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Mysterious Ash Fall in DC Area?

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posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 09:01 PM
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I have been waiting to post this for most of the day.

I have no clue what is going on, but today in the northern suburbs of the DC area, ash (or something like it) fell like very light snow flurries. This was NOT pollen or any other plant material that I know of... I believe the event extended west of the city as well... not sure about east or south.

Anyone else see this????

WTF was it?????

[edit on 14-6-2006 by loam]




posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 10:01 PM
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Maybe a near by volcano burped ?

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posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 10:06 PM
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On the east coast of the United States????



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 10:26 PM
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did you get a sample. I looked on google and didnt see any news about it.
Did it happen during the day? Also is there contruction near your home ?



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 10:30 PM
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Hi Loam,

We get similar ashfalls a lot out West during fire season. Sometimes from hundreds of miles away.
Any big fires upwind?



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 10:34 PM
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Originally posted by imbalanced
did you get a sample.


No, I wasn't in a position to do so. I was engaged in several business meetings and had occasion to be outside several times during the day. It was tremendously distracting, and I had to avoid making such a big deal about it.



Originally posted by imbalanced
I looked on google and didnt see any news about it.


Me too. Nothing....


Originally posted by imbalanced
Also is there contruction near...?


The geographic footprint would remove any singular construction cause, I think....

This was very weird....and I wasn't the only one who noticed...

I'll see if it appears tomorrow as well.



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 10:35 PM
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Originally posted by spacedoubt
Hi Loam,

We get similar ashfalls a lot out West during fire season. Sometimes from hundreds of miles away.
Any big fires upwind?


I thought about that too....but I'm coming up dry on that as well....

Could it have been carried from further away by the remnants of Alberto?



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 10:36 PM
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I dunno if you guys have them there but are there still any active incinerators in any of the old buildings or garbage dumps there? That used to happen often before they got rid of them in NYC.

Pie



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 10:38 PM
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ThePieMaN, none that I am aware of... Moreover, I have never seen this happen before in the area.

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posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 10:51 PM
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Originally posted by loam

Originally posted by spacedoubt
Hi Loam,

We get similar ashfalls a lot out West during fire season. Sometimes from hundreds of miles away.
Any big fires upwind?


I thought about that too....but I'm coming up dry on that as well....

Could it have been carried from further away by the remnants of Alberto?


Interesting thought..is it possible?
There were lots of fires in FLA just before Alberto..Could all of that junk have been swept up and carried..hmm..Does the ash look semi intact? whatever THAT means...LOL
I think you know what I mean though..



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 10:58 PM
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Originally posted by spacedoubt
Does the ash look semi intact? whatever THAT means...LOL
I think you know what I mean though..




YES! Very white flat flakes averaging 1-2mm in size...

EDIT: You know, the more I think about it, why not Alberto??? It would make sense.....I think....


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posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 11:07 PM
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It certainly doesn't sound Impossible.

I've had burnt branch tips, even identifiable is pines, floating down on my property before. These things made it over the Sierra Nevada Range, over 100 miles or so.
The other ash particles looked just as you are describing..very white, flat..

It's very interesting, what you've found..any idea how long it lasted?



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 11:08 PM
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What about dust?



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 11:10 PM
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Originally posted by spacedoubt
It's very interesting, what you've found..any idea how long it lasted?


I first noticed it around 10:00 am. It continued with varying intensity to nightfall. Once it got dark, I could no longer tell if it was continuing.



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 11:11 PM
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Originally posted by Nygdan
What about dust?


Nygdan, it had the consistency and shape of ash. Plus, 1-2mm is HUGE!!!!



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 11:13 PM
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LOL, I think you need to smell it, taste it..and get back to us..
Does it have a smell?

***waits while loam smells his ash***

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posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 11:16 PM
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Originally posted by spacedoubt
LOL, I think you need to smell it, taste it..and get back to us..
Does it have a smell?

***waits while loam smells his ash***




Ummm....You're talking about a guy who frequents on a daily basis a conspiracy website... Do you think I'm THAT stupid???


Wait...maybe I just answered that question....



[edit on 14-6-2006 by loam]



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 11:20 PM
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Hmm, maybe its Loam.




posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 11:21 PM
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I still haven't found any reports on this.

I'm from that area originally, so I'm interested.
I'll check back in later if I find anything, or to see if any of you locate some info..



posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 11:22 PM
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Originally posted by Nygdan
Hmm, maybe its Loam.



OMG!!!

Do you think I'm falling apart????

*Loam checks the most important parts*

Whew....still there....

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