Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Event Update For 2019-04-02

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: Variety Pack

2019-04-02 - Unknown rotten egg odor blows through coastal Baytown (Texas):

Quote: "There is something in the air...but what no one seems to know for now. Some Baytown residents complained on Facebook Tuesday morning about a natural gas smell coming from the area around Harlem Elementary School. However, Goose Creek school district officials said they looked into it. 'We sent a maintenance crew out there, and they checked the building. But the smell is coming from the air outside. It is not something in the schools,' said Beth Dombrowa, Goose Creek CISD spokeswoman. The City of Baytown said nothing is going on they know of that could be causing the smell. 'We’ve had no reports of natural gas, and we are not working on anything in the area,' said Natasha Barrett, City of Baytown spokeswoman. The smell is not believed to have anything to do with the KMCO plant fire in Crosby, which happened sometime after reports were made about the odor. CenterPoint Energy was contacted to see what they knew about the smell. 'This morning, we received a call about a potential natural gas smell at Harlem Elementary,' Alejandra Diaz, CenterPoint spokeswoman. 'Our crews responded to the call and determined it was not natural gas related.'"

Note: Paywall, so I quoted most of it. So, an unknown rotten egg odor that wasn't natural gas and which came from outdoors hit Baytown and shortly later a chemical plant exploded and burned in Crosby, which is about 8.5 miles north-northwest as the gas blows from the coast at Baytown. This seems similar to that huge fire on the coast a couple of weeks ago in Deer Park, TX, where hydrogen sulfide was also detected in some homes in that area. No tanks or anything related to hydrogen sulfide burned during that fire, at least not that was reported, so where did that hydrogen sulfide come from? Hydrogen sulfide is explosively flammable, and it's apt to blow in off the coast and cause fires and explosions. There'll be explosively flammable methane too, and both will cause and/or exacerbate fires, but it's the hydrogen sulfide that people will smell, since methane is odorless...

2019-04-02 - Chemical plant rocked by fire and explosion near the coast in Crosby (Texas), 1 killed, 2 injured:

Quote: "The KMCO plant is about 25 miles northeast of Deer Park, where an Intercontinental Terminals Co. facility caught fire and burned for several days last month."

2019-04-02 - Fiberglass plant heavily damaged by fire in north Houston (Texas):

2019-04-02 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours and burns 33-year-old man to death in Madera (California):

Quote: "A picture captured what looks like a ball of fire consuming the front portion of this early 2000's BMW. Investigators say the victim, 33-year-old Luis Echeverria had recently purchased the car when detectives say what appears to be a mechanical problem caused the slowly progressing fire. Based on the arson investigator, the fire did start in the engine compartment. The actual engine itself is almost completely melted and gone."

2019-04-02 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Wilmington (North Carolina):

Quote: "'We’ve had smoke and fumes in the back and would like them to come take a look at it,' a crew member said. Radio communication also indicated the flight crew was wearing oxygen masks."

Note: This is the 45th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-04-02 - Crane bursts into flame and collapses at construction site in Alpharetta (Georgia):

2019-04-02 - Auto salvage yard damaged by fire and explosion in Coopers Plains (Australia):

2019-04-02 - Man, 68, falls into fire, ignites and is seriously burned in yard at home on Lakeshore Drive in Marlborough (Massachusetts):

2019-04-02 - Recycling center fire rages in Westhampnett, Chichester (Britain):

2019-04-02 - Processed food factory destroyed by massive fire in Chicago (Illinois):

2019-04-02 - Yacht explodes into flame at marina in coastal Kalkara on the island of Malta:

Note: This is the 305th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-04-02 - School bus bursts info flame just after 5 AM while parked at facility on Dobbins Road in Poland (Ohio):

Note: This is the 59th school bus to burn in 2019, and this is the 179th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-04-02 - Transit bus bursts into flame on Pacific Coast Highway in coastal Redondo Beach (California):

2109-04-02 - Transit bus bursts into flame on street in North Delhi (India):

Note: These are the 180th and 181st buses to burn in 2019...

2019-04-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-75 in Dooly County (Florida):

2019-04-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just before 6 AM on I-44 near Sapulpa (Oklahoma):

2019-04-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 61 near Key West (Iowa):

2019-04-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 192 in St. Cloud (Florida):

2019-04-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A1 between Doncaster and Bawtry (Britain):

2019-04-02 - Tractor (telehandler) bursts into flame on Cattle Dyke in Gorefield (Britain):

Note: These are the 537th, 538th, 539th, 540th, 541st and 542nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-04-02 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on the M25 near Loughton (Britain):

2019-04-02 - Dump truck bursts into flame on the A444 in Nuneaton (Britain):

2019-04-02 - Box truck bursts into flame on I-77 near Dover (Ohio):

2019-04-02 - RV, car and garage go up in flames at home, 2 homes damaged, in coastal Kentville (Canada):

Note: This is the 103rd RV to burn in 2019...

