Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Event Update For 2020-08-17


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

2020-08-17 - Rotting seaweed releasing hydrogen sulfide onto coastal Birchington (Britain):

Quote: "Some residents believe a gas released by the decomposing algae is also causing walls, window sills and even jewellery to turn black."

Quote: "Stinking seaweed is causing misery for residents of a seaside village - as some fear the putrid pong could pose a health risk."

Quote: "The seaweed is understood to release hydrogen sulfide into the atmosphere."

Note: Rotting seaweed has been releasing hydrogen sulfide and killing people and animals on the coast in France. It's all over the Caribbean and doctors have warned people that there could be serious health consequences from the hydrogen sulfide. There is definitely a health risk involved with breathing poison gas...

2020-08-17 - Experts fear warming climate could lead to more heat waves and Dust Bowl-like conditions:

2020-08-17 - Chemical factory explodes and burns in Palghar (India), 2 killed, 4 injured:

Quote: "The intensity of the blast was such that the explosion was heard from as far as 8 to 10 km."

2020-08-17 - Vehicle fire causes wildfire, wildfire explodes in size to 1,100 acres, in Piru Canyon near Lake Piru (California):

Quote: "The blaze, dubbed the Holser Fire, was reported at about a quarter-acre around 2:10 p.m., when a vehicle fire spread to nearby brush in the Holser Canyon Road area, according to the Ventura County Fire Department."

2020-08-17 - Wildfire grows to 42,700 acres and burns many Joshua trees in Mojave National Preserve (Nevada):

2020-08-17 - RV bursts into flame, ignites huge brush fire, near Chief Timothy Park (Washington):

Note: This is the 259th RV to burn in 2020...

2020-08-17 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked in parking lot in coastal Hollywood (Florida):

2020-08-17 - Earthquake swarm shakes Baja California (Mexico):

2020-08-17 - Boat bursts into flame at Cutter Marina in coastal Middle River (Maryland):

2020-08-17 - Boat bursts into flame off coastal Redcliffe (Australia):

Note: These are the 747th and 748th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-08-17 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on street in coastal Dubai (UAE):

Note: This is the 197th bus to burn in 2020...

2020-08-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 61/151 in Grant County (Wisconsin):

2020-08-17 - Semi tractor bursts into flame on Witless Bay Line near coastal Witless Bay (Canada):

2020-08-17 - Tractor (harvester) bursts into flame near Westlock (Canada):

Note: These are the 1195th, 1196th and 1197th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-08-17 - Vans go up in flames while parked at home on English Road in Wexford (Pennsylvania):

2020-08-17 - Van bursts into flame on street in Clifton Moor (Britain):

Quote: "Van Fire – Clifton Moor Gate Time of call: 08:37 Crews from Acomb and Huntington responded to a van well alight. The cause of the fire is believed to be an electrical fault. Crews extinguished fire using two hose reels and breathing apparatus. "

2020-08-17 - Van bursts into flame on highway in Humberside (Britain):

Quote: "Junc 2 To 3 Eastbound, Woodhouse Interchange To Midmoor Interchange. Mon 17 Aug 2020 10:32 (No:015139) Van totally destroyed by fire. Hose reel and 1 BA in use. Accidental ignition."

2020-08-17 - SUV bursts into flame in the wee hours on Route 42 in South Fallsburg (New York), 1 injured:

2020-08-17 - SUV bursts into flame on I-295 in coastal Glen Burnie (Maryland):

2020-08-17 - SUV bursts into flame at 1:30 AM on road in coastal Pattaya (Thailand), 2 injured:

2020-08-17 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Kamloops (Canada):

2020-08-17 - Car bursts into flame on Rivers Avenue in coastal North Charleston (South Carolina):

2020-08-17 - Car bursts into flame on Eel River Drive near the Eel River in Fernbridge (California):

2020-08-17 - Car bursts into flame on the 60 Freeway near Moreno Valley (California):

2020-08-17 - Car bursts into flame on Beaverdam Road near West Pelzer (South Carolina):

