Monday, August 26, 2019

Event Update For 2018-08-25

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

2019-08-25 - Large number of people have trouble breathing at beach in coastal Essex (Britain):

Quote: "The reason why children coughed and struggled to breathe at a packed beach on the hottest late August bank holiday weekend on record in the UK remains a mystery. Hundreds of families were enjoying the sun in the seaside town of Frinton in Essex on Sunday, when a large number of people began to have trouble breathing. Essex Police said they were investigating, but that the cause remained unknown and the force advised people not to enter the water."

Quote: "The 45-year-old mental health worker from Derbyshire, who was visiting her parents in Essex for the bank holiday weekend, said she had also had difficulty breathing as she lay on the sand drying off after a dip in the water. She said they all began to breathe easier when they moved further away from the beach, but took the 10-year-old girls to a walk-in clinic to be checked over by medical staff."

Note: It was just two weeks ago to the day that a cloud of poison gas of unknown origin blew in off the sea and sickened people at a beach in coastal Worthing (Britain), mentioned in the 2019-08-11 update. And wallabies have been mysteriously dying at a beach in coastal Cairns (Australia), mentioned in the 2019-08-24 update. And hydrogen sulfide has been killing people and animals on beaches in coastal Brittany (France), mentioned in the 2019-07-26 update. Beach, beach, beach, beach. I could go on and on with these types of events. There have been many similar incidents. Things just keep getting obviouser and obviouser…

2019-08-25 - Man has 'medical episode' on coastal Kynance Beach (Britain):

Quote: "Team paged 3.11pm to a male who was having a medical episode on Kynance Beach, the team monitored and reassured the casualty until the arrival of the paramedics and then drove the casualty to the ambulance."

Note: On a beach?! No way!

2019-08-25 - Two people found dead in burning car in Sukabumi (Indonesia):

2019-08-25 - Wildfire rages across the island of Samos (Greece):

Quote: "The fire on Samos over the weekend led to the evacuation of about 1,000 tourists and residents from popular beaches on the east of the island, Greek news agency ANA reports."

2019-08-25 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, 10+ cars burn, in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Multiple vehicles at a junkyard on 6700 Essington Avenue caught fire Sunday evening, sending plumes of black smoke into the sky."

2019-08-25 - Brain-eating amoeba kills at least 11 people in Pakistan:

Quote: "Officials with the Directorate General Health Services in Pakistan have already reported 11 fatalities due to parasitic meningitis infections caused by Naegleria fowleri, and now a 12th case has been reported."

2019-08-25 - Recycling center erupts in flame on Fryers Road in Bloxwich (Britain):

2019-08-25 - Underwater volcano erupts near Tonga, creates raft of floating pumice as big as Manhattan:

Quote: "A massive layer of volcanic rock carrying multitudes of sea organisms could soon aid in the recovery of the Great Barrier Reef, which has been 'bleached' and permanently damaged by climate change. The 'raft' was captured by NASA Earth Observatory days after an underwater volcano 130 feet down may have erupted near the island of Tonga. The resulting raft of pumice rock is the size of Manhattan and is floating toward Australia, NASA said."

2019-08-25 - Mobile home explodes on Lafever Road in Cuba (New York), 2 injured:

Note: This is the 130th residential explosion in 2019...

2019-08-25 - Building destroyed by explosion and fire at shopping center in Columbia (Maryland), 12 miles from the coast:

Quote: "We have completed safety inspections of the area gas mains and surrounding buildings and have not found any issues with the gas equipment. Gas and electric service to the building remain off. Additionally, our records do not indicate any recent reports of gas odors from the location or in the past year. As recently as July 2019 we performed a scheduled inspection of the gas main and equipment serving this area and found no issues."

Note: So a rotten egg odor and an explosion and fire, but no problems with the natural gas equipment. Maybe that wasn't natural gas...