2019-04-02 - Campervan bursts into flame on Moses Close in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2019-04-02 - Van bursts into flame at gas station in Bakersfield (California):

2019-04-02 - Van bursts into flame on Albert Road in Retford (Britain):

2019-04-02 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at scrapyard in Port Richmond (Pennsylvania):

2019-04-02 - Pickup truck bursts into flame near Avra Valley Road and I-10 in Tucson (Arizona):

2019-04-02 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Northfield Avenue in West Orange (New Jersey):

2019-04-02 - Car bursts into flame while parked on lift at auto shop in Tyler (Texas):

2019-04-02 - Car bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, in Palm Desert (California):

Quote: "A vehicle fire in a residential Palm Desert neighborhood on Tuesday quickly spread to surrounding brush, briefly threatening some homes before being extinguished."

Note: A lot of the wildfires last year in California's record-breaking fire season were started by vehicles bursting into flame. I'd expect that to be the case this year too, but worse...

2019-04-02 - Car bursts into flame at CostCo in Waltham (Massachusetts):

2019-04-02 - Car bursts into flame on I-79 in Jackson Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-04-02 - Car bursts into flame on I-55 near Channahon (Illinois):

2019-04-02 - Car bursts into flame on overpass in Kearney (Nebraska):

2019-04-02 - Car bursts into flame on the  Southern Parkway near St. George (Utah):

2019-04-02 - In separate incidents, two cars burst into flame on highways in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

2019-04-02 - Car bursts into flame at 11:23 PM on Tredington Lane in Tredington (Britain):

2019-04-02 - Car bursts into flame at 1:16 AM on Larkhill Road in Yeovil (Britain):

2019-04-02 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the Merritt Parkway near coastal Fairfield (Connecticut):

2019-04-02 - Golf cart bursts into flame at 1:42 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, on coastal Lady's Island (South Carolina), dog killed:

2019-04-02 - Cars and auto shop destroyed by fire in Elizabethton (Tennessee):

2019-04-02 - Barn destroyed by fire on Mountain Road in Upper Bern Township (Pennsylvania), 28,000 chickens killed:

2019-04-02 - Barn and farm equipment destroyed by fire in Winterset (Iowa):

2019-04-02 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck on State Route 94 in Campo (California):

2019-04-02 - Nettle Creek Country Club destroyed by fire in Morris (Illinois):

2019-04-02 - Hospital heavily damaged by huge fire in Kashmir (India):

2019-04-02 - Garage destroyed by fire at home near Tipp City (Ohio):

2019-04-02 - Home damaged by fire at 4:30 AM on Harmony Avenue in Rochester Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-04-02 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 4:50 AM in Fort Smith (Arkansas):

2019-04-02 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in Danville (Virginia):

2019-04-02 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire before 6 AM in Kensington (Maryland), 2 injured:

2019-04-02 - Deadly fire burns home at 2 AM on Boatman Road in Glasgow (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2019-04-02 - Deadly fire burns home in Sterling Heights (Michigan), 1 killed:

2019-04-02 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Rogers Park area in Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed:

2019-04-02 - More than 200 birds found dead at lake in Gandheli (India):

2019-04-02 - Hundreds of starfish wash ashore and die on the Isle of Sheppey (Britain):

2019-04-02 - At least 12 turtles wash up dead in Panaji (India):

2019-04-02 - Thousands of fish found dead in lake in coastal Brisbane (Australia):

2019-04-02 - Two men found dead in canals in consecutive days in Lauderdale Lakes (Florida):

Quote: "A body was discovered in a canal in Lauderdale Lakes on Tuesday, just one day after another body was found floating in a canal in the same area. Tuesday morning, the body was discovered in the 2600 block of NW 35th Terrace. Police on scene tell CBS4 News that there were no obvious signs of trauma but the Medical Examiner is taking the body to determine the cause of death."

2019-04-02 - One by one, four men enter well and die, in Kogi State (Nigeria):

Quote: "They were said to have dug the well up to about 25 feet for about a week and even plastered the outer part of the well when two of them went back last night to evacuate some broken blocks that fell into the well. However, when one of them entered into the well, he was said to have complained of dizziness which led to the other person quickly coming to the aid of his friend, but the two were mysteriously trapped inside the well and could not come out. The other two friends rushed to the scene and attempted to rescue their trapped colleagues but sadly, as they got into the well, they were all trapped and could not come out."