2020-08-17 - Car bursts into flame at 6:45 AM on Longstrings Lane in Crewkerne (Britain):

2020-08-17 - Car bursts into flame on the M56 near Lymm (Britain):

2020-08-17 - Car bursts into flame on the A38 near Alfreton (Britain):

2020-08-17 - Car bursts into flame at 2:20 AM on street in Brockton, Shifnal (Britain):

2020-08-17 - Car bursts into flame off the A4361 in Wroughton (Britain):

2020-08-17 - Car bursts into flame at 11:51 PM on Arglam Lane in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor (Britain):

Quote: "Arglam Lane, Holme Upon Spalding Moor. Mon 17 Aug 2020 23:51 (No:015201) Car fire. Two BA, one hose reel, two dry powder extinguishers and Thermal Image Camera in use."

2020-08-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Route 8 in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2020-08-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-64 in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2020-08-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Highway 3 near West Creston (Canada):

2020-08-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 1:19 AM on the B1230 in High Hunsley (Britain):

Quote: "B1230 Road, High Hunsley. Mon 17 Aug 2020 01:19 (No:015125) Vehicle fire. Two breathing apparatus and one hose reel in use. Incident left with owner of vehicle and Police."

2020-08-17 - Barn destroyed by fire just after 6 AM on Sodom Hutchings Road in Fowler (Ohio):

2020-08-17 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Middletown (Connecticut):

2020-08-17 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Toronto (Canada):

2020-08-17 - Garage destroyed by fire at home on Northway Drive in Roanoke County (Virginia):

2020-08-17 - Garage destroyed by fire at home on West Main Street in Hoopeston (Illinois):

2020-08-17 - Mobile home destroyed by fire on East Washington Avenue in El Cajon (California):

2020-08-17 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire on West Albert Street in Portage (Wisconsin):

2020-08-17 - Home heavily damaged by fire near Tower Road and Iliff Avenue in Aurora (Colorado), 1 injured:

2020-08-17 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Evansville (Indiana):

2020-08-17 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Mount Pleasant (South Carolina), nobody there:

2020-08-17 - Home destroyed by fire shortly after midnight on Pangburn Road in New Scotland (New York):

2020-08-17 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire at 3:04 AM on SW Fort King Street in Ocala (Florida):

2020-08-17 - Apartment building damaged by fire in the wee hours on Irving Street in Worcester (Massachusetts):

2020-08-17 - Two vacant homes go up in flames on East Steins Street in St. Louis (Missouri):

2020-08-17 - Woman and baby found dead in pond in Hatabarandi (India):

2020-08-17 - Man, 75, falls off balcony and dies at Surfside Condominiums in coastal New Smyrna Beach (Florida), possible toppler:

2020-08-17 - Man, 29, found dead in Salmon River Reservoir in Redfield (New York):

2020-08-17 - Woman, 53, found dead on Palm Avenue in Riverside (California):

2020-08-17 - Man found dead near construction site in Costa Mesa (California):

2020-08-17 - Man, 26, found dead at jail in Calcasieu Parish (Louisiana):

2020-08-17 - Man, 54, found dead near trail in Yuma (Arizona):

2020-08-17 - Person found dead in the water at Lake Park in Seymour (Wisconsin):

2020-08-17 - Person found dead along Equestrian Drive in Henderson (Nevada):

2020-08-17 - Person found dead near Campbellton Road SW in Atlanta (Georgia):

2020-08-17 - Person found dead near Greenbriar Drive in Normal (Illinois):

2020-08-17 - Man found dead in Lake Ontario near Bluffer’s Park in Scarborough (Canada):

2020-08-17 - Person found dead in Harrison Lake (Canada):

2020-08-17 - Man, around 30, found dead in canal in Greater Noida (India):

2020-08-17 - Boy, 15, found dead in the River Tees in Darlington (Britain):

2020-08-17 - Small plane crashes into home in Groton (Connecticut), engine failure, 2 injured:

