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posted on May, 11 2011 @ 09:56 PM
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Someone posted this on another forum I visit. I have no clue what this is. Thank god fOr the Gray Area (or Off Topic Breaking News!! Thanks Mods! I'm a newb
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Massive multicolored light show in FT. Worth, Texas.

Thanks to AngelsOnMyShoulder
Read more: www.star-telegram.com...

'Fireballs' reported in east Fort Worth

FORT WORTH -- Fire and police dispatchers were busy Tuesday night answering calls about "fireballs" in the sky and on the ground in east Fort Worth.

Several transformers were struck by lightning in east Fort Worth Tuesday night, Oncor spokeswoman Jeamy Molina said.

Repair crews worked through overnight Wednesday through the afternoon after the lightning strikes "destroyed" some of the transformers, Molina said.

About 550 power outages were being reported in the Metroplex as of noon Wednesday, with most of them in the Fort Worth area, Molina said.

The number of outages have been reduced from the 4,000 outages reported late Tuesday, Molina said.

About 210 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes were reported in Tarrant County between 8 and 9 p.m., said National Weather Service meteorologist Matt Mosier, who said he couldn't pinpoint the exact locations.

Some 120 more incidents of lightning striking the ground were reported from 9 to 10 p.m., Mosier said.


Mosier said he didn't know if it had to strike the transformer directly or the ground close to it but if the lightning carries a large enough electrical charge, it can "blow" a transformer.

At 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, police officers were blocking East First Street from about Beach Street to Oakland Boulevard.

The calls began coming in about 9 p.m. in the White Lake Hills area along Interstate 30 east of Oakland and west of East Loop 820.

Star-Telegram columnist Bob Ray Sanders said that whatever it was, it was dramatic.

"I've seen lightning strike, and this was no lightning," he said. "It may have been precipitated by lightning strikes."


Sanders said he was at his home, which backs up to Randol Mill Road, when he saw "blazes up in the air."

"I saw fire in the sky and on the ground," he said. "I saw 10 or 12 explosions. It was like someone was dropping bombs."

After his power went out, he got in his car to investigate and found that street and signal lights were not working.

There were two fires west of the Riverbend Estates, north of I-30 and west of Loop 820, he said.


Anselma Knabe, who lives near Randol Mill and Oakland, said she heard some kind of explosion about 9 p.m.

When she looked outside, "sparks were showering everywhere," she said. "I thought the house was going to catch fire. Luckily, we have a metal roof."

The police scanner was noisy with chatter as officers called for assistance.

"I need someone from Oncor out here for a transformer on fire," one officer said.

A dispatcher said they were swamped with similar calls and said, "I'll add you to the list."

Fort Worth firefighters responded to several calls involving transformers and electrical problems Tuesday night, Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Tim Hardeman said.

There were several calls about a possible lightning strike at a transformer substation at 4800 Randol Mill Road just after 9 p.m. after repeated sightings of flashes and explosions, Hardeman said.

There was also a report of a transformer on fire at the Five Star Custom Foods storage facility at 3709 East 1st Street at about 10:04 p.m., Hardeman said.

It's not known at this time if the transformer belonged to the food storage facility as it did not suffer a power outage, Hardeman said.

City health inspectors were called to the scene as a precaution, Hardeman said.

Staff writer Eva-Marie Ayala contributed to this report.

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posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:00 PM
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Is there a six flags around somewhere, cause it looks like one of those laser light shows. LOL



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:02 PM
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www.star-telegram.com...

According to this article it was lightening hitting transformers..



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:02 PM
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Where isn't there a 6 flags? It could be man, bu that's one hell of a light show! 6 flags ain't that cool. On a good night they'll set of a few fireworks



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:02 PM
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Thats kind of what I was thinking. Some sort of light display....kind of reminded me of a concert or something.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:02 PM
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Curious...

Reminded me of "Close Encounters"..

Nice catch!




posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:04 PM
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Originally posted by truthseekerlady77
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Is there a six flags around somewhere, cause it looks like one of those laser light shows. LOL


There's actually a Six Flags just down the road from Ft. Worth, in Arlington. Whether it's right or not, good guess.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:04 PM
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Originally posted by AngelsOnMyShoulder
www.star-telegram.com...

According to this article it was lightening hitting transformers..


Ok now, this story just made me suspicious. No way in heck that was caused by lightning strikes. Now it has me wondering what is being hidden. LOL



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:05 PM
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Originally posted by AngelsOnMyShoulder
www.star-telegram.com...

According to this article it was lightening hitting transformers..


Sweet find! I love this site! I dunno if I believe that lightning hitting transformers is doing this, bu then again what do I know?