2019-08-25 - Wildfire breaks out near Pathfinder Reservoir (Wyoming), evacuations ensue:

2019-08-25 - Boat damaged by fire on Buena Vista Lake (California), 8 injured:

Note: This is the 753rd boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-25 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the M74 near Beattock (Scotland):

Note: This is the 414th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-08-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-75 near Norris (Tennessee):

2019-08-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Route 2 near River Road in Wellsburg (West Virginia):

2019-08-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Boggabri Road near Gunnedah (Australia):

2019-08-25 - Tractor and trailer destroyed by fire in Stoke St Milborough (Britain):

2019-08-25 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Swale Bank in Gosberton Westhorpe (Britain):

2019-08-25 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Welton Road in Low Hunsley (Britain):

Quote: "Welton Road, Low Hunsley. Sun 25 Aug 2019 18:31 (No:18909) Combine involved in fire. 2 hose reels, short extension ladder and hand tools in use."

2019-08-25 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame in Snainton (Britain):

Quote: "Time of call: 15:45 Snainton, Scarborough area Kirkbymoorside and Malton crew attended following a report of a combine fire. Fire out on arrival of crews. Crews damped down with one hose reel."

Note: These are the 1498th, 1499th, 1500th, 1501st, 1502nd, 1503rd and 1504th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-08-25 - RV bursts into flame on I-80 near Newcastle (California):

Note: Three separate big rigs burst into flame on this stretch of I-80 in California in the last week too, plus another big rig went up in flames on I-80 on the Nevada side of the border...

2019-08-25 - RV bursts into flame on Highway 41 near O’Neals (California):

Note: These are the 312th and 313th RVs to burn in 2019...

2019-08-25 - Campervan bursts into flame on Hamm Beach Road in coastal Portland (Britain), 220 feet from the ocean:

2019-08-25 - Campervan bursts into flame at 2:25 AM on Ducksett Lane in Eckington (Britain):

2019-08-25 - Van bursts into flame at 3:03 AM on Green Tiles Lane in Denham Green (Britain):

Quote: "Sunday 25 August, 3.03am Van on fire, Green Tiles Lane, Denham Green. One appliance and crew from Gerrards Cross, one from Langley and one from Slough attended. Firefighters used one set of breathing apparatus and one hose reel. The van was destroyed by the fire."

2019-08-25 - SUV bursts into flame on East Sixth Street in downtown Austin (Texas):

2019-08-25 - SUV bursts into flame on street in Tirupati (India), man burned:

Quote: "A man, aged 35 years, sustained some burn injuries after the vehicle he was travelling in suddenly caught fire in Anantapur district on Sunday."

2019-08-25 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at business on Sprinkle Road in Portage (Michigan):

2019-08-25 - Car bursts into flame on Riverside Street along the Naugatuck River in Waterbury (Connecticut):

2019-08-25 - Car bursts into flame at 1:41 AM on Highway 22 in McKenzie (Tennessee):

2019-08-25 - Car bursts into flame at 3:37 AM on North Cooper Street in Monticello (Arkansas):

2019-08-25 - Car bursts into flame on I-190 in Rapid City (South Dakota):

2019-08-25 - Car bursts into flame on the Massachusetts Turnpike near Grafton (Massachusetts):

2019-08-25 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 20 near South Sioux City (Nebraska):

2019-08-25 - Car bursts into flame on the Taconic State Parkway near Yorktown (New York):

2019-08-25 - Car explodes into flame on Lansdowne Street in coastal Birkenhead (Britain):

2019-08-25 - Car bursts into flame in Barton (Britain):

Quote: "Time of call: 13:26 Barton area Richmond and Colburn crews dealt with a car fire in the area. Car completely damaged by fire. Fire extinguished using 2 hose reels and 4 dry powder extinguishers."

2019-08-25 - Vehicle bursts into flame shortly before midnight while parked inside garage at home, fire spreads to garage, in Las Vegas (Nevada):

Quote: "Authorities believe the cause of the fire was an issue with the vehicle parked in the garage."

