At 1:30 AM on February 2nd, there was an explosion and fire at a substation in Escanaba, MI, and local residents have uploaded some very cool video
clips of the event to the Internet. Particularly interesting is the beam of light that appears to emanate from the midst of the conflagration. Here
are two of the best videos:
My first thought is that it's a light pillar but the smoke and flashes of light
give it a decidedly War of the Worlds appearance. Interestingly, according to Paul Seaburn at
Mysterious Universe, local
officials have attributed it to a locomotive. Below is an image from the MU article:
The beam seems particularly coherent in the still on the right. What do you think ATS?
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I am thinking that maybe something at the sub-station is acting like a reflector and shining the firelight into the atmosphere. What could act like a
giant parasbolic reflector has me stumped though.Is it an oil fired Plant or maybe natural gas and the end of a stainless steel storage tank has blown
off and is causing it? Whatever it is it certainly looks bizarre and is totally crazy.
These beams of light are usually caused by reflections off of ice crystals in the air? Would the air from the power plant be warmer , maybe not full
of ice crystals? How would this affect the light nearer to the station? Does this make sense? This has me pretty curious.
The coherence is the first aspect that is troubling. Even spot lights for special events are not so tight. I have a hard time believing it was the
result of an accident.
I can't tell which end is tighter. It could be the smoke. My brain wants to see it wider at the top because that makes sense.
The other troubling aspect is the multitudes of color. Electrical fires arc in blue and white. If it's a sub station, what are the other chemicals
doing there in such large quantities that the change the color of the clouds?
I like to let my mind wander. The first thing that came to mind is a very exotic weapon destroying a facility pretending to be an electrical
What better place to hide a secret facility than a "dangerous" substation plastered with No Trespassing signs.
Down with the Chimera Group. Long live the resistance!
Thanks for posting the photos Mianeye. I read that post but never really paid it any attention as I've never seen that phenomena even though I live
in the GWN. It certainly looks like the same type of effect and it certainly seems plausible.
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