2019-04-02 - Man, 22, has difficulty breathing, collapses, dies shortly later, in Ravenna (Ohio):

Quote: "The Ravenna Police Department is investigating after a 22-year-old Windham man died of apparent breathing problems while walking along East Main Street in Ravenna at about 9 p.m. Tuesday night."

2019-04-02 - Man found dead in the Arkansas River along the Pueblo Riverwalk in Pueblo (Colorado):

2019-04-02 - Man, 59, found dead in submerged car in lake near Lawton (Michigan):

2019-04-02 - Man, 18, found dead in shallow water in pond in Marlboro Township (Ohio):

2019-04-02 - Man, 64, found dead in field near Hayti (Missouri):

2019-04-02 - Man, 20, found dead in pond in Kano State (Nigeria):

2019-04-02 - Man has 'medical incident' in car, dies shortly later, in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

Quote: "A man has died after suffering a medical incident in his car on the A38 in Plymouth, police have confirmed."

2019-04-02 - Man in his 70s slumps over dead in car at shopping center in Bridgwater (Britain):

2019-04-02 - Man found dead in canal off Aldridge Road in Perry Barr (Britain):

2019-04-02 - Driver has 'medical issue', SUV crashes on top of car, in Bradford West Gwillimbury (Canada):

Quote: "At 4:15 p.m. this afternoon, a driver suffered a medical issue and drove his vehicle on top of another vehicle..."

2019-04-02 - Man has 'medical condition', car hits embankment and overturns, in Strawberry Plains (Tennessee), 1 killed:

Quote: "A Kodak man died Tuesday after troopers say a medical condition caused him to crash his vehicle on Asheville Highway near Carter School Road."

2019-04-02 - Driver has 'medical event', car mows down pedestrian and crashes around, in coastal Victoria (Canada), 600 feet from the ocean, 2 injured:

Quote: "At approximately 11:30 a.m., a driver entering the downtown parkade suffered a medical event that caused their vehicle to collide with a pedestrian and multiple parked vehicles. According to VicPD, the car hit the pedestrian, three cement posts, and another parked vehicle before striking yet another cement post and a parked motorcycle, after which the vehicle came to rest."

2019-04-02 - Passenger plane cockpit window cracks after departing from Austin (Texas):

Quote: "The Embrarer ERJ145 plane had only the crew on board when the window cracked on its flight from Austin, Texas to Baton Rouge. While the glass cracked, the window did not appear to completely fail, according to a WAFB report. "

2019-04-02 - Twin-engine plane lands at airport, landing gear collapses, in Lakeland (Florida):

2019-04-02 - Small plane crashes in North Macedonia, 4 killed:

2019-04-02 - School bus veers off road at 7 AM, crashes into tree, in Paderborn (Germany), 20 injured:

2019-04-02 - Tanker truck overturns at 3 AM on I-285 in Fulton County (Georgia):

2019-04-02 - RV veers off road, crashes into home, bursts into flame, in Bellefonte (Arkansas), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2019-04-02 - SUV veers over centerline, hits car head-on, fire erupts, near Warsaw (North Carolina), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-04-02 - Car crashes on Route 3 in coastal Duxbury (Massachusetts), 1 killed:

2019-04-02 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures man, kills his dog, in coastal Viera (Florida):

Note: A teen boy just collapsed and went into cardiac arrest at a school in Viera too, mentioned in the 2019-04-01 update...

2019-04-02 - Sinkhole closes lane of Highway 12 in Suisun City (California):

2019-04-02 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Moorhead (Minnesota):

2019-04-02 - Police officer chases suspect, has 'medical issue' and collapses, in critical condition, in Wheaton (Maryland):

Quote: "The officer chased the suspect and called for backup but collapsed. Other officers responded, and the suspect was arrested, but the responding officers noticed the original officer was struggling with a medical issue. He was rushed to Holy Cross Hospital, where he is in critical but stable condition."

2019-04-02 - Man, City of Little Rock Director, has 'medical issue' during meeting in Little Rock (Arkansas):

Quote: "City of Little Rock Director Ken Richardson experienced a medical issue during Tuesday night's board meeting, according to the City of Little Rock. Officials say Richardson was taken to a hospital by ambulance."

