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Transformers blowing up left and right - we talked about this possibility last year

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posted on May, 16 2011 @ 08:05 PM
A few months ago i saw a transformer blow up. I'm 18 floors up, and i saw multi colored lights emanating from the mountains just past the city. I have no idea what it was until i was the Texas video yesterday.

posted on May, 16 2011 @ 08:11 PM
I don't suppose it will make a bit of difference to point out that transformers rarely explode these days.

What happens is the line gets shorted at some point and a fuse connected directly to the transformer to protect it from being over-energizing blows. You can easily check this out.

The fuse is usually located in an accessible area near or on top of the transformer. In central Texas electric co-ops, the fuse is located above the individual neighborhood transformer. The fuse is held by clips in its holder that is usually angled toward the ground for easy access. These fuses are quickly replaceable from the ground by a workman with an long pole. The fuse is about a foot long in a glass tube much like the old car fuses.

To replace a transformer takes quite a bit of work. Replacing one of these fuses takes about five minutes. About anything can blow a fuse similarly as in a house circuit or in an auto. Usually it is a mechanical short such as a downed/crossed wire, a power surge of an lightening strike or an animal shorting out the system.

If a short happens near a distribution station, many fuses downline may blow. Depending upon how the system is rigged, an electrical system may act like a weak garden water hose that starts bursting out as various points. Except as a fuse blows, that power then goes to another point and may blow a fuse or fuses there and on down the line. That is what is seen in the video. Fires can result depending upon the local material.

Absolutely no UFOs need be involved every time that happens. Has it happened to some extent when a UFO seems to be tapping the high line? Yes, but it is not a given excuse for each and every instance of a blown fuse. Several dead squirrels in my neighborhood would, if they could, testify that they were guilty of chewing on the wrong thing and turning my lights off over the years.

posted on May, 16 2011 @ 08:12 PM
You can probably expect to hear alot more about power problems in the coming future. Summer is on it's way the demand factor will be greater, and America's electrical infrastructure is damn near in shambles. Our power grids are so out dated it's not even funny.

posted on May, 16 2011 @ 08:13 PM
I think the SUN is going to be our biggest problem for the next 18 months.....

posted on May, 16 2011 @ 09:08 PM

Originally posted by Lionhearte
reply to post by juleol

I wouldn't say there wasn't any unusual activity. After all, a comet did slam into the sun preceding a CME, though they say that barely missed us.

Still, it's unusual. Especially since it's about to happen again in such a short time.

What exactly is unusual?? During normal maximums we have high activity and flares pretty much daily.
The fact is that this cycle is lower activity than "normal".
It is not the first time a comet or asteroid has been sucked up by the sun either.

posted on May, 16 2011 @ 09:55 PM
Its the economy.I work in the field and heres what it is...power plants are cutting back production so to speak so much industry has left and the demand is way way low so our wonderful gov makes them shut down one ,two,or even three turbines thus cutting output.they put out the same voltage but not as much current so the transformers are working harder overall.It will get worse.If a sun flare were to cause an emp or something along thos lines you would see major the one a few years ago in the north east.that was caused by carbon from a brush fire in new york.

posted on May, 16 2011 @ 10:52 PM

Originally posted by nikiano
Hi, all,

I was up late last night watching TV, when a news flash broke in and showed pictures of a Las Vegas transformer that blew up last night and sent flames up into the air for hours...

And then it hit me, "Gosh, there sure are a lot of transformers blowing up lately." Think about the transformer that blew up in Texas this past week....and there have been lots more this spring, too!

Then, I went to another conspiracy website this morning, and someone had posted about 20 transformers that had blown up recently.

And that got me thinking:

Last year, we were all talking about those forecasts by scientists who said that the sun's activity in 2011-2012 could likely be just as strong or stronger than the sun-storms back from the 1800's, which were strong enough to melt all the telegraph wires. Some scientists were warning that the sun's activity could possibly have the potential to wipe out the earth's entire electrical grid, and send us back into the technology equivalent of the 1800's.