2020-08-17 - Small plane crashes into the ocean near coastal Surry (Maine):

2020-08-17 - Freight train derails, fire erupts, near Conrad (Montana):

2020-08-17 - Tractor trailer overturns, bursts into flame, on I-94 in Taylor (Michigan), 1 killed:

2020-08-17 - Tractor trailer crashes through median just before 6 AM and overturns on I-74 near Galesburg (Illinois), 1 injured:

2020-08-17 - Dump truck crashes through median and overturns in Hickory (North Carolina), 1 injured:

2020-08-17 - SUV veers off road at 11:30 PM, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, near Grimes (Iowa), 1 killed:

2020-08-17 - Car hits tractor trailer head-on just after 11:15 PM on I-84 near Mountain Green (Utah), 1 killed:

2020-08-17 - Car veers off road, crashes into rock cliff, near coastal Virgin Arm (Canada), 1 killed:

2020-08-17 - Building collapses in coastal Mumbai (India), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-08-17 - Plague of tiny mountain pine beetles wiping out forests around the world:

Note: This is, to some degree, related to global warming. In Canada and the US Northwest, both hit particularly hard, harsh winters used to kill these beetles off, but now that winters aren't so harsh, they're thriving and devouring forests at greatly increased speed...

2020-08-17 - Invasive Asian longhorned tick spreading throughout the US:

2020-08-17 - Invasive and destructive spotted lanternflies spreading in the US:

2020-08-17 - Trump administration approves opening Arctic refuge for drilling:

2020-08-17 - Mortgage delinquencies in the US rising faster than ever before:


  1. While i'm typing this morning, i'm listening to Plandemic, Jonny.

    Check it out:

    Plandemic II: Indoctornation (FULL MOVIE) [~ 71.5 min.]

    River Fire prompts evacuations south of Salinas, California

    Not much additional information is available about the River Fire. Monterey County has current evacuation information. CAL FiRE has not updated the size since they announced it was 2,800 acres this morning. [more; my son sent pics from his home last night]

    Several large fires burning north of Napa, CA in Lake Berryessa area

    At least three large wildfires are spreading rapidly in northern California north of Napa. The Hennessey Fire is about 12 air miles north of Napa near the intersection of Highway 128 and Chiles Pope Valley Road. The last size provided by CAL FIRE (which could be many hours old) was 2,700 acres but it has grown substantially since then. Approximately 205 structures are threatened and evacuation orders are in place. [more]

    Lightning ignites fires in San Francisco Bay Area

    Most of the wildfires in the LNU Complex were very active Tuesday. Based on data from a satellite at 2:06 p.m. the Del Puerto Fire especially increased in size. [more]

    Moon is drifting away from Earth says NASA

    One of the biggest revelations is that the Earth and Moon are slowly drifting apart at the rate that fingernails grow, or 1.5 inches (3.8 centimeters) per year. This widening gap is the result of gravitational interactions between the two bodies. [more; nope - they've been intertwined forever, so what changed to cause this?]

    Twin shallow 6.8 & 6.9 magnitude earthquakes strike Indonesia

    Though the jolts were strong and shallow, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) reported that there was "no tsunami potential" in the quakes' aftermath. [more]

    You shouldn't believe anything the government says about vaccines and viruses

    the credibility of information you're getting now, from government agencies, about COVID, is connected to the credibility of information you've received from the same government agencies in years gone by.