2019-04-02 - Hunger is growing as the world warms faster:

2019-04-02 - Nor'easter forms off the US Mid-Atlantic coast:

2019-04-02 - Waterspout roars ashore and damages 50 buildings in Penang (Malaysia):

2019-04-02 - Two-headed carpet python found in Port Macquarie (Australia):

2019-04-02 - Americans had to borrow $88 billion to cover their medical bills last year:

Note: The sh#ttiest healthcare system in the developed world doesn't come cheap! This is why many US retirees move to Mexico or Costa Rica...

2019-04-02 - Trump wants to know about the oranges of the Mueller investigation:


  1. Heading to class in a few minutes and will comment later.

    Great report today - as usual, Jonny - THANKS from all of your readers (who i'm speaking for).

    "Mysterious," those events that happen on consecutive days in the same towns or on the same day in locations only miles apart, yet you're the only one picking up on it.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 4.3.19 If Solar Panels Are So Clean, Why Do They Produce So Much Toxic Waste [~ 23 min.]

    Earthquake Report with Margo (April 3, 2019) [~ 44.5 min.]

    Economic Slowdown Confirmed: Here Are 14 Very Alarming Numbers That Reveal The Current State Of The Economy

    The economic numbers just continue to get worse and worse, and at this point it has become exceedingly clear that an economic slowdown is happening. In fact, even the chair of the Federal Reserve is using the term “slowdown” to describe what is taking place. But of course many are still hoping that the U.S. economy can pull out of this slump and avoid the sort of crippling recession that we experienced in 2008. Unfortunately, that may be really tough because the entire global economy is slowing down right now. Our world is more interconnected than ever before, and what happens on one side of the planet is invariably going to affect the other side of the planet. Some parts of the globe are already mired in deep economic problems, and the U.S. appears to be following down the same path.

    #1 Continuing jobless claims are rising at the fastest pace in 10 years.

    #2 U.S. businesses are adding jobs at the slowest pace in 18 months. [more; i'm sure this won't affect the unemployment #s]

    First-ever photograph of a black hole is about to be unveiled

    [more later]

  2. Look for a video by Paul Beckwith on H2S any day now. He told me last week that he is preparing for it and he said in his most recent presentation that he'll be discussing H2S more in a separate video.

  3. Well alrighty then. I saw a sticker on an SUV in front of me on the way in that read: Keep Austin Weird.

    Damaging winds, large hail threaten Deep South

    A storm system that moved in from the west brought baseball-size hail to parts of Texas and Oklahoma on Wednesday.

    The storm system will move east into the Mississippi River Valley on Thursday with severe weather stretching from New Orleans to Jackson, Mississippi, and into Shreveport, Louisiana, and eastern Texas.

    The biggest threat with these storms will be damaging winds, huge hail and even a few tornadoes. [more]

    [the college I teach at has a large population of geese currently]
    Police issue warnings after college goose attack was caught on camera

    [short video shows male goose defending territory occupied by mate]

    [look, this is no time to panic, okay? i'll tell you when it's time to panic]

    [ok, PANIC!!!]
    Indonesian Mount Agung erupts again, sparking panic among locals, Bali

    Indonesian Mount Agung erupted again at 17:31 UTC on April 3, 2019, ejecting volcanic ash up to 6 km (20 000 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code remains Orange and Alert Level at 3 of 4.

    People living along the rivers at the foot of the volcano have been warned to watch for a possible lava flow that could come on rainy days. [more; wait, what?]

    [more below]

  4. [a sprinkle of GOOD news]
    Sierra Nevada snowpack at 162 percent of normal, California water supply dream

    "With full reservoirs and a dense snowpack, this year is practically a California water supply dream," California DWR Director Karla Nemeth said April 2, 2019, after latest Sierra snowpack measurement. [more]

    Rapidly deepening nor'easter off Mid-Atlantic coast, U.S.

    A non-tropical cyclone/nor'easter offshore South Carolina / North Carolina has rapidly deepened, with central pressure down 20 hPa in just 9 hours. Hurricane-force winds have been near its center since 18:00 UTC, April 2. Radar-derived winds aloft have been close to 185 km/h (115 mph). The low pressure system is expected to develop further overnight as it moves offshore the Eastern Seaboard.