Anyway, all the skeptics on here are always saying that none of the "doom predictions" on ATS ever come true, but this one seems to possibly be coming true!
edit on 16-5-2011 by nikiano because: (no reason given)

This is all part of the WAVE, i am researching on. We are entering into the first wave of waves. It will only get worse. I suppose they will blame this on fukeshima or maybe another reactor, but these waves are the problem. The waves that are hitting us will only get worse. The power companies will not be able to keep up with the repairing of the grids and soon it will get worse. I don't know if people will riot, i guess that depends how bad it gets. The problem will only get swept under the rug as usual. This whole thing is part of a LARGER issue. I am currently investigating into this and it all will come together. At least there are people out there who pay attention to what is going on around them. I hope people pay attention to power grids going off line more and especially where and track them. Tell me, where have power grids went off line? What states, where?

posted on May, 16 2011 @ 11:00 PM
reply to post by nikiano

Criminals finding new creative ways to get around electronic security measure? Just a thought.

posted on May, 17 2011 @ 02:08 AM

Originally posted by bruisedhalo
Well if it does come true none of us will ever know it because without electricity we will have no TV, internet, cell phone or any other type of communication. Without electricity we would have to revert to face to face conversations and contact with other humans..ewww

Lord have mercy, I don't want to talk to the nasty GLPers eww. I don't want a face-to-face conversation! I need a hot meal, my microwave oh lord the horror! Ahh!

posted on May, 17 2011 @ 03:17 PM
It was not only Fort Worth but a lot more so it seems, here is a list.
This is highly unusal for this time of year. Usually happens in summer, not spring.

Just a thought but maybe the sun is sending more rays then we know.

4/20/11 Hartford, Connecticut (transformer fire and power outage)
4/20/11 Marion, North Carolina (transformer explodes at Duke Energy substation causes outage)
4/21/11 North Manchester, New Hampshire (transformer fire)
4/23/11 Palm Beach, Florida (transformer overheats in club)
4/24/11 North Platte, Nebraska (blown transformer)
4/24/11 Petaluma, California (blown transformer causes fire)
4/26/11 Frederick, Maryland (transformer fire)
4/27/11 North Canton, Ohio (transformer malfunction causes building fire)
4/28/11 Meriden, Connecticut (transformer fire in apartment)
4/30/11 Newark, New Jersey (transformer fire at Seton University)
5/4/11 Torrington, Connecticut (transformer fire causes power outage)
5/4/11 Ridgewood, New Jersey (blown transformer)
5/5/11 Topeka, Kansas (blown transformer causes power outages at three schools)
5/5/11 and 5/13/11 Bathinda, Punjab, India (burned transformers)
5/6/11 Shelton, Connecticut (overheated transformer at high school)
5/9/11 Champaign, Illinois (transformer failure)
5/9/11 Bryan, Texas (blown transformer causes fire)
5/10/11 Kanpur City, Uttar Pradesh, India (transformer catches fire, burns down 10-15 shops)
5/10/11 Snellville, Georgia (exploded transformer in flames)
5/10/11 St. George, Utah (transformer causes power outage)
5/10/11 Oak Grove, Oregon (transformer fire)
5/12/11 Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada (transformer causes power outage)
5/12/11 Sumter, South Carolina (blown transformer at elementary school)
5/12/11 Fort Worth, Texas (lightning storm exploding transformers)
5/12/11 Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin (exploded transformer at factory)
5/12/11 Deatsville, Alabama (transformer fire at Alabama Power substation)
5/12/11 Houston, Texas (blown transformers - check out the "fireworks/swamp gas"-like explanation)
5/12/11 Wilmington, Delaware (transformer problem causes outage)
5/12/11 Sandy Springs, Georgia (transformer fire at Georgia Power substation)
5/13/11 Piney Point, Maryland (transformer explodes at a campground)
5/13/11 Las Vegas, Nevada (exploded transformer behind casinos)
5/13/11 Ukiah, California (Medical Center transformer power outage) (search Google -in Ukiah Daily Journal)
5/14/11 Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (transformer causes power outage that "sounded like an explosion")
5/14/11 Hillcrest, New Zealand (transformer erupts in flames)
5/14/11 New City, New York [NOT New YORK City] (power outage due to transformer)
5/14/11 Wentzville, Missouri (transformer fire trips tornado sirens)
5/15/11 Karachi, Pakistan (transformer on pole causes power outage)
5/15/11 Dixon, California (transformer explodes)
5/15/11 Grand Rapids, Michigan (transformer fire in apartment)

here are some links
Venezuela Restores 90% of Power After Blackout Affects 10 States
Japanese Satellite Declared Dead in Orbit
20-minute power failure caused 13 flights to be delayed
Two generator transformers damaged in a week at Bhatinda thermal plant in Punjab
Major Inferno Destroys Grocery Shops in Northern India
Prolonged power cuts persist across city

posted on May, 18 2011 @ 09:14 PM
And another one today, in L.A.

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