    If they lied to you then — in mind-boggling ways — there is no reason to think they're telling the truth now. [more]

    Mysterious smoke ring floats over Santa Clara, California (Video)

    The smoke ring was captured by baffled residents of Santa Clara, California during the heavy thunderstorms that engulfed the area on August 16, 2020. [more]

    [part II below]

  2. Renewable energy corporations fight endangered species status for Joshua trees

    Renewable energy corporations have launched an eleventh-hour campaign to derail a petition seeking endangered species protection for Joshua trees, saying it could hinder development of the solar and wind power projects California needs to wean itself off fossil fuels. [more; yeah, right]

    Sichuan activates the highest level of flood control response for the first time on record, China

    The Chinese province of Sichuan, located on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, has activated the highest level of flood control response for the first time on record on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, as rain-induced floods continue ravaging parts of the province. Meanwhile, the Three Gorges Dam in Hubei is facing the most severe floods since it was built in 2003 and the Tropical Storm "Higos" made landfall in Guangdong. [more]

    Storm Ellen named, forecast to hit Ireland and UK with disruptive winds and heavy rain

    The Irish Meteorological Service -- Met Éireann -- named Storm Ellen on Tuesday evening, August 18, 2020. Ellen formed over the Atlantic Ocean -- fuelled by the remnants of Hurricane "Kyle" -- and is forecast to bring disruptive and potentially damaging winds Wednesday evening, August 19 and throughout Thursday, August 20, 2020, to Ireland and parts of the United Kingdom. Due to the combination of storm surge, spring tides, and onshore winds, there is a risk of some coastal flooding. There is a risk also of some inland and river flooding with some potentially heavy, thundery downpours. [more]

    [from NO CHOICE news, we get this]
    Jill Biden pledging husband Joe, the soul of America, who will ‘make us whole.’ Enough already! The lies and untruths gift wrapped in lovelyism, political correctness and virtue signalling is back: The new generation of bleeding-heart liberals are here to save America!

    I don't personally have anything against Joe Biden, or President Trump for that matter, however, I do baulk at the lies and untruths gift wrapped in lovelyism, political correctness and virtue signalling, especially from the new generation of bleeding-heart, liberals who want to be seen as part of a new left-wing movement which has moved from its original stance on social equality and egalitarianism to favour anything which sits in a minority because they believe minority is their new Nirvana. [more]

    Trump Had Me Arrested for Asking Why He Cut Off a 92-Year-Old Woman’s Water

    Despite Donald Trump’s attempts to quash You’ve Been Trumped Too, my film will finally be available to all Americans this week after a four-year legal battle. “There could hardly be a more urgent or relevant film than this,” wrote one of Britain’s leading reviewers, astonished by the revelations in the documentary. At long last Americans can finally decide for themselves.

    The muzzling of You’ve Been Trumped Too is a warning that the free speech we take for granted, especially in the United States, is always vulnerable to suppression by the rich and powerful. Though You’ve Been Trumped Too was completely cleared by libel lawyers on both sides of the Atlantic, just the threat of court action by the Trump Organization put a chill through distributors, publicists, and media organizations that are normally champions of free speech.[more]

    [3rd section awaits]

  3. Democrats backtrack and remove demand to end fossil fuel tax breaks from platform

    In the midst of the convention, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has dropped from its party platform a demand for no more oil and gas subsidies and tax breaks, Huffington Post reported on Tuesday. [more; of course!]

    Category 3 Hurricane Genevieve leads tropical storms around the world

    Little change in strength is expected Wednesday, followed by weakening on Thursday and Friday.

    On the forecast track, the centre of Genevieve is expected to move near the southwestern corner of the Baja California Peninsula Wednesday night and Thursday, amoving away from the peninsula by Friday.

    Southern Mexican coastal areas will also be impacted by the storm, experiencing large waves and coastal erosion. [more]

    We now have the best evidence yet that everyone develops long-term coronavirus immunity after infection — and it's not just about antibodies

    Some early studies have suggested that coronavirus antibodies fade relatively quickly, but that doesn't mean immunity vanishes.

    A new study found that all participants infected with COVID-19 — even those with asymptomatic or mild cases and patients who didn't have detectable antibodies — developed virus-specific T cells.

    T cells identify and kill infected cells, and B cells create new antibodies. Those cells can attack the virus if it ever returns.

    So the new finding is strong evidence that all patients likely develop long-term immunity. [more; so DON'T take the shot!]

