It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Louisiana, US: Students burned, mysterious cause

page: 1
4

log in

join
share:

posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 09:04 PM
link   
Source


Around two-dozen high school students come home, in the middle of winter with what looks like... Get this--- a sunburn.

Now, parents and teachers want to know how this happened.

It's a mystery in the community of Hathaway and it has people burning to know the answers.

"We don't know what caused it," parent, Donald Demary said.

"We just kept trying to find answers," Hathaway High Principal Mona Miller said.

On Wednesday, about two dozen Hathaway High School students came back from a field trip with what appears to be a sunburn.


There is a video from the news on the source site.

What the hell could have happened here? Everyone seems to be at a loss for what happened.

They say they rules out lightning (
) and chemical burns. I'm not too sure but if my kids came home from school with a sunburn in the middle of winter I would be a little concerned.

Any thoughts?

Pred...




posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 09:12 PM
link   
1st, I think this is a dupe thread:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

2nd, I still think it was caused by CFL lightbulbs:


Originally posted by FortAnthem

I'm thinking it has something to do with the CFL light bulbs. The old incandescent bulbs are pretty much outlawed in a lot of places and I remember reading stories a few years back about how CFLs can cause burns in people with sensitive skin. Haven't seen those stories much lately; probably suppressed by the MSM.

Have you ever been inside one of those tanning machines; its basically just a whole lot of florescent bulbs. If the kids were inside all the time near a CFL the whole time, it could have caused the sunburns.

Expect to read more of these mystery sunburns as the government program to outlaw incandescents heats up. Also expect the MSM to never mention the CFLs as a possible culprit. They'll blame it on Global Warming to keep their scare campaign in full swing.



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 09:14 PM
link   
reply to post by predator0187
 


Sunburns in Louisianna are quite common? I don't get it? I got a sunburn last weekend cleaning my pool and I am directly down I-10 from Louisianna.

People get sunburns snow skiing. My mom taught me as a little kid that you can get a sunburn anytime. The "winter" thing is a myth.

I never believed Mom about getting a sunburn when it is cloudy........til it happened once.

I never believed Mom about getting a sunburn on a clear winter day.......til it happened.

Are our school administrators really getting this inept?



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 09:18 PM
link   
The source said the teachers and parents don't know what caused it - what do the kids think? After all it happened to them. Maybe some slipped off to a tanning salon or they stood under lights too long - they would feel the burning I would think.. I was wondering if they appeared to have a sunburn under their clothing where the skin was not exposed?



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 09:26 PM
link   
reply to post by getreadyalready
 


I guess but that would mean they would have had to been outside. Also, why just 12 kids rather than the whole class?

Pred...



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 09:33 PM
link   
reply to post by predator0187
 


It is interesting, apparently no other students or students from other schools. Still, maybe these kids were sneaking off to smoke, or maybe they are just particularly fair-skinned?

I don't believe it could be CFL, we all work under flourescents all day long, and we don't get sunburned.

I wonder if they were all wearing a new t-shirt for the function. I don't have sensitive skin, but I have had dyed t-shirts that gave me red, burning skin if it wasn't washed before wearing.



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 09:44 PM
link   
Exposure to ionizing radiation can induce sunburn type burns. A further update from KATC:


A recent field trip for Hathaway students has a bizarre ending. Twenty-three students and two adults returned with what looks similar to a sunburn, but nobody knows for sure what happened. The field trip was indoors.

So. A radiation therapy source containing cesium chloride could do this. If that was the cause, this could be a terrorist "test run".



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 10:27 PM
link   
reply to post by predator0187
 


Seems pretty obvious they were sunburned. Some people are more sensitive to it than others, which is why, out of a group of people, only some will get burned and others won't.

I mean, if they were on a field trip, they were probably out and about, and would have been exposed to the UV rays.



posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 09:27 AM
link   
It's just the Magnetosphere is weakening should see more people and animals trees getting burned or nuked from the holes in magnetosphere, seems like in the movie The Core, birds dying and people frying


Coming soon to ALL of us on this planet, time to build a solar umbrella



posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 09:30 AM
link   

Originally posted by predator0187
reply to post by getreadyalready
 


I guess but that would mean they would have had to been outside. Also, why just 12 kids rather than the whole class?

Pred...


Not everyone tans at the same rate. Some people can be in the sun 20mins and get burnt.

I dont think anything unusual happened here but a sunburn. people think you cant get one when its cold or snowing or even cloudy out but growing up in FL I was always taught that you can get just as much sun in the cold or overcast.

I layed out at the pool one time and it was overcast and I still got sun. It happens.



posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 09:32 AM
link   

Originally posted by predator0187
Source


Around two-dozen high school students come home, in the middle of winter with what looks like... Get this--- a sunburn.

Now, parents and teachers want to know how this happened.

It's a mystery in the community of Hathaway and it has people burning to know the answers.

"We don't know what caused it," parent, Donald Demary said.

"We just kept trying to find answers," Hathaway High Principal Mona Miller said.

On Wednesday, about two dozen Hathaway High School students came back from a field trip with what appears to be a sunburn.


There is a video from the news on the source site.

What the hell could have happened here? Everyone seems to be at a loss for what happened.

They say they rules out lightning (
) and chemical burns. I'm not too sure but if my kids came home from school with a sunburn in the middle of winter I would be a little concerned.

Any thoughts?

Pred...


And they got burned through their clothing. some others around the globe are getting burned also and the fish kills seems like alot of fish were burned



posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 09:53 AM
link   

Originally posted by mblahnikluver
Not everyone tans at the same rate. Some people can be in the sun 20mins and get burnt.

I dont think anything unusual happened here but a sunburn. people think you cant get one when its cold or snowing or even cloudy out but growing up in FL I was always taught that you can get just as much sun in the cold or overcast.

I layed out at the pool one time and it was overcast and I still got sun. It happens.


There have been times when I was fishing out in the woods, shady, nice and cool, and still ended up with some sunburn...the Earth is actually closer to the sun during these winter months, although the direct rays are focussed in the southern hemisphere....so its very possible that this is merely, sunburn.



posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 12:14 PM
link   

Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by predator0187
 


Sunburns in Louisianna are quite common? I don't get it? I got a sunburn last weekend cleaning my pool and I am directly down I-10 from Louisianna.

People get sunburns snow skiing. My mom taught me as a little kid that you can get a sunburn anytime. The "winter" thing is a myth.

I never believed Mom about getting a sunburn when it is cloudy........til it happened once.

I never believed Mom about getting a sunburn on a clear winter day.......til it happened.

Are our school administrators really getting this inept?


I think it's a shame you don't listen to your wise mother.

Now go to your room and no posting on ATS for a week young man!

Oh an no pool either!



posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 12:15 PM
link   
facepalm ,

you can get a very good tan even though its winter

its still a sun

frostbite or tan , either way i think them kids should be out doors a bit more....



posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 12:24 PM
link   
I have a rare blood disorder called erythropoietic protoporphyria and I'm very aware of what the sun can do during different times of the year. I am extremely sensitive to ultraviolet light. Some of the worse UV days are during humid overcast days. It's as if the UV is intensified by the moisture. Usually on those days, I don't even bother going outside for more than a few minutes. I will still get a reaction even if I'm in the shade.

Also, UV can penetrate a lot of different clothing types. I have had a reaction through jeans and a jacket. Leather is a good UV blocker but I prefer clothing made with UV protection as it is usually more comfortable than heavy material.

My point being that just because it was winter and they were fully dressed does not mean that UV couldn't penetrate their clothing and cause sunburns.



new topics

top topics



 
4

log in

join