Thursday, February 4, 2016

Event Update For 2016-02-03

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

2016-02-03 - Underground electrical explosion and fire blows manhole off in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2016-02-03 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in St Lawrence Road in Tinsley, Sheffield (Britain):

2016-02-03 - Transformer bursts into flame and ignites 20 cars at auto auction in Fairfield (New Jersey):

Quote: "The incident marks the second time in four months that vehicles have been damaged by fire at the auto auction, which houses thousands of cars. Manna said the earlier blaze had been ruled accidental."

2016-02-03 - Burning landfill responsibility transferred from the EPA to the Army Corps of Engineers, in Bridgeton (Missouri):

Quote: "In 2013, Missouri Department of Natural Resources conducted air tests and found that the fire was indeed letting off harmful gases. The air testing showed increased levels of benzene, a known carcinogen, and hydrogen sulfide, a neurotoxin. A resident of Spanish Village said she has been 'sheltering' in her home for more than five years."

2016-02-03 - Landfill fire in coastal Mumbai (India) is so big it's visible from space:

2016-02-03 - Scrap metal plant rocked by explosion and fire in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

2016-02-03 - Small plane bursts into flame and crashes, in Benoni (South Africa), 3 killed:

Quote: "There were about six of us just standing near the park when we saw it. The plane was already on fire as it came down and hit a street light pole."

2016-02-03 - Plane on fire reported crashing into the sea near coastal St Elizabeth on the island of Jamaica:

Quote: "Eyewitnesses said they saw a plane on fire, diving into the sea."

Note: These are the 10th and 11th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-02-03 - Six to eight businesses destroyed by explosion and fire at 3 AM in downtown Madelia (Minnesota):

Quote: "Madelia Mayor Mike Grote tells The Associated Press the fire burning in six to eight buildings apparently started with an explosion in one of the businesses about 3 a.m."

2016-02-03 - Warehouse destroyed by massive blaze at 2:30 AM in Highland Park (Michigan), nearby school closed:

Quote: "Reclaim Detroit, which salvages material from abandoned homes and landfills, was one of five tenants in the building. 'It burned to the ground,” he said. “All of our equipment, all of our inventory, all those materials we’ve been collecting for so long.' Other tenants affected by the fire that destroyed the 565,000-square-foot warehouse include a recycling company and Helm, a marketing materials business."

2016-02-03 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Whangaroa (New Zealand):

Note: This is the 132nd boat or ship to burn in 2016...

2016-02-03 - School bus bursts into flame on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Denver (Colorado):

Quote: "A Denver school bus loaded with dozens of children caught fire after school Wednesday, but no injuries were reported. The 38 students were all from University Preparatory School, an elementary school in Five Points. Marlene Desmond, a spokeswoman for Denver Public Schools, said Thursday that the bus caught fire while on Martin Luther King Boulevard."

Note: This is the 30th school bus to burn in 2016 and the 69th bus to burn in 2016...

2016-02-03 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in coastal Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey (Britain):

2016-02-03 - Private bus and home destroyed by fire in coastal Thames (New Zealand):

Note: These are the 70th and 71st buses to burn in 2016...

2016-02-03 - Minibus bursts into flame on the Lekki Expressway near coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

2016-02-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame while parked at business in Chattanooga (Tennessee):

Quote: "Battalion Chief Don Bowman said the entire front portion of the 53-foot truck, including the cab, was engulfed in flames when the first firefighters arrived at the scene. The smoke could be seen for miles in every direction."

2016-02-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 7 AM on I-79 near Waynesburg (Pennsylvania):

2016-02-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) near West Calico Township (Pennsylvania), cow killed:

2016-02-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 in Lawrence Township (Pennsylvania):

2016-02-03 - Tractor (JCB) bursts into flame in Irton, Holmrook (Britain):

Quote: "Vehicle on fire in Holmrook(Copeland) 3 Feb 2016 At 17:37 firefighters were called to a JCB which was well alight in Irton, Holmrook."

Note: These are the 256th, 257th, 258th, 259th and 260th tractors/tankers/semis to burn in 2016...

