saw sparks coming from behind the cab. Once stopped, the truck and trailer were on fire."

2015-05-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on I-40 near Kingman (Arizona):

2015-05-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame shortly after midnight on I-94 near Chesterton (Indiana):

2015-05-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-15 near Mesquite (Nevada):

2015-05-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 3:37 AM on the M20 near coastal London (Britain):

Note: These are the 819th, 820th, 821st, 822nd, 823rd, 824th, 825th, 826th and 827th tractors/tankers/semis to burn in 2015...

2015-05-20 - Flatbed truck bursts into flame on I-295 near coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2015-05-20 - Food truck explodes and burns in parking lot at business in Port Hope (Canada), near Lake Ontario, 1 injured:

2015-05-20 - Truck bursts into flame on Route 295 in West Deptford Township (New Jersey):

2015-05-20 - Truck bursts into flame at 6:57 AM on the A39 in Glastonbury, Somerset (Britain):

2015-05-20 - At least two RVs go up in flames while parked at RV business in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):

Quote: "We are told by employees the fire started in an RV in the service area. It appears at least four other RVs were damaged including at least one that was charred. The sound of tires popping could be heard at the scene."

Note: These are the 141st and 142nd RVs to burn in 2015...

2015-05-20 - Van bursts into flame while parked in garage, fire spreads to garage, in coastal North Charleston (South Carolina):

Quote: "Emergency crews have extinguished a vehicle fire in North Charleston Wednesday afternoon. North Charleston Fire Department officials say the fire was on Richardson Street. Pictures from the scene appear to show that a van in a garage was damaged by the fire."

Note: The day prior, a recycling plant was hit by fire in North Charleston, mentioned in the 2015-05-19 update. The day before that, a mysterious explosion shook homes at 6:24 AM and 30 minutes later a school bus burst into flame at 6:54 AM near I-26 in North Charleston, both events mentioned in the 2015-05-18 update...

2015-05-20 - Van bursts into flame at 1:40 AM while parked at Burger King in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2015-05-20 - Van bursts into flame on Highway 431 near Albertville (Alabama):

2015-05-20 - Van bursts into flame at 6:57 AM on the M5 near coastal Burnham-on-Sea (Britain):

2015-05-20 - SUV bursts into flame on I-580 on-ramp in coastal Oakland (California):

2015-05-20 - SUV bursts into flame on I-15 near Leeds (Utah):

2015-05-20 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on the Chatham Parkway in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

2015-05-20 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage, fire spreads, home mostly destroyed, in coastal Egg Harbor Township (New Jersey):

Quote: "Tiana Wen, 45, of nearby Wildflower Court, said she smelled smoke and then heard a 'boom.' She went outside and saw a fire burning underneath the car. 'Then the whole thing was burning like crazy,' she said, referring to both the car and the house."

2015-05-20 - Car bursts into flame at 6:30 AM on I-15 in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2015-05-20 - Car bursts into flame while being towed on I-20 in Smith County (Texas):

2015-05-20 - Car bursts into flame inside the Thorold Tunnel in Thorold (Canada):

2015-05-20 - Three cars destroyed by fire while parked in yard on Leeds Road in Bradford (Britain):

2015-05-20 - Car bursts into flame at 5 AM while parked on Springfield Road in Watford (Britain):

2015-05-20 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Route 31 near the International Drive bridge in Horry County (South Carolina):

Quote: "There was also a report of a vehicle fire on S.C. 31 near the International Drive bridge."

2015-05-20 - Barn destroyed by fire in Bolton (Connecticut):

2015-05-20 - Barn destroyed by fire near Newton (Iowa):

2015-05-20 - Barn destroyed by fire at 6:30 AM near Belfast (New York):

2015-05-20 - Wildfire erupts in the coastal Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge (North Carolina):

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

2015-05-20 - Brush fire burns 2000 acres near Sonoita (Arizona):

2015-05-20 - Bales of paper product go up in flames at paper plant in Cedar Rapids (Iowa):

2015-05-20 - Dry cleaning business heavily damaged by fire at 12:16 AM in Winston-Salem (North Carolina), nobody there:

2015-05-20 - Propane warehouse damaged by fire in coastal Baltimore (Maryland), 3 injured:

2015-05-20 - Storage facility hit by fire at 4:30 AM, 127 units burn, in Valrico (Florida):

2015-05-20 - HVAC system bursts into flame at church, fire spreads to church, in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

2015-05-20 - AC unit bursts into flame at 1 AM, explosion mentioned, fire spreads, home destroyed, in Cynthiana (Kentucky):

2015-05-20 - Garage bursts into flame at 3:30 AM, fire spreads, three homes damaged, on South Lake Street in North East (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The call came in around 3:30a.m. in the 100 block of South Lake Street. The fire reportedly started in a garage. It then spread to the attached home, and damaged two other nearby homes."