  4. [some humpday headlines from Rice Farmer]
    News Links, August 19, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    U.S. and European firms face $1 trillion in costs to relocate their Chinese supply chains, BofA says

    World's largest sovereign wealth fund reports $21 billion loss after 'volatile' first half of the year

    The Empire Will Strike Back: Dollar Supremacy Is the Fed's Imperial Mandate

    Fed's unlimited QE is pushing the world 'to the verge of a global financial crisis' - China's banking watchdog

    Key Factors Driving Bitcoin's 73% YTD Return
    Bitcoin surged to a new 2020 high of $12,486, posting a 73% year-to-date return on investment.
    Make your profits now. Power shortages/outages and internet disruptions will eventually make any kind of digital currency useless. -- RF

    The Decline in Power of the Oil States

    Despite U.S. sanctions bid, Iran aims to keep nuclear deal alive until U.S. election

    What Will the Real American Resistance Look Like — Chaotic Rebellion or Organized General Strikes? [pffff]

    California power grid operator cancels rolling blackouts

    Heatwave devastates Europe's crops

    Wheat harvest 'worse than last year' (UK)

    Study suggests 'horrifying' rise in domestic violence during pandemic

    Dust allows virus particles to become airborne, study shows

    Extreme Heat Exposure Could Really Ramp Up in U.S. Cities

    Study maps the roots of global mangrove loss

    More than half of world's oceans already being affected by climate change

    'A step back': COVID-19 infections reach all-time high in US nursing homes amid surge of cases in Sunbelt states

    WHO warns against 'vaccine nationalism,' urges world leaders to share

    Using a public restroom? Mask up!

    ASSANGE EXTRADITION: International Lawyers Make Urgent Appeal to British Government

    Twelve U.S. Billionaires Have a Combined $1 Trillion

    Mortgage Delinquencies Jump by Most Ever. 60-Day Delinquencies Hit Highest Level Ever. Record 16% of FHA Mortgages Delinquent.

    Walmart says consumer spending dropped as stimulus checks ran out

    California hopes to avoid outages again during heat wave, prices hit records

    Trump: 'suburban' Americans don't want low-income housing foisted on them

    Who Bought the Gigantic $4.5 Trillion in US Government Debt Added in the Past 12 Months? Everyone but China?

    Air Force One nearly hit by drone while Donald Trump was on board

    Coin shortage hits retailers, laundromats, tooth fairy

  5. [mid-afternoon edition]

    The Global Elite Have Far More Control Over Us Than Most People Would Dare To Imagine

    No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, you probably agree that the global elite have too much power and influence. It has been said that “money is power”, and today that seems to be more true than ever. Those at the very, very top of the pyramid dictate the rules of the game for the rest of us, and there isn’t too much that the rest of us can do about it. When we talk about how the global elite dominate our lives, the focus tends to be on how they influence national governments, but the truth is that is one of the areas where the global elite have the least control. I know that may sound strange, but I believe that things will become clearer by the end of this article.

    I would submit that corporations are the primary vehicle that the elite use to control our lives. In fact, many global corporations are now larger and more powerful than most national governments, and collectively the network of global corporations that dominates the planet is far larger and far more powerful than any single national government.

    A number of years ago, a remarkable study was conducted that closely examined the interconnecting relationships of major corporations all over the world. That study discovered that a network of 1,318 enormous companies dominated the global economy, and it also found that 147 colossal corporations at the core of that web formed a “super-entity” that controlled 40 percent of the entire network… [more]

    Ecuador says Chinese fishing vessels near the Galapagos have turned off tracking systems to prevent being monitored

    Ecuador’s naval forces said about half of the 325 vessels from a predominantly Chinese fishing fleet operating near the Galapagos Islands have turned off their satellite systems and cut communications to prevent their activities from being tracked.

    Some vessels have also changed their names to avoid being monitored, the navy said.

    “It is a breach [of protocol] on the high seas, because they do not want us to know what they are doing and the activities they carry out,” said Ecuador’s defence minister Oswaldo Jarrin.