2019-08-25 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the 14 Freeway, ignites brush fire, near Santa Clarita (California):

2019-08-25 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 1:22 AM on Monarch Road in Crewkerne (Britain):

2019-08-25 - Vehicle bursts into flame on M6 slip road in Cheshire (Britain):

2019-08-25 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at 12:32 AM on Stroud Crescent West in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Stroud Crescent West, Hull. Sun 25 Aug 2019 00:32 (No:18862) Motorcycle fire. 1 hose reel in use."

2019-08-25 - Hoverboard bursts into flame just after 1 AM inside home, fire spreads, home heavily damaged, in North Lauderdale (Florida), near the coast:

2019-08-25 - Auto shop destroyed by fire in Lower Norton (Canada), nobody there:

2019-08-25 - Large number of tree trunks go up in flames in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Hull. Sun 25 Aug 2019 22:17 (No:18933) Fire involving large amount of tree trunks. 1 hose reel in use."

2019-08-25 - Large compost fire erupts near landfill near coastal Kahului (Hawaii):

2019-08-25 - Home damaged by fire on Great Bridge Boulevard in coastal Chesapeake (Virginia):

2019-08-25 - Home damaged by fire at 2:30 AM on South Louisa Street in Peoria (Illinois):

2019-08-25 - Home damaged by basement fire in Malden (Massachusetts):

2019-08-25 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2:15 AM on Tremont Street in Hartford (Connecticut):

2019-08-25 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Laura Drive in Piqua (Ohio):

2019-08-25 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 11 PM on Lavender Lane in Howard (Wisconsin):

2019-08-25 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after 1 AM in coastal Los Angeles (California), 2 injured:

2019-08-25 - Home destroyed by fire on Feyler's Corner Road in coastal Waldoboro (Maine), nobody there:

2019-08-25 - Home destroyed by fire at 11:04 PM in Westernport (Maryland):

2019-08-25 - Two homes go up in flames on Marion Court in Toledo (Ohio):

2019-08-25 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Oakcrest Drive in Peoria (Illinois):

2019-08-25 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 7:20 AM on 5th Avenue South in La Crosse (Wisconsin):

2019-08-25 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire just before 7:30 AM on Bush River Road in Columbia (South Carolina):

2019-08-25 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on West Arkansas Lane in Arlington (Texas):

2019-08-25 - Apartment building(s) destroyed by fire shortly before 3:30 AM on Washington Avenue in Huntington (Pennsylvania):

2019-08-25 - Deadly fire destroys home shortly after 3 AM in Lorain (Ohio), 1 killed:

2019-08-25 - Vacant board of education building burns in Sparta (Georgia):

2019-08-25 - Fireflies are dying off:

Note: Insects of all kinds are dying off, all over the planet. That's an ominous indication that we are in the beginning phase of one of Earth's biggest extinction events...

2019-08-25 - Two men, 30 and 65, die while diving in cave off the island of Karpathos (Greece):

2019-08-25 - Two people in their 20s found dead in car outside Walgreens in Hockessin (Delaware):

Quote: "Delaware State Police say they are investigating the deaths of two people found dead in a car parked outside the Walgreens at 2012 Brackenville Road in Hockessin."

Quote: "No foul play is suspected, Austin said."

2019-08-25 - Seven teens die in ponds in two incidents in Uttar Pradesh (India):

2019-08-25 - Two sisters die in dam reservoir while washing clothes, in Rawalpindi (Pakistan):

2019-08-25 - Man, 21, dies in swimming pool at hotel on his 21st birthday in coastal St. Ann on the island of Jamaica:

2019-08-25 - Man found dead in water at bird sanctuary in Methuen (Massachusetts):

2019-08-25 - Man, 26, dies after being pulled from Lake Michigan in Chicago (Illinois):

2019-08-25 - Boy, 14, found dead in Kentucky Lake in Marshall County (Kentucky):

2019-08-25 - Person found dead in Canyon Ferry Lake (Montana):

2019-08-25 - Man, 49, has 'medical emergency' on kayak, falls into Scovill Reservoir and dies in Wolcott (Connecticut):

Quote: "The man and his fiancee were kayaking in the reservoir at about 2:30 p.m. when he went overboard after apparently suffering a medical emergency, reports said."