Note: Did somebody park a vehicle in their garage?

2015-05-20 - Home damaged by fire in Palmer Lake (Colorado), nobody home:

2015-05-20 - Home destroyed by fire in Providence Township (Pennsylvania):

2015-05-20 - Hotel heavily damaged by fire in Wageningen (Netherlands), 170 people evacuated:

2015-05-20 - Deadly fire burns apartment in coastal Oakland (California), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2015-05-20 - Deadly fire destroys home just before 1 AM near Hurt (Virginia), 2 killed:

2015-05-20 - Vacant home burns in Colorado Springs (Colorado):

2015-05-20 - Vacant home burns in Agawam (Massachusetts):

2015-05-20 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM in Baldwyn (Mississippi):

2015-05-20 - Vacant bakery burns in Fort Wayne (Indiana):

2015-05-20 - Hundreds of fish found dead in stream in Montemorelos (Mexico):

2015-05-20 - Hundreds of thousands of oysters killed by storm in the Hunter region (Australia):

Quote: "Port Stephens growers were tentatively getting back on their feet after a mystery disease wiped out the area's $5 million Pacific oyster crop in 2013 and 2014."

2015-05-20 - Couple, 54 and 53, found dead at 6:15 AM in home in Greenfield (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Carey said there were no signs of forced entry or a struggle and that it is unclear how the man and woman died."

Note: Sandwiched between the Green River to the west and the Connecticut River to the east. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2015-05-20 - Mother and daughter, 67 and 47, found dead in apartment in Clarksville (Indiana):

Quote: "Jennifer Enteman, a neighbor and mother, said she was concerned about the incident because the apartment complex is right next to Parkwood Elementary School where her child attends. The apartment unit is separated from the school by a creek with a wooden bridge that many Parkwood students use to walk home."

2015-05-20 - Person found dead in burning vehicle in Philo (California):

Quote: "Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman confirmed Wednesday that his office responded to a reported vehicle fire near Gowan’s Oak Tree in Philo around 4:20 p.m. May 20. Allman said the first responders on scene confirmed that the vehicle contained a dead body, and that the fire had not spread to nearby vegetation."

2015-05-20 - Man, 43, inactive firefighter, found dead in pond at fire station in Cragsmoor (New York):

2015-05-20 - Woman, 33, drops dead in library on coastal Little Diomede Island (Alaska):

2015-05-20 - Man, 71, found dead in the water near dock at Emerald Bay on Lake of the Ozarks in Lake Ozark (Missouri):

Note: A yacht just burned at Lake of the Ozarks too, mentioned in the 2015-05-16 update. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2015-05-20 - Man, 48, found dead in drainage culvert in Scranton (Pennsylvania), possible toppler:

2015-05-20 - Man, 31, found under I-64 underpass at Bayview Boulevard in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2015-05-20 - Woman, 60 to 70, found dead near Weber Creek in Placerville (California):

2015-05-20 - Man found dead in car at grocery store in Waco (Texas):

2015-05-20 - Man found dead in White Oak Bayou in Houston (Texas):

2015-05-20 - Person found dead next to vehicle in canyon near Slaton (Texas):

2015-05-20 - Three men go out on boat, go missing, one found dead so far, empty 'ghost boat' found, at Lake Chapala (Mexico):

Quote: "A woman called the authorities to report them missing the next day and their empty vessel was found on Lake Chapala on Tuesday afternoon, said the official, who requested anonymity. 'A half hour later we found a man's body floating,' the official said. Authorities are still searching for the two other men, who are in their 70s, officials said."