    This impressive cyclone off the East Coast will bypass the Northeast while heading to the Canadian Maritimes, NWS said. Residents should expect some hazards for the Northeast quad of the country; locally heavy precipitation, gusty winds and an elevated fire weather threat. [more]

    Climate change has caused an 89% decrease in new coral in the Great Barrier Reef, study finds

    Global warming has caused such extensive damage to the Great Barrier Reef that scientists say its coral may never recover. According to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature, baby coral in Australia's Great Barrier Reef have declined by 89% due to mass bleaching in 2016 and 2017. [more]

    Sea turtles are being born mostly female due to warming—will they survive?

    the heat of sand where eggs are buried ultimately determines whether a sea turtle becomes male or female. And since climate change is driving up temperatures around the world, researchers weren't surprised that they'd been finding slightly more female offspring. [more]

    . . on Raine Island, Australia—the biggest and most important green sea turtle nesting ground in the Pacific Ocean . . female baby turtles now outnumber males 116 to 1. [more]

    [last bit below]

  5. Maduro: 'Electrical power coup is in full swing' - Appoints new energy staff

    The Venezuelan president said that the authorities continue working for the protection and stabilization of electricity and potable water services.

    The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, denounced on Monday that "an electrical power coup is in full swing", which purpose is to plunge the country into destabilization by taking the electricity and water services from the population.

    "When we already had the country connected and we were going to proceed with a cargo management plan, there was a coup via the electromagnetic route to the transmission lines," the president said after explaining the latest attacks on the National Electric System (SEN).

    "Those who are behind this plan, those who take away electricity and then call for violence, they know, they know how to fish in troubled waters and then take over political power. They will not return!" He said. [more]

    The sun's magnetic field is ten times stronger than previously believed

    [from our Promoting Tourism desk]
    Third gray whale in 3 weeks washes up dead on San Francisco Bay area shores

    [and, finally from . . INCOMING!!!]
    Meteor fireball recorded over Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Streaking meteor fireball caught on dash-cam over Wisconsin

  6. That's GREAT Mike! Good job, prodding him in that direction through conversation.

    American Farmers On Verge Of Disaster

    [this is the 3rd article under this heading; the first two by M. Snyder, i've already posted]

    The USDA estimates that net farm incomes plunged 16% year-over-year in 2018 to $63.1 billion, down from more than $120 billion as recently as 2013. Rising operating costs play a prominent role in that shrinkage. According to the All Farms Index tabulated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the prices received component fell to 84.9 in January from 95.1 in June, while prices paid registered 109.3 and has remained north of 100 since 2011.

    Things are particularly grim in Minnesota and surrounding states. The Minneapolis Fed reports that in-state farmers have seen total input costs for seed, fertilizer, pesticides, fuel and electricity rise by 50% since 2006, after adjusting for CPI-measured inflation. As a result, Minnesota farmers reported real median net income of $26,055 last year, down 8% from 2017 and the lowest figure since the early 1980’s, per an estimate from Dale Nordquist with the University of Minnesota’s Center for Farm Financial Management. [more]

    Severe storms hit Iraq, two large tornadoes touch down in Mosul

    Severe storms have been affecting multiple governorates of Iraq since March 23, 2019. On April 3, two large tornadoes reportedly formed west of Mosul after a storm swept through the region. [more]

    IMF says Trump's trade war with China will not reduce US trade deficit

    In a new report released on Wednesday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that countries looking to reset trade imbalances should address their own macroeconomic issues instead of launching barriers to trade.

    In what could be viewed as a thinly-veiled challenge to Trump's protectionist policies, the Washington institution's World Economic Outlook report concluded the tariffs could make things worse. [more; DUH!!]

    Over a metre April snowfalls in the Alps in 48 hours

    [oh, by the way . . INCOMING!!]
    Hundreds report daytime meteor fireball over Southeast US

    The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 434 reports about a meteor fireball seen over Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia on Thursday, April 4th 2019 around 10:50 UT. [more; video]

    A total of 12 major quakes, (Mag 6 or higher) occurred in March with all 12 recorded around the Pacific ring of fire

    [from our Bet Ya Didn't See THAT Comin' segment]
    Construction crane falls onto Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in the Bahamas

    Eight people onboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship were left injured Monday after a construction crane fell onto the vessel as it was docked in the Bahamas.

    It is unknown what caused the crane to topple onto the cruise ship [more]

    Royal Caribbean cancels next 3 cruises for Oasis of the Seas following crane accident

  7. Until just a few days ago we were having highs in the 50s F and lows in the 30s F here in central Texas. Some places even got down to freezing. Today we were in the very high 80s and at least one reporting station got up to 92.

    We may have flooding rains on Saturday.

    Fun in the end times!!

    1. At 8:15 PM I was wondering why my AC keeps running and running while set at 74 degrees. I just now see that it is still 89 degrees outside. After 8 PM. This ain't normal for April 4th.

      Especially, again, when it was down around freezing only a few days ago.

    2. Dayum, that seems hot for early April! Getting warmish here this week, but not that unnaturally warm. Makes one wonder about what summer could bring! *gulp*