2019-08-25 - Man, 70, found dead in 3 feet of water along the Merced River at McConnell Recreation Area (California):

2019-08-25 - Man, 80, falls into the Hudson River and dies in South Glens Falls (New York):

2019-08-25 - Man, 49, Bradley County Commission Vice Chairman and 5th District Commissioner, drops dead at home in Bradley County (Tennessee):

2019-08-25 - Woman in her 40s has 'medical incident' and drops dead during run portion of triathlon near the Freshwater Lagoon in coastal Townsville (Australia):

Quote: "A woman taking part in a triathlon in north Queensland has died after fellow runners found her unconscious in bushland this morning. Paramedics were called to a section of the Townsville Triathlon trail run after the woman, aged in her 40s, was discovered just before 9am near the Freshwater Lagoon in the Town Common area of town."

Quote: "It’s believed the death was a result of an undisclosed medical incident."

2019-08-25 - Man, 48, found dead in Lake Erue near Fisherville (Canada), empty 'ghost boat' found first:

Quote: "Police say the man went onto the lake near Featherstone Point to fish at about 11 a.m. Thursday. Less than an hour later, a friend checked on the man through a telescope and noticed his boat was unoccupied. Police were called and a search for the man started immediately. His boat was located but the man was not."

2019-08-25 - Woman, 30 found dead in pond in Vijayawada (India):

2019-08-25 - Driver has 'medical emergency', car veers off road, crashes into car and gas station, in Columbia (Tennessee), 2 injured:

Quote: "Assistant Fire Chief Tony Scott said it appeared as if one driver had suffered from a medical emergency while driving, possibly a heart attack."

2019-08-25 - Private C-130 transport plane makes emergency landing at airport, crashes, bursts into flame, in coastal Santa Barbara (California):

2019-08-25 - Twin-engine plane makes emergency landing, runs off runway, at Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), engine failure:

2019-08-25 - Small plane and helicopter collide mid-air over the island of Majorca (Spain), 7 killed:

Note: If they'd crashed one day earlier then as they fell to their deaths they could have watched the superyacht 'D'Anglaterre' burning off the coast of Majorca, mentioned in the 2019-08-24 update...

2019-08-25 - Small plane crash-lands in field, brush fire ignites, in Lancaster (California), engine failure:

2019-08-25 - Small plane crashes and burns in the Swiss Alps (Switzerland), 3 killed:

2019-08-25 - Small plane crashes in the Amazon forest in Ecuador, 4 killed:

2019-08-25 - Two tractor trailers crash, huge fire erupts, on I-15 near Baker (California):

2019-08-25 - SUV veers off road, crashes into building, in coastal Mobile (Alabama), 1 injured:

2019-08-25 - SUV veers off road on causeway, plunges into water, in coastal Mobile (Alabama):

Quote: "Nobody was hurt in the accident but Mobile Police say that the driver may have had a medical issue while behind the wheel which lead to the accident."

2019-08-25 - Man goes nuts at 3:30 AM near pool area at apartments, gets arrested then stops breathing and dies, in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

Quote: "Authorities say the incident occurred about 3:30 a.m. Sunday after officers responded to an apartment complex following reports that a person was kicking apartment doors, talking incoherently and kicking a fence by the pool area. Police say officers found a man inside the complex and placed him in handcuffs before escorting him outside. Officials say officers placed the man on the ground after he allegedly spat them. A short time later, the officers discovered the man had stopped breathing. Officials say the man was taken to a hospital, where he died."

2019-08-25 - Huge sinkholes open in two villages in Kadapa (India):

2019-08-25 - Sinkhole closes lanes on road for a month in Dubuque (Iowa):

2019-08-25 - Man, 25 to 30, has seizure and collapses outside bar in coastal Stockton (Britain):

Quote: "A 'lifeless' man who collapsed outside a Stockton bar was taken to hospital in a 'critical condition'. The man, believed to be aged between 25 and 30, started fitting outside Ché Stockton on bank holiday Sunday."