2016-02-03 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on I-10 near Duson (Louisiana), separate crash too:

2016-02-03 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on highway near coastal Concepción (Chile):

2016-02-03 - Flatbed truck bursts into flame on the A5 near Bayston Hill (Britain):

2016-02-03 - RV bursts into flame at 3:30 AM while parked near gas station, fire spreads to station, in Renton (Washington):

2016-02-03 - RV destroyed by fire at travellers site on Mill Stream Way in coastal Swansea (Britain):

Quote: "A touring caravan was totally destroyed by fire and a second one was damaged by fire at the travellers site."

Note: These are the 47th and 48th RVs to burn in 2016...

2016-02-03 - School van bursts into flame on street in Ghatal (India):

2016-02-03 - Van bursts into flame at 5:45 AM while parked in warehouse, fire scorches nearby vehicles, near Bremen (Alabama):

Quote: "The fire apparently started inside a sprinter-style van, filling the building with smoke and causing heat damage to nearby vehicles, Dodge City Assistant Fire Chief Trey Doyle said."

2016-02-03 - Van bursts into flame on street in coastal Ketchikan (Alaska):

2016-02-03 - Van bursts into flame on street in coastal Southend-on-Sea (Britain):

2016-02-03 - SUV bursts into flame on the Florida Turnpike in Coconut Creek (Florida), near the coast:

2016-02-03 - SUV bursts into flame on I-70 in Dickinson County (Kansas):

2016-02-03 - Five cars go up in flames at 3:20 AM while parked at apartments in Yreka (California):

2016-02-03 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on River Street in Jaffrey (New Hampshire):

2016-02-03 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in North Platte (Nebraska):

2016-02-03 - Car bursts into flame on I-15 in Provo (Utah):

2016-02-03 - Car bursts into flame at 7:30 AM on I-84 in Newtown (Connecticut):

2016-02-03 - Car bursts into flame on Bukit Batok East Avenue 6 in coastal Singapore:

2016-02-03 - Car bursts into flame on Redwood Pass Road in coastal Marlborough (New Zealand):

2016-02-03 - Four cars and building go up in flames at RV business in coastal Lowestoft (Britain):

Quote: "The building, measuring 10m by 15m, which was 'involved in fire,' is believed to have contained four cars, tanks of fuel and gas cylinders."

2016-02-03 - Four cars, auto shop and stables go up in flames in coastal Eastham (Britain):

Quote: "The fire started as a car fire and spread to other cars in the workshop, and then to some stables at the rear."

2016-02-03 - Car bursts into flame near the County Mall in Crawley (Britain):

2016-02-03 - Car bursts into flame on Clive Green Lane in Stanthorne, Middlewich (Britain):

2016-02-03 - Car bursts into flame on the A256 Eastry bypass near Deal (Britain):

2016-02-03 - Car bursts into flame outside Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham (Britain):

2016-02-03 - Car bursts into flame on road near Meinciau (Britain):

2016-02-03 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Route 22 near Route 33 in Bethlehem Township (Pennsylvania), separate crash too:

2016-02-03 - Hoverboard bursts into flame in home in Miamisburg (Ohio):

2016-02-03 - Barn destroyed by fire in Crockery Township (Michigan), 3 pigs killed:

2016-02-03 - Barn destroyed by fire in Edenbridge, near Cowden (Britain):

2016-02-03 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Cathedral City (California):

2016-02-03 - Landmark Blakeslee Inn and Restaurant destroyed by fire in Tobyhanna (Pennsylvania):

2016-02-03 - Strip mall damaged by fire at 2:45 AM in Wallingford (Connecticut):

2016-02-03 - Strip mall hit by fire shortly after 6 AM, three businesses damaged, in Union City (California):

2016-02-03 - Packaging business heavily damaged by fire in Wetherby (Britain):

2016-02-03 - Hardware factory destroyed by massive blaze in coastal Sharjah (UAE):

2016-02-03 - Timber yard devastated by huge fire on Gower Street in St Georges, Telford (Britain):

