posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 12:07 AM
Here is an update on the story. The authorities in Chicago are now backing away from the official line that it was a gas main eruption. The talk on
tv, radio, and on the street is that it was 'probably' a gas main rupture but that it's too early to conclude for sure that it was.
Though this article leans towards a gas main rupture (due to the supposed video footage), it also points out that the ATF has been called in. Have
you ever heard of the ATF investigating a gas main explosion?
"More than two dozen cars were destroyed in the explosion -- some cars were swallowed up by the crater, which Vatis said measured about 25 feet deep
and about 100 feet wide.
"Officials from just about every agency in the city are getting involved in the investigation, including the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and
Firearms and bomb and arson investigators.
"There were many people in the mall at the time of the explosion, Vatis reported, and the survivors are just beginning to tell their stories.
'"It sounded like a bomb had dropped," said Omwah Sneed, whose car was destroyed by pieces of the pavement raining down on his car after the
explosion. "The ground shook and everything. The next thing you know, everybody started running. When I came out, it looked like Ground Zero outside
-- cars were flipped over." '