2019-08-25 - Plants are going extinct up to 350 times faster than the historical norm:

2019-08-25 - Scientists worried that a tipping point has been breached where the Amazon will no longer be able to soak and store up carbon:

2019-08-25 - Mexico sees jungle lakes evaporate amid lower rainfall:

2019-08-25 - Mount Asama erupts again in Japan:

2019-08-25 - Lightning strike injures two workers at airport in Miami (Florida):

2019-08-25 - It costs more than $20,000 to die in these 17 US states:

2019-08-25 - Man parks pickup, goes into business to rob it, another man steals his pickup truck, in Kennewick (Washington):

Quote: "Police say a man in the act of stealing items from a Kennewick, Washington business lost his getaway vehicle when another thief drove off with his pickup truck Sunday."


  1. Hey Jonny. Things are progressing along, lining up nicely to eliminate most species on the planet in short order. Planes of all sizes are having trouble staying intact, staying aloft, and LANDING.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 8.26.19 Google Loves You & Trump Loves Bombs [~ 14.75 min.]

    Tuesday, 27 August 2019
    Sea ice update with Margo - 26 August, 2019

    Methane & Sea Ice Update with Margo (Aug. 26, 2019) [~ 37.6 min.]

    Major breaking-up of sea ice near the North Pole after cyclone

    The aftermath of the Great Arctic Cyclone – 26 August, 2019 [~ 14 min. video by Robin]

    Preparing For A Financial Apocalypse: Insiders Are Selling “$600 Million Of Stock Per Day In August”

    In the U.S., corporate insiders have been selling stocks at an average rate of 600 million dollars per day during the month of August. This kind of wild selling indicates that there is a tremendous amount of fear among corporate insiders right now, and such selling would only make sense if a stock market crash is imminent. And without a doubt, we have already seen volatility return to Wall Street in a major way as our trade war with China has dramatically escalated. [more]

    Red Flag Warnings and Smoke Map, August 25, 2019

    Can we afford to ignore the warnings any more? 2019 is set to be the most devastating year on record as the most destructive month of the summer approaches

    As we approach the peak of hurricane season Tropical Storm Dorian set to be named hurricane by Tuesday as it sets course to hit the eastern Caribbean

    As we approach the peak of hurricane season, which usually occurs in early September, a tropical storm warning has been issued for Barbados, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. That means tropical storm conditions (39-73 mph winds) are expected there within the next 36 hours, according to the Weather Channel.

    Tropical Storm Dorian is strengthening as it moves westward toward the Windward Islands where it will bring heavy rain and strong winds early this week and could reach hurricane strength by Tuesday. [more]

    [more below]

  2. Mexico's colossus, Popocatepetl volcano blows on Sunday, spewing a column of ash, smoke, and gas on both more than 1.5 kilometres into the sky

    [from Sunday, in case you missed it]
    LeShow for August 25th [~ 1 hr]

    [from our Move Your ASH! segment]
    The toxic waste threat that climate change is making worse [see map]

    More than 100 storage sites for coal-burning power plants’ toxic leftovers lie in areas that federal emergency managers have labeled a high risk for flooding, according to POLITICO’s examination of government and industry data.

    That finding comes as scientists and pollution experts warn that coal ash — a multibillion-dollar liability problem for communities across the country — may become an even greater danger because of heavier rains triggered by climate change. Already, federal agencies warn that the government’s flood maps most likely understate the risks of deluges in much of the country, including the Southeast, where at least 42 storage sites in POLITICO’s analysis are located. [more]

    Trump skips G7 talks on climate crisis and Amazon wildfires – Trump team calls global warming a “niche issue”

    A massive plastic-cleanup device invented by a 25-year-old may finally be catching trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