    He also said that turning off satellite systems violated international rules that govern fisheries management meant to promote sustainable fishing. [more; pirate fishing]

    Italy sees new high in COVID-19 infections since lockdown eased

    Italy has recorded the highest daily rate of COVID-19 infections since it eased its lockdown.

    In total there were 642 new cases recorded on Wednesday. [more]

    [2nd section below]

  6. There might once have been a second sun in our solar system, astronomers claim

    Our Sun may once have had a twin companion, astronomers have suggested – like the “binary” stars of Tattooine in Star Wars.

    Harvard researchers have said another sun was present as the solar system formed, and it could explain features including a cloud of debris at our solar system’s edge.

    The find could throw light on events such as the arrival of water on our planet and even the extinction of the dinosaurs, the researchers believe.

    It could also fill in the blanks about Planet Nine, the hypothetical body that scientists think could lurk at the edge of our solar system. [more; Nibiru lives!]

    Wicked winds as storm moves through Florida
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/wicked-winds-storm-moves-florida-032746238.html [19 sec. video]

    Storm Ellen to batter Britain with 75mph winds and flooding

    Storm Ellen has become the first named storm during the summer holidays, as the country braces for 75mph winds and flooding.

    The storm is set to be the worst for six months since Dennis battered the country and left many homes and businesses destroyed.

    The fifth named storm of the 2019-2020 season is due to strike Ireland on Wednesday evening before moving north towards Scotland. [more]

    More cruise ships are leaving U.S. waters, avoiding CDC COVID-19 reporting requirements

    After the cruise industry shut down in mid-March, dozens of ships could be spotted lingering off the Miami Beach coast or moving in and out of PortMiami each day.

    More than five months later, as cruises remain canceled, it’s rare to see even one cruise ship floating off the coast. Many have left U.S. waters — and with that, the scrutiny of the country’s top healthy agency, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [more; sit off the coast and wait]

    How COVID-19 gives cover to press crackdowns the world over

    Governments around the world are taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to justify — or to divert attention from —crackdowns on press freedom. [more]

    Hennessey Fire Forces Road Closures and Evacuations in Napa County, California

    The Hennessey Fire continued to blaze in Napa County, California, on August 18, burning up to 2,700 acres, forcing evacuation orders, and threatening hundreds of structures.According to CAL Fire, the Hennessey Fire began on August 17 as a result of a lightning strike, and quickly grew in size through the night. Evacuations have been ordered for several surrounding areas.Local news reported firefighters were racing to save a historic winery.As of the afternoon of August 18, the 2,700-acre fire was zero percent contained. Additionally, two other fires, the Gamble Fire and the 15-10 Fire, remain active nearby in Napa County. [~ 30 sec. video]

  7. https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/large-warehouse-fire-in-grand-prairie/2428491/

    A very large plastics plant and storage facility is engulfed. It is a massive fire. I can only imagine the toxins being released.

  8. Typhoon Higos lands in south China

    The Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau downgraded the typhoon signal from the highest to No. 3 as Typhoon Higos was leaving the city [more]

    Flooding in Niswa, Oman 🇴🇲 August 18 2020
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1eaUx8HxQbY [~10.5 min. video]

    4.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Death Valley and shakes Las Vegas, officials

    Days after Death Valley set a record for the hottest temperature on Earth in more than 100 years, an earthquake hit within the park.

    A 4.8-magnitude earthquake shook Death Valley National Park on Wednesday at about 10:30 a.m., park officials reported [more]

    Kilkenny locals baffled by mystery 'loud bang' heard around city as rumours swirl

    Dozens of residents in the south-east county said they heard a strange loud bang around 10pm.

    The noise was believed to have come from near a cathedral in the City although no damage was reported at the church

    Among the theories being branded around locally is that it was a "sonic boom" associated with the Perseids meteor shower.

    Said to be the best meteor shower of the year, it was highly visible over Ireland on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

    There were 20 times more meteors than usual in our skies on both nights, with Irish people treated to a "free firework display". [more]