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Originally posted by LSU0408
reply to post by Char-Lee
I'm about 15 minutes from Goodwill Rd... I could drive out there and look, but chances are, I would have to find a reasonable area and park so I could get out and go look around. Plus by now it wouldve been covered I bet.
On a side note, I saw a 2010+ model white Buick SUV coming out of the plant this morning at 7:30, it was right behind a log truck filled with good sized logs...
Originally posted by CLPrime
Originally posted by GezinhoKiko
CLPrime- so the Orionids hadnt come over the horizon at the time of the sightings and explosion?
1 "meteor" was sighted at 9:28 (if that time can be trusted... the witness specifically stated that they looked at the clock). At that time, the origin of the Orionids, which is just off the extended arm of Orion, was a little below the horizon. Though, meteors can still be seen when the origin is below the horizon...they just have to be traceable back to that origin below the horizon.
2 or 3 were sighted between 10:20 and 10:30. Actually, if I were to hazard a guess, I would guess that 2 objects were observed -- one, a white tail-less object, at about 10:25, and another, described as a red fireball, a couple minutes earlier. The origin of the Orionids at this time was at the horizon.
1 was sighted at about 11:15, just before the explosion, when the origin was a little above the horizon.
All but the last of these objects were seen going from West to East. That means they were heading toward the point where the Orionids come from, when they should have been originating from that direction. Whatever they were, they could not have been Orionid meteors.
The object at 11:15 had no reported direction, so we can't say if that was an Orionid or not.
1 final object was seen just after the explosion in a direction and location consistent with an Orionid meteor.
And we musn't forget the person in Longview, Texas, who reported hearing something "zooming" over their house at the time these "meteors" were being sighted.
At least ten powerful explosions Monday night at Camp Minden after a meteor shower have raised many questions, including whether Louisiana's sinkhole area aquifer explosive-level methane could have traveled north where hit by a meteorite causing the blasts, a possibility according to a physicist and an astrophysicist interviewed by Deborah Dupré Friday. Heavier meteor showers are predicted this weekend.
"If there is enough methane in the air, just about anything (like a rock hitting another rock, causing a spark) could ignite explosions," physicist Steve Knudsen said in an email Friday.
According to a Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality map, Lake Bisteneau is part of the same water system as the sinkhole area where methane has reached explosive level and is life-threatening, according to officials.
A meteor hitting methane could have caused the Camp Minden explosions, but authorities have not publicly released this critically important information. The heaviest of meteorite showers are predicted this weekend.
Burn Ban: Lake Bistineau October 15, 2012 Staff Reports . The Webster Parish Police Jury and Webster Parish Office of Homeland Security have issued a Burn Ban for the Lake Bistineau Lake Bed effective immediately. All camp fires, trash fires, and any other open flames are prohibited on the Lake Bed of Lake Bistineau in Webster Parish. The ban will be in effect until further notice.
Officials advised the Assumption Parish President on Thursday that Bayou Corne sinkhole area has high levels of methane in nearby water wells, posing risks to health, fire and explosion and that residents need to heed the mandatory evacuation order. That day, parish officials postponed Saturday's resident briefing with no explanation.
At approximately 8 a.m. on Friday morning personnel at Camp Minden reported feeling a strong shockwave followed by a loud boom. Approximately two minutes later, another shockwave and a second boom were reported. These reports started the third consecutive response exercise conducted by Camp Minden and Homeland Security.