    The 25-year-old launched his organization, called The Ocean Cleanup, more than six years ago, with the goal of cleaning the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a trash-filled vortex that's more than twice the size of Texas. The gyre is said to contain more than 1.8 trillion pieces of floating plastic [more]

    [as he's busy cleaning up one gyre (there are at least 5), more plastic keeps entering the ocean every minute of every day, so he can't possibly do much to clean the ocean; being out there, they also risk H2S exposure and/or ship fire]

    [continued below]

  3. Blue-Green Algae That Can Kill Dogs Has Just Been Found in New York City Parks

    A toxic blue-green algae that is potentially lethal to dogs has been found in three New York City park ponds––the latest place it’s cropped up after leaving a trail of sick and dead pets across North Carolina, Texas and Georgia.

    According to the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, the blue-green algae was found in two Central Park ponds and another pond in Prospect Park. [more]

    Severe Storm, Flood Threats East Of The Rockies

    Storms slowing down supply chains [uh-oh]

    Looks like we have a wet start to the week for many areas east of the Rockies, and frontal boundaries will help produce plenty of disruptive weather. Monday, August 26 will be especially rough for truckers on tweener and long hauls between the Great Plains and the Midwest, mostly from Oklahoma to Wisconsin and vice versa. Severe storms this afternoon and tonight could contain large hail, extremely gusty winds and even a few tornadoes. Looking at the latest data from FreightWaves SONAR, storms may be particularly intense from Oklahoma City to Missouri and western Illinois, and localized flash flooding could lead to roadblocks on some secondary roads or interstate ramps in any given spot. [more]

    How long will the heatwave last?

    Meteorologists are forecasting sunny spells, thunderstorms and heavy showers across the country today (27th August). Although the south east of England could see temperatures of 34˚C before the day is out.

    Chief Meteorologist, Steve Willington said: “It’ll stay hot and sunny across eastern and southeastern parts over the next few days, with temperatures potentially reaching 34˚C on Tuesday. Elsewhere in the UK it’ll be warm but turning cloudier from Tuesday with the chance of some showery rain across western parts. [more]

    ‘Climate Action’ Flops at the G-7

    Despite President Emmanuel Macron’s effort to push climate change to the front of the discussion during the recently concluded G-7 meeting in France, the confab ended without a concrete agreement to take action on the issue. [more]

    A flight from the UK to Portugal was forced to make an emergency landing after the pilot reportedly fainted

    A flight scheduled to fly from Manchester, England, to Madeira, a group of Portuguese islands, on Monday had to make an emergency landing after the pilot fell ill in the cockpit.

    The First Officer on board Jet2 Flight LS765 successfully diverted the plane to Porto, about 750 miles away from Madeira instead.

    An off-duty pilot who was on the plane as a passenger also entered the cockpit to help out.

    It's not entirely clear what happened to the original pilot, and Jet2 has so far declined to give specifics.

    MailOnline reported that the pilot had fainted, and the BBC cited a passenger as saying that he had "drifted in and out of consciousness." [more]

  4. Yeah, that ocean-cleaning guy's heart is obviously in the right place, but I doubt that he can remove from the oceans each day even 1/1000th of what is added to the oceans each day, not even counting all the crap that's already there. A gigantic fleet of ships scattered throughout the oceans all over the planet could maybe make a difference, but that's not going to happen, and even if it did, all those ships would bring with them increased emissions, which would exacerbate the emissions problem, so we'd roast to death quicker, but with cleaner oceans.

  5. Hot off the press...

  6. It's turning out to be a hot time in the DFW metro area today. Scorching hot off the press....

    Hmmmm....I wonder what made that utility pole just collapse?

  7. Russia releases killer whales from captivity

    Russian environmentalists celebrated a "huge victory" on Tuesday after the last of a group of killer whales kept in a notorious facility were released into the sea following year-long captivity. [more; how long before the Japanese get 'em?]

    Man critically injured during ferocious attack by 2 dogs in Philadelphia - caught on camera

    Police in Philadelphia say they were forced to fire their guns at two dogs that viciously attacked a 57-year-old man in order to save the victim's life.