2016-02-03 - Garage goes up in flames in coastal Morecambe (Britain):

2016-02-03 - Home under construction damaged by fire at 1:30 AM in coastal Norfolk (Virginia), nobody there:

2016-02-03 - Home under renovation damaged by fire in Kansas City (Missouri), nobody there:

2016-02-03 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3:15 AM in Rochester (New York):

2016-02-03 - Home destroyed by fire before 4:30 AM in Chattanooga (Tennessee), near the Tennessee River:

2016-02-03 - Home destroyed by fire before 5 AM in Gallatin (Tennessee):

2016-02-03 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Chelsea (Massachusetts), 25 people homeless:

2016-02-03 - Deadly fire burns garage in West Hills area in coastal Los Angeles (California), 2 killed:

2016-02-03 - Deadly fire burns home at 1 AM in New Castle (Indiana), 2 killed:

2016-02-03 - Deadly fire burns home in East St. Louis (Illinois), near the Mississippi River, 1 killed:

2016-02-03 - Deadly fire burns home in Brierwood Bay near Lake Palestine (Texas), 2 killed:

2016-02-03 - Vacant home burns at 2:40 AM in Buffalo (New York):

2016-02-03 - Vacant home burns in Brooklyn Park (Maryland), near the Patapsco River:

2016-02-03 - Vacant home burns in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

2016-02-03 - Vacant home burns on Fairmount Avenue in Fort Worth (Texas):

2016-02-03 - Seven cattle drop dead in Cimarron National Grassland (Kansas), possible hydrogen sulfide poisoning:

Quote: "Six of the cattle were discovered together in a low-lying area, while a seventh was found a short distance away, with local veterinarians identifying the ingestion or inhalation of something toxic leading to pulmonary edema or fluid in the lungs as a possible cause, though the cause of death has not been officially declared. More specifically, they suspect the cattle may have inhaled hydrogen sulfide..."

Note: Much like all the PEOPLE being found dead in and near low-lying areas around the world...

2016-02-03 - Another deep-diving sperm whale washes ashore dead, this time in Ganjam (India):

2016-02-03 - Around 40 birds drop dead from the sky in Wichita (Kansas):

2016-02-03 - Hundreds of fish found dead in Janes Creek in North Mackay (Australia):

2016-02-03 - Large number of fish found dead along one-kilometer-stretch of river in Hubei Province (China):

2016-02-03 - Dozens of turtles found dead along beaches in coastal Tecpan de Galeana (Mexico):

2016-02-03 - Two women, 85 and 64, found dead in home in Exeter (Rhode Island):

Quote: "Investigators did not immediately say how the women died, but they said they don't suspect foul play. They also said carbon monoxide tests came back clean."

Note: Less than 300 feet from the Mt. Tom Club Wildlife Marsh. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2016-02-03 - Man found dead at 5:35 AM at Loyola Beach on Lake Michigan in Rogers Park (Illinois):

2016-02-03 - Woman, 30 to 40, found dead in the water at beach in coastal West Haven (Connecticut):

2016-02-03 - Man, 68, found dead in the St. Clair River near Harsens Island (Michigan):

2016-02-03 - Man, 25, found dead at 6:30 AM in grassy area in coastal Atlantic City (New Jersey):

2016-02-03 - Boy, 5, found dead at home in Ridgway (Pennsylvania):

2016-02-03 - Man drops dead on Gallatin Street in Jackson (Mississippi):

2016-02-03 - Man, 59, goes duck hunting, next seen dead in Ocheesee Pond (Florida), empty 'ghost boat' found first:

2016-02-03 - Man, 54, found dead in submerged car in the Rock River in Rockford (Illinois):

2016-02-03 - Man slumps over dead in SUV in coastal Nassau on Grand Bahama Island:

2016-02-03 - Man, 50, found dead in apartment in coastal Tagbilaran (Philippine Islands):

2016-02-03 - Man, 55, found dead in canal in coastal Bangkok (Thailand):