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:06 PM
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Definitely looks like some sort of light show or signalling. I was gonna guess Six Flags as well. Also, looks like a lot of runways. An airfield? If so then WTF are they doing? I don't see any planes in the air so can't be a night show. Don't think it's explosions or transformers because you'd hear it and the only thing I hear are birds chirping.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:06 PM
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Watched the video again after finding that artcile.. never saw blue, red and white lightening.. really strange indeed. but that is what the people of Fort Worth were told.. Weird



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:07 PM
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Originally posted by AngelsOnMyShoulder
www.star-telegram.com...

According to this article it was lightening hitting transformers..


The video looks exactly like a transformer blowing, we had one blow up about 1/2 a mile away from us, and it lit up the night sky for about 10 minutes, bright as day...

Not sure why there are so many happening at once though, and it doesnt looks as if the power in the grid went out?



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:09 PM
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Originally posted by sm0k3

Originally posted by AngelsOnMyShoulder
www.star-telegram.com...

According to this article it was lightening hitting transformers..


The video looks exactly like a transformer blowing, we had one blow up about 1/2 a mile away from us, and it lit up the night sky for about 10 minutes, bright as day...

Not sure why there are so many happening at once though, and it doesnt looks as if the power in the grid went out?


See that second part where you mentioned that there are so many----that's what has made me skeptical. I can understand 2 or even 5 but that was too many to be lighting strikes. I can't recall seeing the strikes from the sky either.

However, I did watch a show on the weather channel lastnight and it did mention that sometimes lighting travels upward towards the storm clouds that are electrified. I dunno. I just find it hard to believe that that many flashes was caused by lightning.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:10 PM
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Originally posted by sm0k3

Originally posted by AngelsOnMyShoulder
www.star-telegram.com...

According to this article it was lightening hitting transformers..


The video looks exactly like a transformer blowing, we had one blow up about 1/2 a mile away from us, and it lit up the night sky for about 10 minutes, bright as day...

Not sure why there are so many happening at once though, and it doesnt looks as if the power in the grid went out?


Good call. I'm glad you say this is what it looks like but definitely begs the question, why are so many goin off without being hit be lightning and why is there still power in the city?



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:15 PM
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From doing some research

"quote
"The Aliens have arrived! Transformer light show in Fort Worth.
I thought this would be pretty funny to splice together. Audio is from the actual movie. It syncs up really well at 1:45 "

now find the source i did.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:16 PM
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It's def. not Six Flags. I had a friend that used to live in the area. Six Flags is 20-30 min. away from Ft. Worth. You can see the lightning flashing every now and then in the background. That same storm system dropped some nasty hail on us tuesday. Plus, why would they put on a laser show on a tuesday night?

One thing is for sure, it's one helluva light show, whatever it is.

...they say everything is bigger in Texas......including our power outages!



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:17 PM
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Well, there doesn't appear to be any storm activity happening in the video; in fact, it looks pretty clear visually between the camera and the lights...

There's also absolutely no SOUND of a lightning strike OR transformers blowing. Anyone that has experienced a transformer blowout first hand knows just how loud those things can be. For THIS many of them to be happening and NOT have any kind of sound AT ALL echoing really begs the question, "What kind of bullcrap are they trying to shovel down our throats here?"

Seriously, people... think for yourselves. Do your eyes and ears see ANYTHING remotely related to the "official explanation"?

Unless the whole thing is hoaxed, I'd ask more questions, really. And, if it IS hoaxed, why the media explanation of a lightning striking transformers?
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posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:17 PM
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I find it difficult to say lightening hitting transformers. So many of them and distributed in different directions. I see nothing coming from the sky such as a lightening bolt. Okay that leaves laser light show - never mind because I just remembered the article mentioned people seeing sparks come down. So it remains
a mystery to me - anyone else have a thought on what this might be - I find it interesting.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:19 PM
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I didnt think of the transformer thing either, but the different colours threw me. We had a transformer outside our house go nuts because of wind (faulty wire maybe?) The colour was blue and just as bright as in your video. The power went out twice briefly and the transformer went nuts till the wind died down. The lights were very bright though and reminded me of some sort of abductee video lol.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:19 PM
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Originally posted by Swills

Originally posted by sm0k3

Originally posted by AngelsOnMyShoulder
www.star-telegram.com...

According to this article it was lightening hitting transformers..


The video looks exactly like a transformer blowing, we had one blow up about 1/2 a mile away from us, and it lit up the night sky for about 10 minutes, bright as day...

Not sure why there are so many happening at once though, and it doesnt looks as if the power in the grid went out?


Good call. I'm glad you say this is what it looks like but definitely begs the question, why are so many goin off without being hit be lightning and why is there still power in the city?


Lightning could have struck before the YouTuber started filming. In the link provided by the OP, an off duty reporter claims it my have been started by a lightning strike, resulting in subsequent failure of transformers.





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