    Security video from a nearby market shows a 57-year-old man running for his life early Monday morning, before he is tackled to the ground by two dogs, a bullmastiff and a pit bull.
    The man was bitten several times on his arms and legs and even dragged like a rag doll.

    "He has three dog bites at this time to both arms and his one leg. They say the bites to his arm are very, very severe, down to the bone. [more]

    Tropical Storm Ivo leaves two dead, widespread flooding in Mexico

    The storm closed schools, downed power lines and collapsed bridges

    Tropical Storm Ivo left two dead and communities across the country ravaged by floods, sinkholes, hailstorms and damaged infrastructure over the weekend.

    The deaths, a minor in Ahome, Sinaloa, and an adult male in Monterrey, Nuevo León, were both caused by electrocution. The seven-year-old child was electrocuted when lightning struck as he touched a refrigerator. [more]

    [oh, by the way, the noises are back]
    Strange 'jet sounds' heard in the skies of Iasi, Romania [> 3 min. video!]

    Strange trumpeting sounds heard near Heidelberg, Germany [~ 35 sec. video]

    Signs and Portents: Mutant cow born with two heads in Argentina

    The deformed cow, born at the Los Chimagons Farm near the town of Hilario Ascasubi in the eastern Argentine province of Buenos Aires, is able to move both its heads and can breathe through them as well

    But tragically, the creature died just 12 hours after birth.
    [more; video]

    [more below]

  8. Waterspout swirls across Lake Huron [~ 4.5 min. video]

    "Missing 411: The Hunted": David Paulides discusses bizarre disappearances of hunters

    [~ 78 min.]

    Tropical Storm "Podul" (Jenny) about to make landfall in Philippines

    Tropical Storm "Podul," named Jenny in the Philippines, formed in the West Philippine Sea on August 26, 2019. Jenny is expected to hit Aurora Province, Philippines between 21:00 LT on August 27 and 01:00 LT on August 28. China and Vietnam are also under heavy typhoon threat.

    Tropical Storm "Dorian" moves across St. Lucia, heading toward Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Bahamas and Florida

    Tropical Storm "Dorian" moved across St. Lucia and into the eastern Caribbean Sea on August 27, 2019. The current forecast track takes Dorian across the eastern and northeastern Caribbean Sea during the next few days, near or south of Puerto Rico on Wednesday, August 28, near or over eastern Hispaniola Wednesday night, north of Hispaniola on Thursday, into the Bahamas on Friday and Saturday and Florida, U.S. on Sunday, August 31. [more]

    Monster Eruption of Shiveluch Volcano Blasts Ash 70,000 Feet in the Sky (Video)

    Recently, the Kamchatka Peninsula is experiencing an upstick is volcanic activity with the Karymski and Shiveluch volcanoes exploding regularly. [more]

    Fires in Alaska Are Burning Out-Of-Control

    Rare Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills At Least 11 People in Pakistan

    Pakistan health officials have already reported 11 fatalities due to parasitic meningitis infections caused by Naegleria fowleri.

    And now a 12th case is battling for life at the National Medical Center (NMC) in Karachi. [more]

    Apocalyptic Hail Storm and Flooding Wash Cars Away in Madrid, Spain (Video) [video]

    Madrid has been swept by a torrential downpour of rain and hail on August 26, 2019.

    Flooding waters changed the streets into raging rivers, washing away cars and anything else in their path. [more]

    Chupacabra Sighting

    An interesting new video is showing what looks like a legendary creature in the folklore of parts of the Americas.
    Its name comes from the animal’s reported habit of attacking and drinking the blood of livestock. [more; short video]

  9. Are you smelling the smoke Tom?

  10. Hey Mike! Nah - that's a ways off from me. How you holdin' up down 'ere? The heat break yet?

  11. 2 asteroids to scream past Earth Wednesday, including one discovered only LAST WEEK

    Terrified passengers & crew evacuated as Airbus jet catches fire at Beijing airport (VIDEOS)