2016-02-03 - Man, 31, goes out on kayak, next seen dead in the Broadbeach Waters in Queensland (Australia):

2016-02-03 - Man, 53, found dead and bleeding from nose in rainwater drain in Puthiyathura (India):

2016-02-03 - College student, woman, 19, found dead in well in Mettupalayam (India):

2016-02-03 - Man found dead at 2:30 AM at park-and-ride on Newmarket Road in Cambridge (Britain):

2016-02-03 - Man in his 40s slumps over dead in car on street in coastal Wallasey (Britain):

2016-02-03 - Man, 32, drops dead at home in Ellesmere Park in Eccles (Britain):

2016-02-03 - Man has 'medical issue', car hits parked cars, goes airborne, lands on roof of home, in coastal Palos Verdes (California):

Quote: "A motorist suffered a medical issue while driving in Palos Verdes Estates and struck a parked car today, launching his vehicle onto the roof of a home."

2016-02-03 - Donald Trump's passenger plane makes emergency landing in Nashville (Tennessee), engine failure:

2016-02-03 - Small plane runs off runway at Yeager Airport in Charleston (West Virginia):

2016-02-03 - Small plane makes belly landing at airport in Dallas (Texas):

2016-02-03 - Helicopter crashes into the ocean near coastal Lagos (Nigeria), all aboard rescued:

2016-02-03 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-85 in Charlotte (North Carolina), 1 lightly injured:

2016-02-03 - Tractor trailer veers off road and overturns at 2:30 AM, on I-81 in North Syracuse (New York):

2016-02-03 - SUV veers over centerline, hits semi head-on, near Moab (Utah), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2016-02-03 - Pickup truck and van collide head-on, near coastal Timaru (New Zealand), 2 injured:

2016-02-03 - Car and semi collide head-on at 5:40 AM, in Queensland (Australia), 1 killed:

2016-02-03 - Car veers across median, hits van head-on, in Winston-Salem (North Carolina), 2 killed, 2 injured:

2016-02-03 - Car veers over centerline, hits SUV head-on, near Grove City (Ohio), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2016-02-03 - Car veers off road, hits parked car, both burst into flame, in Alton (Illinois), near the Mississippi River, 2 injured:

2016-02-03 - Car veers off road, slams into animal feed store, in Avondale (Arizona):

2016-02-03 - Car crashes into Snapfinger Creek in DeKalb County (Georgia), 1 injured:

2016-02-03 - Naked man, 37, grabs 16-year-old girl, man taken in for evaluation, in Woodbridge (Virginia):

Quote: "A man wearing no clothes approached and grabbed her but she was able to get away safely. 'The police immediately took the man into custody for a medical evaluation,' school officials said in a letter home to Lake Ridge area parents Wednesday afternoon."

2016-02-03 - Bobcat attacks on pets spiking in Richardson (Texas):

2016-02-03 - Pit bull attacks and critically injures 6-year-old boy in Wilmer (Alabama):

2016-02-03 - Sinkholes may cause apartment building to be demolished in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2016-02-03 - Huge sinkhole opens near Wildwood (Missouri):

Quote: "Beware of a massive sinkhole in Wildwood; the hole is about 20’ around and looks to be up to 40’ deep in spots."

2016-02-03 - Sinkhole takes out part of Bat Creek Road in Loudon County (Tennessee):

2016-02-03 - Well leaking not just methane but large amounts of radioactive substances in Porter Ranch (California):

Quote: "According to experts from the International Association for Protection from Ionizing Rays (AIPRI) in France, lethal levels of naturally-occurring radiation are coming out of the well and people will die from that radiation."

Quote: "If the leak, as it is now admitted, is actually 3 times greater i.e. 5.1 million m3 of effluent per day (3346 tons per day), with the same content per meter cube of radon 222 the natural radionuclides contained in the underground gas would skyrocket to 30.75 MBq (3.53 mCi) per second, of 470.69 GBq (12,72 Ci) per hour, 11.30 TBq (305.31 Ci) per day for an excursion in 90 days 1.02 PBq (27,48 KCi) a dispersion of 40.7 million Sieverts representing 8.14 million lethal doses by inhalation."

