ESCANABA (AP) -- Officials say power has been restored in the city of Escanaba following an explosion at an electrical substation in Michigan's Upper
WLUC-TV reports the Escanaba Electric Department says power was restored as of Tuesday morning. The area had been under rolling blackouts. City
officials, however, are asking people to use power conservatively as they work on a permanent fix.
We looked at Escanaba as a possible place to move to. It was actually contender numero uno for quite a while. From what I've been told by them,
Yoopers kind of expect electrical failures at some point in the winter anyway, I've run across a couple who said it was just a part of living up
It's the UP did anybody really notice the power went out more than normal. Escanaba is in the Garden peninsula so the weathers not too bad there.
Some good engineering jobs there and hunting isn't too bad either
I'm surprised at the number of people who aren't prepared for a power outage around here. Everyone used to have chimneys on the houses. Most
people had an alternative form of heat back twenty five years ago. But now, many people are completely dependent on electricity. We had an apartment
and had a kerosun heater for emergencies, I still have that. I always had a Coleman stove and white gas too.
The people in Escanaba will be all right, that isn't really long enough for things to freeze up. Now, another day and water pipes could freeze. It
gets plenty of cold though if you do not have any alternate heating source. We have four ways to heat our house, woodstove, furnace, electric
heaters, and two Kerosine heaters. We also have three generators.
It's enough of an inconvenience if the power goes out, I wouldn't want to be winterizing the place. That is more of a hassle than feeding the
woodstove or starting the generator every four hours.
It’s been well over a week since an electrical power plant substation
exploded in Escanaba, Michigan, knocking out power and causing rolling blackouts for days. While power was eventually restored, very little
information has been released about what might have caused it.
Could it have anything to do with the bright beam of light seen shooting straight up out of the substation during the explosion?
The explosion occurred at 1:30 am on February 2nd in Escanaba, a city of about 13,000 residents located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The
substation is near the city’s power plant and is run by the Escanaba City Electric Department. According to witnesses, the explosion and the beam of
light lasted for several minutes. Power immediately went out throughout the city and residents were advised to keep non-electric furnaces going due to
the cold weather or move to designated shelter areas.
The plant is not a nuclear facility and no UFOs were reported in the area before or after the explosion or anywhere near the beam. No unusual weather
was reported, although some wondered if the beam was a secret HAARP experiment.
An interesting and somewhat sinister possibility has been suggested. In
2012, another mysterious explosion occurred in Alpena, Michigan, about 240 miles from Escanaba.
That explosion, which was heard and felt by many in the area but was also not reported by the media, was centered at the
Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center and there were rumors that the center was being used by Russian
special forces troops known as Spetsnaz.
Why? As part of a secret plot to take down the U.S. power grid.
Now there’s a mysterious power substation explosion in Escanaba.
I know – that’s a lot of far-apart dots to connect. But that’s what happens where there’s a mysterious beam of light reaching
from an explosion to the sky and the only official explanation is a locomotive light.
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