2015-05-20 - Man, 71, found dead in submerged vehicle in slough near Bruno (Canada):

2015-05-20 - Boy, 14, found dead in creek in Regina (Canada):

2015-05-20 - Man in his 60s found dead on basement stairs in coastal Singapore:

2015-05-20 - Man, 42, found dead in the Waihou River near Matamata (New Zealand):

2015-05-20 - Man, 72, has 'medical event', car crashes into Lake Loveland in Loveland (Colorado), 1 injured:

2015-05-20 - Hungarian JAS-39 Gripen fighter plane crashes in Cáslav (Czech Republic), pilots eject:

2015-05-20 - Whale-watching boat slammed by 'rogue wave' off the coast near Cape Cod (Massachusetts), 8 injured:

Quote: "The wave, as high as eight feet, combined with 20-knot winds to create conditions so rough that some of the passengers on board the boat passed out."

2015-05-20 - Passenger train and freight train collide head-on, in Hanover (South Africa), 20+ injured:

2015-05-20 - Passenger train hits tractor hauling wagon near Bijnor (India), 10 killed, 30 injured:

2015-05-20 - Two tractor trailers crash, one bursts into flame, on I-10 in Culberson County (Texas), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2015-05-20 - Tractor trailer crashes through median and overturns on Highway 99 near Atwater (California), 1 injured:

2015-05-20 - Tractor trailer veers across median and crashes, on I-79 near Zelienople (Pennsylvania):

2015-05-20 - Tractor trailer overturns shortly after 6 AM on I-90/39 in the Town of Milton (Wisconsin), another crash too:

Quote: "Delays and blockages were being caused by two crashes that happened within a short time and a couple miles of each other shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday in the town of Milton."

2015-05-20 - Tractor trailer overturns at 6 AM on I-70 in Carroll County (Maryland):

2015-05-20 - Tractor trailer overturns on Route 440 in Bayonne (New Jersey):

2015-05-20 - Tractor trailer overturns on Highway 291 in Independence (Missouri):

2015-05-20 - Tractor trailer overturns on Barnett Shoals Road in Oconee County (Georgia), 2 injured:

2015-05-20 - Van and tractor trailer crash, both burst into flame, in Portland (Oregon), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2015-05-20 - Pickup truck and tractor trailer collide head-on, near Reads Landing (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2015-05-20 - Car hits car then van then another car, in Durham (North Carolina), 5 injured:

2015-05-20 - Car veers over centerline at 1:50 AM, hits minivan head-on, in Wilkins Township (Pennsylvania), 3 injured:

2015-05-20 - Car veers over centerline at 6:25 AM, hits minivan head-on, near Chelsea (Iowa), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2015-05-20 - Car veers over centerline, hits pickup head-on, in Ludlow (Massachusetts), 3 injured:

2015-05-20 - Two cars collide head-on at 5 AM in coastal Stuart (Florida), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2015-05-20 - Two cars collide head-on, in Youngstown (Ohio), 3 injured:

2015-05-20 - Two cars crash, one bursts into flame, on Bouquet Canyon Road in Santa Clarita (California), 1 injured:

2015-05-20 - Car veers off road at 3:45 AM, crashes into building, in Phoenix (Arizona), 1 injured:

2015-05-20 - Shark attacks and lightly injures man at New Smyrna Beach (Florida):

2015-05-20 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures woman at Lake Elsinore (California):

2015-05-20 - Swarm of bees attack and injure 10 people at school in Scottsdale (Arizona):

2015-05-20 - Pit bull attacks and seriously injures 6-year-old boy in Highgrove (California):

2015-05-20 - Huge sinkole opens, swallows trees and part of potato patch, in Lunyevka (Russia):

Quote: "The head of the Aleksandrovsk district civil defense department, Alexander Golchikov, put it at 20 meters in diameter and 10 meters deep, the regional outlet of the national Argumenty i Fakty newspaper reported. Meanwhile, Babich estimated the size at 25 meters in diameter and 4 meters deep, Valekse reported. 'Part of a potato patch and several trees have gone underground,' a community group of Aleksandrovsk residents wrote on Russia's VKontakte social network."

2015-05-20 - Major rock and mudslide takes out trail in Yellowstone National Park (Montana):

2015-05-20 - Nine-story residential building collapses in Guiyang (China), many people missing:

2015-05-20 - Construction site partially collapses in coastal Los Angeles (California), 7 injured:

2015-05-20 - Bridge collapses under truck near race track in Topeka (Kansas):

2015-05-20 - HazMat event, 11 people sickened by unknown fumes at poultry barn near George (Iowa):

Quote: "According to Lyon County Sheriff Stewart Vander Stoep, the call came in about 2:40 PM, for eleven people experiencing symptoms such as vomiting, headaches, blurred vision, and respiratory problems..."