Note: Dire story there. One good thing is that radon has a short half-life of 3.8 days, so in 38 days there's only 1/1024th of the amount of radon around and in a year only about one-millionth of it is left. But then there's probably some uranium spewing out with the gas too, and that'll be around for a long time. And regardless of the radiation, that 'rotten egg' odor people are smelling is poison gas - either methyl mercaptan or hydrogen sulfide or both - so anyone smelling that is being poisoned, and that's what's causing the nosebleeds and pulmonary issues that people in the area have reported...

2016-02-03 - Mosul Dam falling apart in Iraq, in danger of catastrophic collapse:

Quote: "Iraq has awarded Italian firm Trevi a contract to repair and maintain the country's largest dam, which is in danger of a catastrophic collapse that would devastate areas to the south."

2016-02-03 - Building partially collapses on Crystal Lake Road in Tolland (Connecticut), 1 injured:

2016-02-03 - Sewer pipe breaks, sinkhole forms, traps SUV, on Monroe Street in Evanston (Illinois):

2016-02-03 - HazMat event, people sickened with coughing and vomiting at daycare in South Austin (Texas):

Quote: "Emergency crews responded to a South Austin day care Wednesday morning after reports of people coughing and vomiting. Fears of a possible toxic hazard at the Yours Mine and Our Kids Daycare at 510 Clarke St., near South First Street and Ben White Boulevard, prompted Austin fire crews to respond but no odor was detected."

2016-02-03 - Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Taiwan:

2016-02-03 - Magnitude 3.5 earthquake shakes Lost Hills (California):

2016-02-03 - Progressive commentary hour with Guy McPherson, Paul Beckwith and Gary Null of PRN:

2016-02-03 - Recent summer temperatures in Europe are likely the warmest in the last 2000 years:

2016-02-03 - Bulgaria goes from -22C to +22C in two weeks, winter turns to summer, records broken:

2016-02-03 - More heavy flooding hits Queensland (Australia):

2016-02-03 - Several tornadoes hit the American South, heavy snow hits parts of the Midwest:

2016-02-03 - Mexico enduring coldest winter ever:

2016-02-03 - Nacreous clouds appearing more frequently, an ominous sign for the ozone layer in the northern hemisphere:

2016-02-03 - ExxonMobil denies knowing their products could harm the climate:

2016-02-03 - Earth's magnetic field history:


  1. Good mornin' Jonny! Geez, what is this - pick on PA day?
    It's all turnin' ta shit here!

    Ozone hole forms over the UK

    Backyard in Kaliningrad swamped by unknown acid-green liquid

    An apartment block backyard in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad has been swamped with an unknown acid-green liquid. Pictures of it quickly spread across social media. Neither the tenants nor the authorities had any idea how it got there.

    The mysterious liquid was first noticed on Wednesday, witnesses say. It appeared near a manhole and took over almost all territory near the entrance of the apartment building.

    "It has no smell, it appeared yesterday, and it's still there. Everyone who stumbles upon it takes a picture of it," one of the tenants told

    [this was touched upon earlier]
    Increasing winter methane levels in Arctic
    Dramatic increase in methane in the Arctic in January 2013

    Sakurajima volcano erupts spectacularly in southern Japan

    [this has nothing to do with JJFH, just thought it was fascinating]
    Woman dies in industrial mixer accident at Utah bakery

    Tonga declares Zika epidemic after five confirmed cases

    150 people sick onboard cruise ship in Australia


  2. Drought: Zimbabwe declared a state of disaster

    Body of sperm whale that died on Norfolk beach to be tested; 29th to die in Europe within 4 weeks

    [uh, that's like one a DAY, in-it?]

    RealClimate: How likely is the observed recent warmth?

    By Michael Mann

    With the official numbers now in 2015 is, by a substantial margin, the new record-holder, the warmest year in recorded history for both the globe and the Northern Hemisphere. The title was sadly short-lived for previous record-holder 2014. And 2016 could be yet warmer if the current global warmth persists through the year.

    One might well wonder: just how likely is it that we would be seeing these sort of streaks of record-breaking temperatures if not for human-caused warming of the planet?

    Precisely that question was posed by several media organizations a year ago, in the wake of the then-record 2014 temperatures. Various press accounts reported odds anywhere from 1-in-27 million to 1-in-650 million that the observed run of global temperature records (9 of the 10 warmest years and 13 of the 15 warmest years each having had occurred since 2000) might have resulted from chance alone, i.e. without any assistance from human-caused global warming.

    My colleagues and I suspected the odds quoted were way too slim. The problem is that each year was treated as though it were statistically independent of neighboring years (i.e. that each year is uncorrelated with the year before it or after it), but that’s just not true. Temperatures don’t vary erratically from one year to the next. Natural variations in temperature wax and wane over a period of several years.

    For example, we’ve had a couple very warm years in a row now due in part to El Niño-ish conditions that have persisted since late 2013 and it is likely that the current El Niño event will boost 2016 temperatures as well. That is an example of a natural variation that is internally-generated. There are also natural variations in temperature that are externally-caused or ‘forced’, e.g. the multi-year cooling impact of large, explosive volcanic eruptions like the 1991 Mt. Pinatubo eruption, or the small-but-measurable changes in solar output that occur on timescales of a decade or longer. Each of these natural sources of temperature variation lead to correlations in temperature from one year to the next that would be present even in the absence of global warming. These correlations must be taken into account to get reliable answers to the questions being posed. [more]


  3. Mysterious deep fissures appear in Bissarieh, Lebanon

    Fish rain down on Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

    Young beached gray whale rescued in Mexico

    Crane collapses in New York City, 1 dead, 3 injured

    [i saw one of these in Montreal a long time ago. Scary.]

    Wichita: 2 earthquakes caused more than $100,000 damage

    Woman found dead in front seat of SUV, police investigating

    Police: Death of woman found outside Salt Lake City home considered ‘suspicious’


  4. Strong quake hits Taiwan; 160 pulled alive, many trapped

    A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling a complex of two high-rise residential buildings where rescuers pulled out more than 160 people. More are still believed to be trapped inside.

    Landscape pattern analysis reveals global loss of interior forest

    Between 2000 and 2012, the world lost more forest area than it gained, according to U.S. Forest Service researchers and partners who estimated a global net loss of 1.71 million square kilometers of forest—an area about two and a half times the size of Texas. Furthermore, when researchers analyzed patterns of remaining forest, they found a global loss of interior forest—core areas that, when intact, maintain critical habitat and ecological functions.

    "In addition to the direct loss of forest, there was a widespread shift of the remaining global forest to a more fragmented condition," explains Kurt Riitters, a research ecologist and team leader with the U.S. Forest Service Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center and the lead author of a study describing the phenomenon, published in the January 2016 issue of Landscape Ecology.

    Forest area loss alone underestimates ecological risks from forest fragmentation. The spatial pattern of forest is important because the same area of forest can be arranged in different ways on the landscape with important consequences for ecosystem processes. In contrast to core areas of interior forest, non-interior forest edge areas are subject to impacts from invasive species, pollution, and variation in soil moisture, for example. [more]

    Playboy Model Katie May Dies at Age 34 After Suffering Stroke: Report

    Playboy model Katie May passed away on Thursday, February 4, after suffering a serious stroke on Monday, February 1, according to TMZ. She was 34.

    Madoff Whistleblower Warns of 3 New Ponzi Schemes, 1 Bigger than Bernie’s

    Almost 16 years after Harry Markopolos initially warned the SEC in vain that Bernie Madoff was operating a massive Ponzi scheme, Markopolos says he has found three more schemes that are multi-billion dollar pyramids of fraud.

    One of them, he told ABC News, is even bigger than Madoff's epic scam, estimated at fraud in the neighborhood of $65 billion.

    For now, Markopolos is declining to name names, because he wants the regulatory and enforcement agencies to get the information first.