Quote: "He says they originally thought the gas was anhydrous ammonia, or ammonia of some kind, but the workers said that their gas masks should have protected them from that."

Note: That sounds very much like hydrogen sulfide. The only thing that protects from hydrogen sulfide are HazMat suits that maintain positive air pressure inside the suit and are connected to a known safe air supply or which have their own air canisters. Standard gas masks of any type do not protect from hydrogen sulfide. You need 'big boy' real-deal HazMat suits for hydrogen sulfide...

2015-05-20 - Mount Lokon erupts and spews ash in North Sulawesi (Indonesia):

2015-05-20 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes off the coast of Tonga:

2015-05-20 - Magnitude 4.1 earthquake and aftershocks strike near the Salton Sea northwest of Calipatria (California):

Quote: "The quake struck at about 8:15 p.m. and had a depth of 0 miles. The epicenter was 69 miles southeast of Palm Springs. There were no initial reports of injuries or damage. A series of smaller aftershocks, ranging from 2.6-magnitude to 3.3-magnitude, hit the area minutes later, according to the USGS."

2015-05-20 - Devastating flooding hits parts of China, 10,000 people homeless:

2015-05-20 - Atlas V rocket launches secretive X-37B space plane and solar sail from Cape Canaveral (Florida):

2015-05-20 - Large Hadron Collider sets record with 13 TeV proton collisions:

Note: Heh, I first typed 'Large Hardon Collider' but caught the mistake. 'Hey baby, wanna see my Large Hardon Collider?!'

2015-05-20 - Plane unloads a crapload of feces onto girl's Sweet 16 party in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Yeah. Jacinda's party got really crappy, really quickly, when a plane flying overhead dropped a ridiculous amount of feces all over the family's backyard (and any amount of falling poo is a ridiculous amount). The 40 guests watched helplessly while everything was covered in poo – the canopy, the chairs, the baby seat. 'We just got done with cake, thank God,' Rogy said."

Note: Sometimes life just takes a dump on you!


  1. How about PA: burning and crashing all over the state! Gettin' to be like the U.K.

    Great stories (and humor) again today Jonny - laughed at the simple misspelling revelation, amazed at most of the other stories, and aghast at the H2S leak at that exploding oil well.

    A 4.2 magnitude earthquake 'causes homes to shake' in Kent, UK

    Strange skys, strange times: Another solar halo in mexico

    Bird flu in U.S. might drive up egg prices by the billions, analysts say

    [since eggs are used in a lot of baked goods, these prices too will rise - it's the beginning stages of widespread food shortages (and climate change is already impacting grain crops both here in other countries, while citrus and other tree-based foods will continue to have problems, not to mention COFFEE )]

    California wine country hit by 4.1 quake

    [New James Bond Winery opens up - "our wine is shaken, not stirred"]

    El Nino likely to ensure 2015 breaks warming records

    El Nino could 'disrupt food markets'



  2. Yikes, yeah, forgot about eggs in baked goods - ripple effect. Food security isn't looking too secure these days!

  3. New giant sinkhole opens up in Russia's Perm region

    Izmir hit by flash flood after 30 minute downpour, Turkey

    Huge hail storm in Pecos, Texas

    Snowfall in Italy in late May

    While the center and south of the peninsula is very sunny and warm, in the north it snows. Even for our latitude snow in late May is not common.

    Winter returns in late May with 18 inches of snow in German Alps

    [As usual, no mention of the heat in the Arctic/Alaska/Siberia (forest fires continue)
    or elsewhere]

    Wild elephant kills one in Assam, India

    [i'll fuck up your whole village, ese!]

    Photographs of rare red 'lightning' sprites taken in New Mexico and Europe


  4. Utah storms bring sun halos and sundogs

    [cool visual effects]

    Video: Small tornado strikes southern Netherlands

    Ten tornadoes reported in one day in North Texas

    Almost 40 million birds dead as avian flu ravages Midwest

    [Going down to the low 40's here tonight, but it will be in the 90's beginning next week. Weather whiplash.]


  5. USGS: Earthquake Magnitude 6.9 - 204km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

    [Did you ever see Blade Runner (or read the P.K. Dick novel it was based on)?]


  6. Saw the movie and read the book. It's been a while though!

    Got down in the 40s here too, and now it's going up into the high 80s, so it looks like we're getting here what you're gonna be getting there. Had to turn on the heat! I thought we were past that until next winter, but apparently not. And then by later in the day, needed the AC.